NW Sports from the AP

Date: 08/13/2014 04:59 AM

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

SEATTLE (AP) – Kyle Seager and Kendrys Morales hit solo home runs, Dustin Ackley added a key two-out two-run single, and the Seattle Mariners moved into a tie for the second wild card spot in the American League with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays last night. Seattle won for the seventh time in eight games to catch Detroit in the wild card race.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jon Lester pitched six strong innings and Josh Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Oakland Athletics beat Kansas City 11-3 last night, snapping the Royals’ eight-game winning streak. Lester (13-7) has won all three of his starts since the A’s acquired him in July 31 trade for All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Lester struck out nine and allowed three runs on six hits and two walks.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Gordon Beckham hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 last night after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth. Beckham hit an 0-1 pitch from San Francisco reliever Santiago Casilla (1-2) past shortstop Brandon Crawford into left field. Moises Sierra, who entered the game as a late defensive replacement, scored easily.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks say accusations that star running back Marshawn Lynch was involved in an assault and damage of personal property are “bogus.” In a statement, the team says after speaking with Lynch the Seahawks concluded the allegations were without merit. Bellevue police are investigating.


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