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Griffey Breaks Wrist, Fractures Franchise

One of the most spectacular catches of Ken Griffey Jr.’s career could be remembered as the biggest setback in franchise history - the All-Star center fielder broke his left wrist …


Yankees Consider Drug Duo

American League The New York Post says Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden, two former Mets now on drugrelated suspensions, could be reunited in New York with the Yankees. Yankees owner …


Caminiti, Padres Break Expos Jinx

National League Nearly two years later, the San Diego Padres finally beat the Montreal Expos again. Ken Caminiti hit a two-run homer and Scott Sanders allowed two hits in 7 …


Anstine, Vikings Advance In Thriller

Coeur d’Alene senior pitcher Jeff Anstine had just won his biggest high school game, but he stopped well short of accepting all the credit. After the Vikings provided the lefthander …


Eck’s 300th Save Just Latest Milestone

American League As he warmed up in the bullpen, Dennis Eckersley flashed through two decades on the mound. He mentally traced his career, from overpowering starter to one of baseball’s …


Blowers, Of All People Struggling Mariner Breaks Out For 8 Rbis In 15-6 Rout Of Boston

National League It may not rate a banner headline - Mike Blowers has never been an across-the-top-of-the-page kind of guy - but on Wednesday he had a night that sends …


Only A Matter Of Time Seattle’s Shortstop Of Future, Rodriguez Looks Like Can’t-Miss

With Alex Rodriguez, there are no ifs, only whens. There are no maybes, only certainties. His future is as predictable as the phases of the moon. It appears he is …


Japanese Club Says Mitchell Faking Pain

Kevin Mitchell was 1989 N.L. MVP. Photo by Associated Press


Mcdowell: No-No To Oh-Oh

American League The first trip home wearing Yankee pinstripes, or at least New York greys, quickly progressed from a sweet to only bitter memory for pitcher Jack McDowell. The former …


Expo Shines In First Game

National League Henry Rodriguez was an instant hit with the Montreal Expos. Rodriguez, in his debut with Montreal, hit a twoout, two-run home run in the eighth inning Wednesday night …


Sanders Acquitted Over Dispute With Stadium Security Guard

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Bosox Walk Past Mariners In 10

After flying 4,678 miles in less than 24 hours, Steve Frey’s baggage stayed with him - it was control the left-handed pitcher lost along the way. Two outs into the …


Dodgers Net Blazing Kelly

National League The Los Angeles Dodgers needed more speed in their lineup, preferably from a potential leadoff hitter. The Montreal Expos needed a first baseman and another cut in their …


Owners 2-0 In Arbitration

American League Baseball owners increased their record in salary arbitration this year to 2-0 when the Chicago White Sox beat pitcher Alex Fernandez. In a decision issued late Monday, just …


‘Strike Out Domestic Violence’ Night Big Bust In Durham, N.C.

Winston-Salem trounced Durham 10-0 without an exchange of blows Tuesday after a bench-clearing brawl Monday left one player hospitalized. Ten players were ejected following the brawl Monday night, which was …


Money Muddies Plans In Detroit

American League Detroit’s financial problems may prevent the Tigers from building a new stadium, even with help from the state of Michigan, club president John McHale says. “There are a …


Piniella Tees Off After Loss M’S Overcome 7-0 Deficit Before Falling 10-8 To Tigers

Standing in his underwear in the old clubhouse of an ancient stadium, Lou Piniella could be forgiven for thinking about the off day the American League had taken from his …


Gant Gives Reds Something Extra

National League Ron Gant led off the bottom of the 10th inning with his second homer of the game and third gamewinning homer this season, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to …


Mitchell Future Cloudy

The Daiei Hawks will decide as soon as possible whether to release Kevin Mitchell, who has been sitting out games complaining of pain in his knee. Mitchell, 33, who left …


Mariners Stadium Passes Another Test

The Senate voted 31-14 Monday to approve a bill that could result in construction of a $260 million retractable roof stadium for the Seattle Mariners. Under SB6049 the Metropolitan King …


Yankees Owner Mulls More Moves

It was his first visit of the season to Yankee Stadium, but don’t think George Steinbrenner hasn’t kept tabs on his club. His two main concerns before the start of …


Sosa Helps Cubs Sweep

National League Sammy Sosa ended the Chicago Cubs’ three-game sweep over the Los Angeles Dodgers the same way he started it - with a home run. Sosa’s solo shot to …


Angels Remain Atop Standings

American League The California Angels are winning as a team - a team that no one expected to be leading the A.L. West. Sunday, they got hitting from the bottom …


Pitcher After Pitcher

As usual, Randy Johnson has been the anchor of the Mariners staff. Photo by Associated Press


Emotions Lift Johnson, M’S Pitcher Fans 10 Without A Walk In Win; Visits Dad’s Grave First

The trips to Minnesota are never easy for Randy Johnson, even when he’s pitching well against the Twins. Johnson’s father, Bud, died on Christmas Day in 1992 and was buried …


Giants’ Royce Rolls In Eighth Inning

National League The St. Louis Cardinals scored runs fast and gave them away even faster. The Cardinals allowed seven unearned runs, with first baseman Todd Zeile making three of their …


Buhner Upstages Twins Rookie Cordova Homers For Fifth Straight Game But M’S Win

Minnesota’s Kirby Puckett sneaks in for a double, much to the dismay of Seattle second baseman Joey Cora. Photo by Associated Press


Perez’s Pitching Gem Stops Yankees’ Skid

American League Starting pitchers for the New York Yankees have had more luck getting hurt than getting victories. Somebody must have forgot to mention that to Melido Perez. Perez (2-0) …


Sparks Ignites Milwaukee, 1-0

American League Steve Sparks can now be remembered for more than separating his left shoulder while attempting to rip a phone book in half. Sparks, a rookie righthanded knuckleballer, allowed …


Seattle Pitching A Hit With Cordova, Twins M’S Fall 8-6 On Fleming’s Faux Paus; Griffey’s Two-Run Shot Goes For Naught

Minnesota’s Pedro Munoz slides into home, beating the throw to M’s catcher Dan Wilson. Photo by Associated Press