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Chicago White Sox hold off Seattle

Chicago White Sox hold off Seattle

Marcus Semien stroked a three-run homer during Chicago's five-run second inning and the White Sox held off the Seattle Mariners, 7-6, on Monday.
Milwaukee slides past Seattle

Milwaukee slides past Seattle

Wily Peralta hit a two-run home run as part of a 4-run sixth inning that pushed the Milwaukee Brewers past the Seattle Mariners 9-7 in Cactus League action.
Mariners sink LA Angels

Mariners sink LA Angels

Tyler Smith hit a home run to help the Seattle Mariners to a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Sunday.

MLB: Seattle 6, Kansas City 0

SEATTLE, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Hisashi Iwakuma struck out nine over eight shutout innings Wednesday in lifting Seattle to a 6-0 win over Kansas City that ended the Royals' playoff hopes.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Seattle 5 (12 innings)

SEATTLE, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Salvador Perez doubled in Alex Gordon in the 12th inning Monday, keeping the Kansas City Royals' faint playoff hopes alive with a 6-5 win in Seattle.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 3, Seattle 2 (11 innings)

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Kole Calhoun scored on a Chris Iannetta's single in the 11th inning Friday, allowing the Los Angeles Angels to claim a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners.

MLB: Seattle 6, Tampa Bay 4

SEATTLE, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A two-run double by Justin Smoak broke an eighth-inning tie Friday and gave Seattle a 6-4 victory over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Seattle 4, Texas 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Kyle Seager doubled home Endy Chavez with the go-ahead run in the ninth inning Sunday and the Seattle Mariners pulled out a 4-3 win over Texas.

MLB: Seattle 9, Toronto 7

SEATTLE, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Humberto Quintero capped a big fifth-inning uprising with a go-ahead, two-run homer Wednesday and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 9-7 win over Toronto.

MLB: Baltimore 8, Seattle 4

BALTIMORE, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Michael Saunders cracked two home runs Saturday, providing five RBI in the Seattle Mariners' 8-4 spanking of Baltimore.

MLB: Baltimore 11, Seattle 8

BALTIMORE, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A grand slam by Nate McLouth in the sixth inning gave Baltimore some breathing room Friday and the Orioles went on to outslug Seattle 11-8.

MLB: Seattle 6, Minnesota 4

SEATTLE, July 28 (UPI) -- Nick Franklin bashed two homers Sunday, including a three-run blast in the fourth inning that carried the Seattle Mariners over Minnesota 6-4.

MLB: Seattle 4, Cleveland 3

SEATTLE, July 24 (UPI) -- The Seattle Mariners extended their winning streak to eight games Tuesday by topping the visiting Cleveland Indians 4-3.

MLB: Seattle 12, Houston 5

HOUSTON, July 21 (UPI) -- Nick Franklin capped a big second inning with a grand slam Sunday and the Seattle Mariners completed a three-game sweep of Houston with a 12-5 win.

MLB: Seattle 4, Houston 2

HOUSTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Michael Saunders drove in the go-ahead runs on Seattle's first hit of the game in the seventh inning Saturday, boosting the Mariners over Houston 4-2.
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Michael Edward Saunders (born November 19, 1986 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian Major League Baseball left fielder for the Seattle Mariners. He is a left-handed hitting, right-handed throwing outfielder. He was nicknamed "The Condor" by Dave Sims who attributed the origin of it to Lee Tinsley.

Mike Saunders started his baseball playing Little League at Gordon Head Baseball Association. While attending Lambrick Park Secondary School in Victoria, British Columbia, Saunders played high school baseball for the Victoria Mariners of the B.C. Premier Baseball League. He was selected by the Mariners in the 11th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft.

Before officially signing with the Mariners, Saunders spent the 2004 season playing for the Tallahassee Community College Eagles. He then spent the 2005 season with the Everett AquaSox of the Northwest League, hitting .270 with seven home runs and 39 RBIs. In 2006, he was promoted to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the Midwest League, hitting .239 with four home runs and 39 RBIs. Despite struggling in 2006, for 2007 he was promoted to the high A High Desert Mavericks of the California League, where he excelled, hitting .299 with 14 home runs and 77 RBIs, before he was called up to the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx of the AA Southern League, where he finished off the season hitting .288 with one home run and 7 RBIs in 15 games. Saunders started the 2008 season once again in West Tennessee, where he hit .290 with eight home runs and 30 RBIs in 67 games before being promoted to the AAA Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League on June 17.

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