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Angels power past Mariners 8-6 to end 6-game losing streak

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Tommy La Stella hit two home runs and the Los Angeles Angels held on for an 8-6 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday to end a six-game losing streak.Kevan Smith and Brian Goodwin also homered and Mike Trout hit two doubles for the Angels, who avoided a four-game sweep in the series with the Mariners. Jaime Barria (2-1) gave up one run in five innings.

Hunter Strickland, Mariners finalize $1.3M, 1-year contract

SEATTLE (AP) - Reliever Hunter Strickland and the Seattle Mariners have finalized a $1.3 million, one-year contract.Strickland can earn $450,000 in performance bonuses for games as part of the deal announced Sunday: $75,000 for 25, $100,000 for 34, $125,000 for 45 and $150,000 for 50.He can make an additional $875,000 for games finished: $50,000 for 20, $175,000 for 30, $250,000 for 40 and $400,000 for 50.

Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez becomes US citizen

SEATTLE (AP) - Mariners teammates stood and applauded and "God Bless America" played on speakers when Felix Hernandez entered Seattle's clubhouse after becoming a U.S. citizen.A native of Venezuela, the 32-year-old pitcher passed his citizenship interview Monday and was among 74 people from 36 countries who became naturalized U.S. citizens during a ceremony in downtown Seattle.

Mariners players brawl in clubhouse before game vs Orioles

SEATTLE (AP) - A brawl involving several players has broken out in the Seattle Mariners' clubhouse before a game at Safeco Field.Shortstop Jean Segura, catcher Mike Zunino and other players were involved in the skirmish Tuesday night.Moments after center fielder Dee Gordon politely asked reporters to leave the locker room, the double doors burst open with players shoving and shouting.

No-Canada! Mariners' Paxton pitches no-hitter in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) - James Paxton of the Seattle Mariners became the first Canadian to pitch a no-hitter in his home country, shutting down the Blue Jays 5-0 Tuesday night.Paxton joined Dick Fowler of the 1945 Philadelphia Athletics as the only Canadians to throw a no-hitter.Coming off a career-high 16 strikeouts in his last start, Paxton (2-1) was electric once again, hitting 100 mph with his fastball while retiring Josh Donaldson on a grounder to end it.

Mariners bring back 44-year-old Ichiro Suzuki

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - The Seattle Mariners are bringing back Ichiro Suzuki.Seattle finalized a one-year deal with 44-year-old Japanese star on Wednesday after several outfielders got hurt. Suzuki underwent a physical in Seattle on Monday.

Seahawks' Russell Wilson traded to Yankees

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been traded - from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees.The Rangers selected Wilson in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft during the winter meetings in December 2013, about two months before he led the Seahawks to a win over Denver in the Super Bowl.On Wednesday, Texas traded Wilson to the Yankees for future considerations.

Keuchel, Correa lead Astros over Mariners 3-0

HOUSTON (AP) - Dallas Keuchel allowed two hits over seven innings, Luke Gregerson and Ken Giles completed the three-hitter and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 3-0 on Monday night in their opener.George Springer became Houston's first player since Terry Puhl in 1980 to lead off the first game with a home run. Carlos Correa homered and drove in two runs as Houston won on opening day for the fifth straight year.