Anytime Nelson Cruz sees something awkward from a pitcher in his delivery, his default is to start screaming that it's a balk, even if it's not.
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Cameron Maybin scored with one out in the 10th inning when Los Angeles' Dylan Floro was called for a balk, giving the Seattle Mariners a 5-4 win over the Dodgers on Saturday night.
Manny Machado hit two of Los Angeles' five home runs, Walker Buehler allowed one run in six innings, and the Dodgers beat the Seattle Mariners 11-1 to open a key three-game series on Friday night.
For the MLB teams that aren't already locks for the playoffs, there's nobody more important than these key players to their postseason odds.
Light-hitting Dee Gordon homered off Yusmeiro Petit in the 12th inning to break a scoreless tie and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.
The Seattle Mariners have placed ace pitcher James Paxton on the 10-day disabled list with a left forearm contusion.
Jed Lowrie hit his 100th career homer after his line drive knocked Mariners ace James Paxton out of the game, and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 3-2 on Tuesday night to move within one game of the slumping Houston Astros for the AL West lead.
Mariners lefty James Paxton will miss at least one start after taking a line drive off his left forearm Tuesday, manager Scott Servais said. Felix Hernandez is likely to take Paxton's next turn in the rotation.
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Robinson Canó is back in the Mariners lineup tonight, hitting second and playing first base. He has never played first base in an MLB regular-season game. Canó was reinstated today after serving an 80-game suspension for violating baseball's joint drug agreement.
Robinson Cano, who was reinstated by the Mariners on Tuesday after serving an 80-game suspension for violating baseball's joint drug agreement, had a nondescript return Tuesday, going 1-for-4 in the Mariners' 3-2 loss to the A's.
Keith Law & Eric Karabell discuss another disastrous night for the Nationals, the AL West pennant chase and more (:15). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (22:49).
Jed Lowrie drove in four runs to back Sean Manaea and the Oakland Athletics held off a late Seattle rally to beat the Mariners 7-6 on Monday night in a matchup of AL West contenders.
Mariners closer Edwin Diaz on Sunday became the first pitcher to record four saves in a single series since 2004 as Seattle rallied to complete a four-game sweep of the Houston Astros.
Ryon Healy hit a tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning, Mitch Haniger delivered an RBI double in the 10th and the Seattle Mariners beat Houston 4-3 Sunday to sweep a four-game series from the AL West-leading Astros.
Ryon Healy had three hits and drove in the go-ahead run, Guillermo Heredia made a spectacular catch to preserve the lead in the eighth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 3-2 on Saturday night.
Felix Hernandez vowed Saturday that his first-ever stint in the Mariners' bullpen won't last long, telling the AP, "I'll be a starter before the end of the year."
Nelson Cruz hit a tiebreaking two-run double in a three-run eighth inning to lift the Seattle Mariners a 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
Keith Law & Karl Ravech discuss Mookie Betts' big night, the Yankees' power, the next chapter for Felix Hernandez & more (:14). Plus, Meghan Montemurro with some "Inside Heat" on the Phillies (26:08).
What player got a historic bump at the trade deadline? Who's the surprising king of the long ball? We've got baseball's quirkiest facts of the year.
Felix Hernandez, never having pitched in a big league game without starting, has been moved to the bullpen by the Mariners after going 8-10 with a 5.73 ERA in 23 starts this season.
Mitch Haniger homered while Seattle jumped on Justin Verlander for six runs in two innings, and the Mariners beat the Houston Astros 8-6 on Thursday night.
Houston's Justin Verlander was ejected after pitching just two innings Thursday night against visiting Seattle. Verlander, who was called for a balk before surrendering a homer, gave up six earned runs on seven hits.
Keith Law and Jerry Crasnick marvel at the youth movement on display in the NL East, discuss the backslide of the Mariners, Boston's pace and more (:18). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (18:46) and an interesting chat with game developer Rob Daviau (30:07).