SAN DIEGO (AP) — Will Venable drove in the winning run as the San Diego Padres rallied in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 last night. The dramatic finish followed a home run from Jason Bay off Padres closer Huston Street that gave Seattle a 2-1 lead in the ninth. Venable’s third game-ending hit drove home Chris Denorfia from third to complete an improbable comeback.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Frederic Piquionne scored four goals, giving Portland Timbers a 5-1 victory over the Wilmington Hammerheads in last night’s third-round U.S. Open Cup match. Piquonne’s first goal came in the second minute and his fourth came on a header in extra time at the end of the first half. Futty Danso added a goal in the 73rd minute for the most goals the Timbers have scored in a U.S. Open Cup match.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) —NASL’s Tampa Bay Rowdies upset the Seattle Sounders of MLS 1-0 in the third round of the 2013 U.S. Open Cup last night. Georgi Hristov scored the lone goal. Hristov tapped in a rebound after Marcus Hahnemann made a diving save on Luke Mulholland’s shot deep inside the box. Seattle had won three straight titles from 2009 to 2011.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One year after letting a lead slip away with the national championship on the line, Oklahoma is back at the Women’s College World Series as the favorite to win this year’s NCAA softball title. Led by two-time national player of the year Keilani Ricketts, the Sooners are the top seed in the eight-team field. Play begins Thursday with four games: Oklahoma-Michigan, Florida-Tennessee, Texas-Arizona State and Nebraska-Washington.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews has undergone an arthroscopic procedure on his left elbow. Matthews had the procedure done at a St. Louis hospital yesterday and his recovery should take three to four weeks. Matthews averaged 14.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists as a starter last season.