PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tony Parker scored 29 points and the San Antonio Spurs pulled into a commanding 3-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series against Portland with a 118-103 victory over the Trail Blazers last night. The Spurs led by as many as 23 points in the first half. The teams meet tomorrow at the Moda Center. The Blazers were hurt by 15 turnovers and only six points from their bench.
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Young pitched eight efficient innings, Justin Smoak and Dustin Ackley homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 last night. Young allowed three hits, while striking out three and walking none. The right-hander needed just 96 pitches, setting down the lineup in order in five of his eight innings.
SEATTLE (AP) — Home plate umpire Scott Barry left the game between the Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals before the fourth inning after appearing to take a wild pitch off his right hand. Barry was hit in the hand during the second inning last night when Yordano Ventura bounced a 1-0 pitch in front of the plate.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — All-America defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat from Texas and former Washington quarterback Keith Price were among nine undrafted rookies to agree to free-agent deals with the Seattle Seahawks. The deals were agreed to after the conclusion of the draft yesterday. Among others agreeing to deals were USC safety Dion Bailey, Montana linebacker Brock Coyle, Central Arkansas tight end Chase Dixon, and Penn State offensive tackle Garry Gilliam.