Date: 05/13/2013 05:29 AM
Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
SEATTLE (AP) – Joe Saunders won his ninth straight decision at home and Kendrys Morales hit a three-run homer, leading the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 6-1 yesterday. Saunders gave up one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings with six strikeouts and three walks. He is 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA in four home starts this year, improving to 9-0 with a 1.72 ERA in 13 career appearances at Safeco Field.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Rodney Wallace, Diego Valeri and Will Johnson each had goals as the Portland Timbers extended their unbeaten streak to nine matches with a 3-0 win over Chivas USA yesterday. The undefeated streak is an ongoing franchise-best for the Timbers, who joined Major League Soccer in 2011. Portland suffered its lone loss on March 9.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The University of Oregon says tennis player Alex Rovello died in a diving accident Saturday at Tamolitch Falls in the Willamette National Forest. The Linn County Sherriff’s Department says friends and bystanders tried to rescue Rovello after he failed to surface in the Blue Pool at the base off the falls, but they were hampered by the 37-degree water.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Oregon men’s and women’s track and field teams each won Pac-12 titles on Saturday. The Ducks’ men won with 149.5 points, for the most consecutive titles since USC won eight between 1957-64, followed by the Trojans with 108 and UCLA with 98.5. Oregon’s women finished with 139 points for their fifth straight conference championship.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Ty Rattie had three goals to lead the Portland Winterhawks to a 5-1 Game 6 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings to claim the Western Hockey League title Sunday. It was the third straight year the Winterhawks advanced to the final, but first time they claimed the Ed Chynoweth Cup. Oliver Bjorkstrand and Taylor Leier also had goals for Portland.
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