News

Ackley homers, 4 RBIs sent Mariners over Nationals

Ackley homers, 4 RBIs sent Mariners over Nationals

Seattle Mariners Dustin Ackley Photo: KPUG/Courtesy of the Seattle Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Dustin Ackley homered and drove in four runs and the Seattle Mariners averted a three-game sweep, beating the Washington Nationals 5-3 Sunday.

Bryce Harper homered twice for Washington and Nate Schierholz also connected. The NL East-leading Nationals homered 10 times in the series, one short of the Safeco Field record set by Cleveland in 2009.

The Mariners trailed 3-1 in the fifth when Ackley hit a three-run homer off Tanner Roark (12-9). It was his 11th homer this season.

Ackley also singled home a run, and tied his career high for RBIs in a game. He is hitting .319 with 19 extra-base hits since the All-Star break.

Hisashi Iwakuma (13-6) went six innings, allowing three runs and five hits. He struck out six and walked none.

Fernando Rodney gave up a leadoff single to Harper in the ninth before getting his 39th save in 42 chances.

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

Lynch gives most extensive answers of Super Bowl week

Fresh
Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch answers a question during an interview for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Phoenix. The Seahawks play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

After a couple of days of giving only scripted answers, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had his most extensive comments of Super Bowl week. Despite this, his "Beast Mode" gear is flying off the shelves.

in Local Sports

Seattle signs C John Baker to minor-league deal

Fresh
seattle mariners logo generic

The Seattle Mariners have signed catcher John Baker to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training.

in Local Sports

Hawks miffed about HGH tests

Fresh
Seattle Seahawks' Earl Thomas answers a question at a news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Phoenix. The Seahawks play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

According to an ESPN.com report, Seattle Seahawks' safety Earl Thomas and other players were annoyed about the NFL randomly selecting Thomas for HGH testing.

in Sports

Cheapest Super Bowl XLIX tickets more than $8K

Fresh
A woman takes a photo of Roman numerals for Super Bowl XLIX Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in downtown Phoenix. The New England Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.

For the past few years, the Super Bowl has become a lucrative business for ticket brokers

in Local Sports

WWU men host Alaska Anchorage, women on road trip.

Fresh
WWU hoops

The Viking women visit Montana State Billings. The men host Alaska Anchorage, hear coverage on our sister station AM930 KBAI & www.930kbai.com.