Haniger a top-notch leadoff guy, Servais says

As the Mariners play out the final days of the regular season, there are still lessons to be learned as the club goes into the offseason. One thing that seems to be clearer and clearer, they appear to have discovered a potent leadoff hitter in Mitch Haniger.… Read More
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Mariners hit 3 HRs, blank Astros in rout

The Mariners took control early, scoring three runs in the first inning off Astros starter Dallas Keuchel, in one instance literally, with Kyle Seager's single deflecting off the hurler's head. Keuchel remained in the game, only to give up two more runs, then Seattle added three homers off the Houston bullpen and secured a shutout victory in the series finale.… Read More
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Paxton hopes for 2 starts in season’s final week

James Paxton still wasn't feeling 100 percent when he threw a 40-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park, so he'll have another similar workout on Friday, when the club gets to Arlington, before rejoining the rotation in Seattle during the season's final week… Read More
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Vogelbach’s slam keeps Mariners’ hopes alive

Daniel Vogelbach hasn't gotten much playing time since being called up this September, but the big rookie came through again Monday with a pinch-hit grand slam in the eighth inning to lift the Mariners to a 4-1 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The grand slam was the first allowed by the Astros this season and kept them -- for a day at least -- from mathematically eliminating the Mariners in the American League West race.… Read More
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Paxton back, but return to Seattle rotation unclear

James Paxton is dealing with a flu and pneumonia combo that flattened him last week, leaving his return to the rotation still in flux as the season winds down. Paxton rejoined the Mariners on Monday in Houston, but needs to regain his energy and shake off the aftereffects of the illness before he'll be cleared to pitch in a game.… Read More
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Cruz a late scratch from finale due to illness

Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz was scratched from Sunday's game against the Angels about 90 minutes before first pitch due to illness, with Daniel Vogelbach replacing him for the series finale.… Read More
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Mariners’ bullpen day silences Angels

Roenis Elias struck out four in 3 2/3 innings, the first of six Mariners pitchers to keep the Angels in check during a 5-0 win on Friday. Ryon Healy and Dee Gordon each drove in two for the Mariners, who won back-to-back games for the first time in three weeks. Matt Shoemaker struck out eight and allowed three runs in 4 2/3 innings in his first home start since June 2017.… Read More
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