ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pete Kozma scored on catcher Mike Zunino's passed ball with the bases loaded and two outs in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals retook the NL Central lead with a 2-1 win over the Seattle Mariners last night. Kozma entered in the eighth inning as a pinch-runner, later stole third base and scored the tying run. Zunino couldn't handle the first pitch to Matt Holliday, with the ball rolling free and Kozma scoring on a head-first slide.
SEATTLE (AP) — Obafemi Martins scored just three minutes into the match to give Seattle an early lead, Lamar Neagle added a second goal in the 38th minute, and the Sounders took over the points lead in Major League Soccer with a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake last night. Seattle dominated the first half with U.S. national team stars Eddie Johnson and Clint Dempsey sitting on the bench as reserves. The Sounders now sit atop the entire league with 49 points after their fifth straight victory.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Starting Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner will be listed as doubtful for the Seahawks headed into tomorrow night's NFC West showdown against San Francisco. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Browner wasn't able to get as much work in as the team hoped this week as he recovered from a hamstring injury.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have added rookie forward Richard Howell to their training camp roster. Howell averaged 12.7 points, 10.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists last season at North Carolina State. He ranks fifth all-time for the Wolfpack with 1,055 rebounds. With the signing of Howell on Friday, the Blazers' roster is at 19 players.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah hosts Oregon State, a team that has struggled to find its offense after the first two games of the season. Utah had six scoring plays of 20 yards or more in the first half of a 70-7 rout of Weber State last weekend. The Utes had 628 yards of total offense — the eighth most in school history. The Beavers have relied on quarterback Sean Mannion, who threw for 372 yards and four scores in a victory over Hawaii last weekend.