Emerson Hancock guides Mariners into series finale vs. Brewers

There’s an adage about getting back on a horse after falling off. The same, it appears, goes for the pitching mound. Seattle Mariners closer Andres Munoz entered the game in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday at Milwaukee with the score tied. Four walks later, the Brewers walked off with a 6-5 victory. Some might have been surprised when Mariners manager Scott Servais called on Munoz to protect a two-run lead in the ninth

Brewers send Freddy Peralta to face light-hitting Mariners

The Milwaukee Brewers will look to bounce back behind right-hander Freddy Peralta when they host the Seattle Mariners on Friday in the opener of a three-game series. Peralta (1-0, 1.50 ERA) will be opposed by right-hander Logan Gilbert (0-0, 1.29 ERA) as the Mariners head out on the road for the first time this year after going 3-4 at home to open the season. Milwaukee is coming off a 7-3 loss at home to the

Thrown for a curve early, M’s seek changes at plate vs. Guardians

With apologies to Clint Eastwood and his 2012 movie about an aging baseball scout, it’s the Seattle Mariners who have “Trouble with the Curve.” And it seems, any other breaking pitch that opponents throw at them. Heading into the finale of three-game series with the visiting Cleveland Guardians on Wednesday afternoon, the Mariners have struck out 66 times in six games, one behind Boston for the most in the American League. The Los Angeles Dodgers

Shane Bieber, Guardians look to even series vs. Mariners

Stephen Vogt’s first season as a major-league manager could be made much easier with a healthy Shane Bieber. Bieber, who is scheduled to start for the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday night in Seattle, proved that on Opening Day last week against Oakland. Bieber, the American League’s 2020 Cy Young Award winner who missed two months last season with right elbow inflammation, pitched six scoreless innings in an 8-0 victory Thursday against the host Athletics. Bieber

Guardians’ Triston McKenzie aims for fresh start vs. Mariners

The Cleveland Guardians expected a lot out of Triston McKenzie last season. Instead, they got just four starts between a pair of lengthy stays on the injured list. McKenzie (0-3, 5.06 ERA in 2023) is scheduled to make his 2024 debut Monday night when the Guardians open a three-game series at Seattle. McKenzie went 11-11 with a 2.96 ERA in 2022. But the right-hander suffered an ulnar collateral ligament sprain last spring that sidelined him

Mariners strive to build on strong start vs. Red Sox

The Seattle Mariners can extend their winning streak to three games when they face the visiting Boston Red Sox in the final contest of a four-game series Sunday. After dropping the opener 6-4 Thursday, Seattle prevailed 1-0 Friday and then scored three runs in the bottom of the 10th inning to earn a 4-3 victory on Saturday. Boston took a 3-1 lead in the top of the 10th, but Seattle answered against Joely Rodriguez in

Mariners out to manufacture runs vs. Red Sox

The Seattle Mariners’ offense was supposed to be different this season. But entering the third contest of a four-game home series against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, it’s looking strikingly similar to 2023, when the Mariners missed a wild-card playoff berth by one game. Friday night, the Mariners managed just four hits and struck out 14 times. Yet thanks to 6 2/3 scoreless innings from George Kirby and a solo homer by J.P. Crawford,

Tyler O’Neill, Red Sox look to build on opening win vs. M’s

Tyler O’Neill is unlikely to forget his debut in a Boston Red Sox uniform. O’Neill broke a major league record by homering for a fifth consecutive Opening Day as the Red Sox defeated the host Seattle Mariners 6-4 on Thursday. The teams will continue their four-game series on Friday. “I don’t know, it’s just something about the routine on Opening Day,” O’Neill said on the NESN postgame show. “You just want to kick-start the season.”

Trying to take next step, Mariners open with Red Sox

For two teams trying to get back to the postseason, the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners didn’t make any earth-shattering moves this offseason. Neither got more than a fleeting mention when it came to prized free agent Shohei Ohtani or trade candidate Juan Soto. Does either team have enough to compete in 2024? That will be one of the top questions when they meet Thursday night in the season opener in Seattle. The Mariners