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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 …


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 …


‘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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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


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) …


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


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 …


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


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 …


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 …


‘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 …


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

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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 …


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


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 …


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 …