| Aug 5, 2009
When a gray cat scampered onto the field and momentarily halted play during yet another dreadful effort by the Kansas City Royals, one thing puzzled Trey Hillman.
"I was surprised it wasn't entirely black," deadpanned the manager with the second-worst...
| Aug 6, 2009
| 10:10 PM
Bruce Chen(notes) does not want to be reminded again how long he went between victories.
Chen won in the major leagues for the first time since 2005, and Billy Butler(notes) hit a two-run homer in a five-run first inning as the Kansas City Royals beat...
| Aug 8, 2009
Never has coming off the bench felt - or tasted - so good for Ryan Langerhans.
Seattle's reserve pinch-ran in the seventh inning after sitting for two-plus hours, then stayed in the game. In the 11th, Langerhans hit a 2-2 pitch from closer J.P. Howell...
| Aug 8, 2009
Evan Longoria broke a 3-all tie with a 411-foot solo homer and Carlos Pena added a two-run shot in Tampa Bay's 10-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night, the Rays' sixth victory in eight games.
Longoria's 24th homer came in the fifth inning...
| Aug 9, 2009
| 10:52 PM
Q. How close was this team to a more unexpected blockbuster trade?
A. Not as close as was what was written. And some of that stuff was blown out of proportion, you know and you sit back there and sometimes other clubs fantasize on what they'd like to...
| Aug 12, 2009
| 10:18 PM
New Seattle Mariners shortstop Jack Wilson has left a game against the Chicago White Sox with a leg injury. The team said Wilson injured his left hamstring Wednesday night. He will be reevaluated Thursday.
The defensive whiz appeared to get hurt while...
| Aug 12, 2009
Pinch-hitter Ken Griffey Jr. lined a single off the right-field wall with two outs in the bottom of the 14th to give the Mariners a 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night and end the longest scoreless game in Seattle's 33-year history....
| Aug 13, 2009
The Yankees keep rolling on, putting this one away before they even had a chance to miss A-Rod or Jorge Posada.
Derek Jeter homered before leaving early to rest, Hideki Matsui had his fourth career two-home run game and a season-high five RBIs and...
| Aug 18, 2009
| 9:05 PM
The Detroit Tigers had exactly who they wanted at the plate with the bases loaded and a chance to take a lead.
He hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning and Rick Porcello had a career-high eight strikeouts, lifting Detroit...
| Aug 21, 2009
Bill Hall was worried about his timing. It could not have been more perfect.
Hall drove in two runs in his first game for the Seattle Mariners, helping rookie Luke French to a 9-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.
"I hadn't played in a...
| Aug 24, 2009
| 10:13 PM
Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 625th homer, a two-run drive off Vin Mazzaro, and the Seattle Mariners opened a key 10-game homestand with a 3-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
Jose Lopez hit a solo homer in the third, his career-high 18th,...