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July 8, 2012 | By Phil Rogers
Jesus Montero is the latest young hitter who is having trouble hitting with Safeco Field as his home ballpark. The Seattle Mariners are becoming very concerned that their guys are psyching themselves out at home. The Mariners hit .175 during their last 10-game homestand and are at .195 in 41 games at Safeco Field. One problem for the Cleveland Indians is that teams are running on left fielder Johnny Damon . When he threw out the Angels' Albert Pujols trying to stretch a single into a double Wednesday it was his first assist in two years.
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April 10, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SEATTLE -- The Garrett Richards of 2012 or early 2013 may have been stressed by the situation he faced in the third inning Wednesday night -- two on, one out and the heart of the Seattle order, Robinson Cano and Justin Smoak, coming up. The Richards of 2014 remained calm, inducing a weak grounder to first from Cano and, with runners on second and third, striking out Smoak with a nasty curve in the dirt, the highlight of a seven-inning, one-hit, six-strikeout,...
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June 10, 2002 | From Associated Press
It didn't take Sammy Sosa any time to figure out Seattle's Safeco Field. Sosa hit his major league-leading 22nd home run and Jon Lieber pitched the Chicago Cubs past the Seattle Mariners, 5-1, Sunday. Sosa played for the National League All-Stars last summer at Safeco Field, which has a reputation for being a pitcher's park. "It's a beautiful ballpark and these are great fans," Sosa said. "This is one of the places that I feel very, very comfortable in.
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April 25, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SEATTLE - Brandon Maurer was the No. 3 starter in a superb 2008 Orange Lutheran High rotation that was led by Gerrit Cole, who went on to star at UCLA and was the first overall selection of the 2011 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Aaron Gates, who pitched at Pepperdine. Maurer was also the least-touted of the "Big Three" pitching prospects the Seattle Mariners had at double-A Jackson (Tenn.) last season, a group that included Danny Hultzen, the second overall pick in 2011, and Taijuan Walker, a supplemental pick in 2010.
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October 9, 2001 | Associated Press
The roof on Seattle's Safeco Field has been fixed in time for today's Game 1. Engineers at Safeco Field were scrambling to fix a glitch with the ballpark's retractable roof, which opened about halfway before Sunday's game against the Texas Rangers, then started malfunctioning. The problem was fixed by Monday afternoon, and the roof was fully operational, Mariner spokeswoman Rebecca Hale said.
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June 25, 1999 | Associated Press
The Mariners' request for more tax money to pay for their new ballpark was rejected by the state panel overseeing construction of Safeco Field, which opens July 15. The Mariners, who are considering a lawsuit to force mediation, want another $60 million to help cover $100 million in overruns on the $517 million project.
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September 1, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SEATTLE - The security guys at Safeco Field know how the Seattle Mariners felt Friday night. It took them several minutes to chase down a man who weaved his way through the outfield wearing nothing but a red Speedo and orange sneakers in the sixth inning, but at least they eventually flagged down the fan. The Mariners had no such luck with speedy outfielder Mike Trout, who ran wild on the bases while scoring three runs to help the Angels to...
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June 8, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
SEATTLE — As the Dodgers reached the late innings against the Seattle Mariners on Friday night, "I had visions of us winning the game without a hit," Manager Don Mattingly said. Half of his vision came true, as veteran Kevin Millwood and five Seattle relief pitchers tossed a no-hitter against the Dodgers. But it was Seattle that won, 1-0, after Andre Ethier's ground out ended the game as an announced crowd of 22,028 stood and screamed at Safeco Field. The gem they witnessed tied the major league record for most pitchers used in a no-hitter.
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July 18, 1999 | From Associated Press
Even at $517.6 million, major league baseball's most expensive stadium isn't perfect. On Friday night, when the retractable roof on Safeco Field in Seattle was closed because it was raining, the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres complained that the roof wasn't waterproof. Water dripped into right field and near second base on the dirt part of the infield. Officials said two of the three panels that make up the 11,000-ton roof weren't aligned right by a computer.
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March 9, 2001 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is not here to replace Alex Rodriguez or Ken Griffey Jr. After all, he is only one man with one name--ICHIRO. That is how it is above his locker, on the roster board in Manager Lou Piniella's office and on the back of his uniform. The full name is Ichiro (E-she-row) Suzuki, but he prefers to use only his given name, and it is all he needed in Japan, where his renown and popularity were comparable to a rock star's.
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September 1, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SEATTLE - The security guys at Safeco Field know how the Seattle Mariners felt Friday night. It took them several minutes to chase down a man who weaved his way through the outfield wearing nothing but a red Speedo and orange sneakers in the sixth inning, but at least they eventually flagged down the fan. The Mariners had no such luck with speedy outfielder Mike Trout, who ran wild on the bases while scoring three runs to help the Angels to...
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July 24, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Your browser does not support iframes. Ichiro Suzuki was cheered by fans at Safeco Field when he made his first appearance during the Seattle Mariners' game against the New York Yankees on Monday night. Nothing unusual about that -- it's been happening for more than a decade. But this time he trotted toward the outfield from the visitors' dugout wearing Yankees pinstripes. There was something very unusual about that. After spending more than 11 seasons -- his entire major league career -- with the Mariners, the team pulled a surprise trade Monday with that night's opponent just 3 1/2 hours before the game.
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July 23, 2012 | By Austin Knoblauch
Ichiro Suzuki could be playing in left field for New York Yankees, but his trade to the Bronx didn't originate there. Suzuki, who was traded to the Yankees on Monday in exchange for minor league pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar, said he asked the Seattle Mariners several weeks ago to consider trading him. That request eventually led to interest from the Yankees, who found out last week that left fielder Brett Gardner will probably miss...
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July 8, 2012 | By Phil Rogers
Jesus Montero is the latest young hitter who is having trouble hitting with Safeco Field as his home ballpark. The Seattle Mariners are becoming very concerned that their guys are psyching themselves out at home. The Mariners hit .175 during their last 10-game homestand and are at .195 in 41 games at Safeco Field. One problem for the Cleveland Indians is that teams are running on left fielder Johnny Damon . When he threw out the Angels' Albert Pujols trying to stretch a single into a double Wednesday it was his first assist in two years.
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June 8, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
SEATTLE — As the Dodgers reached the late innings against the Seattle Mariners on Friday night, "I had visions of us winning the game without a hit," Manager Don Mattingly said. Half of his vision came true, as veteran Kevin Millwood and five Seattle relief pitchers tossed a no-hitter against the Dodgers. But it was Seattle that won, 1-0, after Andre Ethier's ground out ended the game as an announced crowd of 22,028 stood and screamed at Safeco Field. The gem they witnessed tied the major league record for most pitchers used in a no-hitter.
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May 27, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SEATTLE -- Kendrys Morales ended a lengthy power drought, and C.J. Wilson threw six superb innings Sunday at Safeco Field to lead the Angels to a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners and their first sweep of a four-game road series since Aug. 6-9, 2004, at Kansas City. Morales drove in a run with a single in the first, hit a solo home run in the fourth, and doubled and scored in the ninth, as the Angels extended their season-high winning streak to six games and improved to 24-25.
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April 10, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SEATTLE -- The Garrett Richards of 2012 or early 2013 may have been stressed by the situation he faced in the third inning Wednesday night -- two on, one out and the heart of the Seattle order, Robinson Cano and Justin Smoak, coming up. The Richards of 2014 remained calm, inducing a weak grounder to first from Cano and, with runners on second and third, striking out Smoak with a nasty curve in the dirt, the highlight of a seven-inning, one-hit, six-strikeout,...
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July 24, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Your browser does not support iframes. Ichiro Suzuki was cheered by fans at Safeco Field when he made his first appearance during the Seattle Mariners' game against the New York Yankees on Monday night. Nothing unusual about that -- it's been happening for more than a decade. But this time he trotted toward the outfield from the visitors' dugout wearing Yankees pinstripes. There was something very unusual about that. After spending more than 11 seasons -- his entire major league career -- with the Mariners, the team pulled a surprise trade Monday with that night's opponent just 3 1/2 hours before the game.
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May 26, 2012 | Mike DiGiovanna
The confidence and good vibes the Angels generated this week with a three-game win streak seemed to disintegrate Friday night amid a flurry of walks by starter Ervin Santana and another string of scoreless innings by the offense. But a strange thing happened at Safeco Field on the way to another momentum-sapping loss. Albert Pujols cut into a four-run deficit with a three-run home run in the sixth inning, and the Angels took advantage of a costly throwing error during a three-run ninth to rally for a 6-4 come-from-behind victory over the Mariners.
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May 26, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SEATTLE -- Alberto Callaspo delivered a pinch-hit grand slam -- the sixth in franchise history and first since 2004 -- in the sixth inning Saturday to lead the Angels to a 5-3, come-from-behind victory over the Seattle Mariners and ace Felix Hernandez at Safeco Field. Albert Pujols also hit a solo home run to left-center field in the fourth inning, giving the slugger six homers in 11 games and 21 runs batted in during his last 20 games, to help the Angels extend their winning streak to five, a season high, and move into second place in the American League West, 6 1/2 games behind Texas.
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