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Baseball notebook: Clemens case still not over

Roger Clemens filed a notice Friday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the decisions of U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison, who threw out most of …


Baseball notebook: Cooper can’t finish season

The Houston Astros fired manager Cecil Cooper on Monday with 13 games remaining in another disappointing season. Third-base coach Dave Clark was named interim manager. The Astros were 70-79 heading …


Sandberg has major goal

CHICAGO – Hall of Famers don’t ride buses. They don’t carry their own bags and they don’t look forward to postgame meals from restaurants like Shoney’s and Arby’s. They don’t …


Cubs’ Bradley suspended

The Chicago Cubs suspended volatile outfielder Milton Bradley for the rest of the season Sunday, one day after he criticized the team in a newspaper interview. Bradley was disciplined for …


Griffey turns back clock

SEATTLE – If these are indeed the waning days of Ken Griffey Jr. in a Mariners uniform, he’s not saying. No matter how many times, or ways, he’s asked. “I …


Baseball notebook: MLB suspends two brawlers

New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and Toronto pitcher Jesse Carlson both were suspended for three games and fined Wednesday by Major League Baseball for their roles in a bench-clearing …


Rowland-Smith makes his pitch

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners need a consistent No. 2 starter behind ace Felix Hernandez. So far, it looks like Ryan Rowland-Smith might be up for the role. The Australian …


Baseball notebook: Yanks, Jays duke it out

Jorge Posada and Toronto reliever Jesse Carlson got into a fight near home plate, leading to a frenzied, bench-clearing brawl between the Yankees and Blue Jays in the eighth inning …


Sox pummel M’s bullpen

SEATTLE – The Mariners honored Ichiro on Tuesday night for his historic milestones, got career homer No. 626 from Ken Griffey Jr. in the second inning, and received a strong …


Ichiro gets 200th to surpass Keeler

ARLINGTON, Texas — The one thing Ichiro and the guy whose record he just toppled had in common was proving that size didn’t matter. Wee Willie Keeler stood somewhere between …


Yanks’ Jeter stands alone

Derek Jeter broke the New York Yankees’ hit record held by Lou Gehrig for more than seven decades Friday night. He did it with a single to right field in …


Baseball notebook: Lidge’s role still in doubt

Brad Lidge and Charlie Manuel had a meeting to discuss the struggling closer’s role with the Philadelphia Phillies. Lidge and Manuel spoke after Wednesday night’s game against Washington. The following …


Angels sweep anemic Seattle

ANAHEIM, Calif. – At least the Mariners can say they did not go down without a fight. But they did go down without an offense in this series, a 3-0 …


Baseball notebook: Ripken rip-off ends

As if things weren’t bad enough for the Orioles, who just clinched their 12th consecutive losing season: On Wednesday, a temporary fence and police tape surrounded the spot that had …


Mariners bullpen rests in loss

ANAHEIM, Calif. – At least Ian Snell was able to keep the Mariners from hitting the panic button for another 24 hours. Things are dire indeed in Seattle’s bullpen, leading …


Baseball notebook: Bad back for ace Lincecum

San Francisco Giants ace and former Washington Husky Tim Lincecum was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night against San Diego due to spasms and inflammation in the lower left …


Angels beat M’s in 10th

ANAHEIM, Calif. – A rejuvenated Mike Sweeney had said right before game time that he isn’t ready to call it a career just yet. Nor was he calling it quits …


Baseball notebook: Brewers turn triple play

The Milwaukee Brewers turned their first triple play in 10 years, pulling it Sunday on a grounder by San Francisco’s Aaron Rowand. With Randy Winn on second and Ryan Garko …


Grand slam lifts A’s over M’s

OAKLAND, Calif. – Scott Hairston took advantage of a second chance. Ichiro Suzuki took advantage of the second pitch. Ichiro’s 2,000th hit was overshadowed by the go-ahead grand slam Hairston …


Baseball notebook: Marlins clear air after spat

Hanley Ramirez was out of the Florida Marlins’ starting lineup with a tight left hamstring for the second straight game against Atlanta on Thursday, a day after teammate Dan Uggla …


M’s prop up Snell

OAKLAND, Calif. – Manager Don Wakamatsu stuck with Ian Snell even though the Seattle pitcher struggled to throw a strike or find a groove as his pitch count climbed. The …


Baseball notebook: Jones’ season likely over

Adam Jones’ breakthrough season with Baltimore could be over. A fluke injury has left the All-Star center fielder on crutches with a severe left ankle sprain. The initial prognosis is …


M’s outshine Angels

SEATTLE – Three days ago, when winning two of three games from the Los Angeles Angels seemed like a remote possibility for the Seattle Mariners after a 10-run loss, manager …


Baseball notebook: Boone back with Astros

Aaron Boone returned to the major leagues Tuesday, rejoining the Houston Astros just five months after having open-heart surgery. The 36-year-old third baseman was activated off the disabled list.


Mariner notes: Griffey slowed by ailing knee

Ken Griffey Jr. is having an MRI and visiting a doctor to find out why his surgically repaired knee still hurts. Manager Don Wakamatsu said before Tuesday’s game against the …


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 …