Sports Update, Friday, Aug. 16th – Mariner’s Kyle Seager Slams 3 Homers in a Single Game

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There are more than regional bragging rights at stake in this year’s Bay Bridge Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A’s.

Both clubs are in the MLB Wild Card mix in their respective leagues, adding an extra degree of importance to these Interleague games.

The Giants lost to the A’s last night, 9-5.   Tyler Beede , the 26-year-old rookie endured his fifth consecutive rough start in the Giants’ loss to the A’s on Wednesday afternoon at Oracle Park, securing a split of the two-game series between the cross-bay rivals.

Beede threw 80 pitches over four-plus innings, allowing four runs on eight hits while walking none and striking out five. The A’s forced Beede to work out of the stretch in each inning of his outing, scoring at least one run in the first three frames to seize an early 4-0 lead.

Marco Gonzales of the Seattle Mariners didn’t have his “A” game on Wednesday against the Tigers at Comerica Park, but it was his team’s continued offensive woes that cost Seattle as the Tigers held on for a 3-2 win to snap an eight-game losing streak to the Mariners.

Gonzales (12-10, 4.26 ERA) allowed 11 hits and three runs on 98 pitches over six innings, but battled to keep things close and held the Tigers scoreless after they’d taken a 3-0 lead in the third.

Most Mariners fans are still talking about the game two nights ago where Kyle Seager recorded the first three-homer game of his career and the first by any Mariners player in nine years, helping Seattle to an 11-6 win.

Batting with two outs in the ninth inning, Seager sent a fly ball to the warning track in left-center field. Tigers center fielder Niko Goodrum had the ball in his glove for a moment before he collided with left fielder Brandon Dixon. The ball popped out of Goodrum’s glove and over the fence for Seager’s third homer of the game and 14th of the season.

This September, Oregon athletics will mark 20 years since the debut of the now-iconic “O” logo that has made the University of Oregon an international brand.

The logo was unveiled on Dec. 23, 1998, when the Ducks in coordination with Nike introduced new uniforms, school colors and the logo during the week leading up to the football team’s Aloha Bowl appearance. But its genesis was more than two years earlier, in the wake of the 1995 UO football team’s Cotton Bowl appearance.

For UO alum and Nike CEO Phil Knight, it was the first game in which his alma mater was outfitted in uniforms supplied by the company he co-founded – but also it was the Ducks’ second straight loss in a New Year’s Day bowl game.

Hundreds of people gathered at the Viking Pavilion at Portland State University on Wednesday to celebrate the life of Deante Strickland, less than two weeks after he was shot to death in Northeast Portland.

Easels set up around the room displayed images of Strickland playing basketball, and screens high up on the walls broadcast his smiling face, a basketball frozen mid-twirl on his finger. Around the room, his family, friends and classmates wore T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Strick City.”

Strickland, a two-sport student-athlete at Portland State who had just completed his undergraduate degree in social science, grew up in Portland and attended Central Catholic High School.

The Giants were able to further their cause at their cross-bay rivals’ expense Tuesday, riding a brilliant effort from Madison Bumgarner to a thrilling 3-2 series-opening win over the A’s at Oracle Park.

Bumgarner allowed only a home run to Stephen Piscotty over seven innings, outdueling A’s counterpart Brett Anderson, who carried a shutout into the sixth inning before the Giants’ offense finally began to stir.

The Portland Timbers hosted the Chicago Fire in an MLS regular season game last night at Providence Park, winning 3-2 before the night was over.

The Timbers were coming off a big 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps earlier in the week. Portland currently sits in eighth place in the Western Conference standings, but will play 10 of its final 11 regular season games at home.

A brace from Brian Fernandez and a red card for the Fire were the highlights of a strange Wednesday night game in the Rose City.

The Timbers will be back in action on Sunday, August 18th, when they will host red hot Atlanta United and look to extend their unbeaten streak to three games.

The Portland Trail Blazers will tip-off their 50th NBA season by hosting the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, October 23 at Moda Center, it was announced by the team this week.

Following Denver, the Trail Blazers hit the road for their first extended road trip of the season, making stops in Sacramento (Oct. 25), Dallas (Oct. 27), San Antonio (Oct. 28) and Oklahoma City (Oct. 30).

Among the highlights at Moda Center in 2019-20: the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors travel to Portland on Nov. 13; the L.A. Lakers make two Rip City appearances on Dec. 6 and Dec. 28; Portland hosts the Golden State Warriors on Dec. 18 and Jan. 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day); the Philadelphia 76ers come to town on Nov. 2; and the Boston Celtics visit the Rose City on Feb. 25.

Portland starts 2020 on the road with a New Year’s Day stop in New York City to take on the Knicks in the first contest of a five-game road trip.

Oregon Tech will be hosting an event co-sponsored by the Oregon Tech Foundation and the Wilsonville Holiday Inn on August 25th.  

The day will feature a celebration of the legendary Oregon Tech basketball program. Basketball fans, as well as those wishing to learn more about Oregon Tech will have the unique opportunity to meet many of the men’s and women’s players, their families, as well as the coaches and alumni. 

Everyone is welcome at this Oregon Tech celebration designed for all ages. Admissions and school information will be available for students and families wishing to learn more about Oregon Tech. 

With one of the most active road fan bases within the NAIA, this event is an opportunity to recognize Oregon Tech fans all across the state. 

Former Portland Trail Blazers’ star Sebastian Telfair was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for gun possession on Monday, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney.

The 34-year-old Telfair and another man were arrested in Brooklyn in 2017 for driving without his lights on and illegally parking. Cops then found three loaded handguns, a semi-automatic rifle, extended magazines, a ballistic vest and marijuana during a search of his vehicle.

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