Sports Briefs June 5

sports3SEATTLE (AP) - Erasmo Ramirez beat his former team, combining with four relievers to help the Tampa Bay Rays defeat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 last night. Ramirez (4-2), who was traded to the Rays on March 31, held Seattle to one run and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.

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Yankees Sweep Mariners

mariners 8SEATTLE -- Masahiro Tanaka returned from a monthlong stint on the disabled list to throw seven innings of one-run ball as the Yankees swept a three-game series over the Mariners with a 3-1 win on Wednesday at Safeco Field. Tanaka, pitching for the first time since April 23 due to a strained right forearm, allowed just three hits with no walks and nine strikeouts in an efficient 78-pitch outing as he improved to 3-1 with a 2.76 ERA

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Mariners Lose To Yankees In 11th

mcclendon argueSEATTLE -- Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon and catcher Mike Zunino were both ejected from Seattle's 5-3, 11-inning loss to the Yankees in the top of the third inning on Tuesday night after a pair of checked-swing calls by the umpires led to a pair of walks.

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Sports Briefs June 4

sports5RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Russell Wilson says he's prepared "100 percent" to play out the final year of his rookie contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson spoke yesterday following Seattle's organized team activity workout that was open to the media.

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Sports Brief

sports2SEATTLE (AP) - Mark Teixeira hit his ninth career grand slam off Seattle ace Felix Hernandez in the fifth inning and Michael Pineda allowed two runs pitching into the seventh in the Yankees' 7-2 win over the Mariners last night. The anticipated matchup between two of the top right-handers in the American League met expectations for three innings before Hernandez (8-2) fell apart

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