SEATTLE — On the morning of the Mariners’ 82nd game of the season, sitting at the mathematical halfway point of the 162-game marathon, Mariners chairman and managing partner John Stanton sat in the suite belonging to team president and CEO Kevin Mather, reading the day’s in-house game notes …

SEATTLE — J.P. Crawford felt his trade to Seattle would give him the opportunity to be an everyday shortstop — hopefully as part of what the Mariners hope to build long-term.

SEATTLE — There aren’t many similarities between this year’s Orioles and the most successful regular-season team in club history, but for one day, Baltimore did a reasonably good impersonation of that 1969 squad.

SEATTLE — Last seen in the Mariners clubhouse nearly two weeks ago, Braden Bishop sat at his locker and described what he thought was a cramped muscle in his shoulder, an injury that forced the rookie center fielder to remove himself from the Mariners’ game against Houston earlier that night.

SEATTLE (AP) — It might be because he’s never received enough of a chance, but until this year, Jorge Soler has never been lumped in with the game’s top power hitters.

CHICAGO — The New York Yankees acquired AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night, adding another feared slugger to what could be baseball’s most powerful lineup when Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton return from injuries.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Leake has found the consistency he was looking for earlier in the season. Seattle manager Scott Servais is hoping the rest of his club can do the same after the Mariners spent the past two weeks reshaping their roster and trading away a couple top power hitters.

MINNEAPOLIS — Even if the Mariners don’t want this to be the expectation, it has become reality — and it doesn’t seem likely to change in a season that’s already lost.

MINNEAPOLIS — To be fair, given the personnel, the experience level and set-up of the bullpen, you’d think it would happen more often. But then again in this stretch of baseball where the Mariners win about once every five games, they haven’t had many late leads to lose.

MINNEAPOLIS — A new list sat in front of manager Scott Servais. In his careful penmanship, he had detailed the status of each of his 10 players on the injured list and read them to start his Tuesday afternoon pregame media session.

MINNEAPOLIS — When Tom Murphy was acquired by the Mariners on March 29 in a minor trade with the Giants, he pleased many folks with the revelation he’s a huge fan of “The Office” and was watching reruns at home when he found out he’d been traded to Seattle.

Outfielder Braden Bishop, the former Washington Husky who suffered a lacerated spleen Friday night playing in a game for Class AAA Tacoma, remained hospitalized Thursday after undergoing a procedure for the injury.

SEATTLE — Mike Leake sauntered toward catcher Tom Murphy to shake his hand as those remaining in the announced crowd of 13,652 rewarded him with a standing ovation for his superior work.

SEATTLE — The last time the Mariners met the Houston Astros at T-Mobile Park, Seattle opened the series on April 12 with Major League Baseball’s best record at 13-2.

SEATTLE — The frustration and anger pulsed through Marco Gonzales’ body. All the pitches that avoided their expected and proper location, all the subsequent hits allowed, all the runs scored from those hits, all the losing, so much damn losing.

SEATTLE — Even without Shohei Ohtani in the lineup, nullifying a highly anticipated matchup for Japanese baseball fans, the Los Angeles Angels had no problem solving Yusei Kikuchi this time around.

NEW YORK — The Texas Rangers are set to play their first regular-season game at new Globe Life Field on Tuesday, March 31 against the Los Angeles Angels, according to a draft of the 2020 preliminary schedule obtained by The Associated Press.

WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita State has hired longtime major league manager Eric Wedge as its baseball coach, giving him a five-year contract and the task of turning around the Shockers’ once-proud program.

SEATTLE—A day after playing their most crisp and complete baseball game in recent weeks, the Seattle Mariners served up an unnecessary and unwanted reminder of how and why they have their current losing record— now 24-33 — and how it’s gotten there following a 13-2 start to the season.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Brett Anderson initially looked a little lost covering first base to take a throw from shortstop Marcus Semien on the back end of a 3-6-1 double play, taking several stabs at the bag with his foot.

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Mariners got the pitching performance they needed from their best pitcher. However, the Mariners’ offense, which has looked like a juggernaut for extended periods this season, was held to just one run by a 35-year-old journeyman, then a kid from Skyline High School, th…

ARLINGTON, Texas – A fly ball that seemed to be a game-tying three-run homer instead turned into a run-scoring single by a matter of inches. 

ARLINGTON, Texas — Given the nature of the start, it seemed as if Monday would offer another one of those lopsided, position-player pitches, empty-the-bullpen type of blowouts that the Mariners have been wearing far too many times over the past few weeks.

SEATTLE — Leaning back in a chair in his office on Sunday morning, Scott Servais was asked if Saturday’s stink still lingered 12 hours later.

SEATTLE — With the hope that his timing issues at the plate are remedied and the mistakes in the field that seemed to follow the hitting struggles will also be erased, outfielder Mallex Smith will return to his center field spot for a Mariners team that desperately needs him to be the produc…

SEATTLE — Hours before it got ugly at T-Mobile Park — the seven runs, seven hits, two errors and 13 Twins coming to the plate in one inning sort of ugly — Mariners manager Scott Servais was asked about the difficulties and developmental highs and lows that a rookie starting pitcher endures d…

SEATTLE — Mariners starter Felix Hernandez will miss four to six weeks after being diagnosed with a Grade 1 lat strain, manager Scott Servais announced before Tuesday’s game against the Oakland Athletics.

SEATTLE — The Mariners seem to have found the cure for what has ailed them the past few weeks: Playing the Oakland A’s.

SEATTLE (AP) — After a night filled with home runs, it was Daniel Vogelbach taking a close pitch to walk, Domingo Santana dropping a well-placed double and Omar Narvaez’s opposite-field single that capped the Seattle Mariners’ rally.