King Again: Hernandez starts strong as M's top Indians 2-1

SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez delivered the type of opening day performance the Seattle Mariners have come to expect — even after missing some time during spring training.

  • Written by By TIM BOOTH , AP Sports Writer

Reds play catch between raindrops, await opener vs Nationals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Closer Raisel Iglesias skirted the tarp-covered infield along with the rest of the Cincinnati Reds pitchers, heading for the outfield and a quick game of catch before the rains returned.

  • Written by By JOE KAY , AP Sports Writer

Rusty Staub, slugger who played 23 seasons, dies at 73

NEW YORK (AP) — Rusty Staub, the orange-haired outfielder who became a huge hit with baseball fans in two countries during an All-Star career that spanned 23 major league seasons, died Thursday. He was 73.

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  • Written by By MIKE FITZPATRICK , AP Baseball Writer