PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Eastern Washington nearly knocked off a second FBS team this season. Washington State barely hung on to beat Eastern Washington 24-20 on Saturday, as the Cougars had to knock down a final pass in the end zone to ensure the victory.
SEATTLE (AP) — A.J. Griffin not only felt the burden of trying to end the Oakland Athletics' three-game losing streak. There also was the weight of heavy hearts over teammate Brandon McCarthy. McCarthy, the A's 29-year-old pitcher, remained behind in a Bay Area hospital after taking a line drive to the head in Wednesday's game. He suffered an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture and had two hours of surgery to relieve pressure. He is in stable condition.
SEATTLE (AP) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy remains in a "life-threatening" situation in a Bay Area hospital two days after being hit in the head by a line drive. Struck on the right side of his head by a hard shot from the Angels' Erick Aybar on Wednesday, McCarthy suffered an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture. He had two hours of surgery to relieve pressure on his brain late Wednesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox look like two teams headed in opposite directions. Kevin Millwood pitched six stingy innings to win for the first time in 5½ weeks and Seattle beat the staggering Red Sox 2-1 Wednesday night, handing Boston its eighth defeat in nine games.
SEATTLE (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine insisted Wednesday he wasn't serious when he threatened to "punch" a radio talk-show host in the mouth. Valentine said he made it clear he was kidding when he made the comment earlier in the day during an interview on Boston station WEEI with hosts Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley.
CHICAGO (AP) — Stunned by a monumental bullpen collapse, the Chicago White Sox showed their resolve and validated their position atop the AL Central. Paul Konerko's single with one out in the bottom of the ninth — his third hit of the game — gave Chicago a dramatic 9-8 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson staked his claim to the starting job in Seattle on Friday night, throwing for 185 yards and two touchdowns while leading the Seahawks to a 44-14 rout of the Kansas City Chiefs. Wilson has been competing for the job with Matt Flynn, who was held out of the game with a sore elbow, and he got a lot of help from the rest of the Seahawks.
SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez handed the ball to his manager and strolled off the mound as a sea of yellow rose with a roaring acknowledgment not only of his latest effort, but another opportunity to express appreciation for his perfect game nearly a week ago. King Felix wasn't perfect Tuesday night against Cleveland. He was still dominant.
SEATTLE (AP) — Michael Saunders is showing signs of snapping out of his terrible slump. Saunders hit a two-run homer, Blake Beavan pitched into the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.
DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning drew his biggest ovation on an incompletion. Blasted by defensive end Bruce Irvin, the four-time MVP who missed all of last season with a neck injury that required four operations bounced right back up, shook it off and threw a 22-yard bullet to Brandon Stokley on the next play.
SEATTLE (AP) — Justin Upton hit a two-run homer and Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings to help the Tampa Bay Rays to their season-high seventh consecutive win, 4-1 over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. Cobb (7-8) allowed a run and four hits. He struck out five and walked two in his fourth consecutive quality start and third consecutive win. His ERA is 1.93 over his last four outings.
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Tillman gave up just two hits in 8 1-3 innings in first start of 2012, Adam Jones hit his 20th home run of the season into the upper deck in left field, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Wednesday. Jones' homer leading off the second inning came on a 2-0 pitch from Seattle starter Hector Noesi (2-11) and landed well back in the upper level seats. That was all Tillman needed, as the one-time Seattle prospect shut down his former organization after ...
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have struggled to score at home this season, so this one was particularly nice. Casper Wells hit a go-ahead, three-run double with two out in the seventh inning and the Mariners beat the slumping Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Monday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — Maligned for most of the season and much of his career in Seattle, Chone Figgins came through with an at-bat Saturday night that finally had everyone cheering. Figgins didn't go deep, but his line drive was deep enough.
SEATTLE (AP) — Aaron Cook threw a two-hitter in the finest performance of his career, Will Middlebrooks, Cody Ross and Daniel Nava all hit solo homers in the fifth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 on Friday night. Making his third start of the season, Cook (2-1) struck out two, walked none and needed just 81 pitches for his third career shutout and 12th complete game.
SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez matched his career high with 13 strikeouts in a brilliant five-hit complete game and John Jaso's pinch-hit single in the bottom of the ninth scored Casper Wells to give the Seattle Mariners a 1-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. Hernandez (6-5) tossed his fifth career shutout and was one of the first ones out of the Mariners dugout after Wells' belly-flop onto home plate. It was the third time in his career Hernandez struck out 13, the most recent coming on ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kris Boyd scored his fifth goal of the season, David Horst converted a header and the Portland Timbers earned a much-needed 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday. Portland (4-6-4) jumped ahead of its archrival early and held off the attacking Sounders for its first win in the league series since joining the MLS last year.