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Mariners Throw Rookie Into Fire Wolcott Has Only Arm Available, Faces Veteran Martinez Tonight

1. Martinez 2. Wolcott


Mariners Are Transforming

I had my reasons to doubt. Eighteen years of wretched pitching, anemic hitting and throw-up-on-your-shoetops fielding led me to believe the Seattle Mariners would find a way to hurl the …


Some Of State’s Top Lobbyists Go To Work To Get Lawmakers Behind Mariners’ Park

Some of the capital’s most skilled lobbyists signed on Monday to help persuade lawmakers to finance a new Mariners stadium - and they’re doing it for free. Former top Boeing …


Cincinnati Built For A Shot At The Braves ‘Every Move We Made Was To Succeed In The Postseason,’ Said Reds Gm

Fred McGriff will help Braves try to muscle up against Reds. Photo by Associated Press


Mariners Sure Could Use Hole In The Roof Now

Where’s that retractable roof when you really need it? You know. So it could be cranked open. Rain is in the forecast here for the next day or two, and …


To M’S, Edgar Mvp Mariners Sails On In Playoffs, Thanks Largely To Productive Dh

His Seattle Mariners teammates have a special affection for Edgar Martinez, center. Photo by Associated Press


M’S Dump Yanks, Tribe On Deck

Safe! Seattle’s Ken Griffey Jr. crosses home plate with the winning run in the Mariners 6-5 11th inning win over New York on Sunday at the Kingdome. Photo by Associated …


Glavine, Braves Prepare For Reds

Tom Glavine of the Atlanta Braves will have the numbers in his favor when he pitches Tuesday night in the opening game of the NL Championship Series against the Cincinnati …


Cheap Seats

Rodman


No Pitchers? No Problem; M’S Will Be Fine

This series is over. Well, this series really is over if Lou Piniella doesn’t yank Jeff Nelson prematurely in the 12th inning a few nights ago, but that’s blood, sweat …


Cleveland Pitchers Fighting For Attention

Orel Hershiser and the Indians pitching staff are stepping it up in the postseason. Photo by Associated Press


M’S Have High-5 Feeling

1. Edgar Martinez is slap-happy with 3-run homer en route to 7 RBIs. Photo by Associated Press 2. Edgar Martinez gets hug from Vince Coleman after grand slam gave him …


Reds Keeping Pace In Ohio Race Cincinnati Moves A Step Closer To Possible Meeting With Cleveland

Out of slumps and in the National League Championship Series, Ron Gant, left, and Barry Larkin are all smiles again. Photo by Associated Press


Cleveland Sweeps; Message Delivered Wakefield Can’t Extend Series As Season Ends For Red Sox

The Cleveland Indians knocked the Boston Red Sox out of the playoffs as decisively as they dominated the regular season. Cleveland wrapped up the first postseason sweep in its 95-year …


Easy Does It For Cincy As L.A. Goes 3 And Out

Perhaps everyone but owner Marge Schott realized what the Cincinnati Reds’ sweep meant: They’re a special team. The Reds claimed a kinship with their 1990 playoff predecessor Friday night by …


This Time Around, Mcdowell Fails To Finish Off Seattle

There’s a touch of irony to the smugness of Seattle Mariners fans in regarding any Randy Johnson start as a certain victory. Because if there’s one pitcher the M’s don’t …


Tino Keeps M’S Up To Bat Johnson Has Enough In 7-4 Win

Tino Martinez takes his turn at stardom, blasting a two-run homer in the fifth inning of Seattle’s Game 3 win over New York. Photo by Associated Press


M’S Stadium Plan Closer To Reality

The governor said Friday he will call the Legislature into special session Thursday if it appears by then that lawmakers will pass a still-undrafted plan to help finance a new …


Extra, Extra! Rockies Extend Playoff Series

Once again, the Colorado Rockies couldn’t stop the Atlanta Braves from rallying in the ninth inning. This time, though, it didn’t cost them the game. The Rockies, after losing Games …


Once More, With Feeling While Yankees Relive Emotional Victory, M’S Prepare For Game 3

For Yankees catcher Jim Leyritz, it was payback time when he slugged a homer to beat the Mariners in the 15th inning early Thursday morning. Photo by Associated Press


Lowry: Stadium A Tough Sell Fiscal Conservatives Not Comfortable Raising Taxes To Build M’S New Home

Rounding up enough lawmakers to help the Seattle Mariners build a new ballpark is proving to be a very tough sell, Gov. Mike Lowry said Thursday after emerging from a …


Outlook Poor For Brewers

The state Senate early today killed a plan aimed at keeping the Milwaukee Brewers in Wisconsin by raising taxes to help build the team a $250 million stadium. The Senate …


Tbn TV’s Baseball Nonsense

The Baseball Network was everybody’s dartboard last week because of its plan to regionalize the telecasts of playoff games. Bu on the eve of this not-so-grand experiment it looks as …


Braves Escape In Ninth Repeat Of Game 1 Carries Atlanta To A 2-0 Advantage

Leave it to the Atlanta Braves to find the most obscure heroes. Remember Francisco Cabrera, whose pinch-hit, two-out single in the ninth sent the Braves to their second straight World …


Yankees Take Mariners Long Historic Playoff Game Ends On Leyritz’s Hr In 15th

Ken Griffey’s pop up sends Vince Coleman home in the 7th. Griffey hit a solo home run in the 12th inning, but his bat wasn’t enough to pull off win …


Brewers’ Future In Doubt

Senators preparing for a final vote today on a plan to raise taxes to pay for a $250 million Milwaukee Brewers stadium were being besieged by last-minute pressure Wednesday from …


Orel Proves His Point In Postseason Play Indians Take 2-0 Lead In Series Behind Veteran Hershiser’s Seven Strikouts

Cleveland’s Omar Vizquel, left, connects on a two-run double as Manny Ramirez greets him. Photo by Associated Press


Dodgers Give Up Another Game, 5-4

It was Giveaway Night at Dodger Stadium, only the fans didn’t receive a thing. Instead, the Cincinnati Reds were the recipients. Every run Cincinnati scored came with some help from …


Chipper Gives Colorado Fits; Braves Win 5-4

Greg Maddux wasn’t at his masterful best. Chipper Jones, however, was. As for Don Baylor, the Colorado manager ran out of position players with two outs in the ninth and …


Belle’s Bat Confiscated After Game-Tying Home Run

The Boston Red Sox asked the umpires to confiscate Albert Belle’s bat after the Cleveland star’s game-tying homer in the 11th inning of their playoff game early Wednesday morning. Boston …