Nelson Cruz, Seth Smith, Brad Miller and Logan Morrison all hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 Friday night for their third win in four games.
Final: Mariners 9, Athletics 5
The Mariners combined to hit four home runs, including a team-leading 21st from Nelson Cruz, to beat the A's in Oakland. It's Seattle's third win in its last four games. Box score
Mariners put up a five-spot
A five-run 8th inning turned a 4-3 nailbiter into a 9-3 lead for the Mariners, who are looking to improve to .500 on the road heading to the bottom of the 8th in Oakland. Follow live
Smith's shot puts Mariners in front
Seth Smith had been hitless in his past three games, but his two-run home run in the 6th inning ended that skid and gave the Mariners a 4-3 lead over the Athletics in Oakland. Follow live
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2B Robinson Cano has swooned during his second season with the Mariners. Ben Lindbergh wonders if the recent hiring of Edgar Martinez as hitting coach will help. MLB breakouts and breakdowns
Scott Kazmir pitched eight sparkling innings, Marcus Semien homered for the first time in nearly two months, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Thursday night.
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Taijuan Walker pitched one-hit ball for six innings, Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz homered and the Seattle Mariners beat the punchless San Diego Padres 7-0 on Wednesday.
Mariners blank Padres 7-0
M's 2B Robinson Cano went 4-for-5 with 3 RBIs, and Taijuan Walker allowed just 1 hit in 6 shutout innings as Seattle swept the two-game series in San Diego.
Happy 35th birthday, Nelson Cruz
Cruz gave himself a little birthday present as he hit a 2-run HR just out of Justin Upton's reach in left for his 20th of the season, putting the M's up 7-0 over the Padres. He also hit HRs on his birthday in 2011 and 2014. Follow live
Comments from Angels closer Huston Street reflect how much the ninth-inning-only closer role subtly changed goals from winning games to getting saves.
Olney: Mariners GM fights to right ship
As we hit the midway point of the season, which individuals and teams have the most riding on the second half? Buster Olney cites Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik, whose recent high-profile additions like Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano have been offset by poor player development. 10 under fire (Insider)
Nelson Cruz turns down Home Run Derby
Said the Mariners slugger, who has 19 HRs this season: "I would love to do it. But at the same time, I have to think about my teammates and my team. If I go there, it can wear me out for two or three days after. And that's not fair to my teammates, and it's not fair for my team. That's just the way it is."
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Rookie left-hander Mike Montgomery took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and finished with a one-hitter for his second straight shutout as the Seattle Mariners beat the San Diego Padres 5-0.
M's rookie tosses 2nd straight shutout
Lefty Mike Montgomery pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing just 1 hit while striking out 7 and walking 4 in a 5-0 win vs. the Padres. In his previous start, Montgomery blanked the defending AL champion Royals. Box score
Solarte ends Montgomery's no-hit bid
Mariners LF Seth Smith made a nice catch to open the bottom of the 7th, but he couldn't get to Yangervis Solarte's double down the line. It was the first hit allowed by Mike Montgomery, but the shutout remains intact. Follow live
Mike Montgomery has no-hitter through 6
The Mariners rookie left-hander has yet to allow a hit to the Padres tonight. He's struck out 5, walked 3 and thrown 77 pitches through his 6 innings of work. Seattle still leads 4-0. Follow live
M's rookie no-hitting Padres through 5
Mike Montgomery has held San Diego without a hit through the first five innings tonight. He's thrown 62 pitches (4 K's, 3 BB) and the Mariners lead 4-0 entering the 6th. Follow live
No HR Derby for Nelson Cruz
The Mariners' slugger told reporters before tonight's game that he was asked to participate in the annual Derby, but declined. Cruz said he wants to stay rested and healthy for the 2nd half of the season.
Mariners @ Athletics
O.co Coliseum - Sat 7/4