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Braves Rough Out Seventh Straight

National League The Atlanta Braves won their seventh straight game Tuesday night behind Greg Maddux, who pitched six shutout innings to extend his scoreless streak and beat the Reds 10-2 …


Strawberry Return Panned Lasorda, Clinton Aide Critical Of Yankees Signing Slugger

Strawberry wouldn’t get a warm hug from Tom Lasorda today. Photo by Associated Press


Martinez In The Swing, Again

Edgar Martinez looks the part of batting champion. Photo by Associated Press


Johnson’s Heat Foils Chicago

Randy Johnson will always get his strikeouts. And when he’s pitching against the Chicago White Sox, he’ll more than likely get a victory, as well. “It doesn’t matter to me …


Indians Brake Skid, Win First Roland’s Homer Caps Tribe’s 5-2 Triumph Over Everett Before 2,578 Fans At Seafirst

William Roland thought his hit would carom off the wall. Jonathan Albrecht thought his 3-and-2 pitch with the bases loaded was too low. In Spokane’s five previous Northwest League baseball …


Ramirez’s Homer Downs Red Sox

American League Manny Ramirez led off the 10th inning with a home run, Cleveland’s third of the game, giving the Indians a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on …


Tribe Takes Another Plunge Aqua Sox Hammer Winless Indians 8-1; Struggling Sachse Scores For Everett

Ouch! The Spokane Indians are hurting. The Everett Aqua Sox beat the Indians 8-1 Monday night at Seafirst Stadium, dropping Spokane’s season record to 0-5. For the Indians, the game …


Thomas’ Late Blast Levels Mariners Eighth-Inning Homer Spoils Seattle Rally, Helps White Sox End Four-Game Skid

Seattle’s Rich Amaral slides safely under the tag of Chicago’s Ray Durham at second base. The Mariners, however, came up short against the White Sox. Photo by Associated Press


Prairie Sweeps Pair From Moscow

Al Bevacqua hit for the cycle, going 4 for 4 as Prairie beat Moscow 14-7 in an American Legion baseball game on Sunday.


It’s No Myth, Baseball Needs Herculean Bagwell Fun, Numbers Have Been Missing From Astros’ First Baseman

Houston slugger Jeff Bagwell is struggling to find last season’s MVP swing. Photo by Associated Press


Yankees Scramble To Sign Strawberry

American League Much debated, discussed and drawn out, Darryl Strawberry’s possible future with the New York Yankees might not be determined until today. Strawberry, executives from the San Francisco Giants …


Mariners Squeeze Out Victory, 2-1

Lou Piniella refers to the Seattle Mariners style of baseball without Ken Griffey Jr. and Jay Buhner as “little ball.” He was both literally and figuratively correct Sunday as Chad …


Yakima Sweeps Spokane Indians Pitchers Clobbered In 9-5 Loss To Bears

Yakima’s Kevin Gibbs slides safely under Spokane’s Joel Nations Sunday afternoon at Seafirst Stadium. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review


Longhorn Barbecue Sweeps Kc Stars

Longhorn Barbecue swept an American Legion baseball doubleheader with KC Stars, winning 7-5 and 1-0 in Colville on Sunday. In the opener, Christian Ross had a double, a triple and …


Players Sign On To Help Bring Back Fans’ Devotion

Kids were two and three deep along the bullpen, jabbing pens and “K” cards over the rail at total strangers. Well, not total strangers. They are ballplayers and they are …


Milestones Draw Near For Murray Expected To Join Aaron, Mays In 3,000 Hits, 500 Hrs Club

Eddie Murray has lived up to Cleveland’s expectations as the No.5 hitter. Photo by Associated Press


Bosio’s Sharp Outing Blunted Pitcher Leaves After Struck On Hand By Hit Ball In M’S Win

Despite improving his record to 5-0 on Saturday night, Chris Bosio was in no mood for celebrating. Bosio’s bandaged right hand tempered his enthusiasm for Seattle’s 6-4 win, which broke …


Oakland Defeats K.C., Rasmussen

American League Craig Paquette and Terry Steinbach each hit three-run homers Saturday and the Oakland Athletics beat Kansas City 7-5, stopping the Royals’ season-high seven-game winning streak. Dennis Rasmussen was …


L.A. Homers Away In Win At Chicago

National League Billy Ashley hit two home runs, and Mike Piazza, Raul Mondesi and Eric Karros also connected Saturday, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Chicago Cubs 12-5. Todd …


New York Deals Cleveland Rare Loss

American League Bernie Williams drove in the tie-breaking run with a bases-loaded single in the ninth, his third hit of the game, as the New York Yankees cooled off the …


Cards Boot Torre, Hire Jorgensen

About a week after saying Joe Torre wasn’t to blame for the St. Louis Cardinals’ troubles, general manager Walt Jocketty fired him as manager Friday. The Cardinals replaced Torre with …


Painter’s Work Way Out There Thousands To Show Up Tonight For Exhibit And Indians Opening

Dan Marcilla, “The billboard of life is constantly being painted over.” Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


Yakima Walks Past Tribe, 4-3 Bases-Load Walk In 10th Keeps Spokane Out Of Win Column

Brian Harmon swung at the first two 3-and-2 pitches because he didn’t want an umpire to decide the game. The third pitch, however, Harmon gladly watched.


Houston Claims 5-Hour Marathon

National League A bizarre bounce that turned a foul ball into a base hit for John Cangelosi with two outs in the 16th inning Friday night led to two runs …


Longmire Plays Longball For Philly

National League Pinch-hitter Tony Longmire hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, rallying Philadelphia over Houston 4-2 at Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium on Thursday. Longmire’s second pinch-homer …


These Indians Measure Up Strong Cleveland Lineup Lends Itself To Comparisons With Powerhouses

It no longer seems adequate to compare the 1995 Cleveland Indians only with the sorry versions that preceded them. To be fair, you have to measure them against some of …


Kansas City On Tear, Rips Oakland On Road

American League Mark Gubicza pitched a one-hitter, allowing only a fourth-inning single to Mark McGwire, and led the Kansas City Royals over the Oakland Athletics 7-0 Thursday at Oakland, Calif. …


Legion: Hillyard Gets Boost From Bailey; Sas Wins

In a late game Wednesday night at Central Valley, the Hillyard Boosters defeated Job Quest 7-3. Hillyard used the hot bat, and feet, of Joe Bailey to get the win. …


It’s Time To Come To The Four

Two months ago the suggestion would have been preposterous. In spring training, such as it was this year, the Mariners looked like a team that was going to score a …


Mariners Fail Again In The Clutch Royals Sweep With 2-1 Victory As Appier Outpitches Belcher

Tino Martinez and the Mariners again see the Royals come out on top. Photo by Associated Press