Avisail Garcia homered among his three hits and drove in four runs, Jose Abreu added to his sizzling spring training with two more hits and a Chicago White Sox split squad beat the Seattle Mariners 12-4 on Wednesday. Garcia and the White Sox are looking forward to getting the regular season started. ''It was a fastball high and away,'' Garcia said of his home run off Mariners starter James Paxton. ''I turned on it and it got out.'' Melky Cabrera added a two-run double, Jeremy Farrell had four hits including a two-run home run and White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez, who will be on the opening-day roster after a very good spring at the plate, had four hits and two RBIs.
Travis Ehart of Kennewick helps his son Marcus, 9, cast a line as family friend Ronin Benzel, 3, of Richland, plays in the water as they fish Monday at Bateman Island in Richland.
Although the investigation by a team of Tri-City police is nearing an end, it could be much longer before Franklin County prosecutors decide whether to charge three Pasco police officers.
It's a good thing the start of the regular season is less than a week away, because Lloyd McClendon's managerial tirade game is already in mid-season form. In the fourth inning of Seattle's Cactus League game against Cleveland on Tuesday, Indians left-hander Bruce Chen threw back-to-back pitches behind Rickie Weeks. Earlier, Mariners ace Felix Hernandez had plunked Michael Brantley, and Chen's two wild throws could be seen as an attempt to retaliate. Home plate umpire Alan Porter elected to warn both benches before the rift escalated further. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball: Sign up and join a league today! ] Almost immediately, an animated McClendon emerged from the dugout and was promptly tossed by Porter, which spurred the Mariners manager's on-field rant. Once he was done, he had to jog all the way out to right field because the clubhouse at Goodyear Park is located beyond the outfield walls, not behind the dugout. When he met with reporters, McClendon explained why he was so upset. ''[Chen] threw behind him twice,'' McClendon said . ''If you think he's throwing at him, you've got to eject him.'' While it was quite a fiery display, especially for spring training, this wasn't even close to McClendon's masterpiece. [ Baseball is back! Check out Yahoo For Spring Training for great spring training pics. ] He may never top the time he stole first base and took it back to the dugout with him after getting the boot when he was in charge of the Pirates back in 2001. It stands as one of the all-time best ejection meltdowns. That Pittsburgh team lost 100 games that season, so it's understandable why McClendon would have been frustrated. Since this Mariners squad is poised to be one of the better teams in the AL, we don't expect to see anything at that level from McClendon this year. More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: - - - - - - - Israel Fehr is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports . Have a tip? Email him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter. Follow @israelfehr
Meals on Wheels has $15,410 to spend on meals for the homebound and others in the region, thanks to McCurley Integrity Subaru in Pasco.
ABUJA (Reuters) - A day after becoming the first politician in Nigerian history to succeed a sitting leader by ballot, president-elect Muhammadu Buhari promised on Wednesday to "spare no effort" to defeat Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
PHILLIPS, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown, acting in the face of a devastating multiyear drought, ordered the first statewide mandatory water restrictions on Wednesday, directing cities and communities to reduce usage by 25 percent.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Andrew Getty, the grandson of billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, died from what appears to have been accidental or natural causes, but an autopsy is not expected to be performed before Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a sanctions program on Wednesday to target individuals and groups outside the United States that use cyber attacks to threaten U.S. foreign policy, national security or economic stability.
A computer outage that caused delays for thousands of JetBlue Airways passengers early Monday morning has been resolved, the company said.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given its approval for URENCO USA to expand it nuclear enrichment facility east of Eunice in southeastern New Mexico.
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