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SEATTLE -- Jeremy Bonderman spent the final three innings in the back of the Seattle Mariners clubhouse going through his normal treatment routine. As special as Friday night was for Bonderman, he tried to keep it like any other outing. This one happened to be his first victory in nearly three years. "Getting back out on the field and feeling like you can compete and hold your own feels really good," Bonderman said. Brendan Ryan and Jason Bay both hit two-out, two-run singles in Seattles four-run fourth inning, Bonderman pitched six sharp innings to win for the first time since 2010, and the Mariners beat the New York Yankees 4-1. All of Seattles offence came in one stretch of the fourth inning when six straight batters reached base, capped by the clutch hits from Ryan and Bay off Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda. Seattle entered the night hitting .221 with runners in scoring position, but capitalized on the few chances they got against Kuroda. The surprise was Bondermans effort, winning for the first time since Sept. 8, 2010, while still pitching for Detroit. He struggled to get through the first two innings, but shut down the Yankees from there. It was a special moment for Bonderman, after enduring right elbow reconstruction in April 2012 and various shoulder problems that have interrupted his career at times. But Bonderman wasnt thrown in the showers and doused with drinks to celebrate. Handshakes and hugs were enough. "We dont have a ton of time around him, but you know what hes gone through to get here and you see the look in his eye and how competitive he is and everything, its awesome to see what he did today," Ryan said. "Were happy for him and Im sure he feels like its been a long time coming, but hopefully it was all worth it." The Yankees have scored in two of 18 innings to open the four-game series in Seattle. New York scored all six runs in the third inning on Thursday night then was shut out after the first on Friday. Bonderman (1-1) appeared on his way to an early exit, needing 50 pitches to labour through the first two innings. He got out of the first allowing just one run on Travis Hafners ground out and was helped in the second by Vernon Wells baserunning mistake when he was picked off second after reaching on an error. From there, Bonderman flashed back to his best days in Detroit. He retired 14 of the final 15 batters he faced with perfect innings in the third, fourth and sixth. The only baserunner Bonderman allowed after the second was Reid Brignac, who reached on a single in the fifth. Bonderman was done after the sixth inning, giving up just three hits and striking out two. He threw 47 pitches over his final four innings. It was a satisfying rebound after Bonderman gave up three home runs and seven earned runs in his first start for Seattle in Minnesota last Sunday. Yoervis Medina pitched the seventh and first two outs of the eighth before walking Brett Gardner. Seattles Charlie Furbush entered and struck out Robinson Cano looking on a 3-2 pitch. Tom Wilhelmsen gave up just his second hit to a right-handed batter when Kevin Youkilis lined a two-out double in the ninth, but finished off his 15th save. "It was big for him, it was big for me, for all of us, because thats a significant step," Seattle manager Eric Wedge said of Wilhelmsen. "Obviously he was relaxed and drove the ball downhill." Seattles rally against Kuroda (6-5) came with two outs and the bases empty. Michael Morse doubled, but it was the consecutive walks to Nick Franklin and Kelly Shoppach that hurt Kuroda. Ryan hit a liner into right field that fell in front of Ichiro Suzuki to score Morse and Franklin. Endy Chavez followed with a roller back up the middle that hit second base and Brignac behind the bag couldnt handle the deflection. Bay then lined a single into left to score Shoppach and Ryan, and cap the Mariners big inning. "I didnt want to make a big inning out of it, but I wanted to protect that one run lead," Kuroda said through an interpreter. "So I got a little too careful and pitched around too much." NOTES: New York closer Mariano Rivera continued his farewell tour on Friday by meeting with high school and college students participating in the Mariners "Fielders Group" program that gives training for youth interested in a career in sports. Rivera spoke with the group of 11 students for about 30 minutes and was late getting out to batting practice. ... Yankees RHP Michael Pineda will begin a rehab assignment at Class-A Tampa on Saturday. Pineda was acquired from Seattle before the 2012 season, but has yet to pitch for the Yankees due to injury. ... Seattles Kyle Seager extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single in the seventh. Christian Vazquez Jersey . 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Acquired by the Lynx from Chicago in July 2015, Fowles made almost 70 percent of her shots in the WNBA Finals against Indiana, leading the Lynx to their third title in five years while winning the series MVP award.So going into this season, Lynx assistant coach Jim Petersen, a former NBA power forward who coaches the Lynxs post players, set out to help Fowles improve ... her shooting.Sound crazy? Not if you broke down Fowles game the way Petersen did.Lynx assistants Petersen and Shelley Patterson split scouting and game-planning duties, and Chicago is one of Petersons assignments. Coming into this season, Fowles led the WNBA in shooting percentage four times in her eight seasons and boasted a .577 career mark. But Petersen and others around the league noted how often the 6-foot-6 Fowles, a strong inside presence who dunked in high school, misfired near the rim.From 2008 to 2013, Fowles shot anywhere from .636 to .692 inside of 5 feet, according to Lynx and Timberwolves statistician Paul Swanson. But the past two seasons, her percentage in that range fell off significantly, to .586 in 2014 and .580 with the Lynx in 2015.One of the things on the scouting report when she was in Chicago was, if you balled up and played aggressively against her, she would miss point-blank shots, Petersen said. If you were aggressive enough without fouling, you could make her miss half the time at the rim. Even though shes been among the league leaders in field goal percentage every year shes been in the league, she could still do better.So Fowles reported here two weeks before training camp to work with Lindsay Whalen, Renee Montgomery and offseason acquisitions Jia Perkins (from San Antonio) and Natasha Howard (Indiana). That allowed coach Cheryl Reeve and her staff to teach Fowles the finer points of their defensive system, then adjust the offense to fit her low-post skills and speed.Her shooting inside 5 feet has improved (.615 through July 10) but still lags behind her best years in Chicago. Fowles converted four conventional three-point plays among 21 points in an 89-81 victory over Phoenix on June 7, 11 days after missing all seven shots and going scoreless against Indiana.Overall, she ranks sixth in the WNBA in field goal percentage at .575 while averaging 12.9 points (22nd), 8.5 rebounds (fourth) and 1.7 blocks (fourth) for the 19-4 Lynx. In Sundays overtime win over Dallas, Fowles grabbed a season-high 19 rebounds, matched her season high with four blocks and notched her fifth double-double of the season.Sylvia has been dominant inside, Indiana coach Stephanie White said, and that gives them a different dimension than theyve had in tthe past.dddddddddddd.Last season Fowles never played for Chicago, forcing a trade, and wasnt in basketball shape when the Lynx acquired her July 27. This time, she was ready to go.Fowles said it helped that this is the first offseason in seven years that she wasnt nursing an injury.Last offseason I was just riding my bike, keeping my wind up and stuff like that, she said. This year I had the chance to do everything. I got to run, do some post-up work with Jim Pete and Wes [Bohn, the video coordinator], and all that other good stuff. It made a big difference coming here early and getting it in.Said Petersen: We had to learn as much about involving Syl in our offense, because weve never had anything like that before.For us its about putting her in position to be successful, and once she gets in that situation, to be focused and finish. Thats a lot of the drill work were doing, getting her in double-team situations to read defenses better. She hasnt always had great vision to execute in double-team situations. Thats been our focus: reading and reacting, and playing with our great players.Traditionally, Lynx centers serve as facilitators at the elbow -- passing, setting high-post screens, crashing the boards, taking an occasional midrange jumper to pull defenders out of the lane. Fowles does some of that now. More often she sets up in the low block, drawing defenders, scoring herself or finding teammates such as Maya Moore and Whalen cutting to the basket.Working on double-teams has been one of our focal points, passing out to the right person, not getting my ball stolen or deflected, Fowles said. So every time I get double-teamed and make a good pass out, Im like, phew. And its about not rushing. Its being patient and making sure you make the right pass.The Lynx also encourage Fowles to run the floor on the fast break, Robert Parish-style. In Fowles, Howard and Rebekkah Brunson, Reeve thinks she has the fastest set of bigs in the league.Sylvia on the move is pretty intimidating, a pretty forceful moving object, Reeve said. Shes so athletic and has so many gifts she knows how to use. You dont only want to be a 6-foot-6 center that can only play on the block, because youre going to get pounded and double-teamed every night. That takes a lot out of you physically.Well put her down on the block some. She probably scores half her stuff in that area. But were also putting her in ball-screen situations where shes receiving a pass, called a pocket pass, and she has to make a decision. Am I going to make the next pass out to the perimeter, or take it and go score? Thats all new for her. And I think Syls done great. Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online NFL Jerseys From China Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Jerseys From China China Womens NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '

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