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Baltimore Orioles’ John Means throws no-hitter facing minimum 27 batters

Means throws no-hitter in 6-0 victory over Seattle MarinersLefty tosses Orioles’ first solo no-hitter since Palmer in 1969Means faces minimum 27; only runner on strikeout-wild pitchJohn Means threw the major leagues’ third no-hitter this season and cam…

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Mariners CEO quits after questioning players’ English skills

Comments were made during appearance earlier this monthPlayers reported to be ‘angry’ and ‘sad’ over commentsSeattle Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather resigned on Monday following the emergence of video in which he criticized some of the team’s p…

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Ichiro Suzuki retires to ovation after sparkling 27-year baseball career

Japanese star plays final MLB game in packed Tokyo Dome45-year-old was a 10-time All-Star and fierce competitorIchiro Suzuki was showered with cheers and chants on Thursday night while taking his final bow in a magnificent career that lasted nearly thr…

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MLB looks at claims Mariners management called Latino players ‘lazy and stupid’

Former employee makes allegations in social media postsSeattle Mariners say accusations are baseless and untrueMajor League Baseball is investigating claims made against the Seattle Mariners by the team’s recently fired training and conditioning direct…

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How Billy Beane rediscovered his mad scientist genius at the Oakland A’s

The club’s sudden and unexpected upturn is a serious threat to American League powerhouses, and confirmation of one man’s skillsBilly Beane, the executive VP of baseball operations and resident mad scientist of the Oakland Athletics, is back disrupting…

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Mariners slugger Robinson Canó banned 80 games for positive drug test

Eight-time All-Star banned 80 games for violation of drug policyCanó, 35, tested positive for the prohibited substance furosemideBan represents first blemish in career with Hall of Fame potential Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Canó, an eight-…

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Ichiro Suzuki: the secretive superstar who defied baseball’s steroid era

The Japanese outfielder has all but retired from playing at the age of 44. And he showed you didn’t need huge muscles to make a Hall of Fame careerThe baseball world into which Ichiro Suzuki walked in 2001 was one of swagger, bravado and brawn. Only tw…

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Fans could bring guns into stadiums under proposed bill in Washington

  • Bill would affect teams such as Seahawks, Sounders and Mariners
  • NFL says it would oppose any such bill being introduced

Conservative legislators in Washington state have proposed a bill that would allow fans to bring guns into stadiums.

The bill was proposed by Republican representatives Matt Shea, David Taylor and Bob McCaslin and would prevent stadium operators from stopping members of the public with licenses to carry concealed firearms from entering their venues with weapons. Stadiums affected would include the Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field, the home of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and MLS’s Seattle Sounders. The Sounders won their first MLS title on Saturday night with victory over Toronto FC.

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Clevenger: Black Lives Matter protesters should be ‘behind bars like animals’

  • Seattle Mariners backup catcher deletes inflammatory tweets
  • Team says it will review “all internal options that are available”

The Mariners say they are reviewing “all internal options that are available” after tweets from the account of reserve catcher Steve Clevenger regarding a recent police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina and the Black Lives Matter movement.

General manager Jerry Dipoto issued a brief statement on Thursday night, saying the club is “very disappointed” and that while Clevenger is free to express himself, “his tweets do not in any way represent the opinions of the Seattle Mariners. We strongly disagree with the language and tone of his comments.”

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Why protesting against the anthem is the ultimate sin in Major League Baseball

In a sport where patriotisim makes up the fabric of the game, Adam Jones is right to be concerned. Plus, three cheers for Yasiel Puig, Big Papi prepares to bow out, and Joe Maddon rides the Cowboy

Adam Jones works in a city that continues to experience racial upheaval, so perhaps it’s no coincidence that baseball’s most outspoken player on African American social issues calls Baltimore home.

Baseball is the sport that helped break barriers for black people across the United States, starting with Jackie Robinson’s debut in 1947. Nearly 70 years later, the participation of African Americans in the game, on the field as players, in the dugout as managers and in front offices as executives – where progress was always slower – is giving away the gains. Jones, who has spoken out before on racial issues, has little company: a lonely voice in a depleted sea of African American players.

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Matt Shoemaker has surgery to stop bleeding on brain after line-drive hit

  • Angels pitcher expected to make full recovery from injury
  • Kyle Seager’s liner had exit velocity of 105mph before making contact

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker underwent surgery to stop bleeding on his brain after he was struck in the head by a line drive against the Seattle Mariners.

Shoemaker had the procedure performed late on Sunday by a neurologist at the University of Washington Medical Center. Los Angeles athletic trainer Adam Nevala is staying with him until he is able to travel to Southern California, perhaps as soon as in a few days.

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Matt Shoemaker fractures skull after being hit in head by 105mph line drive

  • Pitcher hit in head during Angels victory over Mariners
  • Shoemaker kept in hospital overnight for observation

Matt Shoemaker was hospitalized after taking a line drive to the head in the Los Angeles Angels’ 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

Shoemaker was hit on the right side of his head with one out in the second inning on a line drive from Kyle Seager. Seager’s liner had an exit velocity of 105 mph, according to MLB Statcast. Shoemaker was able to turn his head slightly to avoid a direct blow to his face but was unable to get his mitt up in time.

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Matt Shoemaker fractures skull after being hit in head by 105mph line drive

  • Pitcher hit in head during Angels victory over Mariners
  • Shoemaker kept in hospital overnight for observation

Matt Shoemaker was hospitalized after taking a line drive to the head in the Los Angeles Angels’ 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

Shoemaker was hit on the right side of his head with one out in the second inning on a line drive from Kyle Seager. Seager’s liner had an exit velocity of 105 mph, according to MLB Statcast. Shoemaker was able to turn his head slightly to avoid a direct blow to his face but was unable to get his mitt up in time.

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Jon Lester comes in as pinch-hitter to bunt Cubs to thrilling victory

  • Pitcher is a .051 career hitter but helps Cubs come back from 6-0 down
  • Fellow pitcher Travis Wood plays left field and makes spectacular catch

Travis Wood got four outs and made an impressive catch in left field; pitcher Jon Lester made the winning play — as a pinch hitter; five Chicago Cubs played two or more positions; and manager Joe Maddon went deep into his bag of tricks to steal a wild game from the Seattle Mariners.

Lester drove in Jason Heyward with a two-strike squeeze bunt in the 12th inning, and the Cubs overcame a six-run deficit on the way to a wild 7-6 victory over the Mariners on Sunday night.

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From ‘God’ to gotcha: the long decline of Major League Baseball umpires

As the roles of men in blue are whittled away, should umpiring eventually fade to black? Plus, let’s put two pitchers in the Home Run Derby, the Rays are trying to break more molds, the Cubs get new suits and more

Noah Syndergaard was stunned. So was the partisan New York Mets crowd, many of which had barely settled in from the journey to Flushing, Queens. “Thor” had been tossed by young umpire Adam Hamari, an out into the home third inning, for throwing behind Chase Utley. A purpose pitch no doubt, as New York sought to send some semblance of a message to their current Dodgers and previous Phillies torturer. Worthy of ejection? Surely not. Hamari made a snap decision, a wrong one, misusing the power of the umpire while doing what every official in sports strives not to do: become the story. With the main attraction out, the crowd booed, broadcasters pondered and the Mets, without their ace, never had a chance, losing on 9-1 on a late-May holiday evening.

The opposite occurred in the second inning of the Tuesday night match-up between Kansas City and Baltimore. Yordano Ventura threw way inside to Baltimore’s Manny Machado, who took exception to the location and delivered a cold stare and a few choice words for the hurler. There was no warning from home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez. In his next at-bat, the volatile Ventura, who does have a reputation for throwing at players, drilled the O’s third baseman with a 99mph fastball, leading to a bench-clearing brawl. Gonzalez’ failure to read the game and take action in the second inning led to a later incident that caused a major brawl and potential injuries.

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Max Scherzer ties MLB strikeout record as Nationals’ momentum builds

Between a major league record and a new $175m seven-year deal, there’s been plenty of drama at the Nats this week. Plus, Bartolo Colón is a natural, the Dodgers and the DL, Bryce Harper gets a spanking and more

Max Scherzer was approaching a record and the Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker had a decision to make: balance the rare opportunity to make history against the danger of keeping his hurler on the hill with a high pitch count, never mind trying to win a tight ballgame during a losing stretch.

Count ’em, twenty. https://t.co/uiGqQX8104https://t.co/XnkYika5Ie

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Will the Chicago Cubs wreck their franchise and win the World Series?

The Cubs are inching closer to the impossible, but do they really want to win it all for the first time since 1908? We preview the second half of the MLB season

Congratulations – you’ve survived two nights without any Major League Baseball activity whatsoever. I know, it wasn’t easy, because there’s only so much Real Housewives that one person can take. Never mind. Tonight, Friday, we’re back on the saddle, getting set for what should be a compelling second half baseball, with most of the league still in contention for playoff spot. Having said all that, I know you have some questions, so let’s try and answer a few of them.

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New York Mets fans win the World Series … of bad grammar

As if losing seven of their previous eight games wasn’t enough, Mets fans now find themselves in the basement of MLG – that’s Major League Grammar

It’s another day, and another kick in the teeth for fans of the New York Mets.

After riding high in April, the Mets have been shot down in May and June while their morose lineup continues to drag the team into an offensive abyss. Their injury-depleted roster, one loaded with rookies, has scored just 11 runs in their previous eight games, sending their fans to the talk radio airwaves in a panic, demanding that something, anything, be done by their general manager Sandy Alderson, in order to save a season that once looked incredibly promising after a blistering 14-4 start.

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On Jackie’s day in MLB, the legacy of another Robinson is recalled

Forty years after Frank Robinson broke baseball’s manager color line, the sport is failing to fill managerial positions with minorities

On Wednesday, No42 pitched, caught, ran, stole, slid, fielded, bunted and hit – all part of Major League Baseball’s now familiar tribute to Jackie Robinson, who broke the sports color line with the Brooklyn Dodgers some 68 years ago. Players from all 30 teams, donning two of the games most prestigious digits in honoring an icon, one who helped both sports and society integrate during a crucial time in history. MLB has taken up the job of ensuring the moment isn’t lost to time passed by, retiring no42 league-wide in 1997, later declaring 15 April to be celebrated as Jackie Robinson Day on a perennial basis in 2004.

Another late but nonetheless significant step in integrating Major League Baseball arrived in 1975 when Frank Robinson made his managerial debut for the Cleveland Indians, another first for an African-American. Robinson hadn’t yet hung up his spikes, spending the tail end of a Hall of Fame career as a designated hitter while calling the shots from the dugout as a player-manager. On opening day at old Municipal Stadium against the visiting New York Yankees, Robinson hit a dramatic, first-inning home run that brought the crowd of over 56,000 to their feet. After earning his first managerial win with the help of a complete game from Gaylord Perry, Robinson said:

Of all the pennants, World Series, awards and All-Star games I’ve been in, this is the greatest thrill.

If a club has an opening in any of these positions, the club owner must notify me personally. In addition, your list of candidates must be provided to me. I expect the list to include minority candidates whom you and your staff have identified. I will provide assistance to you if you cannot identify candidates on your own.

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AL West season preview: Rangers set for Texas-sized suffering

The Astros are slowly pulling themselves towards respectability but it’s hard to see past the Mariners and Angels as contenders

The MLB season is upon us. In the run-up to the start, the Guardian explores questions that the upcoming marathon campaign will answer. First up is the AL West:

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