Timbers Defeat Real Salt Lake 3-1

Fanendo Adi scored a pair of goals and the Portland Timbers beat Real Salt Lake 3-1 Saturday night for their first victory at Rio Tinto Stadium. Luke Mulholland scored for RSL, who are playing without team captain Kyle Beckerman and goalkeeper Nick Rimando while they are with the U.S. national team for the World Cup. Timbers captain Will Johnson scored in the 73rd minute on a penalty kick he buried in the lower left corner. Real Salt Lake (6-2-7) was coming off a midweek 1-1 draw at Columbus. RSL had its record-tying 12-match unbeaten streak to start the season stopped last weekend with a 4-0 loss to Seattle. The Timbers (4-4-7) were coming off a 4-3 loss at home to the Cascadia rival Vancouver Whitecaps last weekend. June 8, 2014

Mariners Make Draft Selections

MARINERS MAKE 30 SELECTIONS ON DAY THREE OF 2014 MLB DRAFT Mariners select 40 players combined in three days of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft. SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Tom McNamara announced today that the club selected 40 players in the 2014 Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft, highlighted by their first pick, outfielder Alex Jackson, who was the 6th overall pick in the draft. The Mariners selected 21 pitchers, including 9 left-handers, 5 catchers, 9 infielders (1 1B, 2 2B, 5 SS, 1 3B), and 5 outfielders. Seattle selected 31 college players and 9 high school players.

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Mariners Take Alex Jackson

jackson marinersThe Seattle Mariners selected high school slugger Alex Jackson with the No. 6 pick in the amateur draft on Thursday. It was the fourth time in the past six seasons Seattle has made a pick in the top six spots in the draft. Jackson was a star at Rancho Bernardo High School near San Diego. He batted .400 with 11 home runs in his senior season after hitting 14 homers as a junior and 17 as a sophomore.

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Mariners Blank Braves 2-0

mariners logo NewHisashi Iwakuma combined with two relievers on a six-hit shutout and the streaking Seattle Mariners beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Wednesday to complete a two-game sweep. Cole Gillespie and Kyle Seager hit run-scoring singles. Seattle has won five straight, matching its longest winning streak of the season. Iwakuma (4-2) gave up only six hits with seven strikeouts and no walks in seven innings.

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Mariners Back Picking In Top 10 Of Amateur Draft

Since joining the Seattle Mariners after the 2008 season as their director of amateur scouting, it seems all Tom McNamara has known is making picks at the top of baseball's amateur draft. He would like to see that trend change at some point. It would be a sign that the major league product is having more success on the field. Instead, Seattle will again have a pick near the top in the first round of Thursday's amateur draft. The Mariners will pick No. 6 overall, the fourth time in the past six years they have held one of the top six selections. Another top selection gives Seattle a chance to add a premium player that - depending on the pick - could help the major league club sooner than later. June 4, 2014