Mariners Mark 15 Years At Safeco Field

mariners crowdAfter 22½ years in the dreary Kingdome, Seattle finally played a home game outdoors, moving into a $517.6 million ballpark with a retractable roof on July 15, 1999. Jose Mesa wasted a ninth-inning lead by walking four batters and the Mariners lost 3-2 to the San Diego Padres in Safeco Field's opener. July 15, 2014

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Hernandez Vs Wainwright In All-Star Game

Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League. Hernandez, the first Venezuela pitcher to start for the All-Stars, is 11-2 with a 2.12 ERA. He is just the second Seattle pitcher to start an All-Star game following Randy Johnson in 1995 and 1997. NL manager Mike Matheny of the Cardinals chose the ace of his own staff. Wainwright is 12-4 with a 1.83 ERA and three complete games in 19 starts. It will be the 11th All-Star start by a Cardinals pitcher. July 15, 2014

A's Over M’s 4-1

mariners logo5Sonny Gray limited the Seattle Mariners to just six hits and one unearned run and the Oakland Athletics earned a 4-1 victory Sunday. Gray earned his 10th victory and Sean Doolittle recorded the final four outs for his 14th save. James Jones singled and advanced to third on an errant pickoff attempt from Gray. Jones scored on an RBI groundout from Robinson Cano to give the Mariners a 1-0 lead in the first.

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Maya Moore Scores 26 To Lead Lynx Past Storm 77-60

Maya Moore scored 16 of her game-high 26 points in the third quarter Sunday to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 77-60 victory over the Seattle Storm. Janel McCarville scored 13 points while Devereaux Peters added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx, who won their third straight and have the best home record in the league at 9-1. Camille Little led Seattle with 17 points, while Temeka Johnson added 12 for the Storm, who have lost four of six. Moore, who leads the WNBA in scoring at 23.7 points per game, opened the third quarter with a nine-point spurt in the first two minutes to push the Lynx to a 41-28 lead. She hit a 3-pointer off the second-half tip, stole a pass and drove the length of the court for a layup, then hit a pair of jumpers. July 14, 2014

Dempsey Scores As Seattle Beats Portland 2-0

Clint Dempsey scored for Seattle off a wild scramble in the 71st minute in his return to Major League Soccer after the World Cup, and the Sounders beat rival Portland 2-0 on Sunday night, their second victory over the Timbers in four days. Dempsey and Obafemi Martins were both denied by Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts earlier in the sequence with sprawling kick saves. The ball eventually landed at the feet of Gonzalo Pineda and his diagonal pass found Dempsey open in front of the net for his first goal with Seattle since April 26 against Colorado. Dempsey was kept onside on the play by Portland's Will Johnson. Seattle defeated Portland 3-1 in extra time in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup last week and moved 10 points clear of second place Real Salt Lake in the MLS Western Conference with the victory. July 14, 2014