Indians blank Mariners 6-0
CLEVELAND (AP) - Justin Masterson struck out a season-high 11 in seven shutout innings and Michael Brantley homered and drove in four runs off Felix Hernandez as the Cleveland Indians toppled yet another former Cy Young Award winner on Sunday with a 6-0 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Brantley hit a three-run homer in the second inning off Hernandez (5-3), who failed to go at least six innings for the first time this season.
Staked to an early lead, Masterson (7-2) was dominant for the second straight start. He allowed three singles, easily outdueled Hernandez and ran his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 19. He shut out the New York Yankees 1-0 on four hits in his previous outing.
The Indians improved to 7-1 against Cy Young recipients, knocking off Hernandez, R.A. Dickey, David Price, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Bartolo Colon and Justin Verlander.
Oregon State beats Oregon 12-2 in rubber match
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Michael Conforto hit a grand slam home run and Oregon State defeated Oregon 12-2 on Sunday in the rubber match of the Civil War series this weekend at PK Park.
Conforto drove in six total runs for the Beavers (43-9, 22-5), who take a two game lead on the Ducks (43-13, 20-7) atop the Pac-12 standings.
Ben Wetzler (7-1) went 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hit for the win. He struck out six.
Conforto drove in Oregon State's first run with a single in the first inning before his grand slam in the second. It was his ninth homer of the season. He added an RBI double in the eighth inning.
Senior Tyler Smith went 2 for 2 for the Beavers and drove in two runs.
Jake Reed (6-4) took the loss in 2 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs on two hits.
The two teams meet again in a nonconference game Tuesday night in Corvallis.
Valencia gives Timbers 2-2 draw with Whitecaps
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Second-half substitute Jose Valencia scored in the 83rd minute to give the Portland Timbers a 2-2 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.
Will Johnson also scored for Portland and assisted on the equalizer to help the Timbers (4-1-7) extend their unbeaten strike to 10 games. The tying goal came while Portland was playing with 10 men due to Mamadou Danso's ejection 2 minutes earlier.
Camilo had a goal and an assist, and Gershon Koffie also scored for the Whitecaps (3-4-4), who are 3-0-3 at home.
Valencia scored after receiving a long, high lob from Johnson. Valencia and Vancouver defender Brad Rusin went up for the ball in the Whitecaps' box, and it appeared to touch the Portland player's arm. But play was allowed to continue, and Valencia tucked a short shot inside the near post.
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