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9/14/2014 | Angels can clinch playoff berth by beating Mariners

If the Mariners are to remain in the playoff picture, they'll need to succeed against a team that doesn't often lose. Beginning Monday, the Mariners will play the first of seven remaining games against the American League West-leading Angels, starting a four-game set in Anaheim. The Angels can clinch a postseason berth with a win over the Mariners, who trail the Royals by one game for the second AL Wild Card spot. Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma squares off with the Halos' Matt Shoemaker.

9/14/2014 | Mariners miss chance to gain ground

Chris Young allowed just two runs in six-plus innings, and the Mariners put runners in scoring position in each of the first five innings against A's ace Jon Lester, but they weren't able to take advantage in a 4-0 loss that prevented them from cutting their one-game deficit in the AL Wild Card race.

9/13/2014 | A's turn to Lester in final meeting with Mariners

Sunday will be the last chance for the A's to wedge any distance between themselves and the Mariners, who are breathing down their necks in the American League Wild Card chase. Jon Lester starts for Oakland opposite Seattle's Chris Young.

9/13/2014 | Mariners' challenge ends Athletics' rally threat

A safe call at second base was overturned in the Mariners-Athletics game Saturday night at Safeco Field after Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon challenged the on-field ruling.

9/13/2014 | Ackley back on sideline with ankle soreness

A day after returning to the Mariners' lineup, left fielder Dustin Ackley was sidelined on Saturday because of ongoing soreness in his left ankle. Ackley is day to day.

9/13/2014 | Smith gives Mariners another weapon in 'pen

Carson Smith, an eighth-round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Texas State University, is the latest power arm in the Mariners 'pen as he joins a group that has posted a 2.39 ERA while going from the 29th-lowest ERA in the Majors in 2013 to the best in 2014.

9/13/2014 | McClendon likes Wilhelmsen in bullpen

While versatile right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen was mentioned in midseason as a potential starting candidate down the road by manager Lloyd McClendon, Seattle's skipper said Saturday he thinks the 30-year-old might be too valuable in the bullpen to mess with that success.

9/13/2014 | Cano's HR rallies Mariners, but A's get final say

Playoff fever arrived in full force Saturday night at Safeco Field, but the A's spoiled the raucous party for a capacity crowd with a 3-2 victory in 10 innings to drop the Mariners a game back in the American League Wild Card chase.

9/13/2014 | Mariners navigating difficult path to postseason

The Mariners would appear to have the roughest road to the postseason among the six teams in the running for the final two American League playoff spots. Not that they care.

9/13/2014 | Rodney ties franchise record with 45th save

Fernando Rodney picked up his Major League-leading 45th save of the season Friday night in Seattle's 4-2 win over the Athletics. That tied him with Kazuhiro Sasaki for the Mariners' single-season record, which Sasaki set in 2001.

9/12/2014 | Triple dose of power pulls Mariners into WC tie

Pitching has carried the Mariners much of the way this season in their push for the playoffs, but Seattle went on the offensive with three home runs Friday night in a 4-2 victory over the free-falling A's. The series-opening win puts the Mariners in a tie for the second AL Wild Card berth with 16 games to go.

9/12/2014 | Felix, Gray square off with Wild Card lead at stake

The A' enter Saturday's game against the Mariners with a half-game advantage on both Seattle and Kansas City in the AL Wild Card race. And they couldn't have drawn much tougher of an assignment, as Cy Young candidate Felix Hernandez takes the hill. Oakland counters with 13-game winner Sonny Gray.

9/12/2014 | Ackley back in lineup from resting sore ankle

After missing nearly a week dealing with soreness in his left ankle, left fielder Dustin Ackley returned to the Mariners lineup for Friday's series opener against the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field.

9/12/2014 | McClendon's confidence in Morales unshaken

Though Kendrys Morales went 0-for-11 in the series with Houston, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon sees continued progress from the switch-hitting DH, who went unsigned for the first two months of the season.

9/12/2014 | Saunders thrilled to be in race after long layoff

All the Mariners are enjoying being in the thick of the playoff race as the season hits the final stretch, but perhaps none more so than outfielder Michael Saunders.

9/11/2014 | Top five keys to Mariners' playoff push

The Mariners are well within reach of their first postseason berth since 2001. What must Lloyd McClendon's club do to finish strong?

9/10/2014 | Mariners miss chance on Iwakuma's off night

Needing a win to move back into sole possession of the second AL Wild Card spot, the Mariners instead fell, 5-2, to the Astros on Wednesday night at Safeco Field. Seattle now sits a half-game behind Detroit and two games behind Oakland in the Wild Card race.

9/10/2014 | Smith getting feel for life as big league rookie

Mariners reliever Carson Smith, who was brought up from Triple-A when big league rosters expanded for September, is already carrying out a rookie rite of passage.

9/10/2014 | Ackley looks to rejoin lineup for A's series

Left fielder Dustin Ackley was out of the Mariners lineup for a fourth consecutive game Wednesday, but the hope is he'll return to action Friday when Seattle opens a three-game series against the Athletics.

9/10/2014 | Mariners welcome A's for Wild Card showdown

AL West rivals Oakland and Seattle, two teams headed in opposite directions the past six weeks, meet Friday at Safeco Field to open a three-game series that suddenly looms large in the Wild Card race. Rookie left-hander James Paxton gets the nod in the series opener, squaring off with A's right-hander Jason Hammel.

9/10/2014 | In Seattle, Selig recalls bond with Griffey

Outgoing Commissioner Bud Selig stopped at Safeco Field on Wednesday as part of a tour of the Major Leagues' 30 cities during his final season and noted that the Mariners are one of the best stories in the game this year as they push for their first postseason berth since 2001.

9/10/2014 | Mariners held in check, lose pace in race

The Mariners had a chance to maintain their grasp on an American League Wild Card spot Tuesday night, but Collin McHugh and the Astros had other ideas, as Houston topped Seattle, 2-1, at Safeco Field.

9/9/2014 | Mariners win challenge to wipe run off board

After a challenge from Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, a safe call at first base was overturned using Major League Baseball's instant-replay policy in Tuesday's game against Houston at Safeco Field. It erased a run for the Astros.

9/9/2014 | Mariners look to Iwakuma seeking Wild Card lift

After falling a half-game out in the AL Wild Card chase, the Mariners will lean on right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma on Wednesday night when they close a series with Houston at Safeco Field. The Astros counter with right-hander Nick Tropeano, who will be making his big league debut.

9/9/2014 | Ackley resting with bone spurs in ailing ankle

An MRI test on Dustin Ackley's ailing left ankle revealed some bone spurs that will likely sideline the Mariners left fielder several more days, manager Lloyd McClendon said Tuesday.

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