Game recap: Padres 8, Mariners 5 at Peoria Stadium

Notable Starter J.A. Happ had an uneven start, giving up six runs (five earned) on 11 hits with two walks and three strikeouts in five inning pitches. Happ was ambushed on the first pitch of the game when Padres lead off man Wil Meyers hit the first pitch over the wall in left-center. Justin Upton...

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Game thread: Mariners at Padres — March 29

This is the live game thread for the Sunday's Cactus League game between the Mariners and Padres. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. The game will be televised by Root Sports and MLB.tv and broadcast by ESPN 710 and mariners.com

Game recap: Giants 9, Mariners 8 at Peoria Stadium

Notable The Mariners had an 8-4 lead going into the top of the ninth. But Erasmo Ramirez, working his third inning of relief, let the Giants change it to a 9-8 deficit for Seattle. Ramirez was charged for five runs on five hits in the ninth inning to take loss. The go-ahead run, which was...

Morning Mariners musings: The dog days of spring training

Pretty quiet morning here in sunny Peoria, Arizona! It's supposed to be warm one today with temperatures supposed to be reaching 98 degrees. "That's good," manager Lloyd McClendon said. Um, good? "That's good hitting weather," he said. Apparently the pleasant 80 degrees on Friday night in Surprise wasn't hitting weather. The Mariners managed just one hit in...

David Ortiz writes he ‘never knowingly took any steroids’

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in a column he wrote for a website.