Date: 05/19/2014 05:00 AM
Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Felix Hernandez pitched eight strong innings and Robinson Cano had four hits and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-2 yesterday. Hernandez (5-1) continued his recent domination of the Twins, giving up two runs and seven hits while striking out five and walking one. In his past four starts against Minnesota, Hernandez has pitched 34 innings and allowed three earned runs with 30 strikeouts.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The New Orleans Saints have signed first-round pick Brandin Cooks. The wide receiver from Oregon State was the 20th selection in the draft. Cooks won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top wide receiver. As a junior last season, he set Pacific-12 Conference records with 128 catches for 1,730 yards. The 5-foot-10, 184-pound Cooks also broke the school record with 16 touchdowns receiving.
SEATTLE (AP) – Snubbed from a World Cup camp invite by Nigeria, Obafemi Martins scored his finest goal since joining Major League Soccer in the eighth minute to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night. Seattle (8-3-1) remained the points leader in all of MLS thanks to Martins’ goal as both teams began a potential two-month stretch with some of the top players in the league off competing at the World Cup.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Gaston Fernandez scored on a header in the 85th minute to pull the Portland Timbers into a 3-3 draw with the Columbus Crew on Saturday night. There were a flurry of goals in the final 10 minutes. Portland’s Will Johnson tied the match at 2 in the 80th minute. Ethan Finlay’s shot deflected off a Portland player for an own goal for Columbus a minute later.
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