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Lance Lynn struck out a season-high 11 in seven strong innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the visiting Mariners 5-2 Tuesday night.
Johnston, now third in the country in doubles (26), is one away from the Gonzaga single-season record.
The Los Angeles Angels have placed Andrelton Simmons on the 10-day injured list after he sprained his left ankle during a loss to the Minnesota Twins. The shortstop suffered a grade 3 ankle sprain when he tried to beat out an infield hit during the eighth inning. Designated hitter Shohei Ohtani was hit in the right ring finger while swinging on a third strike Monday but was in the lineup for Tuesday’s game.
NL MVP Christian Yelich was scratched from Milwaukee’s lineup against Cincinnati on because of back spasms. Yelich leads the major leagues with 19 home runs and is batting .325 with 41 RBIs in 44 games, including 42 starts. He has missed parts of seven games because of back problems. Ben Gamel replaced Yelich in right field.
Marty Lees is out as baseball coach at Washington State University. The fourth-year coach has been fired with three games left on the Cougars’ schedule, WSU athletic director Pat Chun announced Tuesday. WSU is 11-39-1 this season.
The Seattle Mariners placed second baseman Dee Gordon and third baseman Ryon Healy on the 10-day injured list and signed right-hander Anthony Bass to a one-year contract with a $950,000 salary while in the major leagues. Gordon has a bruised right wrist and Healy lower back inflammation. The Mariners selected the contract of left-hander Tommy Milone from Triple-A Tacoma and second baseman Shed Long was recalled from Tacoma.
The opener of the I-70 series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals was postponed because of a forecast for severe weather and rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday. The National Weather Service said there was a “threat for severe thunderstorms producing tornadoes, strong winds, large hail, and additional flash flooding.”
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was reinstated from administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Urias was placed on leave while MLB officials looked into his May 13 arrest for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery. Police said Urias was taken into custody in the parking lot of a Los Angeles shopping mall but didn’t release details.
The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf for the first time in more than 2,200 games over a century. Major League Baseball has access to Olympic Stadium for 21 days before the games on June 29 and 30, the sport’s first regular-season contests in Europe, and just five days after to clear out. The league concluded there was not enough time to install real grass.
Dalton Kentner struck out 15 with no walks over six innings and Almira/Coulee-Hartline (21-1) blanked Sunnyside Christian (15-7) in a 1B State semifinal on Monday.
Tyler White’s two-run double capped a five-run first inning, Josh Reddick hit a solo homer and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Saturday night for their 10th straight victory.
Over the first three games of this series, Minnesota has outscored Seattle 36-11.
Maddy Mott threw a five-hitter, and North Idaho topped Clackamas 5-1 Saturday in a second-round game at the NWAC Softball Championship at Merkel Complex.
Manager Scott Servais and the Mariners are “inching” toward making a decision on who will start Tuesday in Texas. But this much is certain, it won’t be top prospect Justus Sheffield.
Roundup of Saturday’s state baseball action from across the state.
When Community Colleges of Spokane closer Reed Harrington’s fastball smacked into the leather of catcher Justin Lutz last week in Pasco, it retired a Columbia Basin hitter and signaled the Sasquatch’s first Northwest Athletic Conference East Region title in 14 years.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto threw a bullpen session and the team hopes he can return from major elbow surgery as soon as this September. Cueto had elbow surgery last August. He was 18-5 in 2016 and was selected to the All-Star game, but has since gone 11-10 in the last two years combined.
Before the season began, general manager Jerry Dipoto admitted he was rebuilding Seattle’s roster. He even admitted the M’s were taking a step back, in hopes of becoming successful down the road.
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke is on track to make his next scheduled start Tuesday at San Diego after throwing a bullpen session. Greinke felt pain in his side and was diagnosed with abdominal tightness during the eighth inning of his start Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Red Sox left-hander David Price will return to the rotation for Monday’s series opener in Toronto. Manager Alex Cora confirmed the plan Saturday. Price has been sidelined with left elbow tendinitis since his last start on May 3. The 33-year-old lefty threw a pair of bullpens this week, and Cora said he was ready to start.