NW Sports from the AP

Date: 07/21/2015 04:59 AM

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

DETROIT (AP) – Ian Kinsler homered twice, including a go-ahead two-run shot in the eighth inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 last night. Kinsler, who came in with three homer this season, hit one off Seattle starter J.A. Happ in the first, and then drove a fastball from Mark Lowe over the Tigers’ bullpen with two out in the eighth. It was his first multi-homer game since Sept. 7, 2011.

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer to help the San Diego Padres beat the World Series champion San Francisco Giants 4-2 last night and extend their winning streak to a season-high five games. Kemp’s 409-foot drive off 40-year-old Tim Hudson into the sandy play area beyond the right-center fence in the third inning was his fourth homer in seven games and 10th overall.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Lynx have acquired guard Renee Montgomery from Seattle in a deal for injured guard Monica Wright. The Lynx also receive the Storm’s second-round draft pick in 2016 in the trade announced yesterday. Montgomery has career averages of 10.6 points, 3.2 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 23.8 minutes per game.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland Timbers will travel to Texas to face off against FC Dallas this week. The Timbers hope to bounce back after a 1-1 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps in a Cascadia Cup rivalry match Saturday night.


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