NW Sports from the AP

Date: 08/14/2012 05:29 AM

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


SEATTLE (AP) – B.J. Upton hit a two-run homer and Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings to help the Tampa Bay Rays to their season-high seventh consecutive win, 4-1 over the Seattle Mariners last night. Cobb allowed a run and four hits. He struck out five and walked two in his fourth consecutive quality start and third consecutive win. His ERA is 1.93 over his last four outings.

SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez has changed up his medication in hopes that it will reduce his headaches. The 29-year-old Gutierrez exercised yesterday and is due to perform baseball activities today. He has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 29 because of a concussion – suffered when he was hit in the right side of the face with a throw.

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – The hiring of coach Mike Leach is not the only sign that Washington State has tired of being a Pacific-12 doormat. An $80 million expansion has dramatically changed the league’s most modest football stadium, and is expected to pump $3 million more into what has long been a cash-strapped program. WSU opens vs. Eastern Washington Sept. 8.


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