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Chone Figgins had three hits and two RBIs, and Kyle Seager singled twice and drove in a pair of runs, leading the Seattle Mariners past the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Friday night in the stateside opener for both teams.
Seager's two-run single highlighted a four-run third inning that broke the game open for the Mariners, resuming a series that began in Japan more than a week ago.
Jason Vargas (1-0) allowed five hits in 5 1-3 innings. His only mistake was a fastball crushed by Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes to deep left-center field for a two-run homer, the second long ball of the season for Oakland's new center fielder.
Brandon McCarthy (0-1) gave up five runs - two earned - on seven hits in five innings.
A wacky way to start the season finally began to resemble normalcy in the Coliseum's confines.
The teams split the first two games of the series that began March 28 in Japan. Both returned to the U.S. to finish up the spring training schedule - oddly squeezed between...
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The Mariners have transitioned Chone Figgins from third base to a utility backup in the outfield and infield, to make room for promising new players. The Mariners announced their 25-man roster on Wednesday.
With Figgins out at third base, the Mariners can now concentrate on putting their most competitive lineup on the field. For instance, it would have been a shame to block Kyle...
The Seattle Mariners have only played four games. All of them have come against the Oakland Athletics. As such, it seems rather absurd to get too excited over anything that has happened thus far. But, gosh, isn't it kind of exciting to see Chone Figgins play the way he is? Figgins has been the colossal bust in Seattle since signing that four year, $36 million dollar contract...
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners & Tacoma Rainiers blogger Danny Ferguson tells us what to expect from the AAA farm team of the M's in 2012. Fans should see Adam Moore, Franklin Gutierrez and Mike Carp in Tacoma on training assignments before being activated off the disabled list. Does Tacoma have the same potential this season as well? It is hard to know exactly what to...
Welcome to opening day. Well sort of.
After staring the season in Japan over a week ago, the Seattle Mariners and A’s will resume their rather unorthodox four-game series tonight at the Oakland Coliseum.
They’ll face-off again on Saturday, have a rare day off on Sunday, and then begin a four-game series in Texas on Monday against Japanese phenom Yu Darvish.
The A’s and the...
After launching the season in Tokyo with a split of two games, the Athletics and Mariners resume their unorthodox four-game series on Friday night at the Coliseum. Left-hander Jason Vargas, who held Oakland to two hits and a run in 6 1/3 innings in Japan, gets the start on Friday night for the Mariners. Vargas had a couple of throwing sessions and moved him up to Friday so he...
In the bottom of fourth inning in today’s game against the Mariners, Yoenis Cespedes of the Athletics killed a baseball delivered by Jason Vargas … then admired it
In our continuing partnership with "Way Out in Left Field," Patrick Leary previews this weekend's series. Make sure to check out their blog here
Part two? Yeah, this is technically the continuation of the series from Japan. That's why it only lasts two games. Maybe that's common knowledge, or maybe I just solved a problem you'd been intensely grappling...
Eight days and 5,127 miles later, the Oakland A’s and the Seattle Mariners will restart their 2012 seasons.
Chone Figgins finished a home run short of the cycle and every Seattle Mariners batter had a hit, backing a shaky start from ace Felix Hernandez to beat the Oakland Athletics 8-7 on Saturday night.
Figgins' two-run double off Bartolo Colon (1-1) highlighted a six-run fourth-inning - helped by a center fielder Yoenis Cespedes misplaying a ball - to give Seattle a 7-0 lead. Ichiro...