ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his fifth career grand slam, one of four home runs by the Texas Rangers in an 11-3 victory yesterday to complete a three-game series sweep of the Seattle Mariners. The slam by Cruz capped a five-run fifth that chased Aaron Harang. Justin Grimm, in his fourth major league start, struck out nine and walked one over six innings.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Forward Adam Jahn scored in the second minute of second-half stoppage time to pull the San Jose Earthquakes into a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers. Jahn beat Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts from 13 yards. The goal ended Ricketts' shutout streak at 314 minutes and neutralized a 58th-minute score by Portland midfielder Diego Valeri.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Alex Morgan and Marian Dougherty each scored a goal to lead the Portland Thorns to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Reign yesterday. The Thorns got the first win in franchise history and drew a National Women's Soccer League record 16,479 to Jeld-Wen Field for their home opener. Portland dominated throughout, outshooting Seattle 12-5.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Maxim Lapierre scored in the shootout, Cory Schneider made 33 saves through overtime and the Vancouver Canucks clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. Schneider stopped all three attempts in the shootout for the Canucks, who prevented the Red Wings from breaking the playoff threshold.