Sports Brief July 6

sports6OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Seattle rookie Mike Montgomery put together another fine start, pitching the Mariners past the Oakland A's 2-1 yesterday. Coming off two straight shutouts, Montgomery (4-2) gave up one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings. Montgomery was trying to join Randy Johnson as the only players in franchise history to pitch three consecutive shutouts.

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MarinersTop Padres 7-0

mariners whiteSAN DIEGO (AP) - Taijuan Walker pitched one-hit ball for six innings, Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz homered and the Mariners beat the Padres 7-0 on Wednesday. Cano had four hits and drove in three runs. Cruz connected for his 20th homer on his 35th birthday. Walker (7-6) combined with four relievers on a three-hitter for Seattle's second straight shutout of San Diego.

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Mariners Beat Padres 5-0

marinersbaseballSAN DIEGO (AP) - Rookie left-hander Mike Montgomery took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and finished with a one-hitter for his second straight shutout as the Seattle Mariners beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Tuesday night. Making his sixth major league start, Montgomery opened the seventh by getting Justin Upton on a fly to left.

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AP Source: Trail Blazers Give Aminu 4 Years, $30 Million

A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to terms with veteran forward Al-Farouq Aminu on a four-year, $30 million deal.

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Bird, Rookies Lead Seattle Storm Past Shock 74-69

SEATTLE (AP) - Sue Bird scored 17 points and rookies Jewell Loyd and Ramu Tokashiki combined for 25, including seven in the last three minutes as the Seattle Storm ended a five-game losing streak with a 74-69 win over the Tulsa Shock on Tuesday night.

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