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Indians Bury Royals Deeper

American League Go back to the minors, the Cleveland Indians said, and get your act together. So Mark Clark did. And hours after being recalled from Triple A Buffalo on …


Few Watch As M’S Fall

Pitching is all about deceiving hitters and for one inning Tuesday night, deception was not part of Tim Belcher’s arsenal. A six-hit, four-run second inning staggered Seattle and the Mariners …


Prairie Earns Legion Sweep

Prairie swept Glacier of Whitefish, Mont., 4-2 and 7-4 in an American Legion baseball doubleheader in Post Falls on Monday. Joel Gorham tossed a fourhitter in the first game, striking …


Machtolf Steps Down At Prep

Mark Machtolf, who has been the Gonzaga Prep baseball coach for three years, has resigned to become an assistant coach at Gonzaga University. Machtolf will continue to teach at Gonzaga …


Justice’s Monster Hr Sparks Braves

Admiring his work: Carlos Garcia of Pittsburgh watches his two-run homer sail away against Chicago. Photo by Associated Press


Bosio Showing A Knack For Getting In The Way

In Chris Bosio’s several fine outings this season, he has shown aspects of a quality pitcher. Unfortunately, he has also turned in some plays more along the lines of an …


M’S Have Too Much Edgar For Angels Martinez Hits His 13th Homer, Lifts Average To Lusty .376

By the time the California Angels finally got Edgar Martinez out in the eighth inning Monday night, it was too late. He’d already done enough damage. “Edgar is swinging the …


Emeralds Cool Off Indians

Randy Hodges brought Spokane’s three-game Northwest League winning streak to an abrupt end Monday night, doubling home Brian Rust in the last of the ninth inning to give the Eugene …


Strawberry Swings As Suspension Ends

American League Darryl Strawberry, working out on the day his 60-day drug suspension ended, hit about 400 balls in batting practice Sunday at the New York Yankees’ minor league complex …


Pitchers Turn On Fan As Tribe Wins Again

It’s the kind of strike that will put baseball fans in the seats, not keep them out. Spokane pitchers struck out 12 Eugene batters and the Indians provided enough offense …


Pen Lets M’S Down Once Again

They went to a four-man rotation to hide their most glaring deficiency, middle relief, but that is all the Seattle Mariners have been able to do - hide it. Any …


Galarraga Homers Three Straight Times

National League Andres Galarraga almost had a chance to do what no major leaguer had ever done - hit a home run in four straight innings. He lost his chance …


Yankees, On Roll, Win Third Straight

American League Not a word was spoken about Darryl Strawberry on Saturday. The New York Yankees didn’t have to talk about or think about the impending arrival of their newest …


Angels Get Whiff Of Johnson, Fall Seattle Ace K’S Season-Best 15; M’S Capitalize On Hr For 3-2 Win

Randy Johnson struck out a season-high 15 and Edgar Martinez hit a three-run homer, giving the Mariners a 3-2 win over the California Angels on Saturday night. Johnson (8-1) fanned …


Prairie Splits Pair At Legion Tournament

Ryan Novak hit his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot in the fourth inning, as the Prairie Cardinals defeated Twin Falls, Idaho, 12-3 Saturday at the Scott …


Sfcu Blazes To Title Game At Summer Heat

Following a pair of easy wins on Saturday, Spokane Federal Credit Union automatically qualified for this afternoon’s championship game at the Summer Heat American Legion baseball tournament at Moses Lake …


Vida’s Homer Leaves Emeralds Blue As Spokane Wins 4-3 For 2nd Straight

James Vida is on top of the Northwest League and probably on top of the world after the Spokane Indians’ game against the Eugene Emeralds on Saturday. Vida hit a …


Johnson Fans 15 In 3-2 Win Over Angels

Mike Blowers had to keep reminding himself to stay alert - not the kind of the thing a major-league third baseman often worries about. But then, it was Randy Johnson …


Americans Top Japan 8-3 In Usa Baseball Tour

Matt LeCroy had three hits and three RBIs and Mark Roberts pitched seven strong innings as the United States beat Japan 8-3 in the Team USA Baseball tour. Team USA …


Indians Discover Home Run Stroke Hallmark, Paulin Homer In 13-5 Win Over Eugene

The Spokane Indians doubled their home run production on Friday and nearly doubled their top offensive output of the young Northwest League season. Patrick Hallmark and Randy Paulin homered to …


M’S Thumped, In Private Seattle Opens Key Series With Loss Before Just 14,282 In Kingdome

It triggered Mark Langston’s darkest memories of Seattle, the recollections of the years he spent here and has long since tried to repress. The Seattle Mariners opened a long homestand …


Last Straw Or Not, Signing Darryl Not End Of World

Darryl Strawberry is an entertainer, so the rules are different for him. Just ask George Steinbrenner. Photo by Associated Press


Lumbermen Look For Lumber After 6-3 Loss To Woodinville

Paul Mather isn’t asking too much from the Atlas Lumbermen. All the coach wants is some offense.


Broken Promises Cited In Breakup Decision By Abc And Nbc Dissolves The Baseball Network

Citing a “trail of broken promises,” ABC and NBC said Friday they are through with major league baseball in this century, and next year Fox or CBS can have it. …


Silent Strawberry Takes Class A Field

American League The morning after vowing to no longer speak to the media, Darryl Strawberry brushed silently past a group of reporters Friday as he entered the New York Yankees’ …


Offerman Says Writers In Error

National League Dodgers shortstop Jose Offerman said the media attention focused on pitcher Pedro Astacio’s recent struggles is further evidence racism is pervasive among sportswriters. Offerman, who is black and …


Blood Pitches Well In Pro Debut

Darin Blood of Post Falls escaped a loss in his professional pitching debut Thursday when the Bellingham Giants rallied for two runs in the ninth inning for a 2-1 win …


Mantle’s Liver Fights Back

Mickey Mantle began a new round in his fight for life with a transplanted liver - a battle within his body to reject the vital organ implanted two weeks ago. …


Torres Treats Mariners To Going-Home Present

Dan Wilson makes his first home run trot of season. Photo by Associated Press


Cda Falls For Ace’s Act In 3-0 Defeat

All Chad Anderson needs is a Hollywood agent. He’s got the radiant smile and the Charlie Sheen haircut from the movie “Major League” - with the blazing fastball to boot.