Date: 09/02/2015 04:59 AM
Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
HOUSTON (AP) – Logan Morrison’s tiebreaking two-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Mariners to a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros last night. The game was tied 5-5 when Morrison hit the third pinch-hit homer of his career, sending a pitch from Pat Neshek (3-4) into the seats in right field.
HOUSTON (AP) – Houston Astros starter Scott Feldman left the game against the Seattle Mariners with discomfort in his right shoulder. Feldman walked two straight batters before grimacing after a pitch to Mark Trumbo that resulted in a fly out for the second out of the third inning. Trainers visited with him briefly on the mound before he left the game and was replaced by Vince Velasquez with Seattle leading 3-1.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that former Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson is traveling to Seattle to meet with the Seahawks in a bid to sign with the team. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the visit is private and the two sides have not reached a formal deal.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio insists his team isn’t thinking about playing Oregon. Yet. Dantonio says the fifth-ranked Spartans have been focused entirely on Western Michigan since last week. Michigan State opens the season Friday night on the road about 65 miles from campus against the Broncos. The matchup is expected to be a tuneup for the Spartans ahead of a prime-time game Sept. 12 at home against the seventh-ranked Ducks.
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