Zunino, Seager power Mariners to 7-5 win over Yankees
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager each hit a three-run homer and Nelson Cruz added a solo shot as the Seattle Mariners rallied to beat the New York Yankees 7-5 Monday night.
The Yankees got two homers apiece from rookie catcher Gary Sanchez and Starlin Castro, but three of them were solo shots.
New York took a 5-3 lead in the sixth inning on a two-run shot by Sanchez, his eighth homer of the season and sixth in the last seven games, and Castro’s second solo homer, his 17th.
Zunino, recalled from from Triple-A Tacoma on July 20, answered in the bottom half with his ninth home run — off Anthony Swarzak (1-2) — to put Seattle ahead 6-5. Cruz added a solo homer, his 32nd, in the eighth.
Nick Vincent (3-3) retired all three batters he faced, and rookie Edwin Diaz survived a shaky ninth for his 10th save in 10 chances.
Oregon tops Italy 6-2 in LLWS consolation game
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Isaiah Jensen allowed just two hits and no earned runs in 4 1/3 innings to help Bend, Oregon beat Emilia, Italy 6-2 on Monday in a consolation game of the Little League World Series.
Oregon put runners on second and third with no outs in the second inning but scored just once on Chase Terry’s sacrifice fly. Jensen kept Italy scoreless through four innings and didn’t give up a hit until Samuele Gamberini singled off the center-field wall in the fourth.
Oregon scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth to make it 6-0. Julian Mora sliced a RBI single to right field, and Bowen Nelson and Zack Reynolds hit back-to-back RBI triples with two outs.
Italy got on the board in the fifth on Oregon’s only error. In the sixth, Italy loaded the bases with one out and scored one run on a fielder’s choice.
Ynoa, Plawecki carry Las Vegas to 5-2 win over Tacoma
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Kevin Plawecki had two hits and scored two runs, and Gabriel Ynoa tossed eight scoreless innings as the Las Vegas 51s defeated the Tacoma Rainiers 5-2 on Monday.
Paul Sewald got Tyler Smith to fly out with runners on first and third to end the game for his 15th save of the season.
Ynoa (11-5) picked up the win after he struck out two and walked two while allowing three hits.
Las Vegas started the scoring in the second inning when Travis Taijeron hit a two-run home run.
After Las Vegas added three runs, the Rainiers cut into the deficit in the ninth inning when Dae-Ho Lee and Jesus Sucre hit RBI singles.
Jarrett Grube (1-4) went six innings, allowing three runs and seven hits in the Pacific Coast League game. He also struck out six and walked two.
Wilson hits walk-off single, Eugene beats Everett 1-0
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — D.J. Wilson hit a walk-off single with one out in the ninth inning, as the Eugene Emeralds beat the Everett AquaSox 1-0 on Monday.
Jose Paniagua scored the game-winning run after he reached base with a single and advanced to third on a single by Jose Gonzalez.
Reliever Andin Diaz (2-0) went two scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out two to pick up the win. Michael Koval (1-2) went 1 1/3 innings, allowing one run and four hits in the Northwest League game.
Garcia leads Hillsboro to 1-0 win over Spokane
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Junior Garcia allowed just three hits over 5 2/3 innings, leading the Hillsboro Hops over the Spokane Indians in a 1-0 win on Monday.
Garcia (3-1) picked up the win after he struck out four and walked two.
The game’s only run was scored in the bottom of the fifth inning. After hitting a single with two outs, Jason Morozowski scored following singles by Mark Karaviotis and Josh Anderson.
Demarcus Evans (0-1) went 4 2/3 innings, allowing one run and five hits while striking out six in the Northwest League game. Curtis Taylor struck out the side for his third save of the season.
Marshall, Riggs and Ruotolo shut out Tri-City, Salem-Keizer wins 2-0
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Mac Marshall, Nolan Riggs and Patrick Ruotolo combined for a shutout as the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes beat the Tri-City Dust Devils 2-0 on Monday.
Ruotolo got Fernando Tatis to fly out with a runner on first to end the game for his third save of the season.
Riggs (3-0) went four scoreless innings, allowing three hits while striking out one to pick up the win. Joey Lucchesi (0-2) went four innings, allowing one run and two hits while striking out seven in the Northwest League game.
Salem-Keizer scored its runs when Ashford Fulmer scored on an error in the first inning and Gio Brusa hit an RBI triple in the sixth.
Stranding 14 men on base, the Dust Devils did not take advantage of some good scoring chances in the loss.
Elliott near debut, Dunbar back as Dallas backfield deepens
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas rookie Ezekiel Elliott appears set for his preseason debut against Seattle after the running back taken fourth overall by the Cowboys missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury.
Lance Dunbar was cleared medically this week following major knee surgery last year, and free agent Alfred Morris is shaping up as a solid insurance policy.
The Dallas running game looks to be fairly deep behind one of the NFL’s best offensive lines, and that’s without last year’s leading rusher, Darren McFadden. He’s been out nearly three months after breaking an elbow in a household accident.
Defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford is being evaluated for a concussion after hitting his head during practice Sunday. It was the first indoor practice for the Cowboys at their new facility.
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