Seattle Mariners 3, Oakland Athletics 2 [box]: Jason Vargas bounced back after disappointing performances in his last two starts. The left-hander struck out 10 and limited the A's to three hits and two runs. Brendan Ryan broke the 2-2 tie with a base hit in the eighth inning on Tuesday night. I made many interesting observations while I attended the scarcely attended baseball game at Safeco Field, but one standout of Tuesday night's win was the FUR-BUSH chants that broke out when Charlie Furbush was on the mound. Even though the Mariners are the second worst team in the American League, this simple win satisfied me. Head over to Lookout Landing for more in-depth analysis on the game. Next game: Wednesday, Seattle (32-44) vs. Oakland (36-39), 12:40 p.m. PT, ROOT Sports, 14.5 games back.
Read more Seattle sports news and links after the jump.
- Seattle Sounders FC 1, San Jose Earthquakes 0: Sounders win! Sounders win! Sounders win! This team refuses to lose in the U.S. Open Cup and are now two wins away from winning their fourth straight U.S. Open Cup. Cordello Cato scored Seattle's only goal in the 19th minute. Sounder At Heart has your game recap. Next match: Saturday, Seattle (7-5-4) at New England Revolution (5-7-3), 4:30 p.m. PT, KONG, 8 points behind first place.
- Seattle Storm 79, Washington Mystics 71 [box]: Sue Bird dropped 25 points and Ann Wauters added 14 points of her own in the Storm's Tuesday night victory in Washington D.C.. Next game: Saturday, Seattle (6-7) at New York (4-9), 1:00 p.m. PT. six games back.
- Craig Yamada from Montlake Madness breaks down Husky basketball player performances from week one at the North Seattle Community College League.
- Isaiah Thomas is working hard to graduate and earn his degree while also spending time giving back to the Tacoma community. I love this guy.
- Skyline hired Maui Borden as their new boys basketball coach. Mason Kelley has more details on the the hire at the Seattle Times.