SEATTLE (AP) — While the Seattle Mariners' top task all along was just getting into the postseason, playing home games in the wild-card round was a very close second.
Accomplishing that will now take some significant help from others following Seattle's 10-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Robbie Ray has an idea for how to get the Seattle Mariners refocused and hopefully out of their late-season slide.
Stop worrying about what is happening elsewhere.
“For me, we’ve just got to stop looking at the scoreboard.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are searching for their winning ways again — the timely hits, sharp defense and shut-down pitching that has carried them so close to getting back to the playoffs for the first time since 2001.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout homered for the eighth time in 10 games and the Los Angeles Angels tripped up the Seattle Mariners’ AL wild-card run with an 8-7 victory Friday night that ended a four-game losing streak.
SEATTLE (AP) — Dansby Swanson hit one of Atlanta’s four home runs and the World Series champion Braves took sole possession of first place for the first time all season with a 6-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Robbie Ray swallowed a bug, and ate up the Guardians again.
Ray started September the way he finished August with six solid innings as the Seattle Mariners won their sixth straight, 4-0 on Saturday night over a slumping Cleveland club searching for a spark.
SEATTLE (AP) — While Robbie Ray was again dominant against a potential playoff foe, there was a more important development for the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
Perhaps All-Star Ty France is on the verge of breaking out of his extended slump and rediscovering the swing that made him one of best hitters in the American League during the first half of the season.
SEATTLE (AP) — Robbie Ray took a no-hit try into the seventh inning, Mitch Haniger and Eugenio Suárez both hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Washington Nationals 4-2 Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners left-hander Robbie Ray lost his no-hit try when Washington’s Joey Meneses hit a home run leading off the seventh inning on Tuesday night.
Ray had faced just one batter over the minimum through six innings.
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BALTIMORE (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 37th home run, fellow All-Star Nestor Cortes pitched six sharp innings and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-0 on Sunday.
Jose Trevino, another Yankees All-Star, produced the first four-hit game of his career.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray doesn't recall being part of a run quite like what the Seattle Mariners are on these days. Everything is a new experience in the big leagues for All-Star rookie center fielder Julio Rodríguez, and he just keeps doing impressive things.
SEATTLE (AP) — Carlos Santana provided the jolt to back up another terrific night of pitching and kept Seattle on the kind of roll not seen from the Mariners in nearly two decades.
Santana hit his first home run since being acquired by Seattle, lining a two-run shot off Toronto starter Alek Manoah that lifted the Mariners to a 2-1 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday night.
Toronto Blue Jays (45-39, fourth in the AL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (42-42, second in the AL West)
Seattle; Saturday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (9-3, 2.33 ERA, .99 WHIP, 90 strikeouts); Mariners: Robbie Ray (7-6, 3.62 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 117 strikeouts)
SEATTLE (AP) — Julio Rodríguez homered on Frankie Montas’ first pitch and drove in both runs, Robbie Ray struck out a season-high 12 and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 2-1 on Sunday to deal the Athletics their 25th loss in 31 games.
SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners left-hander Robbie Ray lost a no-hit bid with two outs in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels when he let a ground ball bounce off his glove.
Max Stassi hit a high chopper Friday night toward the mound that went right over Ray's head.
BOSTON (AP) — Trevor Story hit a grand slam over the Green Monster — and into the hands of a former Red Sox player — a night after hitting three over Fenway Park’s fabled left field wall, leading Boston to a 7-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
TORONTO (AP) — Mariners left-hander Robbie Ray isn't joining Seattle for a series in Toronto this week, missing a chance to celebrate the Cy Young Award he won with the Blue Jays last season amid border restrictions related to the COVID-19 vaccine.
SEATTLE (AP) — Robbie Ray pitched into the sixth inning and had 10 strikeouts, the most by a Seattle pitcher this season, and the Mariners beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Ray (3-3) gave up two runs on two hits while walking two in 5 2/3 innings.
MIAMI (AP) — Jesús Luzardo allowed one run and two hits in six innings and the Miami Marlins won their seventh straight game, beating the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Saturday night.
Brian Anderson had two hits for the Marlins, whose last seven-game win streak ran from April 24-30, 2016.
CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox finally got to Robbie Ray.
With a little help from the weather.
Anderson homered and drove in three runs in the rain, and the banged-up White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 6-4 on Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray was through six innings Friday with a manageable pitch count. But a short spring training had left pitchers without time to build up their endurance, as Seattle manager Scott Servais was keenly aware.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago White Sox right-hander Lance Lynn was pulled from his final spring training start Saturday night with right knee discomfort.
He will be further evaluated Sunday, the team said.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners were still in the middle of finishing their first big deal of the offseason when they started making an aggressive move to land a new ace for their pitching rotation, a signing that would grab even more attention.
NEW YORK (AP) — Javier Báez agreed to bring his high motor to the Motor City, while other teams around the majors raced to finish up business before Tuesday's deadline to tender contracts and a likely roster freeze coming when baseball's collective bargaining agreement expires Wednesday.
SEATTLE (AP) — AL Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray and the Seattle Mariners finalized their $115 million, five-year contract Tuesday night.
Ray is coming off the best season of his career with the Toronto Blue Jays, going 13-7 with a 2.84 ERA and 248 strikeouts in 193 1/3 innings.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are finalizing a contract with American League Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on the condition of anonymity because Ray still must undergo a physical and the deal has not been signed.
With a possible lockout on the horizon, it's been mostly business as usual on the free agent market — so far.
In this Year of the Pitcher, both Robbie Ray and Corbin Burnes completed their own kind of comebacks.
Ray rebounded from a dismal season that saw him take a rare pay cut to win the AL Cy Young Award with Toronto while Burnes returned from an early bout of COVID-19 with Milwaukee to win the NL’s top pitching prize Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani was voted player of the year and the American League outstanding player by fellow major leaguers in the annual Players Choice Awards from the Major League Baseball Players Association.
TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Semien sounded like a man with unfinished business in Toronto after his Blue Jays endured a near-miss finish in the AL wild-card race.
Between now and spring training, the All-Star slugger must decide whether he wants to come back to Canada to try and finish it.
TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Judge hit two of New York’s five home runs and the Yankees extended their AL wild-card lead by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 Thursday night.
Gleyber Torres and Anthony Rizzo also connected off Blue Jays starter Robbie Ray, and Brett Gardner added a solo homer as New York (91-68) slimmed its magic number to clinch a postseason spot to two.
New York Yankees (90-68, second in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (88-70, fourth in the AL East)
Toronto; Thursday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Corey Kluber (5-3, 3.82 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 80 strikeouts) Blue Jays: Robbie Ray (13-6, 2.68 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 244 strikeouts)
New York Yankees (90-67, second in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (87-70, fourth in the AL East)
Toronto; Wednesday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Gerrit Cole (16-8, 3.08 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 237 strikeouts) Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (12-9, 3.48 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 197 strikeouts)
Toronto Blue Jays (86-69, fourth in the AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (69-86, fifth in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (7-2, 3.36 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 109 strikeouts) Twins: Griffin Jax (3-4, 6.75 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 60 strikeouts)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Teoscar Hernández, Marcus Semien and George Springer homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays held their position in the playoff chase by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-1 Saturday night.
Toronto Blue Jays (85-69, fourth in the AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (69-85, fifth in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Robbie Ray (12-6, 2.72 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 238 strikeouts) Twins: John Gant (5-9, 3.76 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 88 strikeouts)
Toronto Blue Jays (84-66, third in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (93-58, first in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (6-2, 3.39 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 102 strikeouts) Rays: Drew Rasmussen (3-1, 3.00 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 68 strikeouts)
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Toronto Blue Jays (84-65, third in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (92-58, first in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Monday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Robbie Ray (12-5, 2.64 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 233 strikeouts) Rays: Shane Baz (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette homered and drove in five runs, Robbie Ray fanned 13 over seven innings to claim the major league strikeout lead and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 Wednesday.
TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette homered and matched his career-high with five RBIs, Robbie Ray fanned 13 over seven innings to claim the major league strikeout lead and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 Wednesday.
Tampa Bay Rays (90-55, first in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (81-64, third in the AL East)
Toronto; Wednesday, 3:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Michael Wacha (3-4, 5.28 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 104 strikeouts) Blue Jays: Robbie Ray (11-5, 2.70 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 220 strikeouts)
Tampa Bay Rays (89-54, first in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (80-63, second in the AL East)
Toronto; Monday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Collin McHugh (6-1, 1.63 ERA, .89 WHIP, 69 strikeouts) Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (5-2, 3.71 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 92 strikeouts)
BALTIMORE (AP) — Cedric Mullins and Ryan McKenna homered off Robbie Ray and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday night to end Toronto's season-high winning streak at eight.
Anthony Santander also had a three-run shot in the seventh inning off Julian Merryweather (0-1) that traveled 423 feet and gave Baltimore the decisive lead.
Toronto Blue Jays (77-62, fourth in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (45-94, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Robbie Ray (11-5, 2.60 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 212 strikeouts) Orioles: Chris Ellis (1-0, 2.16 ERA, .90 WHIP, 14 strikeouts)
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TORONTO (AP) — Robbie Ray struck out 10 while pitching one-hit ball into the seventh inning, Marcus Semien hit his 35th home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 8-0 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.