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Fermin Making Most Of Time With Mariners

Fermin is a realist. At 31, Fermin is well aware of his role with the Seattle Mariners. And he’s content with it, fully understanding that 19-year-old Alex Rodriguez is the …


Surging Cubs Chewing Up Opposition But Can Wrigley’s Tenants Make That Winning Flavor Last?

Mark Grace, gives Sammy Sosa pat on helmet after a Sosa homer. Photo by Associated Press


Nieves’ Shot Sends Mets Down Again

National League Melvin Nieves has some advice for his teammates: Knock off the extra-inning stuff. Nieves homered off Blas Minor with two outs in the 13th inning Monday as the …


Seattle Has Memorial Weekend To Remember Griffey And The Seahawks Have City Shrouded In Black

The loss of center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. has left Seattle fans in a daze. Photo by Associated Press


Baseball Has Too Few Polishing Its Image

Players are doing their best to emulate legends such as Joe Dimaggio, who tossed out the first pitch in Oakland’s game on Monday. Photo by Associated Press


Amaral Puts Hurt On Yanks Mariners Trip New York On 12th-Inning Homer

Randy Velarde juggling act allows Luis Sojo of Seattle to steal second. Photo by Associated Press


Diaz, Cora Collision Was Scary

They have been teammates for more than a month, but Alex Diaz and Joey Cora had never met under similar circumstances - and hope not to again. Their collision in …


Winfield’s First Hr Propels Cleveland

American League Fifteen games into the Cleveland leg of his career, Dave Winfield had no home runs, no RBIs, a .212 batting average and an out-ofwhack swing.


Seitzer Ok After Being Hit On Head

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Kevin Seitzer sustained a mild concussion Monday when he was struck in the helmet by a fastball from Minnesota pitcher Scott Erickson. Seitzer stayed on the ground …


Beat-Up Mariners Accept New Roles, Trip Orioles With Griffey, Buhner Out Of Action, Seattle Staves Off Baltimore 5-2

Second baseman Joey Cora (28) and center fielder Alex Diaz collide while chasing a fly ball. Photo by Associated Press


Sub Makes Giant Impact On Mets

National League The Mets figured Barry Bonds would practice his home-run trot. He did. They assumed red-hot Matt Williams would reach the bleachers. He did. But no one, least of …


White Sox Prevail In Power Struggle

American League Before Sunday’s game at Tiger Stadium, a feature about the old “Home Run Derby” show was played on the ballpark’s closed circuit TV system. Then the Detroit Tigers …


Nineteen Years Later, Kelso Gets Revenge On Wenatchee

The Kelso Hilanders and Wenatchee Panthers had been in this position before. In 1976, the last time either team was at the State AAA baseball tournament, the Hilanders and Panthers …


Ontiveros Foils N.Y. With Near No-Hitter

American League Steve Ontiveros threw a one-hitter, allowing only a sixth-inning single that barely eluded his try at a bare-handed stop as the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees …


Melcher, Smith Key Odessa To State Title

A-B/AA roundup Nicole Melcher and Marci Smith led the Odessa girls to their first State A-B tennis championship on Saturday, defeating Ritzville’s Elizabeth Hille and Connie Kirkendall for the first …


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 …


Viks To Play For A-1 Title Sophomores Leads Cda From Behind To 4-3 Win Over Hillcrest In Semifinals

Coeur d’Alene’s Mark Scates pitches to Hillcrest in a second-round game. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


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 …


Ccs Falls To Mt. Hood, Bows Out Of Tournament

Kelly Ireland hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Mt. Hood past the Community Colleges of Spokane 7-6 at the NWAACC …


Mariners Triumph, But Find It Hard To Celebrate

The postgame celebration was somber after a victory Friday gave the Seattle Mariners the best 27-game start in franchise history. What that victory also produced was one of the most …


Petulant Slugger Goes Back, Back, Back, Back To The United States

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Sizzling Reds Keep Cardinals In Free Fall

National League The Cincinnati Reds made it five straight victories and nine of 11 Friday night as Barry Larkin’s two-out single capped a three-run seventh inning in a 4-3 victory …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Sanders Acquitted Over Dispute With Stadium Security Guard

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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 …


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 …


Japanese Club Says Mitchell Faking Pain

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


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 …