2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
51-49, 3rd in AL West
Pirates fan gives up his body to make the catch (0:22)
Cole goes the distance to shut down Mariners (0:33)

Cole pitches 3-hitter, Pirates rout Mariners 10-1

Gerrit Cole pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game and Andrew McCutchen had a three-run home run among his three hits as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Seattle Mariners, 10-1.

McCutchen crushes 3-run shot to dead center (0:28)
Freese's slick behind-the-back flip to Cole (0:19)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The next three games and four days could determine what Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto decides to do. They're three over .500. Win three and he may try and get Jay Bruce and pitching help; lose three and he may offer up Hisashi Iwakuma.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Seattle Mariners are among the teams that have expressed interest in Cincinnati's Jay Bruce, who is likely to be on the move by Monday's trade deadline. Seattle has received middling production from Seth Smith, Nori Aoki and Franklin Gutierrez at the corner outfield spots this season, and Bruce would provide a major upgrade in 2017. He has a $13 million club option next season.

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Rehab assignment next step for Walker

After experiencing no issues with his problematic foot through three innings of a simulated game on Wednesday, Taijuan Walker is likely headed for a minor league rehab assignment. A typical timeline would place Walker in line for a start with Triple-A Tacoma on Monday. The News Tribune

Lineup: Mariners (51-48) at Pirates (51-48)

  • 1. Nori Aoki, LF (L)
  • 2. Seth Smith, RF (L)
  • 3. Robinson Cano, 2B (L)
  • 4. Kyle Seager, 3B (L)
  • 5. Adam Lind, 1B (L)
  • 6. Leonys Martin, CF (L)
  • 7. Mike Zunino, C (R)
  • 8. Shawn O'Malley, SS (S)
  • 9. James Paxton, LHP
  • Daily notes

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Blue Jays get Benoit from Mariners for Storen

In their second deal of the day, the Blue Jays acquired struggling reliever Joaquin Benoit from the Mariners for fellow right-hander Drew Storen and cash.

Pirates pitcher goes yard (0:21)
Seager's two-run shot ties it up (0:21)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Ichiro records career hit No. 2,997 leading off the eighth inning for the Marlins. Ichiro's run to 3,000 has been remarkable, given he was 27 when he got his first MLB hit. The player who holds the oldest debut age to get to 3,000 hits is Wade Boggs, who hadn't even turned 24.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Felix Hernandez has allowed 4+ ER in three straight games for the first time since September of 2012. With the Mariners on the fringes of the playoff race, they need King Felix to be an ace, but, sadly, those days are looking like something of the past.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.26112th
On Base Percentage.3309th
Slugging Percentage.4415th
Earned Run Average3.9511th
Quality Starts46Tied-9th

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