Mariners Blank Braves 2-0

mariners logo NewHisashi Iwakuma combined with two relievers on a six-hit shutout and the streaking Seattle Mariners beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Wednesday to complete a two-game sweep. Cole Gillespie and Kyle Seager hit run-scoring singles. Seattle has won five straight, matching its longest winning streak of the season. Iwakuma (4-2) gave up only six hits with seven strikeouts and no walks in seven innings.

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Mariners Back Picking In Top 10 Of Amateur Draft

Since joining the Seattle Mariners after the 2008 season as their director of amateur scouting, it seems all Tom McNamara has known is making picks at the top of baseball's amateur draft. He would like to see that trend change at some point. It would be a sign that the major league product is having more success on the field. Instead, Seattle will again have a pick near the top in the first round of Thursday's amateur draft. The Mariners will pick No. 6 overall, the fourth time in the past six years they have held one of the top six selections. Another top selection gives Seattle a chance to add a premium player that - depending on the pick - could help the major league club sooner than later. June 4, 2014

WSU Unveils Cougar Football Complex

Coug newhdqtrsWashington State athletic director Bill Moos was sure of one thing as he showed off the new $61 million Cougar Football Complex. Moos said Tuesday that Cougar football takes a back seat to nobody in terms of football facilities. The five-story building houses all football operations for the Cougars, including locker room, weight room, cafeteria and coaches' offices.

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Mariners Over Braves 7-5

John Buck had three hits, including a two-run homer in the seventh inning that gave Seattle the lead, and the Mariners rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. The Braves led 4-0 in the first inning and 5-2 in the second before falling to the Mariners' comeback. Buck's homer, his first of the season, came off Alex Wood (5-6), Atlanta's third pitcher. The shot to right field drove in Dustin Ackley, who had a two-out single. Seattle pinch-hitter Stefen Romero hit a three-run homer in the fourth that tied the game 5-all. Evan Gattis and B.J. Upton hit homers for the Braves. Dominic Leone (2-0) had four strikeouts in two perfect innings. ATLANTA (AP) – June 4, 2014

Taurasi And Griner Lead Mercury Over Storm

Diana Taurasi had 20 points and seven assists to lead the Phoenix Mercury to an 87-72 win Tuesday night over the Seattle Storm. Brittney Griner added 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Mercury (4-1), who led by 15 in the second half and ran off five straight points early in the fourth to keep the advantage in double figures for the final eight minutes. Crystal Langhorne had 27 points and six rebounds for Seattle (2-6), who have lost three of the last four. Phoenix held Sue Bird to 1-of-10 shooting and two assists in 33 minutes. She had five points. She had made only 5-of-23 from the field in her previous two games. Candice Dupree added 19 points and eight rebounds for the Mercury, who beat Seattle 81-64 in Phoenix's season opener. The Storm swept the Mercury last season. PHOENIX (AP)– June 4, 2014