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Baseball notebook: Strasburg’s encore solid

Stephen Strasburg simply shrugged. Two starts, two wins, 22 strikeouts and millions of fascinated fans. One dazzling debut – and a pretty fair encore.


Jim Joyce voted MLB’s best umpire

Jim Joyce was voted the best umpire in Major League Baseball in a poll of 100 players conducted by ESPN the Magazine.


Snell’s time may be over

ARLINGTON, Texas – A composed-sounding Ian Snell talked about holding his head high, something pitchers try to do when they’re on their way out of a game and headed for …


Strasburg steals show in debut

WASHINGTON – Over-hyped? Are you kidding? Stephen Strasburg went beyond the hype – and anyone’s reasonable expectations – by striking out 14 batters in his electric major league debut. With …


Two Cougs, two Bulldogs drafted

Two Gonzaga Bulldogs and a pair of Washington State Cougars were selected Tuesday in the Major League Baseball draft. Gonzaga outfielder Drew Heid was the ninth-round selection of the Los …


Baseball notebook: Valentine on Orioles’ radar

The Orioles’ search for a new manager is officially underway, with at least two intriguing names in the mix. Bobby Valentine is an ESPN analyst who took the New York …


Mariners stumble to defeat

ARLINGTON, Texas – Mariners catcher Rob Johnson sat stoically by his locker stall, initially not wanting to discuss a third-inning play that helped change the course of this game. What …


Lee’s gem helps Seattle snap skid

ARLINGTON, Texas — Cliff Lee was finally complete in Texas, where he struggled so much in the past. Lee threw a seven-hitter, holding the Rangers scoreless until the ninth inning, …


M’s select Walker

Taijuan Walker has made a big impact on the basketball court for Yucaipa High School in California, but his future is on the pitcher’s mound. That’s how the Seattle Mariners …


Baseball notebook: Sore shoulder saps Fister

Seattle Mariners starter Doug Fister was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a sore pitching shoulder. Fister is 3-3 with a 2.45 ERA in 10 starts. The right-hander …


M’s swept away by Angels

SEATTLE – Mike Napoli had four hits, including a two-run homer that snapped a seventh-inning tie and lifted the Los Angeles Angels over the Seattle Mariners 9-4 on Sunday for …


Baseball notebook: Mets send Perez to DL

Struggling pitcher Oliver Perez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday by the New York Mets because of a sudden – and somewhat convenient – injury to his right …


Seattle bullpen withers

SEATTLE – Ryan Rowland-Smith said he had a great time in the five innings he pitched Saturday against the L.A. Angels. The left-hander, dropped to the Seattle Mariners’ bullpen last …


Wakamatsu says Griffey wasn’t pressured to retire

SEATTLE – Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu dismissed suggestions he had tried to pressure Ken Griffey Jr. to retire, though he did say the two hadn’t spoken in more than a …


Decision makes perfect sense

LOS ANGELES – Perfection has been imperfectly busted before. What is different today is that suddenly it seems the entire Western world wants Major League Baseball to fix it. Folks …


Baseball notebook: Joyce turns down day off

Jim Joyce could have had the day off. Major League Baseball was prepared to send in another umpire for the Indians-Detroit Tigers game Thursday at Comerica Park, but Joyce told …


Hernandez regains form

SEATTLE – Felix Hernandez snapped a personal four-game losing streak, allowing one run over eight innings, and Jose Lopez hit a three-run homer to help the Seattle Mariners beat A.L. …


Baseball notebook: Bad call costs perfect game

Armando Galarraga squeezed the ball in his mitt, stepped on first base with his right foot and was ready to celebrate the first perfect game in Detroit Tigers’ history.


M’s Griffey calls it quits

SEATTLE – In his prime, Ken Griffey Jr. was considered the best player in baseball, on pace to rewrite the record books. Injuries derailed his chance to become the home …


Ken Griffey Jr. retiring at age 40

Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu says Ken Griffey Jr. is retiring.


Baseball notebook: Strasburg to get call

Stephen Strasburg is ready – and so is the Washington Nationals’ ticket office. The Nationals said after Monday’s 14-4 win over Houston that their prized pitching prospect will make his …


M’s prospect struggles learning

ZEBULON, N.C. – Dustin Ackley always has been the kind of guy who can hit anything thrown at him. These days, that’s a lot. In his first season as a …


Twins power their way past Mariners

SEATTLE – Michael Cuddyer was joking before Monday night’s game about how his glove to play second base is about half the size of his normal one. The regular right …


Seattle makes roster moves

The struggling Seattle Mariners designated relievers Kanekoa Texeira and Jesus Colome for assignment and recalled pitchers Sean White and Garrett Olson from Triple-A Tacoma. The team announced the moves Monday …


Baseball notebook: Ellsbury’s injury recurs

Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury still has soreness in his left side and was out of the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. The Red Sox have …


M’s, Bradley build trust

SEATTLE – Milton Bradley arrived in Seattle this winter distrusting the world. Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu could see that. He knew Bradley was joining his eighth team in 10 years. …


Baseball notebook: Guillen blows top over calls

Manager Ozzie Guillen will miss Friday night’s game at Tampa Bay so he can attend his son Ozney’s high school graduation. And there’s a good chance Guillen will miss more …


M’s catch fire in 8th

SEATTLE – Mike Sweeney and Josh Wilson took turns crediting the other for a rally that seemed so unlikely from the punchless Mariners. Seattle’s old designated hitter with a balky …


Baseball notebook: McNamee testifies

The star witness in a possible perjury case against Roger Clemens testified before a federal grand jury Tuesday, a sign that the panel could be nearing a decision on whether …


Bradley sparks M’s

SEATTLE – Six days into his return from a two-week hiatus for mental-health counseling, Milton Bradley created another new twist in his wild first season in Seattle. An unprecedented, joyous …