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Baseball notebook: Ordonez gets 2,000th hit

Magglio Ordonez’s single in the fourth inning Thursday for the Detroit Tigers against the Minnesota Twins was the 2,000th hit of his career. Ordonez became the sixth Venezuelan to reach …


M’s Lee debuts tonight

SEATTLE – Cliff Lee has been through a season’s worth of events for his new Seattle Mariners and he hasn’t even pitched in a game that counts yet. The 2008 …


Baseball notebook: All-Star game rosters grow

There will be two extra All-Stars this summer. Rosters have been expanded again by commissioner Bud Selig’s special committee for on-field matters, with each team bringing 34 players to the …


Figgins finds zone; Mariners take series from Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chone Figgins insisted after a wild victory by his Seattle Mariners that he’s actually been feeling comfortable at the plate since last weekend in Chicago. His …


Baseball notebook: Uecker needs heart surgery

Bob Uecker has made a 40-year career out of delighting baseball fans with his self-deprecating sense of humor. Even facing heart surgery at the end of the week, that didn’t …


Waiting game works for M’s

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Throughout this trip, the embattled Seattle Mariners had to wonder where all of their luck had gone. They had zero luck at timely hitting, none when …


Baseball notebook: Howard signs monster deal

Ryan Howard preferred securing his future in Philadelphia to testing free agency in two years. The slugging first baseman agreed to a $125 million, five-year contract extension Monday that could …


Mariners close again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The worst pitch of the night by Felix Hernandez wasn’t even to home plate. Instead, a self-described “changeup” he threw to second base in attempting to …


West right: Baseball goes from leisurely pace to slow

So umpire Joe West recently complained about how long Red Sox-Yankees games take to play – “it’s pathetic and embarrassing,” he said – setting off a minor firestorm about baseball’s …


Baseball notebook: Suppan sent to bullpen

Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Jeff Suppan has been removed from the rotation in the fourth and final year of his $42 million contract in favor of Chris Narveson, who went 2-0 …


White Sox complete sweep of shorthanded Mariners

CHICAGO – Take a bench that’s hardly conventional to start, then throw in some nagging injuries, and this is what you’re left with. Call it the downside of your 2010 …


Sports in brief: M’s Lee sharp in rehab start

BASEBALL: Seattle Mariners left-hander Cliff Lee tossed six shutout innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday. Lee, working his way back after straining his abdomen during spring …


Ninth-inning blast beats M’s

CHICAGO – There have been times in the past eight months when Mariners closer David Aardsma would leave his trademark fastball a little too high in the zone. On some …


Baseball notebook: Brewers rock Pirates 20-0

Ryan Braun, Jim Edmonds and the Milwaukee Brewers went totally batty. The Brew Crew piled up 25 hits Thursday and trounced Pittsburgh 20-0, handing the Pirates the most-lopsided loss in …


M’s Hernandez cages Orioles while Wilson provides big hit

SEATTLE – The numbers were tossed out immediately: 9-0 in his last nine decisions, 17th consecutive quality starts dating back to last season. Felix Hernandez quickly stopped all the accolades …


Baseball notebook: Zambrano to Cubs’ bullpen

Manager Lou Piniella is tired of watching his relievers blow games for the Chicago Cubs, and, boy, is he ready to do something about it. Piniella made a bold move …


Baseball notebook: Rockies’ president dies

Colorado Rockies president Keli McGregor, who parlayed a lifelong love of sports into a short stint in the NFL before embarking on a career in the baseball business, was found …


Lefty allows just 3 hits in 7 innings for Mariners victory

SEATTLE – A week ago, the Mariners were sinking. No passable starting pitching beyond ace Felix Hernandez. No shortage of angst over when Cliff Lee will get healthy to rescue …


Sports in brief: MLB drops Lee’s suspension

Baseball: Major League Baseball dropped its five-game suspension of Mariners pitcher Cliff Lee, who could be healthy enough to make his Seattle debut by the end of this month. The …


MLB drops suspension of M’s Cliff Lee after appeal

Major League Baseball has dropped its five-game suspension of Mariners pitcher Cliff Lee because of his appeal.


Baseball notebook: M’s like way pair progress

When will the Seattle Mariners’ dream rotation finally come together? Late May looks like the best estimate given the progress of left-handers Cliff Lee and Erik Bedard from injuries. The …


Mariners back Fister in 8-2 victory

SEATTLE – Mariners second baseman Chone Figgins couldn’t figure out why the Safeco Field crowd stood and cheered in the seventh inning after Nick Markakis’ leadoff single. Then he looked …


Tigers snap Mariners’ four-game win streak

SEATTLE – During the Seattle Mariners’ four-game winning streak last week, manager Don Wakamatsu wasn’t afraid to give credit to their aggressive and mistake-free style of play. When the aggression …


Baseball notebook: Jimenez needs a nap

No one told Ubaldo Jimenez he’d have trouble sleeping the night after throwing a no-hitter. Who on the Colorado Rockies could have warned him?


Seattle wins with patience

SEATTLE – It has taken a while, but patience is paying off for the Seattle Mariners. The team that strived all last season for better at-bats to drive up opposing …


Baseball notebook: Longoria the face of the Rays

Evan Longoria embraces being viewed as the face of the Tampa Bay Rays. A star on the field, where he’s won numerous awards in less than two full seasons in …


Bradley, M’s resemble board games

SEATTLE – I guess I didn’t understand. I thought that when the Seattle Mariners traded for Milton Bradley last December, they were acquiring the spray-hitting outfielder who had such a …


Bradley’s blast lifts M’s over A’s

SEATTLE – Milton Bradley got a much-needed boost for himself and the Seattle Mariners with one big swing Tuesday night. Bradley hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to …


Baseball notebook: Finally, fresh air for Twins

Frank Viola stood in the home dugout at brand new Target Field and looked out at the downtown Minneapolis skyline just beyond the right-field wall. He could only chuckle as …


Mariners fail again

SEATTLE – They’re built to play a style of baseball that once upon a time worked at Safeco Field. What the Seattle Mariners unveiled Monday in their home opener was …