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Red Sox Decision Mariners Rodriguez Sets Seattle Hit Record, Griffey Belts 43rd In 7-5 Defeat

Rudy Pemberton doubled twice and drove in two runs as the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5 Wednesday night. Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 43rd homer and drove …


Pettitte Gains 20th Win For Yanks

American League Andy Pettitte became the American League’s first 20-game winner in three seasons, and the Yankees’ first in 11 years, as he pitched New York to a 10-3 win …


Gant Comes Back Fast And Furious

National League Ron Gant made a quick recovery from a torn rotator cuff, doubling twice and scoring three times Tuesday night as the St. Louis Cardinals moved into first place …


Rodriguez Wins A.L. Honors Again

The Alex Rodriguez for most valuable player campaign received yet another boost Tuesday when Rodriguez won his second straight American League player of the week award and subsequently, the A.L. …


Mariners Start Fast, Hang On But It Takes Four Seattle Relief Pitchers 25 Minutes To Hold A Seven-Run Lead

Dave Hollins, right, earns a hand from teammate Mark Whitten for his first-inning homer. Photo by Associated Press


Mullen Skins Bears In Final Start

Scott Mullen’s final Spokane Indians start also ranks as his best. Mullen (5-6) pitched six scoreless innings and struck out 11 Tuesday to lead the Indians over the Yakima Bears …


Tettleton’s Big Blasts Key Texas Victory

American League Mickey Tettleton got a three-run double on a misplayed line drive in the first inning and later hit his first homer since Aug. 4 Tuesday night as Texas …


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Piniella Settles On Pitching Rotation For M’S Playoff Drive

The starting rotation for the final 25 games of the season is on paper, though Seattle manager Lou Piniella admits it’s written in pencil. “There’s a few asterisks,” he said. …


Valenzuela Notches Seventh Win In Row

National League Fernando Valenzuela won his seventh straight decision, pitching seven scoreless innings Monday night to lead the visiting San Diego Padres over the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1. Wally Joyner had …


Cone’s Comeback Nearly Perfect In 5-0 Victory

David Cone was making a dramatic return to the mound, his first start since having an aneurysm removed from his pitching arm four months ago. And he was throwing a …


Knoblauch Ignites Twins Once Again

American League Chuck Knoblauch homered to lead off the game for the second straight day Monday night, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 6-4 victory over the Texas Rangers in …


Yakima Rides Roughshod Over Indians

For a sixth straight Northwest League baseball season, the Spokane Indians will be saddled with a losing record. The Indians, whose belated late-season bid for the North Division pennant ended …


Greenwell Drives Mariners Into The Ground Bats In Nine Runs With Four Hits As Red Sox Rally For Wild 9-8 Victory

Alex Rodriguez avoids trouble on double-play toss. Photo by Associated Press


Rodriguez Irritates Baltimore

Bobby Bonilla admires his long-range work. Photo by Associated Press


Seitzer Makes Mark Quickly For Indians

American League Kevin Seitzer didn’t need long to get comfortable in his new role with the Cleveland Indians. Plucked from Milwaukee about 90 minutes before postseason rosters were set, Seitzer …


Tribe Runs Past Giants In First Game As Spoilers

Spokane Indians manager Bob Herold doesn’t like to use the fiveletter word for ‘ruin your opponents chances at a division title’, but the Indians on Sunday night did whatever they …


Buhner Doesn’t Want His Rbis To Get Away

A fisherman in the off-season, Jay Buhner knows all about the ones that get away - whether he’s talking about bass or runs batted in. In back-to-back seasons, Buhner has …


Cubs Sweep Series To Close On Astros

National League Luis Gonzalez doubled with two outs in the 12th inning and scored on second baseman Mark Lemke’s throwing error as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Atlanta Braves 2-1 …


Comeback Magic Elusive This Time As M’S Fail To Rally

The game looked familiar. It felt familiar - with reason. “We’ve played this same game 60 times this season,” Seattle manager Lou Piniella said. “We basically play most of our …


Future Cloudy For Park Named After Munson

Sadness seems to hang in the hazy skies above Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium, the minor-league ballpark named for a working-class town’s favorite son. After the Canton-Akron Indians take the field …


Braves Give Little Support To Neagle

National League Atlanta’s Denny Neagle pitched decently, allowing three runs in 5-2/3 innings, but got no support from his new teammates as the visiting Braves lost 12-0 to Chicago for …


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Chisox Keep Pace In Wild-Card Race

American League When Ed Sprague’s high fly ball to deep left bounced off the top of the fence and back into play, Wilson Alvarez knew it was his day. Alvarez …


Red Sox Mend Holes In Outfield, Gain On Yankees

Putting this season’s most remarkable comeback in perspective, the Boston Red Sox gained 11-1/2 games on the Yankees in four weeks. Teetering at a distance of 17 games out on …


Indians’ Run At First-Place Bellingham Ends In Center Field

Two players in new positions and one player in the wrong position ended the Spokane Indians’ postseason hopes Saturday. Bellingham center fielder Liviu (Levi) Miskolczi, normally a right fielder, made …


Johnson’s Tip Helps Murray Rip

Eddie Murray appreciates the orange placards that Orioles fans waved during the last homestand, those that read Ed-die and were produced in anticipation of his 500th homer. It’s just that …


M’S Fall As Murray Slugs Homer No. 499 Incaviglia’s Slam Ends Four-Game Winning Streak

Eddie Murray hit his 499th career homer and newly acquired Pete Incaviglia and a grand slam, leading the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-2 victory over Seattle on Friday night and …


Indians Still In The Hunt After Win Spokane Goes 13 Innings To Edge Giants, 5-4

The Spokane Indians played their longest game of the season Friday night to assure themselves that their final six games mean something. Kenderick Moore’s two-out single, just under the glove …


Sizzling San Diego Beats Montreal, 6-0

National League Scott Sanders pitched one-hit ball over eight innings as San Diego won its sixth straight, 6-0 at Montreal on Friday night. Wally Joyner drove in two runs in …