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Baseball Briefs

May 20, 2002

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Mariners team bus catches fire in Boston

Boston A Seattle Mariners team bus caught fire inside the Ted Williams Tunnel on the way to the airport Sunday, but no members of the club were hurt.

The driver suffered smoke inhalation but there were no other injuries, state police said. The cause was not immediately known.

The Mariners were taking two buses from Fenway Park to Logan International Airport after a 3-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Players and staff on the bus that caught fire boarded the other team bus outside the tunnel and arrived at the airport for the flight back to Seattle, team spokesman Randy Adamack said.

The Boston Fire Department closed the tunnel until the fire was extinguished at 6:20 p.m., one hour after it was reported.

Alex Gonzalez on DL

San Francisco Florida Marlins shortstop Alex Gonzalez was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated left shoulder Sunday. Gonzalez was headed back to Miami to consult with team physician Dr. Dan Kanell after he was injured in Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants. He made a dive for Barry Bonds' grounder in the third inning and landed awkwardly on the grass. Gonzalez, who was batting .225 with two home runs and 18 RBIs, said Saturday that he'd been told he would probably miss six weeks. Andy Fox was in the lineup Sunday as the Marlins avoided a sweep by the Giants with a 4-2 victory.

Baker back in dugout

San Francisco San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker was back at his desk Sunday morning as the rain fell at Pacific Bell Park, still feeling a bit out of sorts after leaving Saturday's game because of dizziness. Baker left Saturday's game unexpectedly in the eighth inning complaining of dizziness. Trainer Stan Conte said Baker was overly tired and suffering from slight dehydration.

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