Date: 04/02/2014 04:59 AM
Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Brad Miller hit two homers, Erasmo Ramirez pitched seven innings of six-hit ball, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 last night for their second win of the season. Justin Smoak hit a three-run double, while Abraham Almonte and Dustin Ackley also had RBI doubles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Damian Lillard scored 34 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 31 points and 15 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 124-112 last night. The Blazers’ fourth straight victory, coupled with Houston’s loss at Brooklyn, moved Portland within 1½ games of the Rockets for fourth place in the Western Conference and home-court advantage in the opening round of the playoffs.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – Martin St. Louis scored his first goal with the Rangers and Henrik Lundqvist made 34 saves yesterday and New York defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-1. Ryan Kesler scored for Vancouver, and Eddie Lack finished with 28 saves as the Canucks’ small postseason hopes took another hit. Vancouver entered play five points back of the final wild-card berth in the West and has just five games remaining on its schedule.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Patrick Marleau scored his 32nd goal of the season with 7:29 left in the third period to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 5-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers last night. The Sharks had blown a 3-1 lead and were 0 for 5 on power plays before Marleau rocketed a shot past Edmonton goalie Ben Scrivens.
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