Updated M's can't climb out of this hole, split series with Boston

Leake wiggled out of trouble in the second inning with some help from his defense, but not before all nine Red Sox batters had come to the plate and five runs had scored.

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Mailbag: Could Nelson Cruz get a David Ortiz-like situation in Seattle?

Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz celebrates in the dugout after connecting for a two-run homer against the Angels. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz celebrates in the dugout after connecting for a two-run homer against the Angels. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

Nelson Cruz and Jerry Dipoto's contracts are both up after this season. What's in the works to keep them around? Mariners beat writer Ryan Divish offers his insight in this week's edition of his Twitter mailbag.

Podcast | Analyzing the Mariners' unexpected success

How have the Mariners reached this level of success -- 44-24 record and atop the AL West standings? The Extra Innings podcast discusses the reasons for the unexpected success in 2018.

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