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September 4, 1996 | Associated Press
Paul O'Neill and Jeff Nelson of the New York Yankees and Seattle catcher John Marzano were suspended for two games by American League president Gene Budig for their roles in a brawl last week. Budig also fined O'Neill and Nelson $1,000 and fined Yankee outfielder Darryl Strawberry and Mariner pitcher Bobby Ayala $500. Marzano and Nelson both decided not to appeal and their suspensions began Tuesday night. O'Neill's suspension is not scheduled to begin until Friday.
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July 3, 2002 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks turned the temperature up on an already heated rivalry Tuesday night, scorching the desert with a flurry of fighting words and angry insinuations after the Dodgers' 8-0 victory before 39,211 in Bank One Ballpark.
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July 3, 2002 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks turned the temperature up on an already heated rivalry Tuesday night, scorching the desert with a flurry of fighting words and angry insinuations after the Dodgers' 8-0 victory before 39,211 in Bank One Ballpark.
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April 25, 1999 | ROSS NEWHAN
The question in the American League West: Can the Angels, Texas Rangers or Seattle Mariners score enough to overcome the enemy within? So far, only the Angels are doing it--and barely. Through Thursday, the Angels, with an earned-run average of 4.92, had scored 88 runs and given up 81; the Rangers, 6.06 ERA, had scored 83 and given up 100, and the Mariners, 6.31, had scored 73 and given up 95.
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September 23, 1998 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A unopened bottle of champagne sat on pitcher Rick Helling's chair. There was no doubt about who had carried whom this time. Sure, Helling has benefited all season from the Texas Rangers' ample muscle. And, once again, his teammates provided, pummeling the Angels into submission in a 9-1 victory Tuesday. They did a little sand kicking with three home runs in the eighth inning. But it was Helling who was king of the hill, and mound.
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April 25, 1999 | ROSS NEWHAN
The question in the American League West: Can the Angels, Texas Rangers or Seattle Mariners score enough to overcome the enemy within? So far, only the Angels are doing it--and barely. Through Thursday, the Angels, with an earned-run average of 4.92, had scored 88 runs and given up 81; the Rangers, 6.06 ERA, had scored 83 and given up 100, and the Mariners, 6.31, had scored 73 and given up 95.
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July 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rick Helling, Darren Driefort and Jeff Granger combined on a three-hitter at Minneapolis as Team USA finally shut down Cuba, 3-0. The Cuban national team, which had 46 runs and 54 hits in the first four games of this seven-game Olympic tuneup series, got all three hits in the first 3 2/3 innings off Helling. Team USA is 13-6 in its 30-game warm-up tour for the Barcelona Olympics.
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June 17, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Nicaragua scored six early runs against Stanford right-hander Rick Helling and handed the U.S. Olympic baseball team its first exhibition loss, 7-1, at Cleveland. Team USA had won the first four games of its tour, three against Venezuela and one against Nicaragua, by a combined score of 49-6. Phil Nevin, a Cal State Fullerton third baseman drafted first overall by the Houston Astros, went three for four and is batting .643 through five games.
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September 23, 2001
TODAY ANGELS' RAMON ORTIZ (12-9, 4.31 ERA) vs. RANGERS' RICK HELLING (11-9, 5.04 ERA) The Ballpark at Arlington, Texas, Noon PDT Radio--KLAC (570), XPRS (1090) Update--Having been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, the Angels have only team and individual goals to shoot for, the foremost of which is to finish with a winning record and to avoid last place. The Angels entered Saturday with a team ERA of 4.01; they have not had an ERA under 4.00 since 1992.
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May 9, 1999
Rick Helling of the Texas Rangers, a 20-game winner last season, is off to a slow start this year with a 3-3 record and 6.45 earned-run average. But that is not such a surprise if you look at his ERA last season, which was 4.41. The highest ERAs by 20-game winners since 1900: *--* Pitcher, team Year Record ERA Bobo Newsom, St. Louis Browns 1938 20-16 5.08 Ray Kremer, Pittsburgh Pirates 1930 21-12 5.02 Vern Kennedy, Chicago White Sox 1936 21-9 4.
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September 23, 1998 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A unopened bottle of champagne sat on pitcher Rick Helling's chair. There was no doubt about who had carried whom this time. Sure, Helling has benefited all season from the Texas Rangers' ample muscle. And, once again, his teammates provided, pummeling the Angels into submission in a 9-1 victory Tuesday. They did a little sand kicking with three home runs in the eighth inning. But it was Helling who was king of the hill, and mound.
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September 4, 1996 | Associated Press
Paul O'Neill and Jeff Nelson of the New York Yankees and Seattle catcher John Marzano were suspended for two games by American League president Gene Budig for their roles in a brawl last week. Budig also fined O'Neill and Nelson $1,000 and fined Yankee outfielder Darryl Strawberry and Mariner pitcher Bobby Ayala $500. Marzano and Nelson both decided not to appeal and their suspensions began Tuesday night. O'Neill's suspension is not scheduled to begin until Friday.
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September 28, 2001 | Mike DiGiovanna
Opponent--Texas Rangers, three games. Site--Edison Field. Tonight--7. TV--Fox Sports Net tonight. Radio--KLAC (570), XPRS (1090). Records--Angels 74-79, Rangers 70-83. Record vs. Rangers-- 6-10. TONIGHT ANGELS' ISMAEL VALDES (9-11, 4.28 ERA) vs. RANGERS' AARON MYETTE (3-4, 7.00 ERA) Update--The Angels have incentive against the Rangers; they don't want to finish last in the American League West. Saturday, 7 p.m.--Ramon Ortiz (12-10, 4.44) vs. Rick Helling (12-9, 4.91). Sunday, 1 p.m.
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May 26, 1996 | Associated Press
Pitcher Kevin Gross was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Texas Rangers because of a slight ligament tear in his back. Gross is 5-3 with a 5.88 ERA in nine starts this season. He was injured May 17 at Cleveland. The roster move was retroactive to May 18. Rick Helling was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take his roster spot. * Enos Slaughter's uniform No. 9 will be retired Sept. 6 as part of ceremonies honoring the St. Louis Cardinals' 1946 World Series champions.
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