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Associated Press

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 4 at 6:33 PM

MARINERS-ASTROS

Seattle beats Astros 5-2 to sweep series

Logan Morrison drove in two runs in Seattle's big sixth inning, Chris Young pitched seven strong innings and the Mariners beat the Houston Astros 5-2 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.

The Mariners were down by two before a four-run sixth inning, highlighted by Morrison's double to right field off Brad Peacock (2-5) that put them on top. James Jones scored on a wild pitch in the inning and John Buck had an RBI single.

Young (8-4) allowed two hits — both solo homers — and struck out a season-high eight. It was his most strikeouts since he fanned nine against Colorado in 2012. Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth for his 24th save.

Marwin Gonzalez and rookie Kike Hernandez homered for the Astros. Hernandez has three hits and two RBIs in two games since being called up from the minors.

ROCKIES-NATIONALS

Desmond's homer lifts Nationals past Rockies 4-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a replay review, Ian Desmond's solo homer provided the go-ahead run and the Washington Nationals rallied from a three-run deficit for 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night, sweeping the three-game series.

Jayson Werth also homered for Washington, which has won a season-high five straight.

Right-hander Matt Belisle (2-4) came on to face Desmond with one out in the seventh. Desmond's hit appeared to bounce off the top of the wall in right center, then off the railing in front of the first row and onto the field.

He ended up on third, but after a review that took 3:42, Desmond was given his 15th homer.

Washington's Doug Fister (7-2) allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings.

Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth for his 20th save.

Michael McKenry hit a three-run homer for Colorado.

STORM-LYNX

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Storm will play Los Angeles Sparks tonight

UNDATED (AP) — The Seattle Storm face the Los Angeles Sparks today.

The Storm are coming off a 74-69 loss Sunday night to the Minnesota Lynx.

Seattle has only won two of the last six games.

MLS-CHIVAS USA-EARTHQUAKES

Torres scores 11th goal, Chivas beats Quakes 1-0

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Erick Torres scored his 11th goal of the season to give Chivas USA its first back-to-back victories of the season, 1-0 over the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night.

Chivas USA (4-7-5) won on the road for just the second time this season and got its second consecutive shutout. San Jose (4-7-4) lost its third straight game by a 1-0 margin and has now gone 315 minutes since scoring its last goal.

The Earthquakes failed to clear Mauro Rosales' cross into the box after two botched headers. Torres was waiting for the ball at the far post and slid a roller to the left corner of the net to give Chivas USA the lead in the 53rd minute.

Torres tied Dom Dwyer of Sporting Kansas City for second place in the Golden Boot race. New York Red Bulls' Bradley Wright-Phillips leads Major League Soccer with 12 goals.

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