NW Sports from the AP

Date: 09/19/2014 04:59 AM

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

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Logan Morrison hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning that broke a scoreless tie, and the Seattle Mariners boosted their wild-card hopes with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels last night. With just their third win in nine games, the Mariners pulled within one game of the slumping Oakland Athletics for the second AL wild-card spot.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Josh Hamilton is still out of the Los Angeles Angels with pain in his chest and ribcage. Hamilton sat out for the 13th time in 14 games last night when the AL West champion Angels took on Seattle. Hamilton missed 11 games with an injured shoulder before returning Tuesday, but the 2010 AL MVP felt a new pain in his upper body during batting practice this week.

CHICAGO (AP) – Dee Gordon and pinch-hitter Andre Ethier hit RBI doubles in Los Angeles’ five-run seventh inning, and the Dodgers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 last night and extend their lead in the NL West. The Dodgers moved 2 1-2 games ahead of idle San Francisco in the NL West race.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon congressman is throwing his support behind players who are protesting the plan to use artificial turf at the Women’s World Cup next summer in Canada. Rep. Earl Blumenauer has written his colleagues to join the effort. He will gather their signatures for a letter he plans to send early next week to soccer governing bodies.


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