Rockies Past Mariners 7-5

DENVER (AP) - Michael McKenry hit a two-out, two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Wednesday.

McKenry ended the 4-hour, 7-minute game when he hit Mayckol Gauipe's 2-2 curveball into the left-field seats for his fourth home run of the season. It was McKenry's first walk-off hit in his career.

Seattle's Nelson Cruz doubled and singled to extend his hitting streak to 16 games but failed to homer for the first time in six games.

The Rockies' winning rally started with Ben Paulsen's one-out single off Guaipe (0-3). McKenry worked the count even before he delivered his big hit.

Yohane Flande (2-1) pitched the top of the 11th to get the win.

Seattle starter Taijuan Walker followed his complete game one-hitter against Minnesota with 7 1-3 innings. He allowed five hits and gave up Carlos Gonzalez's three-run homer in the sixth.

Franklin Gutierrez answered with a tiebreaking two-run homer to give Seattle a 5-3 lead.

Colorado rallied for two runs in the ninth off Fernando Rodney to force extra innings.

Seattle scored three runs in the fourth, with Walker hitting an RBI double.

Colorado, which managed just two hits through the first five innings, rallied to tie it in the sixth on Gonzalez's 22nd home run, which traveled an estimated 465 feet.

August 6, 2015

Seattle's Tone Changes As Chancellor Holdout Reaches 6th Day

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Kam Chancellor's holdout from Seattle Seahawks' training camp has extended to a sixth day.

The second-team All-Pro strong safety was absent again from camp on Wednesday as he continues to seek a new contract from the team. Head coach Pete Carroll said it's an issue of concern for both sides. Carroll said he has not had any communication with Chancellor in a few days.

"Here we have to keep moving and he knows that's what we are called to do and so we're going to do that," Carroll said. "But it's a very difficult time for him I think."

In addition to the $30,000 a day the team can fine him for his holdout, the Seahawks can now seek a percentage of Chancellor's prorated signing bonus. His daily fines have reached $180,000 with an additional $150,000 kicking in for his sixth day missed.

August 6, 2015

Seattle Activates Safety Earl Thomas From PUP List

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have activated All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas from the physically unable to perform list, raising hopes he'll be ready for the regular-season opener.

Seattle announced Thomas had passed his physical and been added to the active roster following practice on Wednesday.

Thomas started training camp on the PUP list after undergoing offseason surgery to repair the labrum in his left shoulder. Thomas was initially hurt in the NFC championship game but played in the Super Bowl with the injury. He underwent surgery shortly after the Super Bowl and was expected to be ready near the start of the season.

Backup Steven Terrell has been working at free safety early in training camp with Thomas out.

August 6, 2015

NFL Doctor: Super Bowl Medical Timeout Might Have Helped

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's new rule calling for a medical timeout when a player appears possibly concussed might have helped after a Super Bowl play involving Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman.

Edelman appeared dazed after a hit by Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor in the fourth quarter. New England was in an up-tempo offense and Edelman remained in the game. Soon after, he caught the winning touchdown pass.

Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, co-chair of the NFL's Head, Neck and Spine Committee, said Wednesday that 90 percent of concussions can clear within minutes. So had a medical timeout rule been in place for the Super Bowl, Ellenbogen said Edelman might have immediately tested positive for a concussion, been removed from the game and not caught the TD pass.

Team physicians on the field will be able to watch replays this year to figure out how someone was hurt. The medical trainer in the press box has replay access and can send a replay down to the field to help the doctors make a diagnosis if they didn't see the hit.

August 6, 2015

Seattle Beats Rockies 10-4

cruz080415DENVER (AP) - Nelson Cruz homered for the fifth consecutive game, and the Seattle Mariners spoiled Jon Gray's major league debut with a 10-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. It is the second time this season Cruz has gone deep in five straight games. He also singled to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.

Gray, the third overall pick in the 2013 draft, had a rough beginning to his big league career. Seattle touched him for two runs during a 33-pitch first inning.

He allowed an unearned run in the fourth on two singles and an error that gave the Mariners a 3-1 lead.

Gray's teammates rallied to keep him out of the loss column. Charlie Blackmon's homer in the first, the 10th leadoff blast of his career, made it 2-1, and Nick Hundley hit a two-run shot to tie it at 3 in the fourth.

Gray allowed three runs - two earned - and five hits, striking out four in four innings.

August 5, 2015