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Mariners Game Central – June 14 at Astros

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Game #63: Mariners (28-34) at Astros (35-28) | 1:10 pm CT/11:10 am PT | Minute Maid Park Starting Pitchers: LHP Roenis Elias (3-3, 2.79) vs. RHP Lance McCullers (2-1, 2.32) Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle & 97.3 KIRO FM and the Mariners Radio Network…also on 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 | Astros | Mariners-Astros History

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Mariners Game Central – June 13 at Astros

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Game #62: Mariners (27-34) at Astros (35-27) | 3:10 pm CT/1:10 pm PT | Minute Maid Park Starting Pitchers: LHP Mike Montgomery (0-1, 2.08) vs. RHP Collin McHugh (6-2, 4.34) Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on 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 | Astros | Mariners-Astros History

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Mariners Game Central – June 12 at Astros

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Game #61: Mariners (27-33) at Astros (34-27) | 7:10 pm CT/5:10 pm PT | Minute Maid Park Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez () vs. LHP Brett Oberholtzer (0-1, 3.75) Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on 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 AL West Standings: 4th place in AL West, 6.5 games back of Houston (3.0 games back of 3rd-place LAA) Game Information: Mariners | Astros | Mariners-Astros History

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Little League Days at Safeco Field are a Hit

 

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The last four Sunday afternoons at Safeco Field have been Little League Days, as nearly 27,000 young players and their families came together to enjoy Mariners Baseball and parade around the field before the game.  This is the 29th year of the current Little League Day program in conjunction with the Mariners.

In addition to the 92 leagues from all corners of the state of Washington, more Little Leaguers than ever from western Oregon and British Columbia (Victoria and Vancouver) converged on the ballpark, sporting the colors of their teams.  The pre-game parades are the big attraction for the kids and their families, as they dream about someday playing on a Major League diamond.  Thanks to the hard work of head groundskeeper Bob Christofferson and the entire grounds crew, as well as many volunteers, these parades run smoothly and the field is ready for play when it’s time for the first pitch.

It was appropriate last Sunday when the Mariners hosted the Tampa Bay Rays that both managers (Lloyd McClendon and first-year Rays’ manager Kevin Cash) played in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.

There are many supporters of Little League Baseball and Softball that deserve to be applauded.  A few of the longest-serving district administrators are:

  • Bob Toigo, District 9 (Eastside area) and Board Member of Little League International
  • Glen Dickason, District 3 (Centralia, Aberdeen, Olympia area)
  • Mike Ray, District 4 (Vancouver, WA area)
  • Gil Nilson, District 8 (North Seattle and north King County)

In addition to the annual “Days” at the home of the Mariners, each year the Little League Boys and Girls (age 11-12) State Champions are introduced at the ballpark and Little League volunteers are treated to special seating.  The Mariners take part in numerous Little League jamborees in the spring around the region.

Little League Baseball and Major League Baseball – a great combination of the present and future of the game.

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Mariners Game Central – June 11 at Indians

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Game #60: Mariners (27-32) at Indians (27-31) | 9:10 am PT/12:10 pm ET | Progressive Field Starting Pitchers: LHP J.A. Happ (3-1, 3.31) vs. RHP Shaun Marcum (2-1, 5.19) Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on 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 | Indians | Mariners-Indians History

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Mariners Game Central – June 10 at Indians

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Game #59: Mariners (26-32) at Indians (27-30) | 4:10 pm PT/7:10 pm ET | Progressive Field Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (2-6, 5.80) vs. RHP Trevor Bauer (5-2, 2.94) Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on 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 | Indians | Mariners-Indians History

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An Emmy for ROOT SPORTS’ Mariners Games

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Congratulations are in order for ROOT SPORTS. Over the weekend, the Mariners television partner, won a local Emmy Award.

The category was Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited – Program/Special. Also nominated was ROOT’S Big Sky Football broadcasts, the Seahawks game production, and the Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup hydro races, produced by KIRO TV.

This is the fifth consecutive year ROOT SPORTS has won a local Emmy in the category, and the second win for Mariners baseball. (ROOT also won in 2013.). ROOT has earned two Emmy Awards for college football, and one for Portland Timbers Soccer broadcasts.

The ROOT SPORTS Mariners baseball crew includes Jon Bradford, Executive Producer; Sarah Hilsendeger, Production Manager; Liz Serrette, Operations Manager; Curtis Wilson, Senior Producer; Mark Engelbrekt, Senior Director; Mike Pike Parker, Producer; Doug Herbison, Director; Lacey Cameron, Director; Andy Urlacher, Audio Specialist; Steven Hurd, Production Associate; Stu Vitue, Editor; Carl Severson, Editor.

Mariners Game Central – June 5 vs. Rays

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Game #55: Mariners (24-30) vs. Tampa Bay (29-26) | 7:10 pm PT | Safeco Field Starting Pitchers: LHP J.A. Happ (3-1, 3.70) vs. RHP Jake Odorizzi (4-5, 2.61) Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on 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 | Rays | Mariners-Rays History

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Peanut Butter Drive at Safeco Field June 5

Ford Focus on Child HungerFans coming to Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays are encouraged to bring unopened jars of peanut butter to Safeco Field to benefit Northwest Harvest.

The Mariners are joining with Ford, the official cars and trucks of the Seattle Mariners, to fight child hunger.

During the summer, many kids lose access to nutritious meals through their school nutrition programs. Food banks have to pick up the slack, and for many, peanut butter is a nutrient dense, kid-friendly option.

The problem is that peanut butter is a relatively expensive item for food banks, like Northwest Harvest, to buy. Food drives can help ensure that fewer kids will go hungry in Washington state this summer.

There will be two collection sites at the ballpark on Friday – the Ford display on the plaza next to the parking garage, and at the Ford vehicle display near Section 143 on the Main Concourse.

Fans can also give cash, and donations are being accepted online at FordFeedsKids.org.

This drive is part of a five-state campaign in the Pacific Northwest by Ford dealers to support their community food banks and to make sure no child goes hungry this summer. Started in 2013, the Ford Focus on Child Hunger has provided more than one million meals and snacks to hungry kids in the Pacific Northwest.

Northwest Harvest is Washington’s only statewide non-profit hunger relief agency. It serves a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and services to high-need schools. Through the network, it is able to provide more than two million meals each month.

On July 25, the Mariners and 97.3 KIRO FM will host our annual Fight Hunger Day. It’s another opportunity to support Northwest Harvest and the good work they do every day.

Mariners Acquire 1B/OF Mark Trumbo and LHP Vidal Nuño from Arizona in 6-player Trade

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Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today the club has acquired infielder/outfielder Mark Trumbo and LHP Vidal Nuño from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for catcher Welington Castillo, right-handed pitcher Dominic Leone and minor leaguers Gabby Guerrero and Jack Reinheimer.

Seattle will make additional roster moves on its 25-man roster when Trumbo and Nuño report to the Mariners.

“Trumbo gives us another proven, middle-of-the-line-up bat,” Zduriencik said. “He brings power and experience to the club. We think his presence will stretch and deepen our lineup with a legitimate Major League hitter. Nuño is a versatile, left-hander who has experience starting and relieving and comes to us at a time when we have experienced injuries.  He’s a tough kid who throws strikes and will be a nice addition overall.”

“It is always tough to give up prospects and players that you like. In this case, our organizational depth at shortstop helped us with the decision on Reinheimer and Guerrero is well thought of, but we all realize, that to get something you have to give something.  We are proud of and appreciate the contributions that all four gave to our organization and wish them the very best with their careers.”

Trumbo, 29, is batting .259 (45×174) with 10 doubles, 3 triples, 9 home runs and 23 RBI in 46 games for the Diamondbacks. He has started 40 games in right field and one at first base this season.

In six Major League seasons with the Los Angeles Angels (2010-2013) and Diamondbacks (2014-15), Trumbo has combined to hit 118 home runs in 594 games (18.8 AB/HR) and recorded 368 RBI. From 2011-2013 with the Angels, he combined to hit 95 home runs, tied for 4th-most in the American League over this stretch (282 RBI were 6th-most). In his last season in the American League in 2013 he hit 30 doubles, 34 home runs and recorded 100 RBI. He has played first base (343 G/320 GS), left field (116 G/114 GS), right field (107 G/89 GS), designated hitter (41 GS) and third base (9 G/8 GS) during his Major League career.

Trumbo was an American League All-Star in 2012 and participated in the Home Run Derby. He was originally selected by the Angels in the 18th round of the 2004 June Draft out of Villa Park High School in Orange, Calif. He was acquired by the Diamondbacks on Dec. 10, 2013 as part of a three-team trade with the Angels and White Sox.

Nuño, 27, made 3 relief appearances for the Diamondbacks this season, posting a 0-1, 1.88 ERA record. He made 8 starts for AAA Reno in the Pacific Coast League, going 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA (19 ER, 50.2 IP) and a 5.13 strikeout-to-walk ratio (41 SO, 8 BB).

In parts of three Major League seasons with the New York Yankees (2013-2014) and Diamondbacks (2014-2015), Nuño has combined for a 3-15 record with a 4.13 ERA in 39 games, 31 starts. He is 35-21 with 2 saves and a 2.90 ERA in 103 career minor league appearances (71 starts). The National City, Calif., native was originally selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 48th round of the 2009 June Draft.

Castillo, 28, appeared in 6 games with Seattle after being acquired from the Cubs on May 19 in exchange for right-hander Yoervis Medina. In 30 games (12 starts) between the Mariners and Cubs this season, he is hitting .162 (11×68) with 8 runs, 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 7 RBI. In parts of 6 Major League seasons with Chicago-NL & Seattle, Castillo has appeared in 316 games and combined for a .250 (258×1031) batting average with 29 home runs and 112 RBI.

Leone, 23, was 0-4 with a 6.35 ERA (8 ER, 11.1 IP) in 10 relief appearances with Seattle this season. Over parts of two seasons with the Mariners, he is 8-6 with a 2.78 ERA (8 ER, 11.1 IP) with 77 strikeouts in 67 appearances. He was originally drafted by Seattle in the 16th round of the 2012 June amateur draft out of Clemson University.

Reinheimer, 22, appeared in 48 games with Double-A Jackson, batting .277 (56×202) with 25 runs scored, 10 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 16 RBI. He was the Mariners 5th round selection in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of East Carolina University. Over his first four minor league seasons, Reinheimer is batting .275 (267×972) with 148 runs scored, 38 doubles, 7 triples, 6 home runs and 104 RBI in 244 career games.

Guerrero, 21, is batting .215 (38×177) with 22 runs scored, 10 doubles, 2 home runs and 15 RBI in 48 games with Double-A Jackson in 2015. Guerrero, who signed with the Mariners as an International Free Agent on January 11, 2011, is batting .286 (473×1653) with 259 runs scored, 86 doubles, 9 triples, 40 home runs and 247 RBI in 430 career games over  five seasons in the minor leagues.

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