Seattle welcomes back playoffs, M's, try to skip elimination
There was bunting draped off the railings in October and logos painted on the grass of T-Mobile Park that were absent for the past two decades when the Seattle Mariners were stuck in baseball purgatory and left as a spectator every postseason.
Orioles eliminated, assured of ending streak of losing years
The Baltimore Orioles knew the end was coming and had left the ballpark by the time they were mathematically eliminated from postseason contention when Cal Raleigh's ninth-inning homer gave Seattle a 2-1 win over Oakland and the American League's final wild-card spot. Baltimore arrived in New York needing to win its final six games while having Tampa Bay and Seattle lose all of theirs.news.yahoo.com
Mariners' 21-year playoff wait ends on Raleigh's walk-off HR
Aside from the clinching a spot in the postseason, Seattle stayed 1 1/2 games behind Toronto for the top wild-card spot and one half-game ahead of Tampa Bay as the three continue to jockey for seeding. It was all about punching the final AL ticket and ending two decades without the guarantee of playoff baseball. AWARD SEASONThe Seattle chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America presented its year end awards before the game. UP NEXTAthletics: LHP JP Sears (6-3, 4.22) makes his 12th start of the season and ninth since joining the A’s. Sears is 3-3 with a 5.36 ERA in his starts with Oakland, but beat the Mariners on Sept. 20 allowing one unearned run in five innings.wftv.com
Raleigh's walk-off homer ends Mariners' long playoff drought
SEATTLE — (AP) — Cal Raleigh hit a game-winning home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners ended the longest playoff drought in baseball with a 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. Raleigh, pinch-hitting for Luis Torrens, hit a 3-2 pitch from Domingo Acevedo (3-4) just inside the right-field foul pole for a solo homer that sent the Mariners to the postseason for the first time since 2001. Aside from the clinching a spot in the postseason, Seattle stayed 1 1/2 games behind Toronto for the top wild-card spot and one half-game ahead of Tampa Bay as the three continue to jockey for seeding. It was all about punching the final AL ticket and ending two decades without the guarantee of playoff baseball. The Mariners are still the only current team never to have played in the World Series.wftv.com
Kirby starts with record 24 straight strikes; Nats top M's
Seattle right-hander George Kirby set a major league record by throwing 24 straight strikes to start the game and fellow Mariners rookie Julio Rodriguez reached a new level, but Ildemaro Vargas hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning that lifted the Washington Nationals to a 3-1 win.
Benches clear in 9th, Servais tossed as Mariners beat Astros
Mariners manager Scott Servais was ejected for his role in a benches-clearing scuffle in the ninth inning of Seattle’s 7-4 win over the Houston Astros, a game in which Cal Raleigh had a career-high four RBIs and Julio Rodriguez hit a late two-run shot.
Mariners score 4 in 11th to earn 6-3 win over Astros
Mariners Astros Baseball Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Yohan Ramirez, right, celebrates with catcher Cal Raleigh after a baseball game against the Houston Astros Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, in Houston. Ty France tied the game with a solo home run in the ninth inning and put the Mariners on top with an RBI single in the 11th before Kyle Seager belted a three-run homer in a 6-3 win. Jake Meyers hit an RBI single with one out, Taylor Jones followed with another single and Jacob Wilson walked to load the bases. “I had to pitch like every pitch was the last pitch of the game because it really was," Sewald said. But the Astros didn't score again until the RBI single by Meyers in the 11th.wftv.com