SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez threw seven strong innings to win for the first time since June 2, Logan Morrison hit two long homers, and the Seattle Mariners used a six-run fourth inning to rout the Boston Red Sox 12-3 last night. Seattle won its fourth straight after a weekend sweep in Kansas City. The Mariners finally provided Hernandez (9-2) the run support lacking in his last three starts and battered right-hander John Lackey (8-5) in his shortest outing since September 2011.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have signed high school standout Alex Jackson, their first-round pick from the amateur draft. Jackson was regarded as the best high school position player available in the draft. Jackson was a star at Rancho Bernardo High School near San Diego. He batted .400 with 11 home runs in his senior season after hitting 14 homers as a junior and 17 as a sophomore.
DENVER (AP) — Lance Lynn allowed three hits in eight innings and Matt Adams ignited the offense with two homers and a career-high six RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the slumping Colorado Rockies 8-0 last night. Lynn (8-5) struck out seven and walked none before being taken out for the ninth after throwing 108 pitches.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers have exercised the team's option to purchase the contract of Nigerian forward Fanendo Adi from his Danish club, FC Copenhagen. The Timbers signed Adi to a multiyear contract as a designated player. Adi has four goals and two assists in six appearances with the Timbers this season.