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  • Halladay no-hits Cincinnati Reds

    PHILADELPHIA – Roy Halladay spent his whole career waiting for this start, wondering what it would be like to pitch in the playoffs. It was better than he – or …


  • Mariners looking at Royals bench coach

    SEATTLE – Kansas City Royals bench coach John Gibbons got a pleasant surprise upon returning home to Texas after a long season. Gibbons received a phone call Tuesday from his …


  • Yankees continue to control Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS – Indoors or outdoors, the New York Yankees still own the Minnesota Twins in the playoffs. Mark Teixeira hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning and the …


  • MLB playoffs: Yankees vs. Twins today

    Head-to-head comparisons of the A.L. Central-winning Minnesota Twins and the A.L. wild card- winning New York Yankees: Starting pitching: Twins. The Yankees’ pitching is even thinner than a year ago, …


  • MLB playoffs: Reds vs. Phillies today

    Head-to-head comparisons of the N.L. East-champion Philadelphia Phillies and the N.L. Central- champion Cincinnati Reds: Starting pitching: Phillies. Philadelphia changed its aces on the fly, without skipping a beat. The …


  • MLB playoffs: Braves vs. Giants on Thursday

    Head-to-head comparisons of the N.L. West-champion San Francisco Giants and the N.L. wild card Atlanta Braves: Starting pitching: Giants. They are so good that they will not need Barry Zito, …


  • Money can’t buy everything - just ask Rangers, Reds, Rays

    NEW YORK – It’s not just the usual suspects in the playoffs this year. Texas, ranked 23rd according to Major League Baseball’s latest payroll figures, won the American League West …


  • MLB playoffs: Rangers vs. Rays today

    Head-to-head comparisons of the A.L. East-champion Tampa Bay Rays and the A.L. West-champion Texas Rangers:


  • It’s October, time for baseball postseason

    Start with playoff newcomers Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum. Throw in rocket-armed rookies Aroldis Chapman and Craig Kimbrel. Add a dash from pickups Cliff Lee and Lance Berkman. Mix in …


  • Couch Slouch on the stump: Root for Rays, against Yanks

    As the baseball postseason starts its long, chilly journey into Bud Selig’s November, I’m going to ask America a favor – not a big one – in regard to the …


  • Promising young players raise hopes for M’s Zduriencik

    SEATTLE – The symmetry of baseball isn’t always beautiful. Ask the Seattle Mariners, who are back where they were two years ago, reeling from 101 losses and looking for a …


  • Spokane native ends career after 13 seasons in majors

    Mike Redmond was in Boston during the weekend, a special guest of the Red Sox at “Mike Lowell Day” – the retirement ceremony for his close friend and one-time Florida …


  • MLB notes: Mets’ Manuel, Minaya fired

    A day after the New York Mets ended a second straight losing season, chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and his father, Fred, the owner, were eager to get their “family …


  • Mariners look to future as A’s send Seattle to 101st loss

    SEATTLE – Nobody with the Seattle Mariners was immune from the strain of a 101-loss season that ended Sunday with a 4-3 defeat to the Oakland A’s. But there were …


  • No MLB tiebreakers needed for playoffs

    Bobby Cox will get one more try in October. No tiebreaker needed. What could’ve turned into a real tangle of a playoff picture became clear Sunday: Cox and his wild-card …


  • Ms triple displeasure, reaching 100-loss mark for 5th time

    SEATTLE – With one game remaining, the Seattle Mariners have attached themselves to a couple of numbers that were difficult for anyone to imagine when the season began. Saturday night’s …


  • MLB games: Padres survive in win over Giants

    The San Diego Padres showed up in San Francisco on the verge of elimination, their hitters in a serious funk and plenty of people counting them out. Two dramatic wins …


  • Down to wire in American League East

    Sometimes, Joe Maddon wishes he wasn’t so farsighted. All season long as Tampa Bay, New York and Boston slugged it out in the American League East, the Rays’ manager said …


  • MLB notes: Braves honor retiring Cox

    Bobby Cox reached behind his sunglasses to dab his eyes a few times Saturday as the Atlanta Braves paid tribute to their longtime manager. The ceremony before the game against …


  • Seattle’s poor pitching, errors culprits in loss to A’s

    SEATTLE – The Mariners crept a little closer to the 100-loss mark on Thursday with an 8-1 loss to the Oakland A’s at Safeco Field. The game was forgettable in …


  • MLB notes: Free-agent rules updated

    Baseball players and owners settled allegations of possible collusion against free agents after the 2008 and 2009 seasons in one of the first acts for the union since Michael Weiner …


  • Mariners lose game in weird 9th inning

    ARLINGTON, Texas – Jason Vargas got the ground ball he needed Wednesday to put the exclamation point on a season that fully sets in motion the second leg of his …


  • MLB briefs: Cabrera’s season done

    Miguel Cabrera’s superb season is likely over because of a badly sprained right ankle. “I want to play, but I can’t today,” the Detroit Tigers’ slugger said, his right foot …


  • Felix picks up 13th win but will it be enough to win award?

    ARLINGTON, Texas – Felix Hernandez vows this wasn’t the end of his brilliant run at a Cy Young Award. Moments after holding the Texas Rangers to one run over eight …


  • Cincinnati clinches title, 1st playoff spot in 15 years

    Jay Bruce raised both index fingers as he rounded first base and took the final steps toward a long-awaited championship. Jubilant Reds teammates streamed toward the plate while fireworks went …


  • MLB notes: Jury finds Gallo guilty in Adenhart death

    A jury convicted a construction worker of murder Monday for a drunken-driving crash that killed promising Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart and two of his friends. It was …


  • Phillies clinch N.L. East

    WASHINGTON – Roy Halladay stood in the middle of the sort of wild clubhouse celebration he’d longed to be a part of for so many years, a pair of goggles …


  • Ex-Ranger’s homer earns Mariners a win

    ARLINGTON, Texas – A couple of hours before game time, Justin Smoak sat on the dugout bench and stared out quietly at his former baseball home. Fewer than three months …


  • Mariners rookies provide lift in win over Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – There were Hooters outfits, a SuperGirl costume and other tight-fitting female garb awaiting Mariners rookies as they entered the clubhouse after a rare road win. But …


  • Fister falters in first as Tampa Bay rolls

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Take away the first inning and Doug Fister threw a one-hitter over five shutout frames. Then again, take away their first 154 games and the Mariners …

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