The Seattle Mariners announced a multiyear contract extension for manager Scott Servais on Friday as the club opened the second half of the season in position to potentially end the longest current playoff drought in the four major pro sports.
Wade LeBlanc tied a career-high with 10 strikeouts, his most since 2011, Dee Gordon went 4-for-4 and Edwin Diaz picked up his 37th save as the Mariners opened the second half of the season with a 3-1 win over Chicago.
Jeurys Familia has been traded by the New York Mets to the Oakland Athletics for two minor leaguer right-hander Bobby Wahl and infielder Will Toffey plus $1 million in international signing bonus pool allotment.
The game between the San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies has been postponed because of the threat of all-day rain, forcing the teams to play a day-night doubleheader Sunday. It's the 40th postponement of the season, one more than 2017.