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Walker hurls one-hitter to lead Mariners past Twins, 6-1

MINNEAPOLIS — Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon has said it after bad starts and brilliant ones alike. It’s not a scolding, but so much a reminder — don’t place too much emphasis on the most recent start for Taijuan Walker. At the tender age of 22 and in his first full season in the big leagues, Walker is far from a finished product. And because of that, he could have a clunker one week and pitching brilliance the next. And this season, Walker’s has had stretches both.

 

Mariners’ All-Stars stay upbeat about turnaround in 2nd half

CINCINNATI — The Mariners’ early struggles couldn’t stop the smiles and hugs and conversations with opponents and old friends. That part wasn’t ruined. But for Seattle’s three representatives at the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the disappointment punctuated by Sunday’s embarrassing, error-filled 10-3 loss still lingered Monday at Great American Ballpark.