Felix Still King: Mariners Beat Rays 5-0

felix june8Felix Hernandez has never won six straight decisions. Nor has he ever won any game at all at Tropicana Field. Both those items remain on The King's bucket list after the Mariners' 5-0 victory over the Rays on Sunday.

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Mariners Beat Rays 7-4

marinersSDustin Ackley drove in three runs, Roenis Elias won his second consecutive start, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 on Saturday. Ackley hit a three-run double off Alex Cobb (1-4) during a four-run fifth that put the Mariners ahead 7-2. Willie Bloomquist added an RBI double. Elias (5-4), coming off a three-hit shutout over Detroit last Sunday, was chased after giving up a two-run homer in the eighth.

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Sounders Douse Fire 3-2

Obefemi Martins scored twice before his first-half ejection, Lamar Neagle added the winner and the Seattle Sounders earned their league-high 10th victory, beating the Chicago Fire 3-2 Saturday night. The Sounders (10-3-2) stopped Chicago's unbeaten streak. The Fire (2-4-8) had tied their last two matches. Seattle midfielder Neagle scored on a screened shot from the left side to make it 3-1 in the 78th minute. The Fire's Harry Shipp cut the lead to 3-2 four minutes later on his second goal of the night. Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei stopped Juan Luis Anangono from 12 yards in the 88th minute to preserve the win. Martins, who had missed an open net in the fifth minute, beat Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson in the 31st and 38th minutes. He was ejected for an altercation with the Fire's Benji Joya seconds after Shipp scored his first goal in the 41st minute. June 8, 2014

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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