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M’S Can’t Shake Off Mini-Skid Earthquake-Induced Rumblings Stop, But Cleveland Sweep Keeps Seattle Reeling

Cleveland’s Kenny Lofton gets an earful from Luis Sojo after stealing second against the Mariners. Photo by Associated Press


Cone’s Five-Hitter Keys Yanks’ Win

American League David Cone returned from the first missed start of his career to pitch a five-hitter and Ruben Sierra homered twice Thursday night in New York, leading the New …


Ryan Commands Respect From M’S

Nolan Ryan hasn’t thrown a pitch since 1993, when a fastball in the Kingdome finally ended a remarkable career. That doesn’t mean his reputation has diminished on a major-league field. …


Martinez Slams O’S In 15th Inning

American League Tino Martinez hit a grand slam in the 15th inning as the New York Yankees completed a two-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with an 11-6 victory Wednesday …


Healthy Sandberg Delivers Two Shots

National League Ryne Sandberg, returning from a week off, celebrated the first month of his comeback by hitting two of Chicago’s four homers Wednesday as the Cubs sent St. Louis …


Here’s A First: M’S Blank Foe

Paul Sorrento can’t wait to get to Texas. He hit a two-run homer, the 15th of his career against the Rangers, Tuesday night and Chris Bosio and two relievers combined …


M’S Close Out Historic April With Shutout

From a long way away, on a television set in Arizona, Chris Bosio watched the Seattle Mariners raise their 1996 division championship pennant in the Kingdome on Opening Night. “It …


Mariners Name Preference For Stadium Site

Members of the Seattle Mariners baseball stadium board said the team’s site preference will be taken into account, but won’t be the only factor in their arriving at a decision. …


King Dogs Reds With 2-Hr Inning

National League Jeff King proved that two homers in an inning trumps a pocketful of dog hair. King hit a solo homer and grand slam in a nine-run fourth inning …


Cleveland Puts End To Chicago’s Streak

American League Jim Thome homered and drove in three runs Tuesday night in Cleveland as the Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3, ending Chicago’s seven-game winning streak. Three Cleveland …


Surhoff’s Homer Lifts Orioles Over Texas

American League B.J. Surhoff hit a go-ahead homer as the Baltimore Orioles rallied from a five-run deficit to beat visiting Texas 8-7 Monday night, their first win against the Rangers …


Mets Cool Off Expos; Franco Saves 300th

National League John Franco became the first left-hander with 300 saves, and Pete Harnisch held baseball’s top-hitting team to three hits in seven innings as the New York Mets beat …


Piniella Vows There’ll Be Some Changes Made Brewers Work Over Mariners Pitching Staff To Offset Power Display By Buhner, Wilson

Seattle’s Joey Cora tags out Milwaukee’s Jesse Levis at second base. Photo by Associated Press


Chisox Top Angels For 6th Straight Win

American League Frank Thomas hit a three-run homer, and Ray Durham hit a solo homer and two-run single as the Chicago White Sox won their sixth straight game Sunday defeating …


Expos’ Grand Slams Bury Rockies 21-9

National League Darrin Fletcher and David Segui each hit grand slams and the Montreal Expos set a team record for runs in a game with a 21-9 victory over the …


Reds Manager Ready To Reach For Panic Button

It’s only April, but rookie manager Ray Knight thinks it’s must-win time for his troubled Cincinnati Reds. A rainout Sunday left the Reds stuck in a seven-game losing streak - …


You Can Call Marge ‘Second-Hand Rose’

The basket of flowers that Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott sent to umpires in sympathy over John McSherry’s death was recycled, the Dayton Daily News reported Sunday. Schott scribbled a …


Csi Rides Gillette To Win Over Nic

Gillette made certain that College of Southern Idaho didn’t have a close shave on Saturday. Chris Gillette went 4 for 5, with three runs batted in and three runs scored, …


Resilient Seattle Rallies Forces Again

The Seattle Mariners made late-inning comebacks their trademark last year. They’re at it again this season. Seattle scored three times in the eighth inning Saturday to beat the Milwaukee Brewers …


Mcgwire’s Homer Pays Off For A’S

American League Mark McGwire’s first hit of the season, a two-run homer in the first inning Saturday, sent the Oakland Athletics to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. McGwire, …


Bonds Joins Dad In 300-300 Club

National League Barry Bonds joined his father and godfather in some elite company Saturday. Then he got thrown out of the game. The San Francisco outfielder homered in the third …


Johnson Winces, M’S Win Back Pain Forces Seattle Ace To Sit, But Late Rally Sets Down Milwaukee

After losing five of their last six games, the Seattle Mariners watched their situation worsen Friday night. They lost Randy Johnson. They lost Edgar Martinez’s 13-game hitting streak. They lost …


Sheffield Smacks Historic 11th Homer

National League Gary Sheffield hit his 11th home run, tying the record for most homers in April, and Kevin Brown pitched a seven-hitter Friday night to lead the Florida Marlins …


Clemens Serves Up Another Boston Loss

American League The Kansas City Royals extended Roger Clemens’ worst start, keeping the Red Sox ace winless Friday night with a 4-3 victory at Boston. Clemens (0-4) struck out 11 …


Stocker Uses Up Stockpile Of Hrs

National League Kevin Stocker, showing surprising power, homered twice and drove in five runs Thursday, leading the Philadelphia Phillies past the Colorado Rockies 7-1 in Denver. Stocker, batting eighth in …


Ricks Rocks North Idaho

Ricks College finally figured out North Idaho pitcher Tim Ayers Thursday afternoon. For four innings, Ayers was dominant on the mound. However, a six-run Ricks eruption in the bottom of …


Plantier’s Double Leads Hot Oakland

American League Phil Plantier doubled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning Thursday, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 at Toronto for their fifth consecutive …


Hernandez Breaks Heart Of M’S Order Again

Asked to protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning for the second straight game against the heart of Seattle’s lineup, Roberto Hernandez was nearly perfect. Hernandez, on in relief …


Small Matters Confound Seattle Odd Bounce, Weak Rbi Single Lead White Sox In Game Dominated By Pitchers

A base that got in the way, a weak swing that produced a soft line drive into center field and a potent offense that suddenly went quiet sent the Seattle …


Myers, Molitor Help Twins Maul Tigers

American League Greg Myers and Paul Molitor each drove in five runs Wednesday as the Minnesota Twins set a team record for runs and routed the Detroit Tigers 24-11 in …