Mariners Beat Rays 3-0

felix052715ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Felix Hernandez pitched a four-hitter to become the major's first eight-game winner, Nelson Cruz hit his AL-best 18th homer to snap a scoreless tie in the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners completed a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Wednesday. Hernandez (8-1) got four double plays in his second shutout this season.

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Timbers Beat East-Leading DC United 1-0

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Captain Will Johnson returned to Portland's lineup to help the Timbers beat Eastern Conference-leading D.C. United 1-0 on Wednesday night. Johnson missed the first 12 games of the season while recovering from a broken right leg suffered on Sept. 27. He played 84 minutes before being substituted out. Maximiliano Urruti scored the lone goal in the fifth minute. Gaston Fernandez jumped on a loose ball on the right wing and sent a hard, rolling cross into the box for Urruti to bang home for his second goal of the season.

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Seattle Takes Over Top Spot In West By Beating Colorado 1-0

Sounders logoSEATTLE (AP) - Marco Pappa scored in the 16th minute to lift the Seattle Sounders to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night, moving them into first place in the Western Conference. Pappa's goal was his first of the season for the Sounders (7-3-2, 23 points). Goalkeeper Stefan Frei earned his league-leading seventh shutout and his third in a row. Seattle has not allowed a goal at home for 380 minutes, dating back to a 3-2 loss to San Jose on March 14.

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WSU Athletes Score Well In Class

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The NCAA has released its latest Academic Progress Rate for student-athletes and Washington State teams recorded six perfect scores. The announcement Wednesday was for the 2013-14 academic year. Women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, women's golf, rowing and volleyball all recorded perfect academic scores of 1,000 for the year. Washington State's football team recorded a four-year average score of 951, an improvement from last year's score of 944, and meeting the NCAA's 930 standard. The single-year score of 973 beat last year's mark of 963. Men's basketball had a four-year average of 938, also meeting the standard. May 28, 2015

Mariners Over Rays, 7-6 In 10

kyleseager052615ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Kyle Seager hit a grand slam in the eighth inning and a game-winning home run in the 10th on Tuesday night to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. The game-winner, Seager's 10th home run of the season, came off Brad Boxberger (2-2) after the Rays had rallied for three runs to tie the game in the ninth.

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