Seattle gets OF Chris Denorfia from Padres

The Seattle Mariners have acquired veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia from the San Diego Padres for a pair of minor leaguers. Seattle announced the deal about 90 minutes before baseball's non-waiver trade deadline Thursday. The Mariners sent outfielder Abraham Almonte, their opening day starter in center field, and right-hander Stephen Kohlscheen to the Padres. Almonte made the club out of spring training but lasted only 27 games before being optioned to the minors. Denorfia, 34, was hitting .242 with one homer, 10 doubles and 16 RBIs in 89 games for the Padres. He's a career .275 hitter and last season hit .279 in 144 games for San Diego. Denorfia also has the flexibility to play all three outfield positions, having at least 150 career starts at all three spots. CLEVELAND (AP) – August 1, 2014

Cleveland Over Mariners 2-0

mariners logo NewCorey Kluber had three-hitter to outpitch Felix Hernandez for his first career shutout, Yan Gomes had a two-run double and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Wednesday night. The matchup between two of the top pitchers in the American League lived up to its billing. Kluber (11-6) held the Mariners to three singles and no walks while striking out eight.

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Mariners Over Indians 5-2

mariners logo NewHisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless since last July, pitching seven strong innings to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Iwakuma (9-5) improved to 9-0 in his last 14 road starts, the second-longest such streak in club history. He is 5-0 outside Seattle this season. Dustin Ackley hit a two-run double in Seattle's four-run fourth against Trevor Bauer (4-6).

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Sims Scores 21 To Lead Shock Past Storm, 80-74

Odyssey Sims scored 21 points, Glory Johnson had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and the Tulsa Shock beat the Seattle Storm 80-74 Tuesday night. Roneeka Hodges added a season-high 16 points and Skylar Diggins had 11 to become the Shock's single-season scoring leader with 564 points. Johnson's double-double was her 15th of the season for Tulsa (10-17). Sue Bird scored 15 points and Tanisha Wright added 14 for Seattle (9-19). Camille Little and Crystal Langhorne had 13 points apiece. Diggins entered the game needing seven points to become the franchise's single-season scoring leader. Deanna Nolan held the previous mark of 559, set in 2009 when the team was still in Detroit. Diggins struggled to get any offense going in the first half, as the second-year guard was 1 for 5 from the field with four points. Diggins made a 3-pointer to open the second half to break Nolan's record. TULSA, Okla. (AP) – July 30, 2014

Right Tackle Remains Unsettled For Seattle

When the Seattle Seahawks lost their starting right tackle in free agency during the offseason, the contingency plan seemed straightforward. After seeing significant playing time as a rookie, Michael Bowie would get first crack at stepping in for Breno Giacomini, with rookie draft pick Justin Britt also competing for the job. That still might be the final scenario. But the signing of veteran right tackle Eric Winston on Tuesday would indicate the situation is unsettled. Bowie has been slowed by a shoulder injury suffered on the first day of camp, although he's expected to practice later this week. Britt has looked like a rookie and struggled on Tuesday as he was matched up against starting defensive end Cliff Avril. Winston, the NFLPA president, has started 119 consecutive games and has the experience advantage over Bowie and Britt. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – July 30, 2014