White Sox Over Mariners, 4-2

mariners logo5CHICAGO (AP) - Carlos Rodon took a shutout into the seventh inning, Adam Eaton had three hits and scored three runs, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Thursday night.

Jose Abreu and Trayce Thompson had RBI doubles for Chicago, which wore throwback uniforms that debuted in 1976 and included white wide-collared untucked jerseys paired with navy blue pants and white socks.

Thompson had two hits and Avisail Garcia had two RBIs for the White Sox, who had lost three of their previous four.

Rodon (6-5) left after giving up a two-run homer to Franklin Gutierrez in the seventh inning. He was charged with both runs and three hits while striking out five and walking three in six-plus innings.

David Robertson got the last three outs for his 27th save in 33 chances.

Roenis Elias (4-7) gave up four runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings for Seattle.

August 28, 2015

Cubs Get Struggling Reliever Fernando Rodney From Mariners

CHICAGO (AP) - The playoff-contending Chicago Cubs have acquired struggling reliever Fernando Rodney from the Seattle Mariners for cash.

The trade was announced Thursday.

The 38-year-old Rodney had been designated for assignment by Seattle last Sunday.

Rodney was 5-5 and had gone 16 for 22 in save chances this season. The right-hander had a 5.68 ERA in 54 games.

Rodney was an AL All-Star closer last year when he posted a Mariners-record 48 saves.

August 28, 2015

Wilson Says He Did Not Have A Concussion In NFC Title Game

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he did not suffer a concussion in the NFC championship game against Green Bay, a day after comments in an article in Rolling Stone indicated Wilson may have suffered a head injury.

Wilson says on Thursday that his comments were "I guess perceived wrong," and he did not have a head injury. Wilson took a big hit in the first half from Green Bay's Clay Matthews but remained in the game and led Seattle's late comeback for a 28-22 overtime win over the Packers.

In the Rolling Stone article, Wilson raves about a product called Reliant Recovery Water of which Wilson is an investor. "I banged my head during the Packers game in the playoffs, and the next day I was fine. It was the water," Wilson was quoted as saying in the article.

August 28, 2015

Hernandez, Cruz Lead Seattle Past Oakland 8-2

hernandez 082615SEATTLE (AP) - Felix Hernandez made just two mistakes in eight strong innings, Nelson Cruz hit his AL-leading 39th homer and drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 8-2 on Wednesday.

Seattle closed out its brief homestand with Hernandez rebounding after getting knocked around in his last start against the Chicago White Sox.

Hernandez (15-8) allowed a homer to Billy Burns on the first pitch of the game and a solo homer to Brett Lawrie on the first pitch of the seventh inning. Oakland's only other hit off Hernandez was a soft single from Billy Butler in the fifth.

Hernandez struck out seven, walked one and became the second AL pitcher to reach 15 wins.

Cruz's homer came in the eighth, but it was an early offensive outburst that backed Hernandez. Seattle sent 10 batters to the plate in the first and scored four times that inning off Chris Bassitt (1-6).

August 27, 2015

Olimpia Beats Sounders 1-0 In CONCACAF Play

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - Alberth Elis scored in the 60th minute to help Olimpia beat the Seattle Sounders 1-0 on Wednesday night in CONCACAF Champions League play.

Olimpia improved to 1-1-0 and Seattle dropped to 1-1-1 in Group F.

Donis Escober made one save for the shutout.

Last week in Seattle, the Sounders rallied to beat Olimpia 2-1 on Erik Friberg's goal in the 90th minute and Brad Evans' penalty kick in the final seconds of stoppage time.

Seattle will complete play in the three-team group at Major League Soccer rival Vancouver (0-1-0) on Sept. 23. Olimpia will finish with two games against Vancouver - in Canada on Sept. 16 and in Honduras on Oct. 22.

August 27, 2015