The Seattle Mariners showed they’ve still got some.

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The Seattle Mariners showed they’ve still got some.

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But Tuesday that came via a pregame skirmish in the clubhouse before they went out to lose 5-3 to the visiting Baltimore Orioles Yuli Gurriel Jersey , the team with the worst record in the major leagues.“Things happen in a clubhouse. You’re talking about 25 — or now in this case, now 35 — of the most competitive guys you’re ever gonna be around, and you spend basically every waking moment together all the time,” said Mariners manager Scott Servais, who was out on the field when the scuffle took place.Article continues below ...Perhaps the strain of seeing their playoff hopes diminishing by the day — the Mariners have the longest postseason drought in the four major professional sports, having not qualified for the postseason since 2001 — finally got to the players.The Mariners, who were 11 1/2 games ahead of Oakland in the chase for the American League’s second and final playoff berth in mid-June, now find themselves 5 1/2 games back of the Athletics with 23 games remaining.“Certainly, how our season has played out, we just haven’t been consistent,” Servais said. “And the frustration mounts from a number of different places.”As members of the media stood waiting for Servais near the doors of the Mariners’ clubhouse before the game, second baseman Dee Gordon approached and asked quietly, “Could you guys clear out of the clubhouse for just a few minutes, please?”Shortly thereafter Jake Marisnick Jersey , yelling could be heard and a dogpile briefly pushed the clubhouse doors open with some players on the ground, according to MLB.com.Sources told The Seattle Times the incident was between Gordon and shortstop Jean Segura and apparently was about Gordon’s misplay on a ball in center field during Monday’s victory against the Orioles.“I mean, you know what’s on the line for Seattle,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after the game. “You know they’re trying to operate on all cylinders.”The Orioles overcame a 1-0 deficit with a four-run seventh, sparked by a leadoff home run by Renato Nunez. Another run scored when Jonathan Villar got trapped in a rundown between first and second on a flyball to left field, allowing Breyvic Valera to score from second.“We had been working on that all spring training. First of all, it’s kind of a mistake that gets rewarded,” Showalter said. “Quite frankly, you shouldn’t go on that ball, and a lot of people just give up, but he stopped and got the rundown going. That’s baseball moxie. How do you draw that up? … Came out smelling like a rose. Some people call that aggressive, some people call it reckless. We need a little bit of that, quite frankly.”The Mariners will attempt to take the finale of the three-game series Wednesday, when they send right-hander Mike Leake (8-9 Joe Jimenez Jersey , 4.25 ERA) to the mound against Baltimore right-hander Andrew Cashner (4-13, 4.87).Leake does not have a decision with a 7.36 ERA in two career starts against the Orioles while Cashner is 2-4 with a 4.09 ERA in 10 appearances (nine starts) against Seattle. NEW YORK (AP) — A day after he was hired as the New York Mets‘ bench coach, Jim Riggleman acknowledged he may be viewed as a manager in waiting should Mickey Callaway be fired.“I certainly understand that, but I just don’t let myself go there,” Riggleman said Tuesday. “I really fully anticipate that the ballclub is going to pick itself up where it left off in the second half last year. I know the Mets did some really good things and got things going in the right direction.”New York started 11-1 last season in Callaway’s first season as a manager, then struggled with injuries and faded to 44-63 by early August before finishing fourth in the NL East at 77-85.“I don’t think there’s going to be any issue with any perception because I think we’re going to get that out of the way real quick by the way we work in spring training and the way we get out of the blocks in April as to what our ballclub is going to be able to do,” Riggleman said.Riggleman’s agent, Burton Rocks, was contacted about the job by Mets senior adviser Omar Minaya even before new Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen was hired last month. The 66-year-old Riggleman interviewed about two weeks ago with Van Wagenen, Callaway, assistant general manager John Ricco and Minaya.Riggleman was Cincinnati’s bench coach and became interim manager for the final 5½ months last season. He led the Reds to a 64-80 record after the team’s 3-15 start under Bryan Price. David Bell was hired by the Reds on Oct. 21.In a 2-1, 10-inning loss at Riggleman’s Reds on May 9, New York’s Asdrubal Cabrera and Wilmer Flores batted out of order because the handwritten lineup card given to umpires was different from a computer-printed version posted in the Mets dugout.“It’s one that got by, but http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-joe-jimenez-jersey , believe me, it’s gotten by everybody who’s ever done this job,” Riggleman said. “Now, sometimes it happened in the minor leagues and it’s such an eye-opening experience for you that you just say, wow, as many times as we looked at that lineup, that one got by us.”Riggleman also managed the Chicago Cubs (1995-99), Seattle (2008) and Washington (2009-11). He has a 726-904 (.445) record as a big league manager. He compared his new job under Callaway to his work with Jim Tracy with the Los Angeles Dodgers and with Price.“Didn’t know each other well,” he said. “We knew each other as acquaintances, but we became very close friends professionally and personally.”