King County Council votes 5-4 to spend $135M in public funds on Safeco Field for Mariners

SEATTLE — The King County Council voted 5-4 Monday to direct $135 million in hotel tax revenue to maintain Safeco Field as part of the Seattle Mariners new lease agreement. King County Executive Dow Constantine’s original proposal had called for spending $180 million in tax revenue for Safeco Field maintenance. The Mariners said $180 million in public funding was needed in order for it to sign a new, 25-year lease at Safeco, while many others said it was money that […]

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Mariners players brawl in clubhouse before game vs Orioles

SEATTLE (AP) — A brawl involving several players broke out in the Seattle Mariners’ clubhouse Tuesday night several hours before a game at Safeco Field. Shortstop Jean Segura, catcher Mike Zunino and other players were involved in the skirmish. Moments after center fielder Dee Gordon politely asked reporters to leave the locker room, the double doors burst open with players shoving and shouting. “Things happen in a clubhouse,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “Our guys are working through it and […]

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Piscotty, A’s beat Seattle 8-2 to increase wild-card lead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With the September stretch run under way, the Oakland Athletics want to leave nothing to chance when it comes to their playoff hopes. Splitting a four-game series and staying well ahead of the Seattle Mariners mattered so much with both clubs in contention. Stephen Piscotty homered twice and matched his career high with five RBIs as the A’s widened their lead over the Mariners for the second AL wild-card spot, beating them 8-2 Sunday. Oakland moved […]

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LeBlanc sets tone in Mariners 7-1 win over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Wade LeBlanc pitched seven scoreless innings, Mitch Haniger hit his 23rd home run and the Seattle Mariners jumped on the Oakland Athletics early and held on for a 7-1 victory on Thursday night. Robinson Cano had two hits and an RBI after being dropped down a spot in the batting order after second baseman Jean Segura was scratched. Dee Gordon and Ryon Healy added two hits apiece. Seattle had lost three straight and five of seven […]

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Mariners, Rainiers, Reign, AquaSox plan to play in smoke – but that could change

SEATTLE – So far, our smoky air won’t force the cancellation of any pro sports in Western Washington on Tuesday night. Keep checking in if you’ve got tickets, however. The Seattle Mariners, Tacoma Rainiers, Seattle Reign and Everett Aquasox all told Q13 News on Tuesday morning that they had no plans to cancel their planned games, but all said they were monitoring the situation. The Mariners are scheduled to play host to the Houston Astros at 7:10 p.m., while the […]

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Mariners likely need to be much better than good to end postseason drought

SEATTLE – If the Seattle Mariners have excelled at anything over the past 17 seasons, it may be proving that good is often not quite good enough in Major League Baseball. To that end, 2018 could be their crowning achievement. “It’s a weird year,” Seattle Times Mariners reporter Ryan Divish said Thursday. “Any other year, the Mariners would be set to win the wild card, but it’s just gotten difficult for them.” Sound familiar? Sure, the Mariners have had their […]

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Mariners officially reinstate Robinson Cano after 80-game suspension

OAKLAND, Calif. – Robinson Cano is officially back. The Seattle Mariners announced Tuesday morning that  they’d officially reinstated Cano from the MLB restricted list. That means Cano will return from his 80-game suspension for violating baseball’s drug agreement when Seattle plays at Oakland on Tuesday evening. The All-Star second baseman has been out since May 15, though he’s been playing in the minor leagues for the past week. Cano is ineligible for the postseason if Seattle makes it. The Mariners […]

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