M's Rout Red Sox 12-3

marinerslogo7Felix Hernandez threw seven strong innings to win for the first time since June 2, Logan Morrison hit two long homers, and the Seattle Mariners used a six-run fourth inning to rout the Boston Red Sox 12-3 on Monday night. Seattle won its fourth straight after a weekend sweep in Kansas City.

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Seattle Signs 1st-Round Pick Alex Jackson

alexjacksonmbbThe Seattle Mariners have signed high school standout Alex Jackson, their first-round pick from the amateur draft. Jackson was to take part in batting practice with the team Monday before their series opener against Boston. Jackson was regarded as the best high school position player available in the draft.

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Former Mariner's Wife Sentenced For Fraud

The wife of former Seattle Mariners outfielder Carlos Peguero was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for using bank cards that belonged to pitcher Felix Hernandez's wife for a $191,000 online shopping spree. Maria Jacqueline Peguero pleaded guilty in February to wire fraud and was sentenced Monday in federal court in Tacoma. Prosecutors say Sandra Hernandez had asked her for help in making some online purchases after the two women became friends. Peguero then used the information between June and September 2012 for unauthorized purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. The Seattle Times reports the charges were questioned when Saks Fifth Avenue asked about the difference between the shipping and billing addresses. As part of a plea deal, Maria Peguero agreed to pay restitution. June 24, 2014

Mariners Over Royals In Sweep

roenis eliasRookie Roenis Elias pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Mike Zunino homered and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. Elias (7-5), a 25-year-old left-hander from Cuba, limited the Royals to one run and five singles over 6 2-3 innings. He struck out five, walked two and improved to 4-1 in June. Zunino hit his ninth home run, tops among AL catchers.

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Little Scores 22 To Lift Storm Past Mystics In OT

Camille Little scored nine of her 22 points in overtime to lead the Seattle Storm in an 89-86 victory over the Washington Mystics on Sunday night. Sue Bird added 21 points as the Storm (6-9) snapped a two-game losing streak. Bird hit a tying 3-pointer with 1:18 left in regulation. Rookie guard Bria Hartley scored a season-high 26 points for Washington (5-9), which lost for the fourth straight time. Hartley's previous high was 20 on June 1 against Los Angeles. The teams traded the first two baskets of overtime before Little scooped one in while falling to the floor. That put the Storm on top 79-77 with 3:37 left, and they stayed ahead the rest of the way. It was Seattle's second straight overtime game, following an 87-82 loss to San Antonio on Thursday. June 23, 2014