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Angels get head start on Sox

ANAHEIM, Calif. – With Torii Hunter hitting the rocks and John Lackey rolling through the Boston lineup, the Los Angeles Angels finally got on top of the Red Sox in …


Twins seek bit of spark

NEW YORK – Remember the Minnesota Twins’ super-hot momentum, that unseen force that carried them through a 17-4 stretch run and through Tuesday’s one-game tiebreaker win over the Detroit Tigers? …


L.A. pitchers cuff Cards

LOS ANGELES – Randy Wolf and the Dodgers’ bullpen bested St. Louis ace Chris Carpenter, earning Los Angeles a 5-3 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday night in an N.L. …


Jeter powers Yanks in new park

NEW YORK – Derek Jeter got a big hit, just as he did in Octobers past at the famed ballpark across the street. CC Sabathia joined in the postseason fun. …


Lee mows down Rockies

PHILADELPHIA – Out in the Philadelphia Phillies’ bullpen Wednesday afternoon, the flags overhead were flapping in a stiff wind, and an occasional hot dog wrapper would come blowing through. But …


Dodgers, Cards in NLDS opener

Randy Wolf has seen a lot in his 11-year career, just never the playoffs. He’s finally getting a chance in the stadium where he watched the Los Angeles Dodgers as …


Twins sizzle, Tigers fizzle

MINNEAPOLIS – The Metrodome erupted in a jet-like roar as Carlos Gomez zoomed home with the winning run to finish off an American League Central race – and a thrilling …


Mariners start to work on ’10

SEATTLE – The off-season settled upon Safeco Field on Monday, and there were no visible signs of Ken Griffey Jr.’s tears or the spirited postgame celebration of less than 24 …


Stage familiar to Twins

The Minnesota Twins seem to think that 162 regular-season games aren’t enough. The Twins host the Detroit Tigers today in a tiebreaker for the American League Central title and a …


Norman Chad: It’s time to root against Yankees

Like many non-New Yorkers, I root against the Yankees. It’s been a losing proposition in recent years – last season was the first time they missed the playoffs since the …


Sports in brief: Griffey collects bonuses

Baseball: Ken Griffey Jr. will collect $3.15 million of a potential $5 million for returning to the Seattle Mariners. The 39-year-old slugger earned an additional $1.15 million in bonuses tied …


Griffey’s future uncertain as M’s finish season

SEATTLE – Ken Griffey Jr., the man who carried the spirit of a resurgent Seattle Mariners team that won its 85th game Sunday, rode the shoulders of his teammates on …


Baseball wrap-up: Tigers, Twins to tangle Tuesday

The chase for the A.L. Central championship is going to extra innings.


Mortensen rejoins A’s after night in jail

OAKLAND, Calif. – Athletics pitcher Clay Mortensen rejoined the team Sunday after spending the night in jail following his arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Mortensen, …


M’s Fister silences A’s

SEATTLE – Mike Sweeney followed a two-out error with a tiebreaking two-run single in the fifth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 Thursday night. Doug Fister …


Rockies reach playoffs

DENVER – It’s a Rocktober redux for the Colorado Rockies, who are back in the playoffs after a one-year hiatus. “It stings,” Troy Tulowitzki said as he squinted away the …


Morrow hurls gem

SEATTLE – Ken Griffey Jr. hit a three-run homer and Brandon Morrow allowed one hit over eight impressive innings, sending the Seattle Mariners to a 7-0 victory over the Oakland …


Griffey warms up chilly night

SEATTLE – Ken Griffey Jr. started what might be his final homestand with career homer No. 628, and Felix Hernandez added another strong effort to his A.L. Cy Young Award …


Baseball notebook: Red Sox take A.L. wild card

The Boston Red Sox are back in the playoffs for the sixth time in seven years. The Red Sox clinched the A.L. wild-card berth when the Los Angeles Angels beat …


Sports in brief: Blowers’ ‘Pick to Click’ on target

Baseball: There are predictions and then there is the one made by Mike Blowers. Before the Seattle Mariners game at Toronto on Sunday Blowers, part of the M’s broadcasting crew, …


Baseball notebook: Back spasms bench Beckett

Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett was scratched from Monday night’s scheduled start because of back spasms. “He’s been feeling it. This time of year, guys feel it a lot,” Boston …


Lind beats M’s again

TORONTO – The Seattle Mariners have recorded a major league-high 33 one-run victories this year. As the season draws to an end, they’re starting to pile up one-run losses, too. …


M’s Hernandez baffles Blue Jays

TORONTO – If Felix Hernandez had a Cy Young vote, he’d cast it for Kansas City’s Zack Greinke. The batters who faced Hernandez on Thursday night might find it difficult …


Rays unload on M’s Lowe

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – B.J. Upton had three RBIs, including a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth, to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Wednesday …


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 …