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Benes Earns Seat Next To Ayala

1. Clevland’s Eddie Murray earns a hand from teammate Omar Vizquel after his two-run homer in the first inning. Photo by Associated Press 2. Pitcher Ken Hill delivers some heat …


Starting Bosio Today A Mistake

Albert Belle was sore. That’s not necessarily news, for Belle could get sore at chirping hummingbirds, rainbows and the dew of a cloudless fall morning. But Saturday, his soreness was …


Two Mighty Swings Pull Cleveland Even Indians Jump On Benes Early, Rip Mariners 7-0 In Game 4 And Assure Return To Seattle

Cleveland’s Eddie Murray earns a hand from teammate Omar Visquel after his two-run home run in the first inning of the Indians’ 7-0. Photo by Associated Press


Indians 7, Mariners 0 Knocked For A Loop

Cleveland’s Jim Thome celebrates his two-run, third-inning home run as he trots past Seattle first baseman Tino Martinez. Photo by Associated Press


Indians May Get Another Dose Of Unit

Randy Johnson continues to haunt Indians. Photo by Associated Press


Buhnerful Finish M’S Star Jacks Two Out Of Jake Outfielder Goes From Hero To Goat To Hero

Jay Buhner atones for an eighth-inning error by slamming a pitch from Eric Plunk into the right-field seats for a three-run homer in the 11th. Photo by Associated Press


Rockies Make Changes

Kevin Ritz, who led the Colorado Rockies with 11 victories in 1995, will remain with the National League baseball team after it picked up the option on his contract for …


‘Bone’ Atones, But Not Before Some Suffering

Having gone into reverse with the foolish imprecision of a nervous driver’s education student, Seattle Mariners right fielder Jay Buhner was doomed to live with more than his eighth-inning gaffe …


Lawmakers In Ballpark On Mariners House Sends $289 Million Stadium Financing Package To Senate

The state House late Friday passed and sent to the Senate a $289 million package to help build a ballpark for the Seattle Mariners. The Senate, which earlier rejected another …


Buhner Blasts! 11th-Inning Homer Atones For Error As M’S Win 5-2

Jay Buhner is greeted at home plate by teammate Tino Martinez after hitting a three-run home run in the top of the 11th inning to lift the Mariners past Cleveland …


Piniella Pencils In Bosio For Game 5

Bob Wolcott, Seattle’s startling choice to pitch the first game of the American League Championship Series, has apparently reached his limit of surprise engagements. Mariners manager Lou Piniella announced Friday …


Maddux Quiets Skeptics Ace Throws Eight Strong Innings And Allows One Late Run In Braves’ 5-2 Nlcs Win

Atlanta’s Chipper Jones is called safe at third as Cincinnati’s Jeff Branson fails to make the play. Photo by Associated Press


Talk About The One That Got Away!

Everybody talks about how awesome the Atlanta Braves’ starting pitching is, but think about this for a moment: In the third round of the June 1992 draft the Braves drafted …


Hunt For A Good October Postseason Troubles Have Hurt Maddux

Greg Maddux tries to deliver Braves in Game 3 tonight. Atlanta leads Cincinnati 2-0 in the series. Photo by Associated Press


Republican Lawmakers Balk At Stadium Conservatives Reject Financing Package For A New Seattle Mariners Ballpark

While the Seattle Mariners carried their pennant hopes to Cleveland, legislative efforts to approve financing for a new $320 million ballpark struck out Thursday night at the state Capitol. Conservatives …


Gooden, Yankees Work Toward A Contract For Next Year, Beyond

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Indians Could Rock Or Get Rolled By M’S

To sense how long ago 1954 really was, go to the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame here. Decades of stars are honored, many of them dead or, at any …


Orel Dilemma Shades Of ‘88 Clouds Mariners Hershiser, Indians Strike Back

Manny Ramirez (24) is congratulated by teammates after hitting his second solo home run against the Seattle Mariners. Photo by Associated Press


Braves Win Again In Extras Take 2-0 Lead Back Home To Atlanta With Maddux On The Mound For Game 3

Javier Lopez triumphantly trots around the bases after his three-run homer seals win for Braves. Photo by Associated Press


M’S Fate At Jake Falls On Johnson

Fear and loathing in Cleveland: the Indians now get their crack at Randy Johnson in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. So is Albert Belle cowering in the …


Edgar Joins Dreaded Oh-Fer-Indians Club

Make that hitless for Seattle. That’s Edgar Martinez. After bludgeoning New York Yankees pitching over the course of the best-of-five Division Series, the American League batting champion has gone strangely …


Space Needle Joins Act

The Seattle Space Needle is getting into the spirit of the Mariners’ A.L. championship bid. The landmark 610-foot relic of the 1962 World’s Fair will be decorated Thursday with a …


Mariners ‘Fans’ Come Out In Fair Weather

A month ago, they were voting down a new ballpark and all but voting the target of their newfound affection out of town. A month ago, they were showing up, …


Steinbrenner Pays For Comments

New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was fined $50,000 by the American League for comments he made about umpires during his team’s playoff series against the Seattle Mariners. The volatile …


Indians 5, Mariners 2 Mariners Stung Hershiser Still Perfect In Postseason

Seattle Mariner Joey Cora writhes in agony after being hit by a pitch in the third inning of Wednesday night’s playoff game against Cleveland. Photo by Associated Press


Leave It To Orel To Silence M’S In Second Game

Long before anyone in Seattle had heard of Randy Johnson, there was Orel Hershiser. He wasn’t 6-foot-10, he didn’t throw 100 mph in an 85 mph zone and he may …


Following The M’S A Labor Of Love Spokane Employees Call Timeout When The Playoff Games Are On TV Firefighters Hoping Seattle’s Batters Will Be The Only Things To Catch Fire

1. Mike Blowers raps two-run homer in second inning. Photo by Associated Press 2. Diamond parking lot attendant Dave Weimer turns up the volumn on the Mariners game Tuesday night. …


It’s A Minor Miracle That Wolcott Survived

Bob Wolcott: The Early Years. After an uneventful youth and a steady climb through the minors that brought him to the big leagues at the age of 22, Bob spent …


Cincinnati Puts On No-Show Atlanta Wins In 11th Inning, 2-1 Before 13,620 Empty Seats At Riverfront

After coming up as empty as the Riverfront Stadium seats for most of the night, the Atlanta Braves knew their time had come. The Braves pulled off their third comeback …


Slumping Blowers Discovers His Remedy

Never mind the roster switch. If there was one move it seemed like Seattle manager Lou Piniella had to make, it was benching Mike Blowers. Seattle’s power-hitting third baseman has …