Taijuan Walker holds the Blue Jays without a hit through four innings, but then Toronto comes alive and beats Seattle, 8-2, to avoid the sweep.
Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action. Class AAA Tacoma Justin Germano was rouged up and the Rainiers couldn't overcome...
The Mariners look to complete a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays as Taijuan Walker (1-4, 7.47 ERA) gets the start against Toronto's Aaron Sanchez (3-4, 4.17 ERA).
Manager Lloyd McClendon gives the slumping Robinson Cano an "off day" at designated hitter, while do-everything player Brad Miller will get the start at second base. Welington Castillo starts the day game after the DAY game. Other than that, it's a relatively standard left-handed heavy lineup to face Blue Jays' right-hander Aaron Sanchez. Cano is struggling....
The Iowa Cubs scored early and often, routing the Tacoma Rainiers 13-7 in a Pacific Coast League game Saturday night.
Josh Hamilton is set to fly Sunday to Cleveland to meet the team for the start of a three-game series against the Indians. The opener Monday is four weeks to the day after Texas finalized a trade to reacquire the 2010 AL MVP from the Los Angeles Angels.
He was struggling with the LumberKings, hitting .157 (17 for 108) with six doubles, no homers and 13 RBI in 28 games. Jackson had a .240 on-base percentage with a .240 slugging percentage. He had also struck out 35 times with just six walks.
Dodgers: In the span of a week, they were swept and shut out in three games against the Giants and lost Hyun-Jin Ryu to season-ending shoulder surgery. There’s not enough botox to hide Dodger fans’ frown lines. Cubs: You know your bullpen is bad when you are actually considering signing Rafael Soriano and it would...
When Fernando Rodney jogged into the game from the bullpen of the Rogers Centre — hat askew, the constant look of calm disinterest on his face — manager Lloyd McClendon wasn’t worried. And Rodney went on to pitch a 1-2-3 inning to preserve Seattle’s 3-2 win on Saturday.
James Paxton settles down after a shaky first inning and Willie Bloomquist drives in two runs with a two-out double to help the Mariners win their second straight in Toronto, 3-2.