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  • Mets hire Collins as general manager

    NEW YORK – Terry Collins is a major league manager again, hired by the New York Mets to help revitalize a franchise that has struggled on the field and at …


  • Hernandez earns American League’s Cy Young Award

    NEW YORK – For once, Felix Hernandez got all the support he needed for a big win. The Seattle ace earned the American League Cy Young Award on Thursday despite …


  • In brief: Halladay wins N.L. Cy Young

    Baseball: Roy Halladay (pictured above) arrived in Philadelphia to a standing ovation, a $60 million contract extension and the billing as baseball’s top ace. That was before he threw a …


  • Expanded MLB playoffs will likely wait

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Baseball management is more likely to consider expanded playoffs for 2012 than for next year. After discussing upcoming collective bargaining Tuesday with major league general managers, MLB …


  • Mariners fans pay tribute to Niehaus

    Safeco Field felt like a true church of baseball Saturday afternoon as thousands of Seattle Mariners fans came to say farewell to broadcaster Dave Niehaus. They stood in line for …


  • Mariners’ voice Niehaus dies at 75

    SEATTLE – Seattle Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus, one of the most beloved personalities in the history of the team, died Wednesday at his home in Bellevue. The Mariners said Niehaus, …


  • Blanchette: M’s only true icon, Niehaus, gave jaded fans hope

    Before he began narrating our summer nights, Dave Niehaus was third fiddle to Dick Enberg and Don Drysdale in the broadcast booth of the California Angels, owned by the Singing …


  • New coaching staff for Mariners

    SEATTLE – There will be one returning member of the original 2010 Mariners coaching staff – Mike Brumley, taking over at first base. Otherwise, it’s a brand new slate, with, …


  • MLB notes: Free-agent frenzy begins

    Baseball’s offseason market got busy even faster than usual Tuesday, with teams forced to make quick decisions on contract options as they prepare offers to a relatively weak free-agent class …


  • Decision time for Mariners

    They’ve yet to throw the World Series parade in San Francisco and already, the winter Hot Stove season is about to hit full throttle. The Mariners have until 9 p.m. …


  • Giants proved pitching wins

    There are different ways to build a championship team. But somehow, some way, you must have the pitching. The San Francisco Giants drove that point home emphatically with their stunning …


  • San Francisco captures city’s first pennant

    ARLINGTON, Texas – The prize that eluded Willie and Barry at long last belongs to the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a band of self-described castoffs and misfits and their …


  • Lewis leads Rangers to victory in Game 3

    ARLINGTON, Texas – Back in Texas. Back in the World Series. The Rangers, behind emerging October ace Colby Lewis, came home and threw themselves the biggest tailgate party of them …


  • Veteran provides crucial offense for Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO – Edgar Renteria delivered another big World Series hit that could provide a fitting bookend to his career. Renteria broke up a scoreless game with a solo homer …


  • Big 8th inning ensures another victory for Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO – These are the things so hard to explain in baseball, and just a few of the many reasons the San Francisco Giants are two wins away from …


  • Giants outfielder under federal investigation

    SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Giants outfielder Jose Guillen, left off the team’s postseason roster because of a nagging neck injury, is linked to a federal investigation into shipments of …


  • Batty outcome

    SAN FRANCISCO – Somebody forgot to tell the San Francisco Giants that batting practice was over. Because once Freddy Sanchez and those Giant bats finished teeing off on Cliff Lee …


  • Long road from Spokane Indians to World Series

    In 2003, the Spokane Indians became the Class “A” Short-Season affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Since that time 26 players have made the journey from Spokane to major league rosters …


  • Giants’ park full of Bay Area charm

    SAN FRANCISCO – From the Grateful Dead singing the national anthem, to a female public address announcer and seagulls squawking after games. From the smell of fresh garlic fries wafting …


  • Giants reliever Lopez comes at batters from all angles

    SAN FRANCISCO – Giants manager Bruce Bochy might have a better alternative than simply walking Josh Hamilton in key spots during the World Series. Side-arming lefty Javier Lopez neutralized Philadelphia’s …


  • Rangers catcher wins either way in World Series

    ARLINGTON, Texas – Bengie Molina gets a ring regardless of who wins this World Series. “I don’t know how to explain it, but it’s going to be a very happy, …


  • Ex-Indian Tony Roig dies at age 81

    Tony Roig, whose half-century in professional baseball included a prominent role with Spokane’s first Pacific Coast League teams, died Wednesday at his home in Liberty Lake. He had been ill …


  • Bochy’s approach, moves help Giants reach Series

    SAN FRANCISCO – Bruce Bochy mixed and matched the San Francisco Giants all the way to the World Series. From Game 1 of the division series against Atlanta to the …


  • Lee gets ready for Giants

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Cliff Lee threw a bullpen session and took batting practice Sunday. The Texas Rangers are getting ready for their first World Series, and the opener will be …


  • Unlikely Giants reach World Series

    PHILADELPHIA – No one can say the San Francisco Giants took the easy path to the World Series. They had to wait until the final day to clinch a playoff …


  • Giants have history on side: Rangers winless in San Francisco

    When the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants met the first time, it was a novelty. Now they’re set to tangle for much, much more. Tim Lincecum and the Giants …


  • Halladay comes through, Phillies survive win over Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO – Doc got the best of The Freak this time in a rematch of aces. Roy Halladay pitched through a groin pull, outdueling Tim Lincecum and keeping the …


  • Texas’ Hamilton, Yanks’ Cano put on clinics during ALCS

    ARLINGTON, Texas – This American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers has become one of superstars, which isn’t always the case in the postseason. MVP …


  • Yankees close to within 3-2 with easy victory

    NEW YORK – The Yankees have been where the Rangers are now and recently enough that many of them have much-too-vivid memories of it. It was the 2004 American League …


  • 9th-inning sacrifice fly puts Giants one win from World Series

    SAN FRANCISCO – The castoff comes through with another big hit, the rookie delivers again. The slumping slugger emerges at exactly the right time, the guy too banged up to …

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