Seager, Hart Rally Mariners Past Oakland A's
Kyle Seager and Corey Hart homered leading off the seventh inning as Seattle beat Oakland 2-1 to win the three-game series between the AL playoff contenders. The home runs erased a stellar start by Jon Lester (13-10) and helped Mariners ace Felix Hernandez (14-5) win for the first time in four outings.
Mariners stop A's 6-5
James Paxton pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners held off a late rally by Oakland for a 6-5 win Tuesday night, handing the Athletics their fifth loss in six games. Paxton (5-1) gave up three hits before getting chased in Oakland's three-run eighth. Seattle closer Fernando Rodney took over to begin the ninth with a 6-3 lead and retired the first two batters.
Sometimes Even Richard Sherman Needs An Escape
The places and ways to escape were simpler not that long ago. When Richard Sherman could go unrecognized in public. When his dreadlocks might bring a curious glance and be forgotten just as quickly. When he was still mostly overlooked, the same way he ended up being bypassed in the NFL draft until the fifth round.
"It's difficult at times. It's more frustrating at times," the star cornerback says about that anonymity being gone. "When you're at dinner with your family or you're just trying to be out hanging out on vacation and you can't just sit there and sit on the boat without people driving up to the boat, constantly trying to take pictures and then them calling you rude because you say you just want to relax and be on vacation for a second.