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Braves’ Ph Looks Grand

National League Manager Bobby Cox had trouble believing what he had just seen, a grand slam by pinch hitter Dwight Smith with two outs in the ninth inning that gave …


‘Babe’ Allanson Terrorizes Twins

American League After having the best day of his career, Andy Allanson didn’t have any great expectations. “This day’s already behind me,” he said. “I know my role and I …


Lopez’s Homer Collars Colorado

National League Javier Lopez hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the seventh inning Thursday to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies in Atlanta. With …


Royals Sink M’S In 14th K.C. Strands 23, Wins 3-2 On Home Run By Rookie Nunnally

Gene Mauch once said that if a team could trade the runs it scored for half the runners it left on base it could win the pennant most years. In …


Slocumb Keeps Promises

National League Heathcliff Slocumb made good on a pair of promises, and the Philadelphia Phillies are glad he did. First, Slocumb said he would go back to saving games for …


Call It A Slick Double Play Cameron More Than A Bonus For Efforts That Landed Kinkade

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Senate Oks Bill For M’S Stadium

The Senate approved a “Save the Mariners” bill Wednesday that passes the buck to the Metropolitan King County Council and possibly to the voters. The plan would allow the council …


Palmer’s Homers Pay Gross Dividends In Strange Win

Wilson Alvarez lasts 5 innings. Photo by Associated Press


Stiff Shoulder Forces Johnson To Sit Early; M’S Win Regardless

The Seattle Mariners got a scare when pitcher Randy Johnson had to leave the game Wednesday night with stiffness in his left shoulder after retiring David Howard on a fly …


Fleming Flames Out In Defeat

Dave Fleming knows who he is and who he was and saw both on the mound Tuesday. Unfortunately, who he was - an effective left-handed pitcher - turned out to …


Belcher’s Delay To Be Minor

The newest Tacoma Rainier won’t be one for long - pitcher Tim Belcher’s entire Cheney Stadium career could last just six or seven innings. If that.


Jenkins’ Cubs Make Their Pitch

National League At the age of 52, Ferguson Jenkins can’t pitch anymore. He sure can teach. Jenkins’ spirit hung heavily over San Francisco’s Candlestick Park on Tuesday. His body was …


Bonds Prevails In Settlement

National League San Francisco Giants star Barry Bonds won’t have to split his property or his $44 million contract with his ex-wife, a judge ruled Monday in San Mateo, Calif. …


Red Sox Have Fans Climbing ‘The Wall’

American League Thousands of Red Sox fans waited hours in the rain on Monday in Boston for a chance to take a picture with a player or throw themselves against …


M’S Acquire Belcher, Send Him To Tacoma

The Cincinnati Reds acquired right-handed pitcher Roger Salkeld from the Seattle Mariners on Monday in a trade for right-hander Tim Belcher. Salkeld, 24, was the third player selected in the …


Rookie’s Bat Heating Up

National League Outfielder Billy Ashley, who had a career-high three hits in Friday night’s 8-4 victory over the Cardinals, went two for two with a homer and single Sunday. Ashley …


Angels Bench Center Fielder

American League California center fielder Jim Edmonds, in a 4-for-26 drought, was dropped from third to sixth in the California Angel batting order Friday and from the lineup Sunday, a …


Piniella Sends His Wild Relievers Packing

A manager who demands one thing of his bullpen - throw strikes - Lou Piniella on Sunday began weeding out relievers known for throwing balls. After a game in which …


Shortstop Goes Deep

Wisconsin-Oshkosh shortstop Tim Jorgensen hit six home runs and drove in 16 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the Wisconsin State University Conference best-of-3 championship series. Jorgensen, …


In Departure From Norm, Fans Turn Out To See M’S

There were some nice crowds in baseball stadiums throughout the major leagues Saturday, though the largest was parked in what is largely perceived to be the homeliest ballpark in America …


Cubs’ Castillo Picture Perfect

National League If the Chicago Cubs produce an instructional video on pitching, Frank Castillo’s performance Saturday would certainly be featured. Castillo pitched threehit ball for 8 innings, and the Cubs …


Hancock Saves Shadle Park Two Times

Prep baseball Hancock put his signature on Shadle Park’s regional-qualifying baseball wins Saturday at Seafirst Stadium. Aaron Hancock earned saves in both games as the Highlanders (14-6) eliminated Gonzaga Prep …


Blackhawks Steal Region Berth

Tucker Urdahl (7) lends a hand in Cheney’s sweep over East Valley by scoring in the third inning - and lends an even bigger hand in the celebration. Photo by …


Mariners Ride Griffey To Win Junior Goes Deep As Seattle Knocks Off White Sox 6-5

Ken Griffey Jr. watches his fourth homer of season head for the stands. Photo by Associated Press


Eshelman Etches Rookie Masterpiece

American League Rookie Vaughn Eshelman held New York hitless for 5 innings before finally allowing a run, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Yankees 6-4 Saturday at Fenway Park.


Johnson’s Bark Proves To Be Worse Than Bite

Through the years, various pitchers have been accused of scuffing balls, throwing at hitters’ heads and doing just about anything imaginable to give them an edge over their opponent. But …


Title In Hand, Cougars Split WSU Wins Opener With Oregon State After Learning Crown Was Already Won

Considering the circumstances, Washington State did a remarkable job of tending to business Saturday afternoon. Even after hearing that Gonzaga had knocked off Washington earlier in the day to give …


Still Blasts From The Past Despite The Number Of Slugfests, Total-Run Count Only Up Slightly

Mike Piazza has performed his home-run trot frequently this season Photo by Associated Press


Blind Little League Fan Cheers Loudest For Others

John Logelin has the best seat in the house when he watches Little League games in Port Angeles, even though he lost his eyesight 13 years ago. The 47-year-old Port …


Mariners’ Martinezes Match Marvelous Beginnings

Edgar and Tino Martinez once shared more than a surname. There was this baseball card. Tino’s picture. Edgar’s name. Same card.