Drew's RBI single in 15th gives Red Sox 5-4 win
BOSTON (AP) — Stephen Drew singled in the winning run in the 15th inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners and back into first place in the AL East on Wednesday night.
Dustin Pedroia drew a leadoff walk and took second on a groundout by David Ortiz. Mike Napoli was walked intentionally and Jarrod Saltalamacchia struck out. Jonny Gomes then walked, loading the bases, and Drew hit a liner just inside the right-field line as Pedroia scored the decisive run.
Boston moved a half-game ahead of Tampa Bay in the division. The Rays lost 7-0 Wednesday night to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Drew Britton (1-0) pitched two innings for his first major league win. Lucas Luetge (0-2) took the loss.
Mariners trade INF Andino to Pirates
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have traded minor league infielder Robert Andino to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to named or cash on Wednesday.
Andino began the season with Seattle, appearing in 29 games for the Mariners at three different positions.
The 29-year-old hit .184 with five runs scored for Seattle before being outrighted on May 27.
Seahawks move on after learning of Harvin surgery
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Because Percy Harvin never played a game for the Seattle Seahawks, the news he'll need surgery on his hip and could miss a significant chunk of the 2013 season doesn't have the same sting that it might have.
The Seahawks practiced Wednesday for the first time since learning Harvin will need surgery to repair his hip injury. The surgery is scheduled for Thursday in New York, but no timetable on a recovery will be known until after the procedure is complete.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell were not made available to the local media on Wednesday. In an interview with NFL Network on Wednesday, Carroll said the team believes Harvin will be back this season.
Rockets' Jones accused of stomping on man's leg
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones was arrested in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday after he was seen stomping on a homeless man's leg, a police spokesman said.
A police sergeant making sure people remained orderly while they left a downtown club shortly after 2 a.m. saw the 6-foot-9 Jones walk by a doorway where two homeless men were sleeping and yell "Wake Up!" before lifting his foot and stomping on one man's leg, said Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Portland police spokesman.
Jones, 21, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a misdemeanor harassment charge. He was later released on his own recognizance.
The homeless man, identified as 46-year-old Daniel Kellerher, had a minor injury that did not require immediate medical attention, Simpson said.
Jones, who could not immediately be located for comment, graduated from Portland's Jefferson High School before attending the University of Kentucky.
The Rockets selected Jones with the 18th pick of the 2012 draft. He played sparingly in his rookie season, averaging 5.5 points in 19 games.
Rockets spokeswoman Tracey Hughes said the team had no comment, and Jones' agent, Arn Tellem, did not immediately return a phone message left with his secretary Wednesday.
Oregon State suspends 2 forwards
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State basketball players Devon Collier and Eric Moreland have been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.
Coach Craig Robinson declined to say which rules were violated when announcing the suspensions this week. Collier and Moreland, who both play forward, can participate in workouts with the team while attending summer classes.
Collier, entering his senior year, averaged almost 13 points per game last season. Moreland, a junior, averaged nine points and more than 10 rebounds.
BILL JOHNSON-FAILING HEALTH
Bill Johnson's health has 'improved tremendously'
The mother of Bill Johnson says the former Olympic downhill champion has "improved tremendously" since he elected to no longer go through treatment for an infection that was attacking his major organs.
D.B. Johnson-Cooper said in a phone interview Wednesday that Johnson returned to his assisted living facility in Gresham, Ore., and has "improved every day." She added: "I do believe the infection has been combatted and he's doing fine."
The 53-year-old Johnson decided two weeks ago to no longer use supplemental oxygen or take antibiotics that could help him deal with a life-threatening infection. Johnson has lost the use of muscles to support his body, but can move a few fingers on his left hand.
In recent years, Johnson's health has been on the decline due to a stroke.