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9/18/2014 | Felix, Mariners square off vs. new champs

With the Angels clinching the AL West title on Wednesday and the Mariners eyeing a Wild Card spot, both teams will send their aces to the mound on Thursday when Felix Hernandez and Jered Weaver square off in an Opening Day rematch.

9/18/2014 | Mariners' top prospect Walker returning to rotation

Top Mariners prospect Taijuan Walker will move back into the starting rotation Friday against the Astros, as rookie southpaw Roenis Elias is likely done for the season after experiencing elbow problems.

9/18/2014 | Paxton's gem unravels against Angels

Rookie James Paxton pitched another gem on Wednesday night, but a misplayed line drive by right fielder Chris Denorfia opened the floodgates in the seventh inning as the Angels saddled the Mariners with a 5-0 loss that dropped them to two games back in the AL Wild Card race.

9/17/2014 | Taylor staying sharp while splitting time at short

With Brad Miller heating up at shortstop, rookie Chris Taylor saw his playing time curtailed the past few weeks and started just three of 12 games in one stretch to start the month. But the 24-year-old has continued playing well when given the chance.

9/17/2014 | Elias 'most likely' done for season

Rookie southpaw Roenis Elias will fly back to Seattle on Thursday to have an MRI exam on his left elbow after experiencing some stiffness in his last start. He likely is done for this season, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon indicated on Wednesday.

9/17/2014 | Rookie Smith giving Mariners important innings

Somewhat lost in the Mariners' offensive breakthrough in Tuesday's 13-2 victory over the Angels was yet another stellar outing by Seattle's bullpen, including the first career victory for newcomer Carson Smith.

9/16/2014 | Felix recognized with Clemente Award nomination

Felix Hernandez has been one of the best pitchers in baseball for the past decade, but the Mariners hurler also has had a significant impact in the community, a fact recognized by his nomination for the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award.

9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees

Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.

9/16/2014 | Mariners look to derail Angels in Anaheim

Rookie left-hander Roenis Elias will try to snap the Mariners' three-game losing streak on Tuesday at Angel Stadium against a Halos team with 11 wins in 12 days. Seattle entered the day two games back in the race for the second AL Wild Card, while the Angels have a magic number of three to beat the A's in the AL West race.

9/16/2014 | Iwakuma stumbles as Mariners fall back

Hisashi Iwakuma has picked a bad time to hit a rough patch in his season. The Mariners' standout was rocked for seven runs in 3 1/3 innings on Monday night by a red-hot Angels club that rolled to an 8-1 victory.

9/15/2014 | Ackley returns, hopes to help Mariners down stretch

After sitting out six of the last seven games with a sore left ankle, Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley was back in action, going 1-for-3 in Monday night's 8-1 loss to the Angels, and he hopes he can continue playing the rest of the stretch run.

9/15/2014 | Mariners have tough road ahead

There's no denying that, of the teams contending for the American League's Wild Card spots, the Mariners have the toughest remaining road schedule, with 11 of their final 14 games away from home.

9/15/2014 | Mariners' road success offsets Safeco woes

As the Mariners open a critical 11-game road trip on Monday that will go a long way toward determining their playoff fate, one overhanging question looms. Why has Seattle been so much better on the road than at home this season?

9/14/2014 | Angels can clinch playoff berth by beating Mariners

If the Mariners are to remain in the playoff picture, they'll need to succeed against a team that doesn't often lose. Beginning Monday, the Mariners will play the first of seven remaining games against the American League West-leading Angels, starting a four-game set in Anaheim. The Angels can clinch a postseason berth with a win over the Mariners, who trail the Royals by one game for the second AL Wild Card spot. Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma squares off with the Halos' Matt Shoemaker.

9/14/2014 | Mariners miss chance to gain ground

Chris Young allowed just two runs in six-plus innings, and the Mariners put runners in scoring position in each of the first five innings against A's ace Jon Lester, but they weren't able to take advantage in a 4-0 loss that prevented them from cutting their one-game deficit in the AL Wild Card race.

9/13/2014 | A's turn to Lester in final meeting with Mariners

Sunday will be the last chance for the A's to wedge any distance between themselves and the Mariners, who are breathing down their necks in the American League Wild Card chase. Jon Lester starts for Oakland opposite Seattle's Chris Young.

9/13/2014 | Mariners' challenge ends Athletics' rally threat

A safe call at second base was overturned in the Mariners-Athletics game Saturday night at Safeco Field after Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon challenged the on-field ruling.

9/13/2014 | Ackley back on sideline with ankle soreness

A day after returning to the Mariners' lineup, left fielder Dustin Ackley was sidelined on Saturday because of ongoing soreness in his left ankle. Ackley is day to day.

9/13/2014 | Smith gives Mariners another weapon in 'pen

Carson Smith, an eighth-round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Texas State University, is the latest power arm in the Mariners 'pen as he joins a group that has posted a 2.39 ERA while going from the 29th-lowest ERA in the Majors in 2013 to the best in 2014.

9/13/2014 | McClendon likes Wilhelmsen in bullpen

While versatile right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen was mentioned in midseason as a potential starting candidate down the road by manager Lloyd McClendon, Seattle's skipper said Saturday he thinks the 30-year-old might be too valuable in the bullpen to mess with that success.

9/13/2014 | Cano's HR rallies Mariners, but A's get final say

Playoff fever arrived in full force Saturday night at Safeco Field, but the A's spoiled the raucous party for a capacity crowd with a 3-2 victory in 10 innings to drop the Mariners a game back in the American League Wild Card chase.

9/13/2014 | Mariners navigating difficult path to postseason

The Mariners would appear to have the roughest road to the postseason among the six teams in the running for the final two American League playoff spots. Not that they care.

9/13/2014 | Rodney ties franchise record with 45th save

Fernando Rodney picked up his Major League-leading 45th save of the season Friday night in Seattle's 4-2 win over the Athletics. That tied him with Kazuhiro Sasaki for the Mariners' single-season record, which Sasaki set in 2001.

9/12/2014 | Triple dose of power pulls Mariners into WC tie

Pitching has carried the Mariners much of the way this season in their push for the playoffs, but Seattle went on the offensive with three home runs Friday night in a 4-2 victory over the free-falling A's. The series-opening win puts the Mariners in a tie for the second AL Wild Card berth with 16 games to go.

9/12/2014 | Felix, Gray square off with Wild Card lead at stake

The A' enter Saturday's game against the Mariners with a half-game advantage on both Seattle and Kansas City in the AL Wild Card race. And they couldn't have drawn much tougher of an assignment, as Cy Young candidate Felix Hernandez takes the hill. Oakland counters with 13-game winner Sonny Gray.

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