As the Mariners have worked themselves back into postseason contention in the American League Wild Card chase with a strong three-week stretch, one of the many positive components has been a return of closer Edwin Diaz’s dominant ways.
Felix Hernandez is set to return to Safeco Field on Friday night as the Mariners open a three-game set against the Astros, who will arrive in the Pacific Northwest with the Majors’ best record.
It’s taken the Mariners all season to climb over the .500 mark, but they finally made it as Robinson Cano cranked two home runs and a career high-tying six RBIs in a 9-6 victory over the Tigers on Thursday night to complete a four-game series sweep.
With Justin Verlander’s perfect game still intact in the sixth inning of the Mariners’ 7-5 win over the Tigers, Jarrod Dyson laid down a perfect bunt to first base to break it up. Verlander, unable to lunge over and make a play, walked back to the mound visibly frustrated.
What began as a perfect start for Justin Verlander turned into a perfect finish instead for the Mariners as Seattle rallied for a 7-5 victory Wednesday night at Safeco Field.
The Mariners’ No. 4 prospect and No. 2 pitching prospect, Andrew Moore, will make his Major League debut Thursday against the Tigers at Safeco Field. He’ll face Detroit’s Daniel Norris.
The Mariners wasted no time getting shortstop Jean Segura back atop their lineup as the 27-year-old shortstop was activated off the 10-day disabled list in time to face the Tigers in Wednesday night’s game at Safeco Field, after playing two Minor League rehab games in Triple-A Tacoma.
Just minutes after signing his Major League contract with the Mariners, Sam Carlson took some time to walk on to the field at Safeco Field and become acquainted with his potential future office, adorned in a home Mariners’ jersey with his last name and high school number — 33 — printed on the back.
Andrew Moore, the Mariners’ most advanced pitching prospect, was called up from Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday and will replace struggling veteran Yovani Gallardo in the rotation, with right-hander Christian Bergman being optioned back to Tacoma.
Shortstop Jean Segura, working his way back from a sprained right ankle, is expected to rejoin the Mariners and be back in the lineup by Thursday after playing his second rehab game with Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday night.
Two aces will face off on Wednesday night at Safeco Field as Detroit’s Justin Verlander starts opposite Seattle’s James Paxton in the third game of a four-game series.