NW Sports from the AP

Date: 07/09/2013 05:29 AM

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


SEATTLE (AP) – Felix Hernandez held the Red Sox to two runs and six hits over seven innings and Raul Ibanez hit his 22nd home run in leading the Seattle Mariners to an 11-4 victory over Boston last night. Hernandez walked two and struck out six. Ibanez’s home run – on a 0-2 pitch from Boston starter Jon Lester – broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth.

SEATTLE (AP) – Boston Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller will have surgery on his injured left foot and likely miss the rest of the season. Red Sox manager John Farrell said yesterday in Seattle that Miller has damage to the ligament in the foot, which he hurt while backing up a play at home plate Saturday at Anaheim. Miller flew back to Boston on Sunday.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – C.J. McCollum says he’s ready to go to work for the Portland Trail Blazers. McCollum was the 10th overall pick in the NBA draft 11 days ago by the Blazers, who welcomed him with a news conference yesterday at the Rose Garden. McCollum will sport the No. 3 jersey for the Blazers and start practicing with the team tomorrow.

SEATTLE (AP) – Right-hander Jeremy Bonderman’s comeback with the Seattle Mariners is over after he was designated for assignment following consecutive poor starts. The Mariners made the move yesterday, recalling left-handed reliever Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma to take his spot. But the Mariners will still need a starter for Thursday’s game against the Boston Red Sox.


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