Beltre's 2-Run Single Helps Rangers Beat Mariners 3-0

sports33SEATTLE (AP) - Adrian Beltre lined a two-run, bases-loaded single in the sixth inning and Yovani Gallardo pitched into the sixth as the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 3-0 Monday.

Texas picked up a game on AL West-leading Houston, which lost to Oakland 10-9. The Astros lead the Rangers by 2 games.

The Rangers' go-ahead rally began with Delino DeShields drawing a one-out walk from Roenis Elias (4-8). Shin-Soo Choo followed with a single to center, and Elias then hit Prince Fielder with a pitch, loading the bases.

Beltre worked a full count, then punched a fastball to right, scoring DeShields and Choo.

Mariners shortstop Ketel Marte prevented further damage with a nifty grab of a one-hop grounder by Elvis Andrus that he turned into a double play.

Gallardo (12-9) picked up the victory, working 5 1-3 innings. He allowed five hits, struck out four and walked two.

September 8, 2015

Mariners' Iwakuma Wins Again In 3-2 Victory Over Athletics

mariners logo8OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hisashi Iwakuma won for the fifth time in six starts and the Seattle Mariners earned their fifth straight victory, completing a three-game sweep with a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

Kyle Seager and Ketel Marte each drove in a run, and Brad Miller collected two hits for the Mariners.

Shawn O'Malley singled and walked Sunday and had six hits in his first seven major league at-bats as the Mariners swept a series in Oakland for the first time in six years.

Billy Butler hit a home run for the Athletics, who lost their fifth straight. The long ball gives the A's a 12-game streak with at least one homer, currently the longest active streak as Seattle had its 13-game run snapped.

Iwakuma (7-3) allowed one run on five hits in his 6 1-3 innings. He walked one and struck out three.

Sean Nolin (0-1) became the 28th pitcher used by the A's, a franchise record.

September 7, 2014

Cowboys Get Former Aggies RB Michael In Trade From Seattle

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have acquired running back Christine Michael in a trade from Seattle.

Michael was sent to the Cowboys on Sunday for a conditional 2016 draft pick.

Defensive end Lavar Edwards was waived by Dallas to make room on the 53-man roster.

Michael was a second-round pick out of Texas A&M in the 2013 draft. He ran for 254 yards over 14 games the past two seasons with the Seahawks after running for 2,791 yards and 34 touchdowns in four seasons for the Aggies.

After losing NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray in free agency during the offseason, the Cowboys have multiple options at running back this season. Michael joins Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar in Dallas.

September 7, 2014

Delle Donne Reaches 1,500 Points, Sky Beat Storm 93-65

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Allie Quigley scored 17 points, Elena Delle Donne reached 1,500 career points, and the Chicago Sky beat the Seattle Storm 93-65 on Sunday night.

The Sky (20-12) moved a step closer to securing home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs and eliminated the Storm (9-22) from playoff contention.

Jamierra Faulkner added 14 points and Delle Donne scored 13. Her 1,500th point came on the second of a pair of free throws that made it 47-27 with 2:55 left in the first half.

Courtney Vandersloot scored six of her 10 points as Chicago opened the game with a 16-0 run. Seattle cut the deficit to six early in the second quarter, but the Sky pulled away again and were never threatened from there.

Jewell Loyd led the Storm with 21 points in her return to her hometown. Jenna O'Hea added 13 points and Crystal Langhorne scored 12.

September 7, 2014

Seattle Releases Veteran CB Blackmon As Part Of Roster Cuts

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have released veteran cornerback Will Blackmon as part of the team's final roster cuts to reach the 53-man limit.

Seattle made the roster moves on Saturday, but there is still at least one move to come when running back Fred Jackson signs his one-year contract with the team. The sides agreed to terms on the deal on Friday.

Blackmon was a surprise decision as it appeared he was in line to be the Seahawks starting nickel cornerback. The Seahawks kept Marcus Burley and rookie Tye Smith, with one likely filling that role.

Seattle also placed backup running back Robert Turbin on injured reserve, part of the reason for signing Jackson. Turbin suffered a significant high-ankle sprain in Seattle's third preseason game against San Diego. Also done for the season is defensive tackle Jesse Williams, placed on the non-football illness list as he continues to recover from kidney cancer surgery.

September 7, 2014