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Thursday, June 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane Cut Down By Thompson’s Single

D. Wayne Upchurch is 6-foot-7. He could have used another inch or so Tuesday. Bruce Thompson’s chopper over the head of Spokane’s tallest reliever scored Pedro Felix from third in …


Piniella Hints Angels Have Edge

Surrounded by the Boston press, manager Lou Piniella could have taken the easy way out Tuesday. He didn’t. Asked to pick the best of the three division-leading and presumed division-winning …


Paquette’s Single Powers A’S By O’S

American League The Oakland Athletics aren’t ready to declare themselves contenders for a wild card spot - yet. At this point, however, they’re in a better position than the Baltimore …


Hawaii Takes Legion Title

Jason Adaro had eight strikeouts in a four-hitter, leading Aiea, Hawaii, to a 2-0 victory over Bellevue, Wash., in the championship game of the American Legion World Series. Aiea is …


Cubs Halt Braves’ Win Streak

National League Sammy Sosa hit a pair of two-run homers and scored three times Monday as the Cubs defeated Atlanta at Chicago 7-5, ending the Braves’ seven-game winning streak. Jaime …


Even A Little Griffey Helps Return Of Their Star Center Fielder Gives Mariners A Substantial Lift

Now that he’s playing, Ken Griffey Jr. can smile again. Photo by Associated Press


Twins Edge Rangers In 10th

American League Moments after center fielder Otis Nixon robbed Minnesota’s Rich Becker of a game-winning home run, Pedro Munoz hit an RBI single in the 10th inning Monday night that …


Yanks Beat M’S To End Losing Streak Hard-Luck Belcher Has Very Little Offensive Support

Once he was a phenom, now he is a crafty veteran - Tim Belcher has survived most every label baseball can throw at a pitcher. He has won with his …


Molitor Stays Hot As Jays Win

AMERICAN LEAGUE Paul Molitor enjoyed his perfect day at the plate Saturday so much that he decided to do it again. Molitor tied a team record with his eighth straight …


Maddux Ties Record In Atlanta Victory

National League Greg Maddux is grabbing a bigger piece of history. Already considered one of the best pitchers of his era, Maddux tied a major-league record Saturday with his 16th …


It’s Best To Keep Off Cal As Ripken Closes In On Mark, Pitchers In Brushback Dilemma

Roger Clemens was nervous and Dennis Eckersley is apprehensive. Randy Johnson and Mark Langston aren’t worried - yet. Here’s the dilemma a lot of hard throwers are facing: With Cal …


Edgar Martinez Terror On Lefties

Edgar Martinez has terrorized pitchers all season but been a particularly galling problem for left-handers - against who he now has one of the highest single-season batting averages in major …


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Molitor Hits Winner, Barely Misses Cycle

American League Though Paul Molitor didn’t get the home run he needed in the ninth inning to hit for the cycle Saturday, it didn’t seem to bother him. His game-winning …


Recovery Likely For Rockies Fan, 6

Six-year-old Cameron Wilson, hospitalized after being struck by a foul ball at a Colorado Rockies game, awoke Saturday and his first words were, “Hi, dad, I need a hug.” Friday, …


Johnson Blanks Yanks Big Unit’s Three-Hit Shutout Gives Yanks 8th Loss In Row, 7-0

Randy Johnson was glad to see the New York Yankees hitting the ball Saturday night. “I’d rather take groundouts than strikeouts. They’re easier on my arm,” Johnson said, after pitching …


Indians Finally Find Way To Take Care Of Last-Place Yakima

After nearly a full season, the Spokane Indians appear to have solved their biggest dilemma. Everyone else in the Northwest League had beefed up their record by playing the Yakima …


Columbia Basin Team Wins Babe Ruth Title

The Columbia Basin Junior River Dogs avenged a loss early Saturday to win the Babe Ruth 16-year-old World Series, beating Iron Area, N.J., 3-0. The River Dogs came into the …


Far East Goes The Distance

Chia Pin Lee of the Far East, right, is tagged out at home by Spring, Texas’ Christopher Conway. Photo by Associated Press


Edgar Sends Yankees Reeling Martinez’s Homers Help New York To Its Seventh Straight Defeat

Edgar Martinez hit two home runs and drove in four runs Friday night as the Seattle Mariners beat New York 7-4, sending the Yankees to their seventh straight loss. The …


Alomar’s Hr Lifts Tribe Over Tigers

American League Sandy Alomar homered with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning Friday night, giving host Cleveland yet another dramatic win as the Indians beat the Detroit …


Jefferies Cycles As Phils Romp

National League Gregg Jefferies became the first member of the Phillies to hit for the cycle in 32 years as Philadelphia thrashed Hideo Nomo and the Los Angeles Dodgers 17-4 …


Everywhere The Indians Go, Their Fans Are Sure To Follow Now That Cleveland Has A Winner, Partisans Show Up On Road Trips

So many Indians fans jammed the lobby of the Stouffer Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore 12 days ago, Indians players were forced to check in through a basement loading dock and …


Locals In World Title Game

The Columbia Basin Junior River Dogs will play for the Babe Ruth 16-year-old world title today. The River Dogs - comprised of players from throughout Eastern Washington, including two from …


Lewis Prevents Drop-Off Subbing For Mark Melito, Shortstop Leads Spokane Win

Mark Melito needed a rest. After his replacement, Dwayne Lewis, took care of matters on Friday, the Bellingham Giants probably felt like joining Melito in some repose. Lewis went 2 …


Ha’ Hr Tops Dodgers In 11th

National League Charlie Hayes didn’t give Rudy Seanez a chance. Hayes’ home run off Seanez in the 11th gave Philadelphia a 7-6 win over Los Angeles Thursday.


Little League Final Set

Spring, Texas, is headed to the championship game of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. The team from the Houston suburb beat Yorba Linda, Calif., 3-1 behind the …


Griffey’s Homer Lifts M’S

The Seattle Mariners had a 30-minute team meeting Thursday - players only - in which they dissected their recent slump and talked about the challenge of the last 35 games …


Snow’s Bat Leads Angels Past O’S

American League J.T. Snow tied career highs with four hits and four RBIs Thursday night as the California Angels put a damper on Cal Ripken’s 35th birthday with a 6-4 …


Blood Throws Tribe For Loss Post Falls Native, Ex-Gonzaga University Star Pitches Bellingham Past Spokane For Title

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