Astros Win 6-2 Over Mariners

sports6SEATTLE -- Colby Rasmus clubbed a two-out, two-run home run in the seventh inning off reliever Tom Wilhelmsen and George Springer homered in the ninth to help the Astros win for the sixth time in eight games, 6-2, over the Mariners on Sunday afternoon at Safeco Field.

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Mariners Power Past Astros 6-3

mariners 8SEATTLE (AP) - Taijuan Walker struck out a career-high 11 while pitching into the seventh inning to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 6-3 win against the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Nelson Cruz, Seth Smith and Mark Trumbo homered for the Mariners, who have won two in a row and scored at least five runs in back-to-back games for the first time since April 19-20.

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Mariners Hire Edgar Martinez As Hitting Coach, Reassign Hojo

edgar mariners062015SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Mariners have hired Edgar Martinez as their hitting coach and reassigned Howard Johnson to the minor league system. Seattle made the announcement on Saturday before the second game of a weekend series against first-place Houston.

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Urruti And Fernandez Score As Portland Beats Houston 2-0

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Maximiliano Urruti and Gaston Fernandez scored to lift the Portland Timbers a 2-0 victory over the visiting Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. The Timbers opened the scoring in the 34th minute, when Urruti headed a free kick by Jorge Villafana into the upper right corner for his third goal of the season. For Villafana, it was his third assist of the season, and his second consecutive game with an assist.

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Garcia Helps Earthquakes Beat Sounders 2-0

SEATTLE (AP) - Matias Perez Garcia set up Sanna Nyassi's first-half goal, and then scored in the second half to help the San Jose Earthquake beat the Seattle Sounders 2-0 on Saturday. Nyassi's goal, coming midway through the 28th minute, was his second of the year. Garcia scored his first of the season in the 73rd minute. David Bingham recorded his fifth shutout for the Earthquakes, who halted a three-game winless streak.

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