— Shohei Ohtani tripled in his first two at-bats and the Los Angeles Angels routed Seattle 14-1 on Saturday night, ending the Mariners’ six-game winning streak and damaging their playoff chances.
— Ty France homered, Jake Fraley scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error and the streaking Seattle Mariners held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Friday night to keep pace in the AL wild-card chase.
— Chris Bassitt pitched three scoreless innings less than a month after surgery to repair facial fractures, but the Seattle Mariners rallied against Oakland's bullpen for a 6-5 victory Thursday and a four-game sweep that damaged the Athletics'...
Who is rising and falling as the end of the season rapidly approaches?
— Seattle manager Scott Servais has said the Mariners might need a nice winning streak during the September stretch run to make a real postseason push.
— Marco Gonzales pitched six uneven innings and won his eighth straight decision, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 5-2 on Tuesday night, moving into a tie with the Athletics in a matchup of wild-card contenders.
Which up-and-comers have jumped onto Kiley McDaniel's radar in 2021?
— Oakland's starting pitchers had been so dominant during this recent stretch until Kyle Seager and Seattle swung away and took it to Sean Manaea.
— Rookie Jarred Kelenic homered, doubled twice and wrapped up his impressive series, leading the Seattle Mariners over the Kansas City Royals 7-1 on Sunday.
— Kris Bubic allowed two hits over 6 1/3 innings in his best start this season, and the Kansas City Royals beat Seattle 8-1 Saturday night to put another dent in the Mariners’ slim playoff chances.
— Seattle rookie Jarred Kelenic spoiled the major league debut of pitcher Jonathan Heasley by hitting a pair of two-run homers that sent the Mariners over the Kansas City Royals 6-2 Friday night.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred commended the Seattle Mariners for being ready to host the 2023 All-Star Game after the city had targeted 2024 or later.
Which squads are rising and falling as teams start punching their postseason tickets?
— Kyle Schwarber and Christian Vazquez drove in two runs apiece in the 10th inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 9-4 on Wednesday to keep pace in the AL wild-card race.
— Pinch-hitter Kyle Schwarber hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the eighth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday night to keep pace in the competitive AL wild-card race.
Plans to bring the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby back to T-Mobile Park in Seattle, which last hosted it in 2001, are being finalized, sources told ESPN.
— Normally one to remain stoic and keep his emotions in check, Seattle's Mitch Haniger couldn’t stop from pumping his fist and screaming as he rounded first base.
Here are stats to know, players to watch and reasons for optimism and pessimism for each wild-card hopeful.
— Tyler Gilbert gave up two hits in another sharp outing, Ketel Marte homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Sunday.
— Daulton Varsho homered and drove in four runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Seattle 7-3 on Saturday night to snap a six-game losing streak and deal a blow to the Mariners' wild-card hopes.
— Tom Murphy hit a two-run home run in the second inning and added a solo shot in the sixth, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Friday night for their eighth win in 11 games.
The Mariners are one of the most unusual winning teams in the majors, but they're still alive in the playoff hunt and looking to end a 20-year drought.
With teams jockeying for a limited number of spots, which squads are rising and falling?
— In the wild-card chase with precious few games remaining, the Seattle Mariners don't have time to sulk after tough losses.