Seattle Mariners defeat Boston Red Sox, 14-7

SEATTLE -- Raise your hand if you want to see anyone but Johnny Damon play center field for the Red Sox next season.

The can't-miss kid, Hanley Ramirez? The younger free agent-to-be, Juan Pierre? The aging future Hall of Famer who could be a short-term solution, Ken Griffey?

Damon's fabulous start -- a league-leading .383 average fueled by his current 17-game hitting streak in which he is hitting an outrageous .468 (36 for 77), has caused potential alternatives to appea...

SEATTLE -- At 2:52 yesterday afternoon David Wells stepped onto the rubber at an empty Safeco Field and, without any pain, worked a simulated game. If it had been up to Wells, he would have pitched the game last night, and, given the outcome, he might as well have.

By the end of the sixth inning, Seattle's half of the scoreboard read like this: 3-0-2-3-4-2. The Mariners, who didn't go down in order until the seventh, were hitting .469 (15 for 32) after six innings with ...

SEATTLE -- Wade Miller, who went five innings and 91 pitches in his debut Sunday, makes his second start today. What to expect? A few more pitches, a little less velocity.

"I might be right around where I was at the last three innings, 91, 92, 93," miles per hour, Miller said. ''I don't see 95 coming out. That was purely adrenaline."

Miller hit 95 once Sunday, on a third-strike looking to Mariners third baseman Adrian Beltre. Miller, who could reach 94-96 before suff...