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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Luis Castillo throws during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, June 2, 2024, in Seattle.

Mariners hope pitching can keep them atop the AL West and overcome lackluster offense

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Luis Castillo throws during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, June 2, 2024, in Seattle.

June 3, 2024, 5:59pm National Sports

Considering it took two decades to end a postseason drought a couple of seasons ago, it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s been 21 years since the Seattle Mariners hit the month of June sitting in first place in the AL West. Read story

FILE &mdash; A fog burns off as the sun rises over the Oklahoma Training Track, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Aug. 26, 2005. Venerable Saratoga Race Course adds to its mystique and tradition by hosting the Belmont Stakes for the next two years. The track that predates the end of the U.S. Civil War has never before hosted a Triple Crown race.

Historic Saratoga takes its place at center of horse racing world

FILE &mdash; A fog burns off as the sun rises over the Oklahoma Training Track, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Aug. 26, 2005. Venerable Saratoga Race Course adds to its mystique and tradition by hosting the Belmont Stakes for the next two years. The track that predates the end of the U.S. Civil War has never before hosted a Triple Crown race.

June 2, 2024, 4:55pm National Sports

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Health, history and horses are the three H’s carved into the welcome sign when travelers venturing into New York's Adirondack Mountains reach Saratoga Springs. Read story

Seattle Mariners' Ty France celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Moore during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2024, in Seattle.

Ty France hits go-ahead homer as Mariners beat Angels 5-4

Seattle Mariners' Ty France celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Moore during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2024, in Seattle.

May 31, 2024, 10:08pm Latest News

Ty France hit a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 on Friday night. Read story

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, center, celebrates with teammates after Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in the NBA basketball playoffs against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Thursday, May 30, 2024, in Minneapolis. The Mavericks won 124-103, taking the series 4-1 and moving on to the NBA Finals.

Mavericks to NBA Finals with 124-103 toppling of Timberwolves in Game 5

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, center, celebrates with teammates after Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in the NBA basketball playoffs against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Thursday, May 30, 2024, in Minneapolis. The Mavericks won 124-103, taking the series 4-1 and moving on to the NBA Finals.

May 30, 2024, 9:53pm National Sports

Luka Doncic had a 20-point first quarter on his way to 36 points for his high this postseason, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-103 to breeze through the Western Conference finals in five games. Read story

Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd (24) shoots against Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark (22) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 30, 2024, in Indianapolis.

Jewell Loyd helps lead Seattle Storm over Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever 103-88

Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd (24) shoots against Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark (22) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, May 30, 2024, in Indianapolis.

May 30, 2024, 6:56pm National Sports

Caitlin Clark scored 20 points and had nine assists without ever coming out of the game, but the Indiana Fever continued to struggle on Thursday night in a 103-88 loss to the Seattle Storm. Read story

Gymnast Jordan Chiles pauses during training Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, in Spring, Texas. Chiles doesn&rsquo;t have to put herself through this. She knows this. The proof is tattooed on her arm. It&rsquo;s sitting in her trophy room. It&rsquo;s on her social media pages, which are dotted with the kind of partnerships she once never dreamed possible.(AP Photo/David J.

Vancouver’s Jordan Chiles making a run at a second Olympics, this time on her terms

Gymnast Jordan Chiles pauses during training Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, in Spring, Texas. Chiles doesn&rsquo;t have to put herself through this. She knows this. The proof is tattooed on her arm. It&rsquo;s sitting in her trophy room. It&rsquo;s on her social media pages, which are dotted with the kind of partnerships she once never dreamed possible.(AP Photo/David J.

May 30, 2024, 6:05pm Latest News

Vancouver's Jordan Chiles is making another run at the Olympics. The gymnast who helped the American women win silver at the Tokyo Games in 2021 is aiming to make the five-woman team that will be in Paris this summer. Read story

Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodríguez can't catch a long fly ball hit by Houston Astros' Alex Bregman for a triple during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 30, 2024, in Seattle.

Astros beat Mariners 4-0 to avoid series sweep

Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodríguez can't catch a long fly ball hit by Houston Astros' Alex Bregman for a triple during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 30, 2024, in Seattle.

May 30, 2024, 4:16pm National Sports

Spencer Arrighetti allowed two hits over six shutout innings to help the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 and avoid a four-game series sweep. Read story

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford is lifted by Luke Raley (20) after driving in the winning run with sacrifice fly against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 29, 2024, in Seattle. The Mariners won 2-1.

Crawford hits sacrifice fly in 10th inning to lift Mariners past Astros, 2-1

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford is lifted by Luke Raley (20) after driving in the winning run with sacrifice fly against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 29, 2024, in Seattle. The Mariners won 2-1.

May 29, 2024, 9:43pm Latest News

J.P. Crawford drove in Jonatan Clase with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Read story

FILE - Baseball catcher Josh Gibson in an undated photo. Josh Gibson became Major League Baseball&rsquo;s career leader with a .372 batting average, surpassing Ty Cobb&rsquo;s .367, when records of the Negro Leagues for more than 2,300 players were incorporated after a three-year research project.

Major leaguers praise inclusion of Negro Leagues statistics into major league records

FILE - Baseball catcher Josh Gibson in an undated photo. Josh Gibson became Major League Baseball&rsquo;s career leader with a .372 batting average, surpassing Ty Cobb&rsquo;s .367, when records of the Negro Leagues for more than 2,300 players were incorporated after a three-year research project.

May 29, 2024, 4:37pm National Sports

Baseball players and fans alike are learning more about the Negro Leagues after the statistics for more than 2,300 players — historic figures like Josh Gibson, Oscar Charleston, Satchel Paige and Mule Suttles — were incorporated into the major league record book following a three-year research project. Read story

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodríguez reacts after hitting an RBI single and reaching second base on a throwing error by Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 28, 2024, in Seattle.

3-run 8th inning gets Mariners past Astros 4-2

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodríguez reacts after hitting an RBI single and reaching second base on a throwing error by Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 28, 2024, in Seattle.

May 28, 2024, 9:31pm Latest News

Julio Rodríguez drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single in the eighth inning after Josh Rojas tied the game with an RBI double and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 4-2. Read story