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Reds Walk Over, Master Maddux

National League Greg Maddux seemed more upset with the walks than the loss. Maddux’s career-high 10-game winning streak ended as Benito Santiago hit a three-run homer to lead Cincinnati to …


Wakefield Quiets Visiting Cleveland

American League Tim Wakefield won his ninth consecutive start to become baseball’s second 13-game winner and lead Boston to a 5-1 victory over Cleveland at Fenway Park. Wakefield (13-1) pitched …


Joey Cora Delivers For The M’S Streak Reaches Four After 10-9 Win Over Chicago

Joey Cora singled home Alex Diaz from second base with one out in the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners their fourth straight victory, a 10-9 decision over the …


Griffey Watch Heats Up Just Where And When Will Ailing Mariners Star Resume His Career?

Mariners starter Andy Benes fires a fastball at the Chicago White Sox during their game on Tuesday night. Photo by Associated Press


On The Mark: Melito Lifts Indians Three-Run Triple Highlights Big Seventh Inning As Spokane Secures Victory Over Everett, 7-3

The Spokane Indians thanked pitchers Steve Prihoda, John Albrecht and Brent Kaysner for keeping them in Tuesday night’s game against Everett. Then the Indians nearly high-fived Mark Melito to death …


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Braves Put End To Reds’ Streak

National League In a matchup of the National League’s two best teams, pitcher John Smoltz overcame a shaky start to lead Atlanta to a 5-4 victory over Cincinnati on Tuesday …


Johnson Slated To Pitch Friday At Kansas City

They found a chamber large enough to squeeze Randy Johnson into on Tuesday, and found precisely what they’d hoped to find - nothing. The broad-shouldered, 6-foot-10 “Big Unit” was given …


Johnson Cleared To Pitch Again

Mariners’ ace Randy Johnson will be able to pitch again this weekend. Photo by Associated Press


Strawberry Hitless In New York Return

Darryl Strawberry reacts to another called strike in his Yankee Stadium debut Monday. Strawberry struck out looking at three straight pitches from Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina in the second inning. …


Ozzie Smith Tuning Up For Return To The Cardinals

With every passing day, Ozzie Smith is feeling a little younger. The major-league’s oldest shortstop in 45 years, on the mend since undergoing shoulder surgery May 31, expects to return …


Atlanta Stretches Monumental Lead

National League If the Atlanta Braves needed any more proof of how good they are, their series with the Expos provided it. Atlanta, which always had trouble beating Montreal, took …


Now It’s Bonilla’s Turn For A New York Minute

Darryl Strawberry has already arrived, and here comes Bobby Bo. Bobby Bonilla, traded by the New York Mets to the Baltimore Orioles on July 28, returns to the Big Apple …


Krueger’s Good Pitching Gives Mariners A Big Lift

Another big win has the Mariners jumping for joy. Photo by Associated Press


Cincinnati Revives Big Red Machine

National League This is no Big Red Machine. It’s just playing like one. The Reds reached heights that have eluded them since the mid-1970s by sweeping the Philadelphia Phillies in …


Rangers Shut Down High-Flying Angels

American League Roger Pavlik exposed a startling truth about the California Angels hitters. If you make good pitches against them, you can get them out. Even Tim Salmon. Pavlik overpowered …


It’s Era Of Wheeling, Dealing Many Clubs Willing To Risk Future For Playoff Chance

It was one of baseball’s most exciting days ever, a hectic 12 hours of can-youtop-this when big trades tilted the races minute-by-minute. Andy Benes to Seattle and Mike Stanton to …


Persistent Arm Problems Send Johnson To The Sidelines

They played without Ken Griffey Jr. for nearly 2-1/2 months and on Saturday the Seattle Mariners absorbed another frightening injury report - Randy Johnson won’t pitch today and will undergo …


Better Than Ever: Nomo One-Hits S.F.

National League Hideo Nomo pitched the best game of his major-league career Saturday night, throwing a one-hitter to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-0 victory over the San …


Quiet Strawberry Makes Noise At Bat

American League For the time being, Darryl Strawberry wants to let his bat do the talking. In his first two games with the New York Yankees, his bat has been …


Hilo Wears Out Indians As Bears Triumph Again

The Spokane Indians found a way to stop Johnny Hilo on Saturday. Unfortunately for the Indians, their method of slowing down Hilo was by intentionally walking him in the ninth …


Miscellany

In a pregame exhibition in Oakland, Calif., the Colorado Silver Bullets women’s team beat a men’s squad from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department 9-1. The Silver Bullets have improved to …


M’S Don’t Blow It This Time Seattle Recovers To Defeat A’S After Squandering Another Lead

The question of how many runs the Seattle Mariners need to put away the Oakland Athletics was answered Saturday - 15 worked fine. But not by as much as you …


Reds’ Smiley Pulls A Fast One

National League John Smiley had everything against him Friday night: a stomach virus that made him weak, a pulled groin that made him cautious, and two rain delays that made …


Angels Shortstop Out For The Season

American League The California Angels suffered a major setback Friday when they learned that All-Star shortstop Gary DiSarcina is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a …


Mariners Defeated In Ninth

The battle between old friends Tony LaRussa and Lou Piniella was fought without conventional weapons Friday. Whatever they had on hand, they threw at one another.


Roland Puts In His Two Bits In Win Two-Run Double Gives Indians Victory On 50-Cent Night At Seafirst

The precise details of the slump, William Roland didn’t know. A slump is a slump, however, until it’s finally laid to rest. Which Roland did on Friday before the largest …


Strawberry Finally Joins Yanks Thanks ‘Mr. Steinberg’ For Giving Him Fresh Start

Darryl Strawberry 1 for 4 in debut. Photo by Associated Press


District I Brings Legions To State’s Legion Tournament

With three teams from District I in the Idaho State AA American Legion Tournament eight-team field, the odds are pretty good that one will capture the championship. The Prairie Cardinals …


Shaky Saberhagen Calms L.A.

National League Two World Series wins and two Cy Young awards were not enough to prepare Bret Saberhagen for his first pennant race in nearly 10 years. Saberhagen overcame nerves …