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Mariners make most of few runs

SEATTLE – Two runs seemed like a dozen, given what the Seattle Mariners had experienced since they last experienced the joy of crossing home plate. To turn those two into …


Baseball notebook: Good seats still available

Shhh! A tiny crowd finally cheered when Darnell McDonald scored from third base on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday, giving the Cincinnati Reds a …


Mariners running out of time

If the Mariners still harbored secret hopes of re-emerging as a factor in the A.L. West race, they were rudely rebuffed Monday. The Los Angeles Angels, unleashing a savage offense …


Baseball notebook: Big Unit says he’ll be back

Randy Johnson believes he will pitch again this season for San Francisco, albeit as a reliever. The 45-year-old Big Unit is on the 60-day disabled list and has been sidelined …


Greinke puts on clinic to beat M’s

SEATTLE – Part 2 of Cy Young Weekend appeared at Safeco Field on Sunday, and Zack Greinke made the Seattle Mariners wonder just how many games he’d win if he …


Baseball notebook: Gonzo retires after 18 years

A tearful Luis Gonzalez announced his retirement as a player in Phoenix and joined the Arizona Diamondbacks as a special assistant in the front office. “Obviously, when you’re a professional …


Patchwork M’s deliver

SEATTLE – An example of how money doesn’t always buy happiness could be found on the glum faces of the team getting blown out by the Mariners in the fourth …


Baseball notebook: Angels trade for Kazmir

Scott Kazmir was traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night, giving the A.L. West leaders a major boost to their unsteady rotation. The …


Royals go deep, blast Mariners

Even the host of “Inside Edition” was going to have a tough time selling her seen-everything audience on this one. None other than tabloid TV anchor Deborah Norville threw out …


Baseball notebook: Court condemns seizure of drug list

A federal appeals court sided with the baseball players’ union Wednesday, ruling federal agents were wrong to seize the infamous drug list and samples of 104 Major League Baseball players …


Mariners finish off sweep of A’s

SEATTLE – Jose Lopez homered, newly acquired Bill Hall drove in two runs and Luke French won his third game in four decisions since joining the Mariners in Seattle’s 5-3 …


Baseball notebook: Dizzy spells halt Morneau

Twins first baseman Justin Morneau missed his third straight game Thursday and returned to Minnesota to be examined by a specialist for an inner ear infection. Morneau has experienced dizziness …


Baseball notebook: St. Louis signs Smoltz

John Smoltz agreed to a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, giving the 42-year-old former ace a chance to rejuvenate his career in the middle of a pennant …


Ichiro’s homer supports recently acquired Snell

DETROIT – Ian Snell knew he had more to offer the Seattle Mariners. Wednesday night, he showed it.


Baseball notebook: Pudge comes back to Texas

Fourteen-time All-Star catcher Ivan Rodriguez who started his career with the Texas Rangers at age 19 was acquired in a trade Tuesday with the Houston Astros for minor league pitcher …


Hernandez’s night spoiled

DETROIT – When an eternally long eighth inning first began, Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was feeling pretty good about his chances. After all, he’d watched his team’s 175-pound, emergency shortstop, …


Baseball notebook: Mets’ Wright feeling better

The most frightening moment for David Wright came an instant before he got hit in the head. It was the moment he braced for impact, knowing he had no time …


Temps, tempers rising

Check the baseball highlights lately and it’s hard to tell whether you’re watching MLB or WWE. Kevin Youkilis charges the mound, chucks his helmet and tackles a pitcher. Prince Fielder …


In brief: M’s sign Ackley at deadline

The Seattle Mariners went right to the 9 p.m. PDT deadline Monday before announcing they had agreed to a deal with Dustin Ackley, the No. 2 overall pick in the …


M’s offense erupts

SEATTLE – Eventually, it all spills out. Frustration. Joy. Tears. Milk.


In brief: Mariners sign SS Franklin

Baseball: The Seattle Mariners signed shortstop Nick Franklin, the second of their two first-round draft picks, on Sunday. Franklin’s agent David Meter told the Associated Press that Franklin will get …


M’s lose again

SEATTLE – Some things never change, like Alex Rodriguez getting savaged by the Safeco Field crowd. After sitting out the first two games of this series, Rodriguez came back Saturday …


Baseball notebook: Still no deal for Strasburg

Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten acknowledged Saturday there is a “very real possibility” the team will not reach an agreement with No. 1 overall draft pick Stephen Strasburg despite offering …


Baseball notebook: Beltran works in outfield

New York Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran is expected to shag fly balls again today in an effort to test his bruised right knee. If all goes well, Beltran could …


M’s miss chances, fall to Yankees

SEATTLE – Once upon a time, Lou Piniella unleashed a postseason rant about New York Yankee mystique and how it wasn’t going to be the reason the Seattle Mariners couldn’t …


Baseball notebook: Victorino files report

Chicago police charged a 21-year-old man with two misdemeanor counts Thursday in connection with a beer-throwing incident that showered Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino. John Macchione of Bartlett, Ill., …


Yankees mash Mariners

SEATTLE – The New York Yankees keep rolling on, putting this one away before they even had a chance to miss Alex Rodriguez or Jorge Posada. Derek Jeter homered before …


Griffey lifts M’s in 14th

SEATTLE – Never in Mariners history had one run taken so long – and felt so good. Pinch-hitter Ken Griffey Jr. lined a single off the right-field wall with two …


Baseball notebook: Red Sox, Tigers brawl

Boston’s Kevin Youkilis charged the mound after being hit with a pitch, throwing his helmet at Detroit pitcher Rick Porcello and tackling him before the benches and bullpens poured onto …


Late homer sinks Mariners

SEATTLE – Alexi Ramirez went more than a month without a home run. The drought wasn’t long enough for Doug Fister. Ramirez hit a three-run homer with one out in …