NW Sports from the AP

Date: 06/24/2013 05:29 AM

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press


SEATTLE (AP) – Pinch-hitter Kendrys Morales had a game-ending three-run homer in the 10th inning for the Seattle Mariners in a 6-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics yesterday. Raul Ibanez gave the Mariners the lead with a two-run homer in the first inning and added a solo shot in the third. Mike Zunio advanced to third on Michael Saunder’s single before Morales hit the first pitch he saw from reliever Grant Balfour.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Frederic Piquionne, Will Johnson and Ryan Johnson scored and the Portland Timbers ran their unbeaten streak to 15 games with a 3-0 victory yesterday over Colorado. The Timbers are tied with Real Salt Lake for the best record in MLS with 30 points, the first time in the team’s three-year history it has sat atop the league. Portland also leads the league in goals with 28.

SUNRIVER, Ore. (AP) – Corey Prugh had six straight birdies and shot an 8-under 63 in light rain yesterday for a share of the first-round lead with Rod Perry in the PGA Professional National Championship. Prugh, a PGA assistant professional at Manito in Spokane, Wash., and Perry, the PGA head professional at Crane Lakes in Port Orange, Fla., broke the course record on Sunriver Resort’s Meadows course. The top 20 finishers will earn spots in the PGA Championship in August at Oak Hill in Rochester, N.Y.

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UNDATED (AP) – The Big Ten and Pac-12 will have two more opportunities to play each other in California bowl games. The Big Ten is set to announce new affiliations with the Holiday Bowl in San Diego and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco to play the Pac-12. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have a long tradition of playing each other in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.


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