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Royals Continue Drive For Wild Card

American League Gary Gaetti drove in two runs and Johnny Damon homered Friday night as the streaking Kansas City Royals won their sixth consecutive game, a 5-2 victory that extended …


Bagwell’s Return Leads Houston

National League Jeff Bagwell, in his first game off the injury list, drove in the tying run in Houston’s three-run seventh inning as the Astros rallied to beat the visiting …


King Crowns Cincy With Late Homer

National League Jeff King hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, his fourth hit of the game, as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied against closer Jeff Brantley for a 6-4 …


Sans Randy, M’S Manage Surprise Win Wolcott, Guetterman Pitch Seattle To 11-2 Rout

Boston’s Mike Macfarlane forces Edgar Martinez at home, then fires to first for double play. Photo by Associated Press


O’Neill Slugs 3 Hrs In Yanks’ 11-6 Win

American League Paul O’Neill drove in eight runs with three homers and a single Thursday to lead the New York Yankees to an 11-6 victory over visiting California, the Angels’ …


Indians Put On A Terrific Show Spokane Plays Errorless Baseball To Defeat Yakima 2-1 In Front Of National TV Audience

Perhaps the Spokane Indians needed to have television cameras pointed at them all year. With a national TV audience watching on ESPN2, the Indians played errorless ball and held tough …


Tribe Plays Trump Card: It’s A Deuce Spokane Indians Set To Show Off For Espn2 Cameras Tonight

Live! From Spokane! It’s Thursday night! All right, so it was a bit more effective for Chevy Chase. Still, the Spokane Indians are looking to capture the attention of thousands …


Belle’s Heroics Leads Indians Past Jays

American League Once again, the Cleveland Indians turned the incredible into the routine. “I don’t know, the more improbable it gets, the more these guys do it,” manager Mike Hargrove …


Blood Tough With Indians

Darin Blood certainly knows his way around Spokane. The Post Falls native and Gonzaga University product also knows his way around the Spokane Indians’ batting order.


Bagwell Gets Ready For Friday Return

Jeff Bagwell has learned he can be hit by a pitch in any league. The Houston Astros first baseman, out since July 30 when his left hand was broken by …


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Stairs Blamed For Mariners’ Fall Matt Stairs’ Double Lifts Boston 7-6; Seattle Misses Chance To Move Up

The last time Matt Stairs won a game with a pinch hit, he was demoted. This time, Stairs hopes he will earn a spot on Boston’s playoff roster. Stairs came …


Cards’ Player Continues Family Tradition

National League David Bell’s first major-league homer was so perfect that he wondered whether something extraordinary was afoot. Bell hit a game-winning two-run homer in his hometown Wednesday night, powering …


M’S Racing Toward Top In Wild Card Victory Over Boston Defies Numbers As Benes, Fermin Show Way In 6-4 Win

The Boston Red Sox were reminded of the oldest two-word adage in baseball Tuesday - numbers lie. On paper, Felix Fermin was a living, breathing out sitting at the tail …


Spokane Cut Down By Thompson’s Single

D. Wayne Upchurch is 6-foot-7. He could have used another inch or so Tuesday. Bruce Thompson’s chopper over the head of Spokane’s tallest reliever scored Pedro Felix from third in …


Piniella Hints Angels Have Edge

Surrounded by the Boston press, manager Lou Piniella could have taken the easy way out Tuesday. He didn’t. Asked to pick the best of the three division-leading and presumed division-winning …


Paquette’s Single Powers A’S By O’S

American League The Oakland Athletics aren’t ready to declare themselves contenders for a wild card spot - yet. At this point, however, they’re in a better position than the Baltimore …


Hawaii Takes Legion Title

Jason Adaro had eight strikeouts in a four-hitter, leading Aiea, Hawaii, to a 2-0 victory over Bellevue, Wash., in the championship game of the American Legion World Series. Aiea is …


Cubs Halt Braves’ Win Streak

National League Sammy Sosa hit a pair of two-run homers and scored three times Monday as the Cubs defeated Atlanta at Chicago 7-5, ending the Braves’ seven-game winning streak. Jaime …


Even A Little Griffey Helps Return Of Their Star Center Fielder Gives Mariners A Substantial Lift

Now that he’s playing, Ken Griffey Jr. can smile again. Photo by Associated Press


Twins Edge Rangers In 10th

American League Moments after center fielder Otis Nixon robbed Minnesota’s Rich Becker of a game-winning home run, Pedro Munoz hit an RBI single in the 10th inning Monday night that …


Yanks Beat M’S To End Losing Streak Hard-Luck Belcher Has Very Little Offensive Support

Once he was a phenom, now he is a crafty veteran - Tim Belcher has survived most every label baseball can throw at a pitcher. He has won with his …


Molitor Stays Hot As Jays Win

AMERICAN LEAGUE Paul Molitor enjoyed his perfect day at the plate Saturday so much that he decided to do it again. Molitor tied a team record with his eighth straight …


Maddux Ties Record In Atlanta Victory

National League Greg Maddux is grabbing a bigger piece of history. Already considered one of the best pitchers of his era, Maddux tied a major-league record Saturday with his 16th …


It’s Best To Keep Off Cal As Ripken Closes In On Mark, Pitchers In Brushback Dilemma

Roger Clemens was nervous and Dennis Eckersley is apprehensive. Randy Johnson and Mark Langston aren’t worried - yet. Here’s the dilemma a lot of hard throwers are facing: With Cal …


Edgar Martinez Terror On Lefties

Edgar Martinez has terrorized pitchers all season but been a particularly galling problem for left-handers - against who he now has one of the highest single-season batting averages in major …


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Molitor Hits Winner, Barely Misses Cycle

American League Though Paul Molitor didn’t get the home run he needed in the ninth inning to hit for the cycle Saturday, it didn’t seem to bother him. His game-winning …


Recovery Likely For Rockies Fan, 6

Six-year-old Cameron Wilson, hospitalized after being struck by a foul ball at a Colorado Rockies game, awoke Saturday and his first words were, “Hi, dad, I need a hug.” Friday, …


Johnson Blanks Yanks Big Unit’s Three-Hit Shutout Gives Yanks 8th Loss In Row, 7-0

Randy Johnson was glad to see the New York Yankees hitting the ball Saturday night. “I’d rather take groundouts than strikeouts. They’re easier on my arm,” Johnson said, after pitching …