Taylor Motter replaced an injured Robinson Cano and gave Seattle the lead with a two-run single in the eighth inning, lifting the Mariners over the Atlanta Braves 9-6 on Wednesday night.
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Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano left Wednesday's game with a tight left hamstring.
Martin DFA'd as Phelps returns
The Seattle Mariners reinstated RHP David Phelps (elbow) from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, designating OF Leonys Martin for assignment in a corresponding move. Martin, 29, hit .174 in 115 at-bats with the club this season.
Rookie Lucas Sims pitched three-hit ball over six innings and the Atlanta Braves scored on a crazy play that took three rundowns in a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Eight teams are battling for the last playoff spot in the AL. Here are reasons to care about each, including L.A. and Texas, who face off tonight.
Keith Law talks to Eric Karabell about how the Dodgers will deal with Alex Wood's injury, the AL Wild Card race and more. Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" and a conversation with Eric Longenhagen of Fangraphs.
Andrew Albers worked into the sixth inning for his second straight win since coming up from the minors, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 6-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
Blake Snell allowed only two hits in seven innings for his second consecutive win following a long drought, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Seattle Mariners 3-0 on Sunday.
The Mariners have relied on balance at all three positions to propel them to the top tier. Jarrod Dyson has led the way with nine runs saved in center, but their corners are also in good hands.
Mitch Haniger hit a grand slam, Nelson Cruz added his 31st home run and the Seattle Mariners rolled to their fourth straight win Saturday night, a 7-6 decision over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Twins feel the home run rhythm on Friday
Nelson Cruz hit a 482-foot moon shot on Friday night while Miguel Sano wasn't far behind with a 469-footer. That was one of two long homers for Sano, who also saw teammate Max Kepler tee off for a deep blast.
Nelson Cruz hit two doubles and his 30th home run Friday night and Erasmo Ramirez won his first game for the Seattle Mariners since April 1, 2014, a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Recently acquired Yonder Alonso hit his first homer for Seattle and drove in three runs, and Marc Rzepczynski struck out Chris Davis with the bases loaded to end the Mariners' 7-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.
Andrew Albers earned his first major league win in four years, pitching five effective innings as the Seattle Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
Mariners shuffle roster
The Mariners optioned RHPs Casey Lawrence and Thyago Vieira to Triple-A Tacoma and designated RHP Christian Bergman for assignment on Tuesday. Seattle selected LHP Andrew Albers and recalled RHP Sam Gaviglio from Triple-A in corresponding roster moves.
Tim Beckham hit the first pitch of the game out for his first career leadoff homer, Manny Machado hit the sixth grand slam of his career an inning later and the Baltimore Orioles routed the Seattle Mariners 11-3 on Monday night.
Seattle has reportedly made "multiple" calls to the Twins regarding veteran right-hander Ervin Santana.
Mariners recall Vieira, option Bergman
The Seattle Mariners recalled RHP Thyago Vieira from Triple-A Tacoma on Monday and optioned RHP Christian Bergman to Tacoma in a corresponding move.
Before being swept in a four-game series by the Angels, the M's were on the rise in the wild-card race. They'll need help to stay afloat without James Paxton.
Parker Bridwell threw six strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels completed a four-game sweep, beating the Seattle Mariners 4-2 Sunday for their sixth straight win.
ESPN Stats and Information's Mark Simon examines the wild-card chances for the Rays, Twins, Angels, Orioles, Royals and Mariners.