Yankees' Jeter Back Where It Started In Seattle

Unlike other stops on his final tour around the majors, Seattle has a special place for New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. It was 19 years ago that Jeter made his major league debut for the Yankees in the old Kingdome. He went 0-for-5 as a 20-year-old on May 29, 1995 in Seattle's 8-7 victory over the Yankees. The next day, Jeter picked up two hits off Seattle starter Tim Belcher. During a pregrame ceremony, Mariners presented Jeter with a chair from the Kingdome, a base, a watch with a personal inscription from Cano and a $5,000 donation to the Turn 2 Foundation. Jeter is one of 12 active players to have played in the Kingdome and Safeco Field in his career. He enters his final trip to the Pacific Northwest a career .299 hitter in Seattle in 80 regular-season games.

Storm Beat Short-Handed Sky 80-76

Tanisha Wright scored 17 points to help the Seattle Storm beat short-handed Chicago, which was missing star Elena Delle Donne, 80-76 on Tuesday night. Delle Donne, who is second in the league in scoring at just over 22 points a game, was sidelined with a reported flareup of Lyme Disease that plagued her in college. Forward Jessica Breland also sat out with a lower leg injury. Chicago is still without Sylvia Fowles, who is recovering from off-season hip surgery. She's expected back later this month. Chicago (5-4) did get a strong effort from Epiphanny Prince, who was playing her second game of the season after sitting out the first seven games because of burnout. Prince had 18 points for the Sky, who have dropped three straight. Camille Little added 13 points and Sue Bird had 12 for the Storm (4-6). June 11, 2014

Mariners Sign Draft Pick Gareth Morgan

garethmorganThe Seattle Mariners have signed outfielder Gareth Morgan from North York in Toronto (Ontario) Canada, the club’s second selection (74th overall pick) in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, Director of Amateur Scouting Tom McNamara announced today.Morgan will be available for media interviews in the Mariners dugout following taking batting practice with the Mariners at Safeco Field.

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Mariners Blank Rays Again, 3-0

cano marinersRobinson Cano drove in two runs with a bases-loaded double and the Seattle Mariners blanked the Tampa Bay Rays for the second straight game, 3-0 Monday. Five Seattle pitchers combined on a five-hitter. The Mariners extended their scoreless streak to 19 games and won for the eighth time in nine games. The Rays have lost 13 of 14 and are saddled with the worst record in the major leagues at 24-41.

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Felix: The American League Player Of The Week

felix may13Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending June 8th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

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