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New coaching staff for Mariners

SEATTLE – There will be one returning member of the original 2010 Mariners coaching staff – Mike Brumley, taking over at first base. Otherwise, it’s a brand new slate, with, …


Giants proved pitching wins

There are different ways to build a championship team. But somehow, some way, you must have the pitching. The San Francisco Giants drove that point home emphatically with their stunning …


MLB notes: Free-agent frenzy begins

Baseball’s offseason market got busy even faster than usual Tuesday, with teams forced to make quick decisions on contract options as they prepare offers to a relatively weak free-agent class …


Decision time for Mariners

They’ve yet to throw the World Series parade in San Francisco and already, the winter Hot Stove season is about to hit full throttle. The Mariners have until 9 p.m. …


San Francisco captures city’s first pennant

ARLINGTON, Texas – The prize that eluded Willie and Barry at long last belongs to the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a band of self-described castoffs and misfits and their …


Lewis leads Rangers to victory in Game 3

ARLINGTON, Texas – Back in Texas. Back in the World Series. The Rangers, behind emerging October ace Colby Lewis, came home and threw themselves the biggest tailgate party of them …


Giants outfielder under federal investigation

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Giants outfielder Jose Guillen, left off the team’s postseason roster because of a nagging neck injury, is linked to a federal investigation into shipments of …


Big 8th inning ensures another victory for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – These are the things so hard to explain in baseball, and just a few of the many reasons the San Francisco Giants are two wins away from …


Veteran provides crucial offense for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Edgar Renteria delivered another big World Series hit that could provide a fitting bookend to his career. Renteria broke up a scoreless game with a solo homer …


Batty outcome

SAN FRANCISCO – Somebody forgot to tell the San Francisco Giants that batting practice was over. Because once Freddy Sanchez and those Giant bats finished teeing off on Cliff Lee …


Giants’ park full of Bay Area charm

SAN FRANCISCO – From the Grateful Dead singing the national anthem, to a female public address announcer and seagulls squawking after games. From the smell of fresh garlic fries wafting …


Long road from Spokane Indians to World Series

In 2003, the Spokane Indians became the Class “A” Short-Season affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Since that time 26 players have made the journey from Spokane to major league rosters …


Giants reliever Lopez comes at batters from all angles

SAN FRANCISCO – Giants manager Bruce Bochy might have a better alternative than simply walking Josh Hamilton in key spots during the World Series. Side-arming lefty Javier Lopez neutralized Philadelphia’s …


Rangers catcher wins either way in World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas – Bengie Molina gets a ring regardless of who wins this World Series. “I don’t know how to explain it, but it’s going to be a very happy, …


Bochy’s approach, moves help Giants reach Series

SAN FRANCISCO – Bruce Bochy mixed and matched the San Francisco Giants all the way to the World Series. From Game 1 of the division series against Atlanta to the …


Lee gets ready for Giants

ARLINGTON, Texas — Cliff Lee threw a bullpen session and took batting practice Sunday. The Texas Rangers are getting ready for their first World Series, and the opener will be …


Giants have history on side: Rangers winless in San Francisco

When the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants met the first time, it was a novelty. Now they’re set to tangle for much, much more. Tim Lincecum and the Giants …


Unlikely Giants reach World Series

PHILADELPHIA – No one can say the San Francisco Giants took the easy path to the World Series. They had to wait until the final day to clinch a playoff …


Halladay comes through, Phillies survive win over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Doc got the best of The Freak this time in a rematch of aces. Roy Halladay pitched through a groin pull, outdueling Tim Lincecum and keeping the …


Texas’ Hamilton, Yanks’ Cano put on clinics during ALCS

ARLINGTON, Texas – This American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers has become one of superstars, which isn’t always the case in the postseason. MVP …


9th-inning sacrifice fly puts Giants one win from World Series

SAN FRANCISCO – The castoff comes through with another big hit, the rookie delivers again. The slumping slugger emerges at exactly the right time, the guy too banged up to …


Yankees close to within 3-2 with easy victory

NEW YORK – The Yankees have been where the Rangers are now and recently enough that many of them have much-too-vivid memories of it. It was the 2004 American League …


Cain was able to blank Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO – Cody Ross keeps doing his best Barry Bonds imitation. With the home run king watching and cheering from a front-row seat, Ross delivered again, Matt Cain outdueled …


Blanchette: M’s need drivers more than Wedge

Here’s what we found out about Eric Wedge, introduced Tuesday as the new manager of the Seattle Mariners (no one lasts long enough to be an old manager of the …


MLB notes: Quade picked to lead Cubs

The Chicago Cubs will keep Mike Quade as their manager, choosing to go with the man who ran the team well for the last six weeks of last season rather …


Texas Rangers wins second straight in New York

NEW YORK – No disputing this: The Texas Rangers are routing the New York Yankees and are now just one win from their first trip to the World Series. Bengie …


Cubs give Sandberg raw deal

CHICAGO – If you don’t want to catch a trophy fish, you shouldn’t go fishing. Jim Hendry dropped a line in the water the day in the fall of 2006 …


Baseball’s hits king accepts fate, offers overdue apologies

CINCINNATI – Pete Rose says he finally gets what former baseball Commissioner Bart Giamatti meant when he talked about reconfiguring his life. So, he’s ’fessing up.


Texas lefty again dominant; 13 Ks leaves Yanks whiffing

NEW YORK – Cliff Lee stumbled as he stepped up to his seat at the postgame podium. “Booby trap right here,” he said with a grin.


Pitchers back in spotlight for Game 3 of ALCS

NEW YORK – Cliff Lee and Andy Pettitte. The postseason ace against that ol’ October pro. With the best-of-7 A.L. championship series tied at one apiece, the scene shifts to …