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MLB roundup: Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch AL East

Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols’ tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2.


MLB roundup: Cavan Biggio hits for cycle, joins father in exclusive club

Rookie Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez arrested on child sex charges

Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League …



UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

Braves could repeat their 1973 feat: Three players with 40 homers

Not even the 1927 New York Yankees, despite a lineup famously known as “Murderers’ Row,” had three players with 40 or more home runs. They had two, Babe Ruth with …


David Ortiz says he doesn’t know what might have led to attack

David Ortiz says in his first interview since being shot that he is still trying to mentally process the attack at a Dominican nightclub that seriously injured him.


Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks, ex-Spokane Indian, says aggressive game plan key to reversing road struggles

With three weeks remaining in the season, Kyle Hendricks knows he must gain a semblance of the reliability he showed when starting Game 7 of the 2016 World Series and …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

Braden Bishop excited to get on field again after injury

As the bulk of the clubhouse methodically packed its bags and readied for a night flight to Detroit with all the emotionless comportment of goat watchers, there was quite the …



Marco Gonzales, Austin Nola lead Mariners past Rangers

Maybe all Mariners starter Marco Gonzales needed was a lead. The left-hander struggled early, then completely turned things around after Austin Nola’s three-run homer put Seattle ahead and the Mariners …


Larry Stone: Edgar came through in the clutch one last time

Edgar Martinez batted cleanup one last time on Sunday, and delivered another in a long line of clutch performances.


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Angels homer four times in 9-3 romp over hapless Mariners

The fourth inning told the story. Not just the story of Sunday’s 9-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, in which the Mariners dropped their 15th game in their past …



Larry Stone: Home runs aren’t what they used to be

I would never presume to speak for the chicks of America, but one man’s opinion: I no longer dig the long ball.


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

‘Polar Bear’ Pete Alonso edges Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for Home Run Derby title

Pete Alonso took one final swing and flipped his bat high in the air. Another walk-off. Money ball.


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Mauricio Dubon’s journey leads from Honduras to majors

In so many ways, Mauricio Dubon’s ascent to the big leagues has been unusual. Point No. 1 is simple: No major league player has ever been born-and-raised in Honduras. On …



UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Dan Vogelbach is Mariners’ only All-Star

Seattle Mariners slugger Daniel Vogelbach was selected Sunday to play in his first All-Star game. He is the third player in Mariners history to be selected as a designated hitter, …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Will the real Ketel Marte please stand up?

He was essentially considered the “B” side of the deal. Not quite a throw-in, but definitely part of the undercard. A solid starting shortstop? No doubt. A 23-year-old rife with …



Houston Astros send six players to All-Star Game

Last time the Houston Astros went to Cleveland, they made a boozy, bubbly mess in the visiting locker room. Now they’re invading the home clubhouse, too.





UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Carlos Carrasco holds Mariners in check as Seattle’s losing streak hits six

Carlos Carrasco rebounded from one of his worst starts with 12 strikeouts, Jake Bauers hit a solo homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Wednesday to complete …


In data-driven age, ‘honor’ of opening day start still big

As spring training neared its conclusion, a reporter mentioned to Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez that Max Scherzer was not precisely on schedule to start on opening day. “He’s going …


National League Central preview

National League Central Division capsules


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

National League East preview

National League East Division capsules


Ichiro hitless as Mariners beat Yomiuri 6-4 in exhibition

Ichiro Suzuki’s struggles at the plate have followed him to Japan. Ichiro went hitless in three at-bats on Sunday when his Seattle Mariners beat the Yomiuri Giants 6-4 in an …


Sean Doolittle: MLB players love our caps. The people who make them for us deserve fair wages.

For almost 60 years, workers at New Era’s factory have been making the caps for Major Leage Baseball players. But the company is transferring most of its work to overseas …