SEATTLE (AP) — Hisashi Iwakuma pitched a career-high 8 2/3 innings, and Kyle Seager and Robinson Cano homered to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 6-2 win over the Oakland Athletics last night. Iwakuma fanned five of the first six batters he retired en route to eight strikeouts overall. Brandon Moss' two-out, two-run home run off Iwakuma in the ninth snapped his 20-inning scoreless streak.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Howie Kendrick celebrated his 31st birthday with three hits, including an RBI single during a four-run sixth inning as the Los Angeles Angels sent the Texas Rangers to their seventh straight loss, 5-2, last night. Kendrick's third single tied it at 2 in the sixth. The Angels chased Miles Mikolas and pulled away for their ninth win in 10 games.
TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — After becoming the first American to score in three World Cups, Clint Dempsey needed a break upon his return to the United States. He spent time with family, did a little fishing, let his broken nose heal and mostly ignored the World Cup. He says he'll be ready for tonight's MLS game between the Sounders and rival Portland. Dempsey hopes the U.S. loss to Belgium in the round of 16 wasn't his last World Cup game.
UNDATED (AP) __ Nike will end its sponsorship deal with Manchester United after the 2014-15 season. The Oregon-based sports apparel and shoe maker confirmed says the terms offered for a new deal did not represent good value for Nike's shareholders. The club's deal with Nike was worth an estimated $502 million.