>>Red Sox Roll Mariners
David Ortiz hit a two-run homer and knocked in three runs to power the Red Sox to an 11-4 win over the Mariners in Seattle. Ortiz also became the all-time leader in hits at the designated hitter position, passing Harold Baines. Aaron Harang gave up seven runs in five-plus frames for the loss. Brendan Ryan belted a solo homer for Seattle.
>>Mariners Host Red Sox
The Mariners and Red Sox close out a four-game set this afternoon. Boston has taken two of the first three to drop Seattle to 40-and-51. The M's send Erasmo Ramirez to the hill, who is making his first start of the year. The Sox counter with Ryan Dempster.
>>Saint Mary's Hires Jim Shaw
Former Washington assistant Jim Shaw was hired as a special assistant to Saint Mary's head coach Randy Bennett. Shaw's contract wasn't renewed by the Huskies in June. Shaw was on the Washington staff for nine seasons.
>>Indians playing good ball
The Spokane Indians took game one of the five-game series with the Salem-Keisey Volcanoes, squeaking out a 4-3 win. SK is in first place in the South Division while Spokane has won 4 in a row and is 9-1 over the last 10 games. The Indians are 4 games back in the North Division.