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Posted on April 14, 2013 at 4:03 PM


Andrus, Beltre lift Rangers past Mariners, 3-1

SEATTLE (AP) — Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre each hit two-out, RBI singles in the eighth inning to lift the Texas Rangers to a 3-1 win against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.

Joe Ortiz (2-0) pitched two innings for his second win in three days. Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in four chances.

Jason Bay had two hits and an RBI for the Mariners, who have lost four of five.

Mariners starter Joe Saunders remained unbeaten at Safeco Field with a no-decision despite a strong performance, allowing an unearned run on three hits in seven innings.

Carter Capps (0-1) walked Craig Gentry to lead off the eighth and then got two outs before Andrus broke the 1-all tie with his hit to right. Andrus then stole second and kept going to third when Capps' pitch went to the backstop, and scored on Beltre's single.


Sounders, Revolution battle to scoreless tie

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders failed to deliver on coach Sigi Schmid's victory guarantee, tying the New England Revolution 0-0 on Saturday despite dominating most of the play.

In remarks to reporters Friday, Schmid promised that the Sounders (0-3-2), off to the worst start in the five-year history of the franchise, would win for the first time this season.

The Sounders have scored only two goals, and both of those scorers — Eddie Johnson (hamstring) and Brad Evans (calf) — were sidelined with injuries Saturday.

New England (1-2-2) has gone without a goal for four-plus games totaling 388 minutes since scoring in the 62nd minute of a season-opening 1-0 victory at Chicago on March 9.


Camilo helps Whitecaps tie Real Salt Lake 1-1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Camilo scored on a penalty kick in the 84th minute to help the Vancouver Whitecaps tie Real Salt Lake 1-1 on Saturday.

Camilo scored after having four shots stopped in the first half as the Whitecaps (2-2-2) earned a point in their first home game since March 9.

Vancouver received the penalty kick after defender Nat Borchers went to field the ball in the box, but accidentally fell and got his hand it.

Second-half substitute Olmes Garcia opened the scoring for Salt Lake (2-3-2) in the 66th minute.


Hejda lifts Avs past Canucks, 4-3

DENVER (AP) — Jan Hejda scored with 7.6 seconds remaining and Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 24 shots, helping the Colorado Avalanche rally for a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

Hejda scored on a shot from just inside the blue line that beat a screened Cory Schneider. It was Hejda's first goal of the season.

Gabriel Landeskog, Cody McLeod and P.A. Parenteau also scored to help the Avalanche beat the Canucks for the first time since Jan. 18, 2011.

Maxim Lapierre, Jannik Hansen and Jason Garrison scored for the Northwest Division-leading Canucks.


Ryan Dungey wins home-state event

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota racer Ryan Dungey won in AMA Supercross' return to the state Saturday night, beating Ryan Villopoto of Poulsbo, Wash., for his second victory in the season.

Dungey, the Red Bull KTM rider from nearby Belle Plaine, took the lead from Villopoto on the 16th lap in the 20-lap 450SX race in front of a crowd of 48,846 in the first event at the Metrodome since 2008.

Dungey ended Villopoto's winning streak at five.

In 250SX, Marvin Musquin made it a sweep for Red Bull KTM, racing to his fourth victory in five races.


Breeja Larson wins in hometown event

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Breeja Larson won the 100-meter breaststroke Saturday night in the Arena Grand Prix, finishing in 1 minute, 7.32 seconds in front her hometown crowd.

Fellow Olympic champion Katie Ledecky had the fastest time of the year in the women's 800 freestyle, besting the field by more than 16 seconds in 8:20.64.

Olympic teen star Missy Franklin won the women's 100 backstroke in 1:00.15, and Olympic champion Tyler Clary took the men's 200 butterfly in 1:58.10.

Cammile Adams won the women's 200 butterfly in 2:09.45, Matt Grevers took the men's 100 backstroke in 54.26, and Michael Klueh ran away with the men's 1,500 free in 15:28.57.

Also, Mike Alexandrov won the 100 breaststroke in 1:00.63, and South Africa's Darian Townsend took the 200 individual medley in 2:01.04, relegating Ryan Lochte to second at 2:01.90. Hungary's Katinka Hosszu won the women's 200 IM in 2:12.68.