The top challengers from both leagues couldn't take down Houston during the regular season. Will they fare better in October?
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Roenis Elias allowed one hit in five innings, and the Seattle Mariners closed out the regular season with a 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Sunday in what could be the final game of Adrian Beltre's career.
The Nationals are just one of the teams sorting out their winter priorities as they decide whether Bryce Harper is part of their future.
Seattle pitcher James Paxton had two goals heading into his final start of the season: to go over 200 strikeouts and reach 160 innings pitched.
Robinson Cano had four hits and Cameron Maybin had four RBI as the Seattle Mariners built a nine-run lead after three innings and defeated the Texas Rangers 12-6 Friday night.
First baseman Ronald Guzman broke a tie with an RBI single in the seventh inning, and the Texas Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.
Matt Olson hit a grand slam that capped a six-run fifth inning, Khris Davis added his major league-leading 47th home run and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 9-3 on Wednesday night to close on the New York Yankees for home-field...
They tried, they contended and they came up short. What's on tap for the nine who must now head back to the drawing board?
Pinch-hitter Chris Herrmann's two-run homer in the 11th inning gave the Seattle Mariners a 10-8 win over Oakland on Tuesday night, clinching the AL West for Houston and leaving the Athletics with a wild-card matchup against the New York Yankees.
The Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth since 2014, then beat the Seattle Mariners 7-3 Monday night behind Khris Davis' major league-leading 46th home run.
Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez was sworn in as a U.S. citizen Monday afternoon at a ceremony in Seattle after passing his citizenship interview.
Adrian Beltre was given a standing ovation when he was removed from what could be his last home game for Texas, just before the Rangers rallied for four runs in the sixth inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 on Sunday.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
The Seattle Mariners have been officially eliminated from playoff contention, extending the longest active postseason drought in U.S. professional sports.
Robinson Cano broke a scoreless tie with a three-run homer in the fifth inning, Marco Gonzales allowed one hit over six innings and the Seattle Mariners routed the Texas Rangers 13-0 on Saturday night.
Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer in the first inning and finished with a season-high five RBI, and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 8-3 Friday night in a game halted by rain with two outs in the top of the seventh inning.
Robinson Cano drove in three runs, three players homered and seven pitchers combined for a five-hitter in Seattle's 9-0 rout of the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in a four-run third inning that helped the Houston Astros to a 7-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Washington state's King County Council has approved $135 million in public funding for improvements at Safeco Field where the Seattle Mariners play.
Rookie pinch-hitter Daniel Vogelbach's first career grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Mariners over the Houston Astros 4-1 on Monday night.
The American League might be riding high, but the National League teams that must win or go home will command center stage.
While the Rockies, Dodgers and Cardinals battle for two playoff spots, we have a new team at the top of the heap.
Kole Calhoun hit a two-run homer and Justin Upton homered in his third straight game as the Los Angeles Angels avoided a four-game sweep with a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead three-run double to cap the Seattle Mariners' rally from a four-run deficit in a 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
Ryon Healy and Dee Gordon each hit a two-run single and six relief pitchers combined on a six-hitter, helping the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 on Friday night.
Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer, Mike Leake pitched seven strong innings and the Seattle Mariners started an 11-game road trip with an 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.