ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Chris Iannetta drove in Kole Calhoun with a two-out hit in the 11th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied past the Seattle Mariners 3-2 last night. Matt Shoemaker pitched five scoreless innings of two-hit ball in his major league debut for the Angels, who came back from a late two-run deficit. Nick Franklin had three hits for the Mariners, who have lost 10 of 12 to fall 20 games below .500. Cory Rasmus pitched the 11th to earn his first major league victory.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seimone Augustus scored 19 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 18 and Maya Moore added 17 to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 80-64 win over the Seattle Storm in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series last night. The Lynx led 40-36 at halftime, stretched it to 14 after three quarters and pulled away in the fourth to improve their home playoff record to 10-1 over the last three years. Temeka Johnson led the Storm with 14 points, and Tanisha Wright finished with 13.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have placed left tackle Russell Okung on injured reserve with a designation to return after injuring a toe against the San Francisco 49ers last week. Okung injured his left big toe blocking 49ers defensive end Justin Smith on the final play of the first quarter. Coach Pete Carroll says Okung suffered a torn ligament in his toe and the injury is expected to keep him sidelined for six to eight weeks.
SEATTLE (AP) — Keith Price needed to be scared only one time by a lower-division opponent. It came in the first start of his sophomore season at Washington back in 2011. Price, the Huskies quarterback, played well that day against Eastern Washington, throwing for three touchdowns, but was left watching as the Huskies needed a late interception to avoid a loss to the Eagles from the FCS. With that history, Price is the last player for No. 17 Washington who's going to overlook Idaho State, today's opponent.
UNDATED (AP) — Located just a few miles apart, there's always been an added intensity when Washington State and Idaho meet. After a lengthy absence from facing one another, the Vandals and Cougars will reacquaint themselves tonight, six months after an off-field incident between opposing players last March. Former Washington State wide receiver Mansel Simmons was found unconscious after a brawl in a Pullman church parking lot involving Idaho's Roman Runner. No charges were filed after prosecutors determined Runner acted in self-defense, but Simmons' career was over after he sustained a severe concussion.
UNDATED (AP) — Oregon State has had enough drama this season, thank you. The Beavers opened the season with a 49-46 upset loss to lower-division Eastern Washington. A 33-14 victory over Hawaii and a 51-48 overtime thriller at Utah last weekend helped ease the sting, but at the same time came a rash of injuries. Oregon State will be without top running back Storm Woods this weekend at San Diego State because of a concussion that he sustained against the Utes.