Date: 04/16/2014 04:59 AM
Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 last night. Fielder ended a 13-game homerless streak to start the season with a line drive to right-center field off former Texas first-round pick Blake Beavan (0-1) to lead off the second inning. Two pitches later, Kouzmanoff went deep to left.
UNDATED (AP) – Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three RBIs in his season debut, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings in a combined three-hitter and the New York Mets routed the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks 9-0 last night. The Diamondbacks had another awful night on the mound, losing their seventh straight home game and eighth in nine at Chase Field.
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Juan Nicasio pitched six solid innings and the Colorado Rockies recorded a rare road victory with a 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres last night. Nicasio (2-0) limited the light-hitting Padres to two runs on six hits. The right-hander allowed hits to San Diego’s first four batters in the first inning as the Padres took a 2-0 lead.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Starting guard Royce Woolridge and reserve center James Hunter have left the Washington State basketball program, while recruit Jermaine Morgan has been released from his letter of intent. New coach Ernie Kent said that Woolridge wants to play his final season of college basketball closer to his family in Arizona.
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