SEATTLE (AP) — Bartolo Colon outpitched Felix Hernandez to reach 18 wins for the fifth time in his career, Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 6-2 last night. Seattle, which has never reached the World Series, is assured of its fourth straight losing season. Oakland remained two games back of Boston with two games left in the race for best record in the AL and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle manager Eric Wedge has told the Mariners he will not return for next season. The Mariners said yesterday that Wedge will manage the final three games of the season against Oakland. Wedge, who missed a month after suffering a mild stroke, complained this week that he felt he was left "hanging out there" by the organization on his status for 2014.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks could be missing three starting offensive linemen when they take the field against the Houston Texans tomorrow. Right tackle Breno Giacomini and center Max Unger are both listed as doubtful to play against the league's second-ranked defense. Left tackle Russell Okung is also out after being placed on the short-term injured reserve list last week with a sprained toe ligament.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Bear Raid is coming to Autzen. New California coach Sonny Dykes and his re-tooled Golden Bears visit No. 2 Oregon with both teams coming off byes, giving them plenty of time to ponder what they might see tonight in the conference opener for both teams. For Oregon, it will be Dykes' pass-happy offense led by freshman quarterback Jared Goff, who is making his first start on the road.
SEATTLE (AP) — Get ready for a dizzying pace come this afternoon when the 16th-ranked Huskies host Arizona in the Pac-12 opener for both schools. It's a matchup of two of the fastest-paced teams, two of the best running backs in the country and two programs trying to validate unbeaten starts. Washington has not started 4-0 since 2001.