9/28/2014 | Mariners victorious but fall shy of Wild Card berth
The Mariners topped the Angels, 4-1, with Felix Hernandez winning both the game and the AL ERA title by throwing 5 1/3 scoreless innings. But the A's, despite losing 16 of their final 25 games, hung on to the final playoff spot by beating the Rangers, 4-0, in Arlington to finish 88-74.
9/28/2014 | Walker likely to start Game 163 if needed
Lloyd McClendon didn't want to talk about his potential pitching plan for Monday if Seattle forces a Game 163 tiebreaker with Oakland when he met with the media prior to Sunday's regular-season finale, but by all logic, that start would fall to Taijuan Walker.
9/28/2014 | Safeco a-buzz in final days of regular season
On Saturday night, Safeco Field attendance passed the 2 million mark for the season for the first time since 2010 as fans continued getting behind the club's first winning season since 2009.
9/28/2014 | Mariners' second walk-off of '14 came at perfect time
The Mariners had to dig deep for Saturday's stay-alive 4-3 victory over the Angels, recording just their second walk-off win of the season when Austin Jackson drove in Brad Miller from third base on a fielder's-choice grounder.
9/28/2014 | Start times announced for potential tiebreaker game
Major League Baseball on Sunday announced the start time for a potential tiebreaker games to be played on Monday, Sept. 29, as well as the 2014 Wild Card Games.
9/28/2014 | It all comes down to Game 162 for Mariners
The Mariners enter the final day of the regular season trailing the Athletics by one game for the second American League Wild Card spot. With a win over the Angels at Safeco Field and an Oakland loss to Texas on Sunday, Seattle forces an AL Wild Card play-in game vs. the A's on Monday at home. They'll have their ace, Felix Hernandez, on the hill. The Angels counter with Cory Rasmus.
9/28/2014 | Mariners keep dream alive with walk-off win
Seattle, gunning for its first playoff berth since 2001, kept hope alive with a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles, as Austin Jackson drove in Brad Miller from third with a fielder's-choice grounder in the bottom of the 11th inning.
9/27/2014 | Iwakuma OK after discomfort causes early exit
Hisashi Iwakuma won't have another start this season unless the Mariners sneak into the playoffs, but Lloyd McClendon said that the veteran right-hander was feeling fine on Saturday after being removed from Friday's game after feeling some discomfort in his right lat muscle.
9/27/2014 | Scoring change boosts Felix's chances for ERA title
A scoring change by Major League Baseball giving an error to Felix Hernandez on a dropped bunt in the fifth inning in his last start in Toronto has given the Mariners ace a chance at the American League ERA title.
9/27/2014 | No pressure, kid: Mariners turn to rookie Paxton
After their 4-3 win over the Angels on Friday, the Mariners remain two games behind the A's for the second American League Wild Card spot. Each team has two games remaining, and one A's win or Mariners loss would eliminate Seattle. Thus a victory over C.J. Wilson and the Angels on Saturday is essential, and with their season on the line, the Mariners turn to rookie James Paxton.
9/27/2014 | Three homers keep Mariners in Wild Card hunt
With their playoff hopes fading, Seattle held on for a 4-3 win over Los Angeles at Safeco Field on Friday night behind a home run barrage and a bounceback performance from Hisashi Iwakuma.
9/26/2014 | Mixed results in challenges in Mariners-Angels
An out call on Austin Jackson's steal attempt was overturned via instant replay in the first inning of Friday's series opener between the Mariners and Angels, but a review of possible fan interference later in the game did not change the on-field ruling.
9/26/2014 | Mariners announce Minor League Awards
Double-A Jackson third baseman D.J. Peterson and first baseman/outfielder Jordy Lara are the 2014 Mariners' Minor League Co-Players of the Year, the club announced on Friday.
9/26/2014 | Cano, Hernandez, Young honored
A few Mariners were honored in a ceremony staged by the Baseball Writers' Association of America minutes before Friday night's series opener against the Angels. Robinson Cano was named the Player of the Year, Felix Hernandez earned Pitcher of the Year honors and Chris Young was given the Unsung Hero Award.
9/26/2014 | Morrison may be solidifying his future with Seattle
It took Logan Morrison more than half the season to warm up, but he has hit his stride -- and a couple of huge game-winning home runs -- down the stretch and could be solidifying his place in the team's future plans in the process.
9/25/2014 | LoMo's two blasts keep Mariners' playoff hopes alive
Logan Morrison's strong stretch run continued Thursday as the big left fielder ripped a pair of home runs in the Mariners' 7-5 victory over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, helping Seattle snap a five-game skid to keep its slim playoff hopes afloat.
9/25/2014 | Mariners to give Seager Heart and Hustle Award on Friday
Third baseman Kyle Seager will be presented with this year's Mariners Heart and Hustle Award on Friday as part of the pregame ceremonies prior to the opener of a three-game series against the Angels at Safeco Field.
9/25/2014 | McClendon wants to see rookie duo pitch in offseason
Rookie starters Taijuan Walker and James Paxton are finishing their seasons strong for Seattle, but Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon would like the two youngsters to continue getting more work with some offseason starts either in the Arizona Fall League or the Venezuelan Winter League after missing considerable time this year with shoulder issues.
9/25/2014 | Tough road trip has taken its toll on Mariners
For most of the season, the Mariners were the best road team in the American League, a fact that gave hope as they set off on an 11-game cross-country trek to close out their away schedule while pushing for a postseason berth. But things didn't go as well on the final journey, a tough trip with no off-days to help ease the challenge of playing in three different time zones in two different countries.
9/24/2014 | Walker's excellent effort not enough to halt skid
Taijuan Walker provided a needed boost for Seattle's struggling rotation with eight innings of one-run ball on Wednesday, but the Blue Jays pulled out a 1-0 victory on a bloop single in the eighth to hand the fading Mariners their fifth straight loss.
9/24/2014 | Bullpen arms clash as Mariners look to stay in hunt
In the midst of the AL Wild Card race, the Mariners' recent skid couldn't have come at more inopportune time. Three games out of a postseason berth with four left to play, Seattle goes with a bullpen effort on Thursday afternoon, with Tom Wilhelmsen getting the start opposite Blue Jays rookie Daniel Norris at Rogers Centre.
9/24/2014 | Mariners on top in two of three reviewed plays
Three replay reviews yielded mixed results for the Blue Jays and Mariners on Wednesday night. A third-inning ruling confirmed that Corey Hart's shot down the right-field line was indeed a fair ball; Dalton Pompey was ruled out in the eighth after a replay overturned a safe call on Kendrys Morales' tag on a bunt; and an out call on a pickoff of James Jones in the ninth was confirmed.
9/24/2014 | Pressures of playoff push a first for youngsters
The heat of a playoff race can be intense, as the Mariners are learning this year while pushing for their first postseason appearance since 2001. The young group has struggled down the stretch as their Wild Card chances have diminished.
9/24/2014 | Felix expected to start regular-season finale
With the Mariners mathematically alive for an American League Wild Card berth, manager Lloyd McClendon said Wednesday he expects Felix Hernandez to make his final scheduled start Sunday against the Angels.
9/24/2014 | Wilhelmsen to start bullpen day in Toronto
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon informed right-handed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen on Wednesday afternoon that he'll be the starter for Thursday's series finale against the Blue Jays in the 1:07 p.m. PT game at Rogers Centre.
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