Mariners Game Central – Aug. 28 at White Sox

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Game #129 (8/28): Mariners (59-69) at White Sox (60-66) | 5:10 pm PT/7:10 pm CT | US Cellular Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (9-7, 4.72) vs. LHP John Danks (6-11, 4.90)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network…also Mariners.com (for subscriberss to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
Game Information: Mariners | White Sox | Mariners-White Sox History

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Mariners Relieve Jack Zduriencik of G.M. Duties

Seattle Mariners President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Mather announced this morning that EVP of Baseball Operations & General Manager Jack Zduriencik has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately.

Jeff Kingston, who has been the Mariners Assistant General Manager since 2009, will handle the GM responsibilities for the remainder of the 2015 regular season.

Mather said, “We have reached the point when change of leadership of our baseball operations is needed for the Seattle Mariners to reach our goal of winning championships. We are very disappointed with the results this season, and are not satisfied with the current operation. The search for a permanent general manager will begin immediately, and while there is no deadline, we expect to have a new GM in place as soon as practical.”

Mather added, “We have great respect for Jack and his work ethic. He was an excellent representative of the Mariners both within the game of baseball and in the community. On behalf of the entire organization, I wish him and (his wife) Debbie all the best, and thank him for all his efforts.”

Mariners Chief Executive Officer Howard Lincoln said, “On behalf of our ownership group, I want to thank Jack for his loyalty and hard work over the years, and for the quiet dignity with which he has carried himself. During his tenure, Jack was dedicated to building a winning team, and at the same time, has embodied the Mariners commitment to the community by supporting many charities and causes, and making a difference in our community. We wish Jack and his lovely wife Debbie all the best.”

Zduriencik was in his seventh season as head of the Mariners baseball operations after being named to the position on October 22, 2008. Prior to joining the Mariners, the 32-year veteran of Major League Baseball spent nine seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers organization, including the final year there as Vice President, Special Assistant to the General Manager for Player Personnel.

Kingston joined the Mariners in 2009 after spending nine years working with the San Diego Padres, serving the final seven seasons as Director of Baseball Operations.

Mariners Game Central – Aug. 27 at White Sox

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Game #128 (8/27): Mariners (59-68) at White Sox (59-66) | 5:10 pm PT/7:10 pm CT | US Cellular Field
Starting Pitchers: LHP Roenis Elias (4-6, 4.22) vs. LHP Carlos Rodon (5-5, 4.22)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network…also Mariners.com (for subscriberss to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
Game Information: Mariners | White Sox | Mariners-White Sox History

Iwakuma No-Hitter | Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
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Game Central – Aug. 26 vs. Athletics

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Game #127 (8/26): Mariners (58-68) vs. Athletics (55-72) | 12:40 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (14-8, 3.74) vs. RHP Chris Bassitt (1-5, 2.48)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Athletics | Mariners-Athletics History

Iwakuma No-Hitter | Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule
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Here are today’s Game Notes:

Cano Joins Elite Company with 30th Double

08.25.15 Cano 30 Doubles

With his double last night vs. the Athletics, Robinson Canó recorded his 30th double of the season and his 11th consecutive 30-double season, which is a historic feat:

  • Becomes the 6th player with 11 consecutive seasons with 30 doubles in baseball history: Stan Musial (13), Honus Wagner (13), Tris Speaker (12), Joe Medwick (11), Ed Delahanty (11), Robinson Canó (11).
  • Only player with 30 doubles in each of the last 11 seasons (each season since 2005).
  • Becomes the 26th player dating back to 1901 with at least 11 30-double seasons.
  • Is the first player in MLB history to record 11 consecutive 30-double seasons to open a career. Previous record was 10 by Albert Pujols.
  • Becomes the 4th active player with 11 30-double seasons, joining Albert Pujols (12), David Ortiz (11), Adrian Beltre (11).

Here is a video clip of Cano’s historic double:

Robinson Cano acknowledges the crowd after hitting his 30th double.

Robinson Cano acknowledges the crowd after hitting his 30th double.

Get Well Tour at Seattle Children’s

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Hisashi Iwakuma, Seth Smith and the Mariner Moose spent some time at Seattle Children’s Hospital spreading Get Well wishes to patients.

The visit was part of the Holland America Line Get Well Tour of area hospitals. Patients receive autographs, photos, a Holland America gift bag, and a chance to meet one of their baseball heroes.

The trio spent time with patients and their siblings in the activity area and then visited a handful of patients in their rooms including the cardiac intensive care unit. Kuma and Smith even donned hospital gowns, gloves and face masks so they could stop by to visit with one patient with a compromised immune system.

Mariners Game Central – Aug. 25 vs. Athletics

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Game #126 (8/25): Mariners (57-68) vs. Athletics (55-71) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: LHP Mike Montgomery (4-6, 4.16) vs. RHP Jesse Chavez (7-12, 3.75)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network…also Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
Game Information: Mariners | Athletics | Mariners-Athletics History

Iwakuma No-Hitter | Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
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Mariners Game Central – Aug. 24 vs. Athletics

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Game #125 (8/24): Mariners (57-67) vs. Athletics (54-71) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (5-2, 3.74) vs. LHP Felix Doubront (0-0, 2.70) Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network…also Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv) TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available Game Information: Mariners | Athletics | Mariners-Athletics History

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Mariners Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Nelson Cruz, Brad Miller and Mike Zunino taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Nelson Cruz, Brad Miller and Mike Zunino taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The Mariners answered a challenge (by the Orioles) and are now challenging the Rays in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Nelson Cruz, Brad Miller and Mike Zunino were showered with ice cold water to help raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

A special guest joined the Mariners players for the Ice Bucket Challenge, as Spokane native John Oakley helped count them down to the ice bath. Oakley is a middle school coach and has been diagnosed with ALS. He is on a mission to to visit every Major League Baseball stadium with his kids.

John Oakley of Spokane is on a mission to visit every Major League Baseball Stadium.

John Oakley of Spokane is on a mission to visit every Major League Baseball Stadium.

The Mariners and Major League Baseball are participating in the second year of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. Throughout the month of August, each club will host its own challenge and will then challenge another franchise, along with two other local personalities or organizations, to partake.

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As a part of the initiative, MLB is donating $100,000 to The ALS Association. The funds will be used to further collaborative efforts between several organizations. Fans can join MLB by donating at ALSIceBucketChallenge.org and to make donations to an ALS organization of their choosing.

Here is more information on MLB’s ongoing support of The ALS Association.

Brad Miller, Nelson Cruz, John Oakley and Mike Zunino.

Brad Miller, Nelson Cruz, John Oakley and Mike Zunino.

 

Mariners Game Central – Aug. 23 vs. White Sox

Lineup

Game #124 (8/23): Mariners (56-67) vs White Sox (58-63) | 1:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (8-7, 4.60) vs. LHP John Danks (6-10, 4.61)
Radio: 710 ESPN & Mariners Radio Network…also Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
Game Information: Mariners | White Sox | Mariners-White Sox History

Iwakuma No-Hitter | Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

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