Mariners End 6-Game Skid With 3-2 Win

marinersSFranklin Gutierrez hit a two-run homer after Nick Franklin gave Seattle an early lead with a solo shot and the Mariners held on for a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday night to end a six-game skid. Franklin put the Mariners on top with his one-out homer off Jordan Lyles (6-7) in the first inning. Raul Ibanez singled to start the fourth inning. Franklin Gutierrez's homer to left field with one out pushed Seattle's lead to 3-0.

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Storm Past Sun

seatte stormTina Thompson and Camille Little each scored 18 points and the Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 78-65 on Thursday night to tie Phoenix for third place in the Western Conference, Temeka Johnson added 12 points and nine assists, and Shekinna Stricklen had 11 points for Seattle. The Storm have won five of six to improve to 15-14 and reduce their magic number to clinch a WNBA-record 10th straight playoff berth to one.

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Undercover Patrols At Games

seahawkstadiumSeattle police say they will deploy undercover police officers at Seahawks games this year after multiple reports of unruly fans last season. The department says patrols will begin with Thursday's pre-season game against the Oakland Raiders.

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Husky Stadium Renovated

huskystadiumNEW2013The finest piece of real estate in college football now has a facility worthy of its waterfront location. Husky Stadium is no longer crumbling and dilapidated. Rebar is no longer exposed, concrete is no longer cracked and seats don't feel miles away from the field. Washington will christen its $280 million renovation Saturday night when the Huskies host No. 19 Boise State.

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Rangers Rough Up Hernandez

mariners logo NewLeonys Martin homered and drove in a career-high four runs as the Texas Rangers roughed up Felix Hernandez and romped past the Seattle Mariners 12-4 Thursday. The AL West-leading Rangers tagged Hernandez (12-8) for nine runs and 11 hits in three-plus innings. The former AL Cy Young winner's ERA climbed from 2.63 to 2.97. Martin Perez (8-3) limited the Mariners to two runs and five hits in six innings. The rookie won his fifth straight decision. Seahawks Defensive Line Thin: Injuries

August 29, 2013