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Brown denies Seattle protest

League president Bobby Brown has denied Seattle's protest of a brawl-filled game June 6 at Baltimore.

Baltimore won 5-3 in a contest marred by a seventh-inning fight that led to the ejection and suspension of seven players. Baltimore's David Segui was suspended for three games, Alan Mills for four games and Rick Sutcliffe for five games. Seattle's Bill Haselman and Mackey Sasser were ruled ineligible for three games each, Norm Charlton for four games and Chris Bosio for five. Bosio's suspension will begin when he returns to active status after his reinjured collarbone heals.

All except Bosio and Charlton have appealed.

A first for Angels' Finley

ANAHEIM _ Chuck Finley always has had a respectable walk-to-strikeout ratio, but he never had pitched a complete game without issuing at least one base on balls. On Friday night, the left-hander went the distance for the 30th time in his career and the first time without allowing a walk, helping California defeat Seattle 8-2.

"That's enough to get me inducted into the Hall of Fame right there," joked the eight-year veteran, who has averaged 3.79 walks and 6.34 strikeouts since 1986.

"That's a major milestone in my career. That beats a no-hitter for me."

Seattle overthrows helped the Angels score four runs on Greg Myers' single in the fourth, giving Finley (6-5) a 4-2 lead.