Bloomquist's 2 RBIs lead M's over Tigers
SEATTLE (AP) — Willie Bloomquist delivered a pair of two-out RBI singles to help lift the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.
Chris Young allowed two runs and three hits over six innings to improve to 5-2 on the year. After allowing the first two runners to reach base in the ninth inning, Fernando Rondey picked up his 14th save of the season.
The Mariners took advantage of Detroit starter Drew Smyly's command problems.
Stefen Romero and John Buck each singled to put runners on the corners with one out in the second inning. Cole Gillespie hit a dribbler off the end of the bat just past the mound to score Romero and give the Mariners a 1-0 lead. Bloomquist added another run with a two-out RBI single that scored Buck from second.
Smyly allowed seven hits and threw 105 pitches in just four innings of work before being ousted by the Mariners.
REAL SALT LAKE-SOUNDERS
Sounders end RSL unbeaten streak with 4-0 win
SEATTLE (AP) — Marco Pappa, Chad Barrett and Obafemi Martins each scored second-half goals and the Seattle Sounders ended Real Salt Lake's season-opening 12-game unbeaten streak with a 4-0 victory on Saturday in a game between the two top teams in Major League Soccer.
Gonzalo Pineda also scored on a first-half penalty kick for the Sounders. Pappa's goal was his first of the season, and Barrett scored for the second straight game, giving him three goals for the year. Martins tallied his sixth.
While Seattle won its league-high fifth straight home match, Salt Lake fell for the first time, missing a chance to set an MLS record for longest unbeaten streak to start the year.
Los Angeles and Kansas City previously had 12-game season-opening undefeated streaks.
Washington's Davis throws shutout in 8-0 victory
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Tyler Davis struck out eight and allowed only four hits in his first career complete game and Washington beat Georgia Tech 8-0 on Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA tournament's Oxford Regional.
Davis was dominant on the mound and Washington had 11 hits.
Washington pushed ahead 1-0 in the first inning and then broke it open in the fourth with four more runs. The Huskies scored all of their runs in the fourth with two outs.
Braden Bishop and Brandon Berry each had three hits.
Georgia Tech, which won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship last weekend, couldn't capitalize on that momentum.
Spurs beat Thunder in OT, advance to NBA Finals
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime on Saturday night in Game 6 to set up a rematch with the Miami Heat.
Tim Duncan had 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who will host Game 1 on Thursday night as they try to avenge last year's heartbreaking seven-game defeat.
Boris Diaw (DEE'-aw) scored 26 points for the Spurs, who won despite point guard Tony Parker missing the entire second half and overtime with left ankle soreness.
Russell Westbrook had 34 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and six steals, and Kevin Durant added 31 points and 14 rebounds for the Thunder. Oklahoma City overcame a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime.