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...Roy Halladay, Toronto; Derek Lowe, Boston; x-Pedro Martinez, Boston; Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees, Kazuhiro Sasaki, Seattle; y-Ugueth Urbina, Boston; Barry Zito, Oakland NATIONAL LEAGUE STARTERS Catcher-Mike Piazza, New...
Poor start leaves Mariners struggling for answers

...3-9 in April. While each has shown signs of recovering recently, Seattle's usually reliable bullpen - missing Kazuhiro Sasaki after his return to Japan in the offseason - has been inconsistent. The biggest problem, though, has been at the...
Overtime: Budge still critical after auto crashes

...20th century. BASEBALL: Japan's greatest relief pitcher now will get a chance to prove it in the United States. Kazuhiro Sasaki, the career saves leader in Japan, signed a two-year contract Saturday with the Seattle Mariners. Sasaki, 31...
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Spiezio will see doctor; Guardado gets three days' rest

...I'm not concerned." Willie Bloomquist will start at third against Anaheim. The closer's role will be filled by Shigetoshi Hasegawa, who saved 16 of 17 opportunities last season when former Mariner Kazuhiro Sasaki went on the DL.
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Braves lose to Mariners

...first 10 outings in 2003. Jeff Nelson pitched a perfect the ninth for his fourth save in six opportunities. Closer Kazuhiro Sasaki is on the disabled list with bruised ribs on his right side. The Mariners opened the scoring with two runs in the...

...scoring four goals and 14 points with a minus-2 rating. Baseball Sasaki should end his contract today Mariners closer Kazuhiro Sasaki traveled from Japan to Seattle, where he is expected to complete plans to terminate the final year of his major league...
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Special treatment often helps pro athletes' deals get done

...contract provided him with a golf club membership, and Phil Nevin's cost of joining a country club is covered. Kazuhiro Sasaki gets $50,000 for a personal trainer. Of course, special treatment is not unique to ballplayers. The entertainment...
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Baseball roundup

...hits in six-plus innings. He walked four and struck out four. Arthur Rhodes pitched two scoreless innings, and Kazuhiro Sasaki got three outs for his fifth save in nine chances. Jeremy Bonderman (2-6) gave up four runs on five hits and...
Woods eyes victory in Japan

...Thursday's opening round in Wednesday's pro-am in a foursome that included Japanese golfer Isao Aoki, pitcher Kazuhiro Sasaki of the Seattle Mariners and retired tennis player Shuzo Matsuoka. "We had a great time and they even managed to...
Brenly, Torre reward staffs

...Berkman of Houston and Shawn Green of Los Angeles. The other AL All-Stars are Seattle pitchers Freddy Garcia and Kazuhiro Sasaki, Baltimore third baseman Tony Batista and Kansas City first baseman Mike Sweeney. There is one spot open on each...