Mariners end losing streak with 3-1 victory over Texas

Hernandez strikes out 12 in seven innings.

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Game recap: Mariners 3, Rangers 1

So the Mariners snapped their four-game losing streak with a solid 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers at a packed Safeco Field. Felix Hernandez did what a No. 1 pitcher is supposed to do, he put an end to the losing streak. After being removed his last outing with a quad tightness, Hernandez returned to...

Sticks and stones …. but tweets will never hurt you

Sideline Chatter Charles Barkley isn’t a big fan of athletes engaging their know-it-all critics on social media. “I always use this analogy when it comes to sports fans,” the Chuckster told “Just because you watch Grey’s Anatomy doesn’t mean you can perform an operation.” Headlines • At “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar expected to make full...

Pregame notes and lineups for Saturday’s game against the Rangers

Pretty standard lineup for the Mariners vs. right-hander Colby Lewis of the Rangers. The only real difference is Dustin Ackley batting second and Seth Smith moved down in the order. "Just trying anything to spark our lineup a little bit and see if a change will help get us going," manager Lloyd McClendon said. The Mariners...

Jesus Montero stays hot, but Tacoma Rainiers lose

The Tacoma Rainiers scored in the first and ninth innings, but the El Paso Chihuahuas did all the scoring in between in a 4-2 victory in a Pacific Coast League game Friday night at Cheney Stadium.