NW Sports from the AP

Date: 07/04/2012 05:29 AM

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


SEATTLE (AP) – Robert Andino homered in the ninth off Seattle reliever Charlie Furbush to give the Baltimore Orioles a 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners last night after starter Wei-Yin Chen flirted with a perfect game for more than six innings. It ended Furbush’s streak of 22 2-3 scoreless innings, the third longest by a reliever in Mariners history.

SEATTLE (AP) – Mike Zunino says he’s “extremely thrilled” to have signed with the Mariners. Seattle introduced the No. 3 overall pick in June’s amateur draft yesterday. Within the next two weeks, Zunino is likely to be making his pro debut playing for Single-A Everett in the Northwest League. Zunino could get about six weeks of minor-league experience that will only help in the process of trying to get him one step closer to the majors.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Danny Mwanga and Jack Jewsbury each scored and the Portland Timbers knocked off the league-leading San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 yesterday. The Timbers exhibited an attack that was lacking in Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Colorado and the defense limited the damage from an inevitable San Jose second-half charge. The Timbers are 5-2-2 at raucous Jeld-Wen Field.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Jeneba Tarmoh says she’s at peace with her decision to not take the starting line to break a third-place tie in the 100 meters with training partner Allyson Felix on Monday. Her heart wasn’t into a runoff and she notified USA Track and Field she was stepping aside, conceding the final Olympic spot in the 100 to Felix. Tarmoh didn’t think it was right she had to earn that spot again after originally being awarded third place in the June 23 race.


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