SEATTLE (AP) - James Paxton pitched into the seventh in a bounce-back start, Robinson Cano hit his 12th home run of the season, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 last night. Paxton threw a career-high 118 pitches and came an out away from tying his career high with seven innings pitched. Texas starter Nick Martinez struggled through five innings, allowing five runs on six hits and four walks.
SEATTLE (AP) - The contending Seattle Mariners have rewarded general manager Jack Zduriencik with a multiyear contract extension. The team didn't release details of Zduriencik's new deal yesterday. The 63-year-old Zduriencik has been Seattle's GM since 2008.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks will forfeit two days of on-field minicamp practices next offseason after being penalized by the league for excessive physical contact during their 2014 minicamp. Seattle will also be fined $300,000 for the infractions. Seattle will be docked the first two days of its 2015 mandatory minicamp and will be permitted one 2 1/2-hour practice on the final day.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - The difference in Sean Mannion is marked: The once soft-spoken and reserved quarterback for Oregon State has blossomed into a confident full-fledged leader in his senior season for the Beavers. A perfect fit in Oregon State's pro-style offense, Mannion set a Pac-12 season record for passing yards last season with 4,662. Mannion, who has 10,436 career passing yards, needs 1,839 more this season to pass USC's Matt Barkley as the all-time Pac-12 leader.
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