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Bat Tests Negative; Batter Stays Mad

American League The bat was cleared, but the intrigue continues. The American League office announced Monday that X-rays of Tony Phillips’ bat show “no sign of tampering or an illegal …


Bonds Stands Pat After Mental Error

National League Booed by Giants fans for standing in place while a ball flew over his head for a two-run double in a 7-2 loss Monday to the New York …


Ballpark Support Slow To Develop

It’s only another dime on every hundred bucks in purchases. But a proposed sales-tax boost to buy the Seattle Mariners a new ballpark appears to have fewer fans than, well, …


Seattle Rotation Spinning Circles

Dave Fleming returns from the bullpen. Photo by Associated Press


Piazza Hits Hr In First Game Back

National League Mike Piazza celebrated his return to the Los Angeles lineup with a home run. But it was an infield dribbler that made the difference for the Dodgers on …


Pen Authors Latest M’S Loss Belcher Tosses 9 Scoreless Innings, But Ayala Can’t Hold Lead In 2-1 Loss

Edgar Martinez slides safely into third of Tim Naehring’s tag, but Boston sweeps Seattle. Photo by Associated Press


Fullerton Gives Stanford Familiar Medicine At Cws

D.C. Olsen singled in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning and AllAmerican Mark Kotsay made it stand up in relief as top-seeded Fullerton State held off …


Fractured Right Foot Sidelines Williams

National League Matt Williams, the San Francisco third baseman who began the day leading the N.L. in homers, runs batted in and batting average, fractured a bone in his right …


Martinez Not Perfect Enough, Only Through 9

Pedro Martinez of Montreal became only the second pitcher in the history of the major leagues to take a perfect game into extra innings, but he allowed a leadoff double …


Red Sox Give M’S The Boot Seattle Comebacks Wasted In 10-8 Loss As 5-Spot In Rotation Hardly Worth Dime

Home plate umpire Jim Joyce offers Lou Piniella directions during second inning. Photo by Associated Press


Prairie’s Deboer No-Hits Moscow

Brett DeBoer pitched a five-inning no-hitter and contributed three singles Sunday as Prairie completed a nonleague American Legion doubleheader sweep of Moscow. DeBoer struck out 10 batters to win the …


Slow-Starting Sox Give Lamont Hook

American League Gene Lamont, the American League’s manager of the year two seasons ago, was fired Friday by the Chicago White Sox following the team’s miserable start. The White Sox, …


Florida State, Miami Set Date For Sunday

Florida State-Oklahoma was as thrilling as Miami-Southern Cal was ugly. The Seminoles’ 3-2 victory over the Sooners and the Hurricanes’ 15-10 win over the Trojans set up a seventh meeting …


Sans Hitman, M’S Can’t Lose Top Pitchman

So the GoodFellas of the Bronx have sworn a vendetta against that rival mob boss, Big Unit. Is there such a thing as a gangland spiking? If it’s hard to …


Valentin’s Day In Boston Clemens Upstaged By Red Sox Shortstop, Who Cranks Three Hrs To Beat M’S 6-5

Seattle handled an erratic Roger Clemens in his first game back from a shoulder injury, but didn’t fare as well against the rest of the Red Sox. Photo by Associated …


Navarro’s Sorrow Left Back In A.L.

National League Last year, Jaime Navarro’s record was lousy. Now it’s perfect. The unbeaten right-hander allowed three hits in 6 1/3 innings for his fifth victory Friday, leading the Chicago …


Johnson To Leyritz: Bring It On

Randy Johnson had spent 48 hours listening to Jim Leyritz explain on ESPN just what he intended to do the next time he encountered the Big Unit - even if …


Rogers Raises Rangers

Kenny Rogers pitched six more shutout innings, extending his streak to 39 before it ended, and the return of Juan Gonzalez helped the Texas Rangers to a 6-3 victory over …


First-Round Picks Square Off In College World Series Today

The pressure is off Florida State pitching ace Jonathan Johnson. It’s time to have fun.


Leyritz, Yankees Promise Revenge They Say Johnson Purposely Threw At Their Player’s Head

Was Randy Johnson taking aim at home plate or the Yankees? Photo by Associated Press


Charlton Doesn’t Duck

Philadelphia reliever Norm Charlton wasn’t worried about returning to the mound Thursday, five days after being hit in the head by a line drive. Charlton (2-2) pitched a scoreless eighth …


Latin Stars Find Friendly Home In Seattle With Los Marineros

Tino Martinez is part of the Latin Connection that has propelled the Mariners. Photo by Associated Press


Mariners Arrive In Boston Just In Time To Welcome Back Clemens Red Sox Ace Back After Recuperating From Injury

Roger Clemens takes the mound against Seattle tonight. Photo by Associated Press


Johnson Mows Down Leyritz; M’S Beat Yanks, 11-9

Randy Johnson touched off an on-the-field melee when he hit Jim Leyritz with a pitch in the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners rallied for an 11-9 victory over the …


Braves Give Boot To Brutal Brawler

National League The Atlanta Braves Wednesday released Earl Nelson, the Durham (N.C.) Bulls pitcher who kicked a Winston-Salem player in the head during a brawl that broke out during a …


Mantle Recuperates From Bad Stomach

American League Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle has been undergoing treatment since Sunday for a stomach ailment, his son said Wednesday. Mantle was resting at Baylor University Medical Center in …


Amaral Does In Yankees Again Go-Ahead, Two-Run Single Lifts Mariners In 7-3 Victory

It didn’t seem possible that Melido Perez could win after throwing 40 pitches in the first inning on Tuesday night. But there the New York Yankees right-hander stood in the …


‘Straw’ Creates A Stir In New York Again

American League Darryl Strawberry wants to play for the New York Yankees and owner George Steinbrenner. “The reason I want to come back is I want to play for George,” …


One Thing This Replacement Isn’t: A Junior Achiever

Alex Diaz hears the kids hollering his name as he trots toward center field at the Kingdome. He knows what they want him to be. He also knows what he …


Reds Find Backers For New Ballpark

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tyler Green stymies Los Angeles with his first major-league shutout, a 5-0 victory over the visiting Dodgers on Tuesday. Photo by Associated Press