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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 …


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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Fifth does in Washburn, M’s again

SEATTLE – Another wasted opportunity was looming for the Mariners and starting pitcher Jarrod Washburn by the time the fifth inning rolled around. Washburn has been victimized by a lack …


Mariners can’t give away game

SEATTLE – For more than three hours Sunday at Safeco Field, the Seattle Mariners did what they could to lose a winnable game. They gave away outs in the field …


Davis’ homer gives Texas 3-2 win over Seattle

Chris Davis hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Texas Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday to complete a three-game …


Rangers rally after Kelly goes down

SEATTLE — Previously struggling Vicente Padilla baffled Seattle with perhaps the best no-decision in Texas history. Seattle’s Erik Bedard matched Padilla with continual escapes from Rangers rallies.


Baseball notebook: Tatis keeps his homer

Umpires used video replay Wednesday to review a home run by the New York Mets’ Fernando Tatis, upholding his go-ahead shot against the Florida Marlins. With the score tied at …


Mariners take middle ground

CHICAGO – While the Seattle Mariners dissected a 6-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday afternoon, Adrian Beltre talked about the ups-and-downs of hitting. He actually felt as …


Home runs lead White Sox past Mariners

Slumping Carlos Quentin and Jermaine Dye hit consecutive home runs in the seventh inning Wednesday, leading the Chicago White Sox over the Seattle Mariners 6-3.


M’s erupt in Game 2, back brilliant Felix

CHICAGO – Russell Branyan and Yuniesky Betancourt spoiled their young pitcher in the second game of Tuesday night’s doubleheader. Betancourt drove in five runs, Branyan had a career-high five hits …


Baseball notebook: Yankees cut ticket prices

Turns out a few more fans might be able to buy those empty front-row seats at Yankee Stadium. The New York Yankees slashed prices on more than 40 percent of …


M’s drop first game of doubleheader

CHICAGO — Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings and Paul Konerko hit a two-run double, leading the Chicago White Sox to a brisk 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners in …


Baseball notebook: Glavine improving

Braves pitcher Tom Glavine felt better about his ailing left shoulder after throwing in the outfield Monday, but the 305-game winner still isn’t sure if he’ll be able to extend …


Hunter leads on, off field

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Here’s a hypothetical question: Would it be easier to sneak past Torii Hunter with a hanging curve or without saying hello? The answer is neither.