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M’s overcome O’s

SEATTLE – Adrian Beltre finally seems to have his two-strike, swing-at-anything dilemma figured out. Now he’s has the postgame pigpile to avoid. Beltre put his early-season hitting struggles behind him …


Baseball notebook: Longoria laps Rodriguez

Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria leads all American League players in fan voting for All-Star spots, more than doubling the total of perennial starter Alex Rodriguez. Longoria had received …


Lineup change lifts M’s

SEATTLE – Another tweak near the top of the batting order produced something completely different Tuesday night for the Seattle Mariners. The middle of the lineup delivered a victory.


M’s bats can’t help Washburn

SEATTLE – Once upon a time, even Jarrod Washburn got a meaningful hit off Rich Hill. That was two years ago during an interleague game against the Cubs at Wrigley …


Baseball notebook: Money issues in New York

New York Yankees officials say it would cost taxpayers more than $5 million if the team is forced to provide internal records sought by lawmakers looking into public financing of …


Callers applaud Moyer

SAN DIEGO – Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan were among those who called Jamie Moyer to congratulate the 46-year-old Phillies lefty for winning his 250th …


Baseball notebook: Moyer wins 250th game

Jamie Moyer reached a rare mark for a pitcher, becoming the 44th to win 250 games. The veteran Phillies left-hander would have been just as happy if it was his …


Down 7, Angels rally to topple M’s

ANAHEIM, Calif. — A fitting end to a dismal month of May proved crushing for a Mariners team that looked to have turned a corner. Instead, it suffered its most …


Baseball notebook: Zambrano suspended

Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano was suspended for six games by Major League Baseball on Thursday, a day after his tirade during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Zambrano said he …


Jakubauskas heads home

FULLERTON, Calif. – It wasn’t so long ago that Dillon Bryant refused to even think about making it big on a baseball field. He was more worried about sticking with …


M’s give A’s the slip

OAKLAND, Calif. – Manager Don Wakamatsu is finally seeing his Seattle Mariners do the little things at the plate: working the count, making adjustments, taking consistent swings. It was a …


Baseball notebook: Schoeneweis visits team

Grieving Arizona pitcher Scott Schoeneweis visited Chase Field on Wednesday for the first time since the death last week of his wife, Gabrielle. Schoeneweis played catch and lifted weights before …


Ramirez not out of running

NEW YORK – Jason Rosenberg was heading home and listening to satellite radio when he heard that Manny Ramirez was fourth among National League outfielders in initial All-Star voting. By …


M’s top A’s 6-1 to avoid sweep

OAKLAND, Calif. — Manager Don Wakamatsu is finally seeing his Seattle Mariners do the little things at the plate: working the count, making adjustments, taking consistent swings.


Baseball notebook: Mets drop like flies

The banged-up New York Mets put All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes and outfielder Ryan Church on the disabled list Tuesday, the latest setbacks for a team hobbled all season by injuries. …


Mariners lose from ahead again

OAKLAND, Calif. – Although the Oakland Athletics’ entire scoring output was confined to one inning of singles and walks, it was enough to get past the Seattle Mariners. And though …


Baseball notebook: Not your average Joe

The temptation to leave Joe Mauer in the lineup every day has never been greater for Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire, with the reigning A.L. batting champion getting a hit nearly …


A-Rod ‘adored’ in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas – Alex Rodriguez hopes to speak again with Tom Hicks. The Texas Rangers owner who initially made Rodriguez baseball’s highest-paid player doesn’t seem to have that same desire …


Mariners can’t contain Kennedy

OAKLAND, Calif. – Adam Kennedy has been the Oakland Athletics’ most dynamic offensive player since shortly after they plucked him from Tampa Bay’s minor league system 21/2 weeks ago. That’s …


Felix returns to form for M’s

SEATTLE – Don Wakamatsu didn’t call out Felix Hernandez late Sunday afternoon, although the Seattle Mariners’ manager might have considered it. Hernandez pitched seven strong innings, and one shaky one, …


Junior’s start against lefty Zito pays off

As an aging southpaw with a batting average in the low .200s, Ken Griffey Jr. doesn’t get many chances to face left-handed pitchers. But he made the most of his …


Lowe point for Seattle

SEATTLE – All good things must come to an end, even against the San Francisco Giants’ lineup. When the high times ceased for the Mariners’ bullpen, they did so in …


Griffey enlivens Ichiro

SEATAC, Wash. – Last year, Ichiro Suzuki looked bored, like someone had dragged him to the Mariners’ annual education day. Elementary school children hissed when their hero, the face of …


Baseball notebook: Peavy picks Padres

Jake Peavy is staying with the San Diego Padres. The ace pitcher turned down a trade to the Chicago White Sox, choosing Thursday to remain with his longtime team.


Baseball notebook: Pitcher’s wife dies

The wife of Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Scott Schoeneweis was found dead at her home in Fountain Hills, Ariz., on Wednesday. Police said the cause of death hasn’t been determined.


Time for some Mariners to move on

SEATTLE Ken Griffey Jr., baseball’s answer to Men’s Wearhouse, had a box full of T-shirts printed up Wednesday that he was distributing in the Seattle Mariners’ clubhouse. White, they bore …


One run enough for M’s

SEATTLE – A crisp, clean game was something the Mariners had longed for since their glory days of being a first-place club. It seems like ages ago, though it’s only …


Baseball notebook: Bad news for Chavez

Oakland Athletics third baseman Eric Chavez has a herniated disk and could be facing career-ending surgery if he injuries his back again. Chavez, rehabbing in Arizona, was moved from the …


Angels show how it’s done

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners got an in-your-face lesson Tuesday night in what it takes to compete with the L.A. Angels. The Angels hit balls through the infield holes and …


Baseball notebook: Weeks done for season

Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks will miss the rest of the season because of a tear in his left wrist, a severe setback for the N.L. Central leaders. Weeks …