Date: 08/10/2015 05:17 AM
Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
SEATTLE (AP) – Streaking Nelson Cruz hit his 33rd home run and Felix Hernandez earned his 14th win yesterday, leading the Seattle Mariners over the Texas Rangers 4-2. Cruz tied Angels star Mike Trout for most homers in the majors this season. Hernandez (14-6) is tied for the most wins in the big leagues. Cruz extended his hitting streak to 19 games, tying a career best, with his solo shot off Colby Lewis (12-5) in the sixth.
KENT, Wash. (AP) – Tommy Johnson Jr. won in Funny Car yesterday at the NHRA Northwest Nationals, spoiling teammate Jack Beckman’s bid to sweep the NHRA Western Swing. Johnson beat Beckman in the semifinals after Beckman’s Dodge Charger R/T dropped a cylinder at the hit of the throttle, then topped Del Worsham in the final with a 4.073-second run at 308.00 mph. Johnson raced to his second victory of the season and 10th in his Funny Car career.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) – Giovani dos Santos had a goal and an assist in an impressive MLS debut, leading the LA Galaxy to a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders yesterday. Dos Santos set up captain Robbie Keane’s tiebreaking goal in the 47th minute before the Mexican playmaker scored his first goal in the 64th minute, taking a beautiful pass from Keane and burying his shot past Stefan Frei. The sellout crowd gave a standing ovation when dos Santos left in the 69th minute.
SEATTLE (AP) – Top-seeded April Ross and Jennifer Fopma won the AVP Kingston Seattle yesterday, beating third-seeded Summer Ross and Lane Carico 21-18, 15-21, 15-13. Ross won for the ninth time in the last 10 AVP tournaments. She won the first eight with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, who is sidelined by a shoulder injury. Misty May-Treanor teamed with Brittany Hochevar to tie for third.
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