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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 …


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 …


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: 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 …


Baseball notebook: White Sox claim Rios

Blue Jays outfielder Alex Rios has been claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox, sending him to a contending team and giving Toronto financial flexibility. Blue Jays general manager …


Johjima blast lifts Mariners

SEATTLE —Kenji Johjima’s arms were folded across his chest as he sat up straight at his locker. His two young boys scurried around him as the proud veteran with graying …


Mariners offense backs Rowland-Smith in rout of Rays

SEATTLE — A couple of hours before the Mariners took the field to conclude their weekend series, Mike Sweeney approached his manager with an offer. Sweeney told manager Don Wakamatsu …


Baseball notebook: Fielder, Mota draw fines

Milwaukee Brewers star Prince Fielder and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Guillermo Mota were fined Thursday for their run-in this week. Major League Baseball will not suspend them. The amounts of …


Vargas gets in deep, sinks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One guy toweling off in the losing clubhouse learned a hard lesson in his young major league career. Another knew he may have just provided a …


M’s offense gives French room to breathe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Somebody ought to tell Luke French that picking up wins wasn’t quite this easy for the guy for whom he was just traded. A pitcher like …


Baseball notebook: Niese latest to go down

Rookie Jonathon Niese became the New York Mets’ latest injury victim Wednesday, his season ending in frightening fashion when he tore his right hamstring while doing the splits covering first …


Baseball notebook: Red Sox fight injuries

Boston Red Sox left fielder Jason Bay was out of the starting lineup for Tuesday night’s game against Tampa Bay because of a mildly strained right hamstring. Bay left Saturday’s …


Ichiro leaves stamp in road win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The home run Ichiro Suzuki hit to start the game paled in comparison to his great sliding catch that ended it. In between, the Seattle right …


Baseball notebook: Webb done for season

Arizona Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb had shoulder surgery Monday, putting an end to a difficult season for the usually durable right-hander. Arizona was expected to be a playoff contender this …


Ortiz says he needs time

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz fended off further questions Friday about his 2003 drug test, saying he needed more time to gather information. “I am trying to find out …


Halladay stays, Peavy dealt

Jake Peavy said yes to the Chicago White Sox, and Victor Martinez will take aim at the Green Monster. Roy Halladay, however, stayed put in Toronto.


M’s deal, deliver

For Jack Wilson, the day started with him innocently headed to AT&T Park in San Francisco for what he thought was another game with the Pittsburgh Pirates, his team since …


Phillies acquire Lee

PHOENIX – The Philadelphia Phillies, not satisfied with last year’s World Series title, put themselves in position to be the first National League team in 33 years to repeat Wednesday, …


Griffey’s hit tops Halladay

SEATTLE – With the Mariners-Pirates trade dominating the talk in the clubhouse, Ryan Rowland-Smith retreated to the video room Wednesday morning to focus on the most important part of his …


Baseball notebook: Kotsay dealt in Sox swap

In a swap of outfielders, the Boston Red Sox traded Mark Kotsay and cash to the Chicago White Sox for Brian Anderson on Tuesday. Boston is second in the A.L. …


M’s begin Washburn watch

SEATTLE – In their 100th game, the Seattle Mariners said hello again to winning one-run baseball Tuesday night. There were continuing indications that they were about to say good-bye to …