TORONTO (AP) — Dustin Ackley hit his first career grand slam, Michael Saunders homered twice and the Seattle Mariners roughed up Cy Young knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, beating the struggling Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 yesterday afternoon. Seattle's offensive outburst was welcomed by right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, who'd received just one run of support in his previous three outings. He pitched seven sharp innings to win for the first time in four starts.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Mauro Rosales scored a goal in the 64th minute to give the Seattle Sounders a 2-2 draw on the road against the Philadelphia Union yesterday. Danny Cruz scored twice for the Union (3-3-3), who remained undefeated at home, but probably expected better against the Sounders.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Anchorage has signed a junior college transfer from California. Coach Ryan McCarthy says in a release that Adriana Dent, from Canyon Country, Calif., will play for the Seawolves next year. The 5-foot-8 guard is coming to Anchorage from Southern Idaho, and has two years of eligibility remaining.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers say that veteran defender Mikael Silvestre is out for six to nine months because of a left knee injury. Silvestre tore his anterior cruciate ligament during a scoreless draw against the New England Revolution on Thursday night and was taken from the field by stretcher. In response, the Timbers signed defender Pa Modou Kah for the rest of the season.