Desi Relaford did everything Seattle asked him to do last season - play in the outfield, pinch-run, get the bunt down. His reward? No contract extention. While the switch-hitting utility man found a new home in Kansas City this season, Seattle finds itself needing someone on its roster with Relaford's capabilities. Veterans Jeff Cirillo and Mark McLemore appear to be towards the tail-end of their careers, making the decision to let the 29-year-old Relaford go seem that much worse.
July 22, 2003
The Seattle Mariners failed to give Ryan Franklin run support yet again, as the right-hander dropped his third-consecutive decision to fall below .500 (6-7) on the year. The loss ended the four-game set at Oakland, where the Mariners and Athletics split the series. Seattle remains six games ahead of the division-rival A's.
July 4, 2003
Everyone in the Mariners' lineup recorded a hit as the Mariners beat Oakland for the second time in three days to extend their lead in the AL West to 7 games. The M's and A's will battle Thursday in the final game of the series, a 12:35 p.m. start.
July 3, 2003