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BOSTON (AP) - Brian Johnson pitched a five-hitter in his first big league appearance at Fenway Park, and the Boston Red Sox stretched their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 6-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. Johnson became the first Red Sox pitcher to throw a shutout in his first Fenway start since 1998.
SEATTLE (AP) - Cristian Roldan scored on a header off a corner kick in the fourth minute and the Seattle Sounders held on to beat Portland Timbers 1-0 on Saturday. There were chances on both ends, but only Roldan was able to find the back of the net even as he was being hugged from behind by Portland defender Zarek Valentin.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Mia Camuso hit a two-run single in a four-run seventh inning and the Oregon Ducks rallied to beat Kentucky 6-5 on Saturday for a trip to the Women's College World Series, the fourth time in six seasons. A home run in the fourth inning gave Kentucky a 3-0 lead, but Oregon answered with two runs in the fifth. Then Kentucky scored two in the sixth to extend their lead. Oregon loaded the bases with no outs and Nikki Udria hit a two-run single to narrow the score to 5-4 before Camuso's go-ahead single.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Mo Farah pounded his chest after crossing the finish line on a U.S. track for perhaps the final time. Farah won the 5,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic at Oregon's Hayward Field on Saturday in 13 minutes, 0.70 seconds. The British distance specialist, who won Olympic gold in both the 5,000 and 10,000 at the Rio Games last year, plans to retire from track races after the World Championships in London this August.
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