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Vargas gets in deep, sinks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One guy toweling off in the losing clubhouse learned a hard lesson in his young major league career. Another knew he may have just provided a …


Baseball notebook: Fielder, Mota draw fines

Milwaukee Brewers star Prince Fielder and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Guillermo Mota were fined Thursday for their run-in this week. Major League Baseball will not suspend them. The amounts of …


Baseball notebook: Niese latest to go down

Rookie Jonathon Niese became the New York Mets’ latest injury victim Wednesday, his season ending in frightening fashion when he tore his right hamstring while doing the splits covering first …


M’s offense gives French room to breathe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Somebody ought to tell Luke French that picking up wins wasn’t quite this easy for the guy for whom he was just traded. A pitcher like …


Baseball notebook: Red Sox fight injuries

Boston Red Sox left fielder Jason Bay was out of the starting lineup for Tuesday night’s game against Tampa Bay because of a mildly strained right hamstring. Bay left Saturday’s …


Ichiro leaves stamp in road win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The home run Ichiro Suzuki hit to start the game paled in comparison to his great sliding catch that ended it. In between, the Seattle right …


Baseball notebook: Webb done for season

Arizona Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb had shoulder surgery Monday, putting an end to a difficult season for the usually durable right-hander. Arizona was expected to be a playoff contender this …


Halladay stays, Peavy dealt

Jake Peavy said yes to the Chicago White Sox, and Victor Martinez will take aim at the Green Monster. Roy Halladay, however, stayed put in Toronto.


Ortiz says he needs time

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz fended off further questions Friday about his 2003 drug test, saying he needed more time to gather information. “I am trying to find out …


M’s deal, deliver

For Jack Wilson, the day started with him innocently headed to AT&T Park in San Francisco for what he thought was another game with the Pittsburgh Pirates, his team since …


Phillies acquire Lee

PHOENIX – The Philadelphia Phillies, not satisfied with last year’s World Series title, put themselves in position to be the first National League team in 33 years to repeat Wednesday, …


Griffey’s hit tops Halladay

SEATTLE – With the Mariners-Pirates trade dominating the talk in the clubhouse, Ryan Rowland-Smith retreated to the video room Wednesday morning to focus on the most important part of his …


Baseball notebook: Kotsay dealt in Sox swap

In a swap of outfielders, the Boston Red Sox traded Mark Kotsay and cash to the Chicago White Sox for Brian Anderson on Tuesday. Boston is second in the A.L. …


M’s begin Washburn watch

SEATTLE – In their 100th game, the Seattle Mariners said hello again to winning one-run baseball Tuesday night. There were continuing indications that they were about to say good-bye to …


Baseball notebook: Mets fire executive

The New York Mets have fired team executive Tony Bernazard following his recent outburst in the minor leagues. A person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Monday …


M’s suffer another rout

SEATTLE – When even Felix Hernandez, the Mariners’ designated savior, can’t bail them out of a tailspin, the team is truly in trouble. On Monday night at Safeco, Felix Hernandez …


Baseball notebook: Blue Jays set deal deadline

Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi still hasn’t received an appropriate trade offer for Roy Halladay, and has set a July 28 deadline to complete a deal for the 2003 …


Seattle loses more than game

DETROIT – The sickening sound of Franklin Gutierrez crashing into the outfield wall in the second inning reverberated around Comerica Park. “The guys said they could hear it in the …


Baseball notebook: Hillman has GM’s support

General manager Dayton Moore has given Kansas City Royals manager Trey Hillman a vote of confidence, saying he will return next season. The Royals (37-54) are 17 games below .500 …


Baseball notebook: Part-owner of Giants dies

Sue Burns, a part owner of the San Francisco Giants and devoted philanthropist, has died. She was 58. Burns died early Sunday of complications from cancer, the team said. She …


Ichiro helps M’s grab 3 of 4 from Cleveland

CLEVELAND – Don Wakamatsu couldn’t watch. David Aardsma, who threw it, had a sickening first thought that it was going out of the ballpark. Tie score.


Baseball notebook: L.A. back to Mannywood

Mannywood’s star attraction was back in residence Thursday night, with slugger Manny Ramirez playing at Dodger Stadium for the first time since his 50-game suspension for violating baseball’s drug rules …


Sloppy Seattle loses to start second half

CLEVELAND – The Seattle Mariners had ended the first half of their season on a roll, brimming with confidence. They started the second half Thursday on a downer, brimming with …


M’s exude confidence heading into second half

SEATTLE – The analysts look at the Seattle Mariners and see a team that overachieved on its way to a 46-42 record. The run differential – 348 scored vs. 366 …


Selig: Banned should be just that

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig wants to keep players on drug suspensions from going to the minor leagues before they return. Manny Ramirez drew sellout crowds last month in the minors …


A.L. All-Stars keep N.L. winless for 13th consecutive game

ST. LOUIS – World Series champions change. Stadiums change. Stars of the game change. Baseball’s All-Star game winner is always the same.


Stan still the Man

ST. LOUIS — If he’d played in Boston, he would’ve been Ted Williams. In New York, maybe Joe DiMaggio. In Brooklyn, who knows what song they might’ve written about him? …


Prince crowned home run king

ST. LOUIS — Prince Fielder beat the hometown boppers on their own turf. With Albert Pujols and Ryan Howard eliminated early, Fielder won baseball’s Home Run Derby on Monday night …


N.L. looks for turnaround

ST. LOUIS — A lot has changed since baseball’s All-Stars last pulled into the Gateway City. Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, Hank Aaron and Willie McCovey topped the 1966 N.L. batting …


Blanchette: Whatever M’s are doing, it’s working

SEATTLE – OK, spend. Buy. Do it now. Go get some right-handed power or a No. 4 starter. Mortgage the farm system. Rent a veteran free-agent-to-be. Grab a fistful of …