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SATURDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Timbers earn draw at Chicago Fire; Timbers 2 fall to Real Monarchs; Indians edge Mariners


• Two former Oregon Ducks, rookie Aaron Wise and veteran Ben Crane, are tied for 31st and 55th, respectively, after three rounds of the Houston Open in Humble, Texas.

Wise's 1-under-par 71 on Saturday gave him a 7-under total of 209.

Crane shot 72 and is at 211.

At the top are Ian Poulter and Beau Hossler at 202.


• Scott Harrington, a former Jesuit High golfer, shot a 1-over 73 on Saturday for a 2-under 214 total, good for 66th with one round to go in the Savannah (Georgia) Golf Championship.

Sam Burns leads at 202.


• Caroline Inglis, ex-Oregon Duck and Churchill High golfer, carded a 3-under 69 to finish tied for 29th after three rounds of the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California.

Her 54-hole total is 4-under 212.

The 72-hole event is the first of five majors in women's golf this year.

Pernilla Lindberg is the leader by three shots going into Sunday at 14-under 202.


Portland 2, CHICAGO 2

• The Timbers coughed up their chance for a first victory of 2018, as the Fire scored in the 85th minute to earn a draw at home.

Diego Valeri's first goal of the year put the Timbers on top 1-0 at halftime.

The Fire equalized in the 50th minute.

Sebastian Blanco's header off Andres Flores' first MLS assist reclaimed the lead for Portland five minutes later.

Portland 0-2-2 has four goals scored and nine allowed this season.

Chicago 0-2-1 had allowed eight goals.

The Timbers' next game is 1 p.m. PT Sunday, April 8 at Orlando City.


Portland 3, CHICAGO 2

• The Thorns never trailed in winning for the first time this season.

Lindsey Horan gave the Thorns a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute.

Chicago pulled even in the 31st minute.

Christine Sinclair struck for Portland in the 41st minute for a 2-1 edge, and she converted a penalty kick in the 65th minute for a 3-1 advantage.

The Red Stars scored a quick reply, but couldn't get an equalizer.

Portland improved to 1-1-0, while Chicago went to 0-1-1.

The Thorns are off until their home opener, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15 against Orlando at the expanded Providence Park.


REAL MONARCHS 4, Portland 2

• At Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, Timbers 2 fell behind 3-0 in the first seven-plus minutes and 3-1 in the first half and couldn't recover.

Real scored in the third, seventh, 32nd, 66th minutes.

Jeremy Ebobisse headed in a ball in the 35th minute, and Andre Lewis added a goal in the 59th minute for Portland.

T2 is 1-2-0.

Timbers 2 will return to action on the road at 5 p.m. PT Wednesday, April 4, facing Tulsa.


Spokane 5, PORTLAND 4 (OT)

• The Spokane Chiefs stayed alive in their best-of-seven playoff series, scoring 9:19 into overtime at Memorial Coliseum.

Portland leads the Western Hockey League first-round matchup 3-2, with the teams headed to Game 6 at 7 p.m. Monday at Spokane.


Cleveland 6, SEATTLE 5

• The Mariners made two rallies that weren't quite enough Saturday afternoon at Safeco Field.

Seattle, down by one run, failed to score in the final three innings and fell to 1-1.

The Mariners had won the season opener 2-1 on Thursday night.

It was Seattle left-hander James Paxton (12-5, 2.98 in 2017) against Carlos Carrasco, who won 18 games and was fourth in the American League Cy Young balloting last year. Paxton (0-1) exited after 4 2/3 innings, having allowed six hits and six runs, with four walks and four strikeouts.

Cleveland got four runs in the first inning, when Yonder Alonso hit a grand slam.

Yan Gomes homered for the Indians in the fourth.

Mitch Haniger and Nelson Cruz each had an HR for Seattle. Jean Segura hit a two-run single, and Robinson Cano singled home a run.

Ichiro Suzuki, 44, made an above-the-wall catch in left field to rob the Indians of a home run. He also was 2 for 4 and scored a run.

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