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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.


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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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


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 …


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 …


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


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


Groom Reaches New Territory

Buddy Groom had plenty on his mind Friday when he took the mound in search of his first major league victory at Arlington, Texas. A day after the birth of …


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.


Cda Slides Past Timberwolves

When Jesse Hoorelbeke belly-flopped through the mud toward home plate with what proved to be the winning run in the fifth inning of the second game, it was appropriate for …


Johnson, M’S Top White Sox

With only three spring starts because of baseball’s strike, Randy Johnson of the Seattle Mariners wondered out loud in April if he would get off to a slow start. Not …


Sweet Sweep For Cougars WSU Beats Oregon State Twice For At Least Share Of Pac10 North

1. (Color) Washington State’s Ken Cameron hits the dirt against Oregon State pitcher Eric Lovinger in the fourth inning of the first game Friday. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review 2. …


Johnson Keeps Record Intact By Whiffing 11 Sox Mariners Solve Chicago’s Mastery At Kingdome; Raines Ties Record

Unbeaten Randy Johnson struck out 11 in seven innings Friday and the Seattle Mariners ended a three-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Edgar Martinez …


Pitching Sets The Tone In Gsl District Play

Shadle Park pitcher Chris Wilson faced just 25 batters, four above the seven-inning minimum, and the Highlanders used an eight-run sixthinning to beat Rogers 10-0 on Friday. The game was …


Expos’ Fassero Wins Fourth

Lefty Jeff Fassero became the first fourgame winner in the majors and the Montreal Expos had eight extra-base hits Friday in a 9-6 road victory over the New York Mets …


A.L. Wake-Up Call: The Tribe Is Alive In ‘95 With Legends Murray And Winfield, Indians Have No Weaknesses In Lineup

The A.L. Central Division league-leading Indians lead the league in 10 offensive categories. Photo by Associated Press


Owners’ Lawyer Produces Analogy

American League The new lawyer for baseball owners compared players to pipe fitters and produce salesmen Thursday as he tried to convince an appeals court panel to overturn the injunction …


L.A. Loses Piazza To Injured Thumb

National League Catcher Mike Piazza of the Los Angeles Dodgers, off to a torrid start this season with a .537 batting average, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday …