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Griffey Pines For L.A.’S Nomo

Ken Griffey Jr., pointed to the Diamond-Vision screen during the Seattle Mariners’ batting practice Saturday when the National League leaders in strikeouts were listed. “We could have had Nomo,” said …


Athletics Humble Spokane In Front Of 7,232

They had their ace on the mound and a throng in the seats. Under perfect circumstances, the Spokane Indians would have showed off Saturday before a season-high crowd of 7,232. …


Rookies Make Piniella Age In A Hurry Mariners Manager Begins To Wonder If He’s Given Too Many Rookies Chances

No teenager trusts anyone over the age of 30. And when a man reaches middle age - especially if he is a baseball manager - he begins to distrust the …


Murray’s Hits Take A Backseat To Ultimate Goal

Even after collecting his 3,000th hit, Eddie Murray wants to talk about is winning. Photo by Associated Press


Clark’s Four Hits Pace Pittsburgh

National League Dave Clark had four of Pittsburgh’s season-high 17 hits and the Pirates hammered Darryl Kile for eight runs in two-plus innings in a 12-9 victory over Houston on …


Murray Hits No. 3,000 Becomes 20th Major-League Player And Second Switch-Hitter With 3,000 Hits

Eddie Murray records hit No. 3,000 against Twins. Photo by Associated Press


Spokane Stumbles 18-6 As Hot Start Turns Cold

The sun shone brightly on a season- high 7,089 fans at Seafirst Stadium on Friday. A bit too bright, in fact, for Southern Oregon left fielder Duane Filchner. By the …


Veteran Valle Still Growing Up

He is a veteran now, nearer the end than the beginning of a major league career that began in Seattle - but Dave Valle remains a kid at heart. Returning …


Guess Jose’s Ok; Just Ask The Mariners

The better Juan Gonzalez felt, the worse it got for the Seattle Mariners. After he arrived at the Kingdome, Gonzalez complained to the Texas training staff that his nagging back …


Nomo Wins Another, Blanks Rockies, 3-0

National League Hideo Nomo struck out 13 while pitching his second straight shutout and sixth consecutive victory as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 3-0 Thursday night in …


Indians Fortunate Ritter’s Delivery Better Than Airport’s

He suffered through a 13-hour flight to a place he honestly wanted to avoid, but Jason Ritter looked at home on Thursday. Ritter (1-0) pitched four strong innings in relief …


Minor Assignment A Major Struggle For Strawberry

If Darryl Strawberry is inspiring rookie players in the Gulf Coast League, it’s certainly not with his bat. Strawberry was held hitless by four teenage pitchers Thursday as the Yankees …


A’S Shock Seattle, 7-5 After Six Flawless Innings, Mariners Find Way To Blow It

Against the hated Oakland Athletics, the Seattle Mariners at last had a game in hand. A three-run lead in the seventh inning with Randy Johnson pitching, the Mariners had already …


Gooden Won’t Return This Year

National League Dwight Gooden, who has said he would like to join the New York Yankees after his drug suspension ends, will not be reinstated this season, the New York …


Indians Open Homestand With 4-3 Loss Newhan, Nelson Combine To Lead Southern Oregon To Win

Nothing appeared special about the starts David Newhan and Chris Nelson had on Wednesday. Appearances, in this case, were deceiving. Newhan drove in two runs with a single and solo …


Wells K’S 10 Yanks As Tigers Roll 8-4

American League David Wells struck out 10 and won his fourth straight start Wednesday as the visiting Detroit Tigers beat New York 8-4, ending the Yankees’ six-game winning streak. Wells …


Hibbard Takes Mound Again, Lasts 5 Minutes

Greg Hibbard fled Arizona last week in great physical condition, with a marvelous tan and a bad left shoulder - and brought all three to the Kingdome. Hibbard, the 30-year-old …


Expos Pair Teams To Shut Out Braves

National League Butch Henry and Mel Rojas did something no National League pitchers had accomplished before Tuesday night. They shut out host Atlanta 3-0, the first time the Braves have …


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 …