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King Felix gets 7th win, Mariners get past Blue Jays

  Nelson Cruz hit his big league-leading 17th home run, Felix Hernandez became the first seven-game winner in the majors and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Friday night. Hernandez (7-1) bounced back from his first loss of the season to pitch seven sharp innings, lowering his ERA to 2.19. Toronto lost for the eighth time in 10 games and fell to 2-9 in one...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hernandez gets 7th win, Mariners beat Blue Jays 4-3

TORONTO (AP) Nelson Cruz hit his big league-leading 17th home run, Felix Hernandez became the first seven-game winner in the majors and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Friday night. Hernandez (7-1) bounced back from his first loss of the season to pitch seven sharp innings, lowering his ERA to 2.19. Toronto lost for the eighth time in 10 games and fell to...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 4 Baltimore Orioles 5: O’s Steve Pierces the Mariners Heart with a Grand Slam

A six hour rain delay ground into both the Seattle and Baltimore pitching staffs as evidenced by shaky pitching by M’s starter JA Happ, and Orioles’ Chris Tillman, and Brian Matusz. Normally reliable JA Happ, was shelled for four runs in the first inning, giving up a grand slam to Steve Pierce.   Clearly showing that he didn’t have the stuff needed today, Happ was removed...
Via Seattle Side Up!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles’ Miguel Gonzalez is Just a Gamer

You could forgive Miguel Gonzalez if he was ready to throw in the towel on last night’s start against the Seattle Mariners after the third inning. After three innings, the Baltimore Orioles’ right-hander had already allowed four runs on two home runs, including a big three-run blast off the bat of former Oriole Nelson Cruz. With the Orioles already down 4-1, and Gonzalez clearly...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz’s Camden Yards Return Spoiled by Paredes, Orioles

Baltimore Orioles’ Jimmy Paredes high-fives teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Baltimore won 9-4. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Despite getting down 4-1 thanks to a three-run blast by major league home run leader Nelson Cruz, the Baltimore Orioles downed...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz reflects on 'good memories' in Baltimore

Slugger Nelson Cruz and the Seattle Mariners are in Baltimore playing against his former team,t he Baltimore Orioles. Before game one of the series, Cruz had some nice things to say about the city and his time there. Here's what he told Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore:“Good memories. I had a good time. I think we accomplished something special. It’s always nice to see my ex-teammates...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners 4, Orioles 9: Nelson Cruz Returns to Camden Yards with a Bang, but Young Pitcher Shelled Early

The visit to Camden Yards for Nelson Cruz partially went as planned. Playing in front of the Orioles fans for the first time since leaving them for Seattle, his first at-bat was welcomed with loud cheers, the love he was hoping for. That love was not returned when he hushed the crowd in the 3rd inning with a 3 run homer, giving Taijuan Walker a 4-1 lead going into the bottom of...
Via Seattle Side Up!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners fall to Orioles 9-4 in Cruz's return to Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) Nelson Cruz forged another pleasant memory at Camden Yards, except for one important detail: his team lost. Cruz hit a three-run homer in his first game in Baltimore since last year, but the Orioles got a homer and four RBIs from Jimmy Paredes in a 9-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Cruz led the majors with 40 home runs last season as a member...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paredes' HR, 4 RBIs power Orioles past Mariners

  Jimmy Paredes homered and had a career-high four RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles overcame a home run by former teammate Nelson Cruz in a 9-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Paredes singled in two runs in the fourth inning and added a two-run drive off Danny Farquhar (0-2) in the sixth. Starting on a regular basis for the first time in his career, Paredes has...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paredes' HR, 4 RBIs power Orioles past Mariners 9-4

BALTIMORE (AP) Jimmy Paredes homered and had a career-high four RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles overcame a home run by former teammate Nelson Cruz in a 9-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Paredes singled in two runs in the fourth inning and added a two-run drive off Danny Farquhar (0-2) in the sixth. Starting on a regular basis for the first time in his career...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Slugger Nelson Cruz returns to Baltimore with Mariners

BALTIMORE (AP) Nelson Cruz returned to Camden Yards on Tuesday, his mind filled with memories of his one ''special'' season with the Baltimore Orioles. Cruz led the majors with 40 home runs in 2014 and helped the Orioles win the AL East and a playoff series against the Detroit Tigers. Baltimore got him at a bargain, a one-year deal for $8 million. After the pact expired, the Seattle...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Congrats to New American League Player of the Week Brad Miller

Seattle Mariner shortstop Brad Miller earned his 2nd award in his short career as he was named American League Player of the Week; it is the second time Miller has been earned player of the week honors. He also earned the award on July 22, 2013. Miller joins fellow Mariner Nelson Cruz, who earned the Player of the Week and Player of the Month honors earlier this year. Miller won...
Via Seattle Side Up!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners-Orioles Preview

The Baltimore Orioles' struggling offense could use a big bat in the middle of the order, and one is about to make its return to Camden Yards. Nelson Cruz, however, will be wearing a Seattle uniform Tuesday night when he takes the field at his 2014 home, and manager Lloyd McClendon probably would rather not think of where the Mariners' offense would be without him. Cruz, who is among...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 2, John Farrell 1

(AP Photo)If there were such things as "good losses", this could be one of them. Despite a crushing 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Mariners, Clay Buchholz turned in his best performance of 2015—eight innings, one earned run, eleven strikeouts and no walks. But, it was his manager John Farrell who handed this game to Seattle. With two outs and a man on second in the ninth inning...
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Junichi Tazawa ‘Caught In-Between’ Against Nelson Cruz

“I own that one.” Those four words from John Farrell summed up the Boston Red Sox manager’s mindset following his team’s 2-1, walk-off loss to the Seattle Mariners on Friday at Safeco Field. The skipper completely shouldered the blame for what he described as a “terrible decision” in the ninth inning of the defeat. Farrell’s decision to call upon Junichi Tazawa and...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

SSU Baseball Recap: Boston Red Sox 1, Seattle Mariners 2

Now We’re Cruz’n! The Mariners got another win closer to .500 tonight with a walk-off single by the red-hot Nelson Cruz. He’s leading the league in batting average and HRs, and in Seattle Mariner fans now as well. JA Happ threw yet another solid start,. letting up only 1 run early on with a triple to Xander Bogaerts. He was otherwise spotless, working 7 strong innings and giving...
Via Seattle Side Up!
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cruz's RBI single in ninth leads Mariners past Red Sox

  Nelson Cruz wasn't expecting to see a pitch he could hit in the ninth inning. He did and came up with a two-out RBI single to give the Seattle Mariners a 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. Cruz, the league's leading hitter at .361 coming in, stepped to the plate with Brad Miller on second and first base open. Junichi Tazawa relieved and his intention was not...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Buchholz strong outing not enought to push Sox back to .500.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterThe Red Sox attacked first in the 2n inning with Xander Bogaerts' third triple of the season. Meanwhile, Clay Buchholz was throwing a one-hitter until the 6th inning, when he allowed a home run to Seth Smith to tie the game. Buchholz was extremely good in this outing. 8.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 11 K's and 0 BB. This game was enough to lower Buchholz' ERA...
Via RedSoxLife
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Now Is the Time for the Mariners to Make Some Roster Moves

After falling one game short of the second wild card spot in 2014, the Seattle Mariners came into 2015 with high expectations. They were already a good-looking team after last season, and after the signing of Nelson Cruz, they were appearing to be a good pick to make the postseason for the first time since 2001. As things usually do for the Mariners, not everything has gone according...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez Showing No Signs of Stopping

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez hits a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Through baseball’s first month and a half, Nelson Cruz and Adrian Gonzalez have been the game’s best hitters. Cruz’s .349/.401/.754 slash line, coupled with his league-leading 15...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners play long ball in 11-4 win over Padres

SEATTLE (AP) Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading 15th home run, Mike Zunino connected twice, and the Seattle Mariners hit a season-high six long balls in an 11-4 rout of the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. Cruz's drive came in the eighth inning off San Diego reliever Frank Garces, who had already given up homers to Zunino and Justin Ruggiano an inning earlier. The six homers...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the Seattle Mariners

Ready for some hot #VedderCup action? Oh yeah, bring it. Since I watch a fair number of Mariners games, I thought I’d share some observations with you in advance of tonight’s first pitch. Do with these what you will. Offense Nelson Cruz. Everything revolves around Cruz. He will swing through a lot of pitches, but he has good plate coverage and can hit the ball a very long way...
Via Padres Public
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres visit Nelson Cruz, Mariners for two-game series

After adding the league's top home run hitter to a largely unchanged 87-win team, the Seattle Mariners hoped for better than a sub-.500 record nearly two weeks into May. With continued improvement from their rotation, that shouldn't take long to turn around. James Paxton is next in line for the Mariners, who open a two-game series Tuesday night with the visiting San Diego Padres...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz is Doing It Differently

Remember when nobody wanted Nelson Cruz? He’d been with the Rangers but his contract had ended and steroids and everyone was like, “Nooooo thanks.” Well, not exactly everybody. After a long time the Mariners called and reportedly had a short deal done with Cruz before the front office nixed it. I picture former team president […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Will dumping trash on teammates become new postgame fad?

We've seen baseball players get a cream pie to the face. Gatorade baths have been done to death. We've even seen players get dunked on in postgame interviews. But Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz might have discovered a new way to celebrate with a teammate. Logan Morrison was in the middle of a postgame interview after hitting a walk-off homer when he got doused with Gatorade, but...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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