Updated Mariners open road trip by snapping losing skid

The offense that had been held to two runs or fewer in the past five games awoke from its slumber in a 6-2 victory over Texas.

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Inside the sibling rivalry that made Cristian and Alex Roldan

Seattle Sounders midfielder Alex Roldan, center, and his brother, midfielder Cristian Roldan, left, advance the ball during the second half  against the Montreal Impact. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
Seattle Sounders midfielder Alex Roldan, center, and his brother, midfielder Cristian Roldan, left, advance the ball during the second half against the Montreal Impact. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

When Alex Roldan joined his brother, Cristian, on the field for the Sounders on Sunday, it marked the first time in recent memory that two siblings have started the same game for a Seattle pro sports team. “It was pretty emotional seeing him in the lineup,” Cristian Roldan said.

Ichiro stands in the Mariner dugout Thursday, not scheduled to play against Houston.  The Seattle Mariners played the Houston Astros Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Safeco Field in Seattle.
Larry Stone

We all love him, but it’s time for the Mariners to release Ichiro

Five outfielders is too many, especially when one is hitting .212. If the Mariners choose to concoct more maneuvering to keep Ichiro on the roster, it will look like they care more about nostalgia and gate sales than winning.

Offensive lineman Henry Roberts (59) works out during University of Washington spring football practice at Husky Stadium, April 9, 2018. 205888
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Former Bellevue standout Henry Roberts finding his versatile niche on UW Huskies offensive line

Having finally found his confidence, Roberts is thriving at left tackle in Trey Adams' absence. Once the All-Pac-12 tackle returns, however, Roberts could play a significant role next season, perhaps as the versatile sixth man on the line.

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