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Baseball notebook: Bad news for Chavez

Oakland Athletics third baseman Eric Chavez has a herniated disk and could be facing career-ending surgery if he injuries his back again. Chavez, rehabbing in Arizona, was moved from the …


Angels show how it’s done

SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners got an in-your-face lesson Tuesday night in what it takes to compete with the L.A. Angels. The Angels hit balls through the infield holes and …


Baseball notebook: Weeks done for season

Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks will miss the rest of the season because of a tear in his left wrist, a severe setback for the N.L. Central leaders. Weeks …


Fifth does in Washburn, M’s again

SEATTLE – Another wasted opportunity was looming for the Mariners and starting pitcher Jarrod Washburn by the time the fifth inning rolled around. Washburn has been victimized by a lack …


Mariners can’t give away game

SEATTLE – For more than three hours Sunday at Safeco Field, the Seattle Mariners did what they could to lose a winnable game. They gave away outs in the field …


Davis’ homer gives Texas 3-2 win over Seattle

Chris Davis hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Texas Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday to complete a three-game …


Rangers rally after Kelly goes down

SEATTLE — Previously struggling Vicente Padilla baffled Seattle with perhaps the best no-decision in Texas history. Seattle’s Erik Bedard matched Padilla with continual escapes from Rangers rallies.


Baseball notebook: Tatis keeps his homer

Umpires used video replay Wednesday to review a home run by the New York Mets’ Fernando Tatis, upholding his go-ahead shot against the Florida Marlins. With the score tied at …


Mariners take middle ground

CHICAGO – While the Seattle Mariners dissected a 6-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday afternoon, Adrian Beltre talked about the ups-and-downs of hitting. He actually felt as …


Home runs lead White Sox past Mariners

Slumping Carlos Quentin and Jermaine Dye hit consecutive home runs in the seventh inning Wednesday, leading the Chicago White Sox over the Seattle Mariners 6-3.


M’s erupt in Game 2, back brilliant Felix

CHICAGO – Russell Branyan and Yuniesky Betancourt spoiled their young pitcher in the second game of Tuesday night’s doubleheader. Betancourt drove in five runs, Branyan had a career-high five hits …


Baseball notebook: Yankees cut ticket prices

Turns out a few more fans might be able to buy those empty front-row seats at Yankee Stadium. The New York Yankees slashed prices on more than 40 percent of …


M’s drop first game of doubleheader

CHICAGO — Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings and Paul Konerko hit a two-run double, leading the Chicago White Sox to a brisk 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners in …


Baseball notebook: Glavine improving

Braves pitcher Tom Glavine felt better about his ailing left shoulder after throwing in the outfield Monday, but the 305-game winner still isn’t sure if he’ll be able to extend …


Hunter leads on, off field

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Here’s a hypothetical question: Would it be easier to sneak past Torii Hunter with a hanging curve or without saying hello? The answer is neither.


Baseball notebook: Wright hears boos

Was it only 14 days ago that fans at Citi Field in New York were on their feet cheering David Wright as he became the first player to hit a …


Angels send Washburn to first loss

ANAHEIM, Calif. – A telling moment in the third inning of Sunday’s series finale let Jarrod Washburn and the Mariners know this wasn’t their day. Washburn, already down by two …


Baseball notebook: Webb out one month

Brandon Webb’s pitching shoulder feels fine – until he pitches. A nagging shoulder strain may sideline Arizona’s ace for another month.


M’s get help from above in beating Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. – This night was clearly going the Seattle Mariners’ way when a guy in the stands who wasn’t even a Seattle fan might have saved them from a …


Baseball notebook: Selig won’t interfere

Bud Selig has noticed those empty seats at the new ballparks in New York, too. Should the Yankees and Mets lower their tickets prices? The commissioner said that’s up to …


One Ichiro swing powers M’s

SEATTLE – Ichiro Suzuki hit seven of eight pitches for home runs in batting practice. The show was reminiscent of his prodigious pregame display at the All-Star Game two years …


Mariners notes: Burke bumbles at first base

Backup catcher Jamie Burke was hardly prepared for what Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu threw at him two hours before Thursday’s game. The manager needed Burke to play first base because …


Baseball notebook: Pricey seats sit empty

At the new Yankee Stadium, the best seats in the house have turned out to be the emptiest. The most expensive spots in America’s costliest ballpark have become an embarrassment …


Rays do everything right, M’s don’t

SEATTLE – An ill chill swept through Safeco Field, and it wasn’t just the frigid temperature Wednesday night. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Seattle Mariners in every way in …


Mariners notebook: Branyan could be back by weekend

First baseman Russell Branyan’s “day-to-day” back injury has become more of a one-week issue. That’s what the Mariners are hoping. Five days after he injured his lower back running the …


Johnson’s triple backs 3-0 Washburn

SEATTLE – Jarrod Washburn is having fun again. Washburn tossed seven strong innings to continue his surprising start, catcher Rob Johnson had a two-run triple and the Seattle Mariners beat …


Baseball notebook: Doumit out with injury

Pittsburgh catcher Ryan Doumit, a native of Moses Lake, needs an operation to repair a broken bone in his right wrist and will be out for at least eight to …


Heart of M’s order comes up short in loss to Tigers

SEATTLE – All teams – even these Punch-and-Judy Seattle Mariners – need a big bop every now and then. Lately, the Mariners haven’t gotten enough big ball to match their …


Baseball notebook: Pitchers progress

Detroit manager Jim Leyland is encouraged with the progress of reliever Joel Zumaya and starters Dontrelle Willis and Jeremy Bonderman. Speaking before Sunday’s series finale in Seattle, Leyland said that …


Rays first with academy in Brazil

IBIUNA, Brazil – The Tampa Bay Rays are hoping a few Brazilians can handle a bat better than they kick a soccer ball. Convinced that this nation of 190 million …