Reynolds' RBI grounder in 9th lifts Indians
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mark Reynolds' fielder's choice with the bases loaded in the ninth inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.
The Indians, who began the day tied with Detroit atop the AL Central, have won 16 of their last 20.
Seattle tied the score at 4-all with two-out, solo homers by Raul Ibanez and Justin Smoak off Indians closer Chris Perez in the top of the ninth.
Seattle ace Felix Hernandez will start the third game of the four-game series Sunday against Cleveland's Justin Masterson. Hernandez leads the AL with a 1.53 ERA and has a 5-2 record.
MARINERS-INDIANS-9TH INNING LOSSES
CLEVELAND (AP) — Two ninth-inning losses in two days have left the Seattle Mariners reeling and frustrated.
Mark Reynolds' bases-loaded fielder's choice in the ninth inning Saturday scored Jason Kipnis and gave the Cleveland Indians a 5-4 victory over Seattle.
The Mariners had tied the score in the top of the ninth on two-out home runs by Raul Ibanez and Justin Smoak off Indians closer Chris Perez, but lost in heartbreaking fashion for the second time in less than 24 hours.
On Friday night, Kipnis hit a game-ending three-run homer in the 10th inning to give Cleveland a 6-3 win.
Valencia gives Timbers 2-2 draw with Whitecaps
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Second-half substitute Jose Valencia scored in the 83rd minute to give the Portland Timbers a 2-2 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.
Will Johnson also scored for Portland and assisted on the equalizer to help the Timbers (4-1-7) extend their unbeaten strike to 10 games. The tying goal came while Portland was playing with 10 men due to Mamadou Danso's ejection 2 minutes earlier.
Camilo had a goal and an assist, and Gershon Koffie also scored for the Whitecaps (3-4-4), who are 3-0-3 at home.
Valencia scored after receiving a long, high lob from Johnson. Valencia and Vancouver defender Brad Rusin went up for the ball in the Whitecaps' box, and it appeared to touch the Portland player's arm. But play was allowed to continue, and Valencia tucked a short shot inside the near post.
Oregon State blanks Oregon 9-0
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Michael Conforto and Ryan Barnes each homered and Oregon State shutout Oregon 9-0 Saturday in the second of a three-game Civil War series at PK Park.
Andrew Moore (11-1) threw a complete-game two hitter for the Beavers (42-9, 21-5) which popped into the lead of the Pac-12 standings with the victory. The Ducks (43-12, 20-6) had downed Oregon State 3-0 on Friday night to share the top spot.
Up 2-0 after solo home runs from Conforto and Barnes, the Beavers scored five runs in the eighth inning. Andy Peterson, Danny Haynes and Barnes each drove in runs during the rally that put Oregon State up 7-0.
Peterson and Dylan Davis each drove in runs in the ninth.
Irvin Cole (10-3) allowed two hits on six hits through seven innings in the loss.