Soriano's homer helps Cubs beat Mariners in 11th
SEATTLE (AP) — Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.
Nate Schierholtz opened the 11th with a drag bunt off Oliver Perez (2-2). Soriano then connected on a 1-2 pitch over the center-field wall, his ninth.
That ended a 14-game scoreless streak for Perez.
The Mariners had tied the game with two outs in the ninth. Pinch-hitter Henry Blanco earned a one-out walk off Kevin Gregg to start the rally. Michael Saunders ran for him. Nick Franklin moved Saunders to second with a right-side groundout.
Endy Chavez, on a 0-for-19 slide entering his at-bat, sliced a single into shallow center, scoring Saunders with the tying run.
Former CFL fixture Jack Gotta dies
(Stations: Note Oregon State interest.)
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Jack "Jocko" Gotta, the former Canadian Football League player, coach and general manager who coached teams to Grey Cup and World Football League titles, died Saturday.
He was 83.
The Calgary Stampeders said Gotta died at Bethany Care Centre in Calgary.
The former Oregon State player began his nine-year CFL career as a wide receiver and defensive back in 1956 with Calgary and also played for Saskatchewan and Montreal.
He became Ottawa's head coach in 1970 and led the Rough Riders to the Grey Cup title in 1973. In 1974, he coached the Birmingham Americans to the first and only World Football League title.
Gotta returned to the CFL to coach Calgary and Saskatchewan. He was the CFL's coach of the year in 1972 and 1973 with Ottawa and 1978 with Calgary.
Dungey races to 3rd Motocross win of season
(Stations: Note Poulsbo, Wash., interest.)
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (AP) — Ryan Dungey raced to his third 450 Class victory of the AMA Lucas Oil Motocross season Saturday in Moto-X 338, winning the first moto and finishing second behind Ryan Villopoto in the second.
Dungey, the Red Bull KTM rider from Belle Plaine, Minn., also won June 1 in Blountville, Tenn., and last week in Mechanicsville, Md. He won the season title last year.
Villopoto was fourth in the first moto and second overall. The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider from Poulsbo, Wash., also has three victories in the first six rounds. He leads the standings, 12 points ahead of Dungey.
Eli Tomac won the 250 Class event, winning the first moto and finishing second in the second for GEICO Honda. Tomac, from Cortez, Colo., also won this season in Lakewood, Colo.
Points leader Ken Roczen, the Red Bull KTM rider from German, was second overall. He was third in the first moto and won the second.
Roczen has a seven-point lead over Tomac.