The Eagle Has Landed... On James Paxton's ShoulderThe pageantry and patriotism accompanying the buildup to the Minnesota Twins' home opener forced a pause for James Paxton in his warmup routine, leaving the Seattle starting pitcher standing alone in left field while a giant flag was unfurled nearby.
Mariners Bringing Back 44-Year-Old Outfielder Ichiro SuzukiThe Mariners are bringing back Ichiro Suzuki. He spent his first 11 major league seasons with Seattle, earning the 2001 AL Rookie of the Year and MVP honors.
Martinez Rockets Up Hall Of Fame Ballot As DHs Gain RespectEdgar Martinez is rocketing up the Hall of Fame ballot, boosted 13 years after his final swing by new-age statistical analyses and campaigning.
Rangers Among 7 Teams Ohtani To Consider Signing WithShohei Ohtani has cut the field of teams he's considering to five clubs on the West Coast plus the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers.
Rangers Sweep Mariners, Stay Close In Wild-Card HuntHamels dominated for eight innings, Adrian Beltre and Shin-Soo Choo went deep and the Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 to hang around the AL wild-card hunt.
Odor's Grand Slam Sends Rangers Past Mariners 8-6Odor capped a seven-run fourth inning in style and Claudio earned a six-out save to preserve Texas' 8-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners as the Rangers made up ground in the playoff chase Wednesday night.
Rangers Score In 8th For 3-1 Win Over MarinersWith the win, Texas pulled within 3½ games of Minnesota for the second American League wild card.
Astros Clinch AL West With 7-1 Win Over MarinersVerlander struck out 10 over seven innings in his first home start for Houston, Derek Fisher and Marwin Gonzalez homered in a big fifth inning and the Astros clinched the American League West with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners
Cruz And Seager Lead Mariners Past Rangers 10-4Texas entered the game one-half game behind Seattle in the wild card race and fielded a surprise lineup looking for a spark from injured veterans Adrian Beltre and Mike Napoli.
Zunino Homers Twice In Mariners' 8-1 Win Over RangersZunino broke a scoreless tie in the fifth with a rare shot into the second-level club deck in left field, and the Mariners went on to an 8-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night
Gamel, Seager Push Mariners Past Rangers 10-3Texas (72-72) and Seattle (72-73) have split the first two games of their four-game series. The Rangers dropped three games behind Minnesota for the American League's second wild card, while the Mariners remained 3 1/2 back after the Twins also won.
DeShields Helps Pace Rangers In 5-3 Win Over MarinersDeShields homered after taking a speedier trip around the bases for an earlier run and the Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series matching teams still hoping to get one of the AL's two wild cards.