Sounders Beat Olimpia 2-1 In CONCACAF Champions League
SEATTLE (AP) - Brad Evans converted a penalty kick 6 1/2 minutes into second-half stoppage time to give the Seattle Sounders a 2-1 comeback victory over Olimpia of Honduras in a CONCACAF Champions League game Wednesday night.
The penalty kick was awarded when Sounders defender Dylan Remick was taken down just inside the penalty area by Arnold Peralta. Evans drove his shot into the right side, with goalkeeper Noel Vallarda going the opposite way.
The final whistle came immediately after Olimpia kicked off following the goal.
Erik Friberg tied it for Seattle on a header in the 90th minute.
Before scoring, the Sounders had had six near-misses, including two shots off the post.
Alberth Ellis scored for Olimpia in the fifth minute.
Seattle (1-0-1) took the lead in the three-team group. Vancouver (0-0-1) is second, and Olimpia (0-1-0) third.
August 20, 2015
Rangers Over Mariners 7-2
Derek Holland returned from four months on the disabled list to throw 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball and the Rangers ripped three straight home runs in the seventh en route to a 7-2 win over the Mariners to wrap up a series win on Wednesday afternoon at Globe Life Park.
Holland, sidelined with a strained left shoulder since throwing one inning in his season debut in April, allowed eight hits with no walks and six strikeouts in a 93-pitch performance. He's now 10-2 with a 2.94 ERA in 19 career outings against Seattle.
Mariners rookie Mike Montgomery gave up three runs on three hits in the first, then settled in and got through six innings on just three more hits. Veteran southpaw Joe Beimel entered with a 3-2 deficit and surrendered home runs to Mitch Moreland, MIke Napoli and Elvis Andrus, the eighth time in Rangers history they've hit back-to-back-to-back long balls.
The Rangers closed out a 5-1 homestand and are now 61-58 overall. The Mariners (56-65) head home after going 2-4 on a road trip in which they were outscored 58-28.
By T.R. Sullivan and Greg Johns, August 19, 2015