Mariners Beat Rangers 5-0
James Paxton pitched into the seventh in a bounce-back start, Robinson Cano hit his 12th home run of the season, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 on Tuesday night. Paxton threw a career-high 118 pitches and came an out away from tying his career high with seven innings pitched. The rookie lowered his ERA to 1.71, the best mark for a pitcher in his first 11 major league starts since 1990.
Mariners Give GM Zduriencik Contract Extension
The contending Seattle Mariners have rewarded general manager Jack Zduriencik with a multiyear contract extension. The team didn't release details of Zduriencik's new deal Tuesday. The 63-year-old Zduriencik has been Seattle's GM since 2008. The Mariners haven't reached the playoffs since losing in the 2001 AL championship series. Seattle went into Tuesday night's game against Texas in the races for the AL West and the wild-card spots. At 71-59, the Mariners had already matched their win total for all of last season. SEATTLE (AP) – August 27, 2014
NFL Takes Away 2 Minicamp Practices From SeattleThe Seattle Seahawks will forfeit two days of on-field minicamp practices next offseason after being penalized by the league for excessive physical contact during their 2014 minicamp. The league confirmed the penalties on Tuesday. ESPN.com first reported the violation and that Seattle would be fined $300,000 for the infractions. Seattle will be docked the first two days of its 2015 mandatory minicamp and will be permitted one 2 1/2-hour practice on the final day. Seattle's players will be paid for all three days of the camp. The minicamp this past June was highlighted by a fight between All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman and wide receiver Phil Bates that was caught by television cameras. Seattle also lost a pair of organized team activities during the 2012 offseason due to excessive contact. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – August 27, 2014
Rangers Over Mariners 2-0
Miles Mikolas allowed three hits in eight scoreless innings, J.P. Arencibia singled home the go-ahead run in the fourth and the Texas Rangers opened a three-game set against the Seattle Mariners with a 2-0 win on Monday night. Mikolas faced two batters over the minimum, erasing two of the three hits he allowed with double plays. The right-hander struck out five and walked one.