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CLEVELAND (AP) – Carlos Santana hit a game-ending single with one out and the bases loaded in the 11th inning, capping a two-run rally and lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners yesterday. Michael Saunders’ run-scoring double in the top of the inning gave Seattle a 5-4 lead, but closer Brandon League couldn’t hold it. Jose Lopez drew a leadoff walk and went to second on a wild pitch. After Shin-Soo Choo struck out, Jason Kipnis walked. Asdrubal Cabrera’s single to right tied it. Santana lined a 3-2 pitch to center for the winning hit.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Alexa Peterson and Janie Takeda each drove in two runs in a six-run first inning and the Oregon Ducks went on to defeat Portland State 7-3 in the NCAA softball Eugene Regional last night. Junior Jessica Moore, who was 27-12 this season, allowed three runs on six hits with seven strikeouts in the victory for the 11th seeded Ducks. In the earlier game yesterday, BYU defeated Mississippi State 4-3. The Cougars will play the Ducks before the Vikings play the Bulldogs today.

NEW YORK (AP) – Major League Soccer has suspended Portland Timbers defender Mamadou Danso for one game. Danso was also fined an undisclosed amount for striking Houston forward Calen Carr in the head in the second half Tuesday.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Eugene, Ore., high jumper Jesse Williams cleared 7 feet, 6 1/2 inches last week in his first outdoor meet of the season. He hopes that second-place finish in Qatar is the first step to a memorable season that ends with a gold medal. At 28, Williams is in his prime, and should be one of the favorites heading into the London Olympics. But he first needs to qualify at next month’s U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials at Hayward Field.


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