Trout hits for cycle, drives in 5, Angels rout M's
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout hit for the cycle and drove in five runs, Josh Hamilton celebrated his 32nd birthday with a homer and a triple, and Howie Kendrick also went deep in the Los Angeles Angels' 12-0 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Trout, last season's AL rookie of the year and MVP runner-up, became the sixth player in Angels history to complete the cycle and the first to do it since Chone (shahn) Figgins on Sept. 16, 2006, at Texas.
After taking a called third strike his first time up, Trout reached on an infield single in the third inning, hit an RBI triple in the fourth and added a three-run double in the sixth before homering in the eighth on a 2-0 pitch from Lucas Luetge.
Seattle waives backup QB Josh Portis
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have waived backup quarterback Josh Portis a day after news surfaced of his arrest for driving under the influence earlier this month.
The Seahawks announced the decision to cut Portis Tuesday morning. Portis was on the field and an active participant during the Seahawks' first OTA workout Monday.
Portis was arrested on investigation of driving under the influence May 5 and faces a court arraignment next week. Portis was pulled over for driving 80 mph in a 60 mph zone on Interstate 90. The arresting officer wrote Portis performed poorly in field sobriety tests and later registered .092 and .078 in breath tests. The legal limit in Washington state is .08.
Portis was in his second stint with the Seahawks.
He was re-signed by Seattle in early April after they traded Matt Flynn to Oakland.
Former Oregon football player decides on trial
(Information in the following story is from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com)
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Former Oregon football player Cliff Harris will face trial in Hillsboro on a domestic harassment charge.
Harris appeared in Washington County District Court Monday and declined the opportunity to enter a one-year diversion program.
Harris is charged in connection with a May 3 argument with his girlfriend outside a restaurant.
His lawyer John Tyner told The Oregonian Harris is innocent and the diversion program isn't necessary. Trial could begin as soon as June 20.
Harris was released earlier this month by the New York Jets after he was arrested and accused of marijuana possession.
He had signed a reserve-future contract with the Jets in January.
Seattle MF Evans added to US training camp roster
CHICAGO (AP) — Seattle Sounders midfielder Brad Evans will join the U.S. men for a training camp ahead of next month's trio of World Cup qualifiers.
Evans was added to the roster Tuesday, bringing the number of players invited to the camp to 30. Evans has made seven appearances with the Americans and was part of the team that lost to Mexico in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup final.
Training camp opens Sunday in Cleveland, where the Americans will face Belgium in an exhibition on May 29. The Americans also have an exhibition against Germany on June 2 in Washington, D.C. before resuming qualifying June 7 in Jamaica.
They'll host Panama four days later in Seattle, then face Honduras in Salt Lake City on June 18.