SEATTLE (AP) - Gleyber Torres hit his 13th home run this month, Mike Ford went deep twice and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4. Torres launched his 33rd homer of the season on the first pitch of the second inning from Tommy Milone, who took over after Matt Wisler was used as an opener.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - In his previous occupation, the final week of August was a time Doug Baldwin would be in the final stages of preparing for the grind of the upcoming NFL season. On Monday, Baldwin sat in an empty field, talking about the next stage of his life away from football and with a focus on philanthropy and helping others. One of Baldwin's first projects in his post-playing career is spearheading construction of a community center. Baldwin is donating $1 million toward the project.
SEATTLE (AP) - Yusei Kikuchi made a point of watching Masahiro Tanaka growing up in Japan, whether he was pitching in his home country or once Tanaka got to the majors with the New York Yankees. It's understandable that Kikuchi is more than a little excited about the prospect of pitching against Tanaka on Tuesday night when the Seattle Mariners host the Yankees. It will be the first meeting on the mound between the Japanese stars.
SEATTLE (AP) - Within a couple of days, No. 13 Washington went from having a tight competition for the starting quarterback job to being thin at the position. The Huskies will start Georgia transfer Jacob Eason in Saturday's season opener against FCS powerhouse Eastern Washington. Eason won a fall camp competition with Jake Haener for the starting role. But the Huskies' plans for the opener and the season were thrown off when Haener left the program on Saturday.