Segura, Aguilar win online vote for final All-Star spots

Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura and Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar won the final two roster spots for next week’s All-Star Game in Washington. Major League Baseball released the results of online balloting for the last slot in each league Wednesday night, with Aguilar drawing 20.2 million votes to secure his first All-Star selection. His total was the second-highest in the history of the All-Star Final Vote, trailing only Justin Turner’s 20.8 million votes last year. The 28-year-old Venezuelan […]

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Chris Herrmann’s HR helps lift Mariners over Angels 4-1; amazing Dee Gordon catch

SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Herrmann hit his first home run for Seattle and Marco Gonzales pitched six solid innings to lead the Mariners to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. Gonzales (9-5) gave up five hits while striking out seven in a 102-pitch outing. The lone run he gave up was Kole Calhoun’s sacrifice fly in the fourth inning to tie the game at 1. In the fifth, Guillermo Heredia’s line drive over Justin Upton’s […]

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Mariners’ Zunino goes on 10-day DL with an ankle injury

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners placed starting catcher Mike Zunino on the 10-day disabled list Thursday due to a bruised left ankle. Manager Scott Servais said Zunino rolled his ankle running the bases late in Seattle’s 7-4 loss Wednesday to the Los Angeles Angels. Zunino was immediately sent in for X-rays on Thursday, and had his foot immobilized in a boot in the clubhouse before the series finale. “It’s not good news,” Servais said. Chris Herrmann takes over as the […]

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On a Streak: Mariners beat Angels 4-1 for eighth straight victory

SEATTLE (AP) — Wade LeBlanc is a journeyman. His 10-year career has featured stops with seven different organizations and even one in Japan, where he thought he was finished. In the left-hander’s second stint with Seattle, it appears he’s finally found a home. LeBlanc (4-0) allowed one run over seven innings after inking a contract extension with the Mariners earlier in the day, and Seattle beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 on Tuesday night for its eighth straight victory. The […]

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Commentary: The 2027 Mariners were great, but let me enjoy the 2018 M’s a little while longer

Last night, the Mariners turned ahead the clock. Which was really well done. Except, for the first time in a long time, I found myself saying: “Wait a minute, DON’T turn ahead the clock! I’m actually enjoying this season!” All kidding aside, today is July 1st, which historically is the start of a month in Seattle sports that is, frankly, pretty boring. And the M’s are a huge reason that this year, it’s not. They began this month 22 games […]

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