Mariners blast four homers in 9-5 win over A's

J.A. Happ (3-5, 3.89 ERA) takes the mound against Oakland's Jesse Chavez (4-7, 3.02 ERA) as the Mariners look to rebound from Thursday's loss against the A's

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A-Rod gets 3,000 ball, resolves bonus

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit.

Pregame notes and lineups: Expect a few roster move announcements postgame

The Mariners go with their left-handed heavy lineup against A's right-hander Jesse Chavez. The exception is Dustin Ackley being out and Mark Trumbo being in the lineup. Ackley had been ill early in the road trip, but this was about getting Trumbo going. The hope is that consistent playing time will get Trumbo into a rhythm. "We...

Pregame notes and lineups: Manager Lloyd McClendon discusses Thursday’s roster move

Manager Lloyd McClendon informed Willie Bloomquist on Wednesday night after Seattle's win in San Diego that he was being designated for assignment. The veteran utility infielder played in 35 games for the Mariners this season at six different positions and was hitting .159 (11-for-69) with a doubles and four RBI. To replace Bloomquist on the roster, infielder Chris Taylor...