Mariners Beat Angels 7-2

felix070915SEATTLE (AP) - Felix Hernandez threw seven shutout innings to become the third pitcher with at least 11 wins before the All-Star break, Logan Morrison hit the first leadoff home run of his career and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 on Thursday night. Seattle opened a key four-game series before the break by cooling off the surging Angels, who had won the first five games of their road trip.

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Blazers Complete Lillard's Extension; Introduce Aminu, Davis

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Trail Blazers and point guard Damian Lillard have completed the five-year contract extension worth more than $120 million they agreed to last week.

The Blazers also announced the deals with free agents Al-Farouq Aminu and Ed Davis on Thursday. The team held news conferences for all three in Portland.

The extension keeps Lillard under contract through the 2020-21 season and makes him the unquestioned franchise pillar after LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews and Robin Lopez left in free agency and the team traded Nicolas Batum to Charlotte.

Aminu agreed to a $30 million, four-year contract last week, and Davis a $20 million, three-year deal.

July 10, 2015

Tigers Over Mariners 5-4

mariners logo5SEATTLE (AP) - Jefry Marte got an RBI double for his first major league hit, then added a solo home run Wednesday that put the Detroit Tigers up on top of the Seattle Mariners 5-4. Marte made his big league debut last Sunday and had struck out in his only at-bat. The 24-year-old played first base as the Tigers are minus injured Miguel Cabrera.

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Seattle's Cruz Has Longest HR; Stanton Longest 3 In NL

NEW YORK (AP) - Seattle's Nelson Cruz has the longest home run in the major leagues this season and Miami's Giancarlo Stanton has the three longest in the NL, according to the sport's new Statcast computer system.

MLB announced its first season leaderboards Wednesday. Cruz hit a drive projected at 483 feet against Texas' Wandy Rodriguez on April 29.

Distance is calculated as the projected landing point at ground level. Stanton hit a homer run projected at 479 feet off St. Louis' Carlos Martinez on June 23 following 478-foot drives versus Atlanta's Alex Wood on May 16 and Colorado's Eddie Butler on June 5.

July 9, 2015

Kizer Scores Season-High 17 To Lead Fever Over Storm 88-65

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Lynetta Kizer scored a season-high 17 points and Indiana rolled over the Seattle Storm 88-65 on Wednesday for the Fever's third straight win.

Marissa Coleman reached double figures for a team-best eighth time this season with 15 points, and Tamika Catchings added 12 for the Fever, who shot 50 percent. Indiana (6-6) won by 23 points for the second straight game and reached .500 for the first time since July 10, 2014.

Led by 13 points from Kizer and 11 by Coleman, the Fever raced to a 53-35 halftime lead, the most points Indiana has scored in a half this season.

Kizer came off the bench and scored her 17 points in 19 minutes on the floor, making 7 of 10 shots.

Seattle's leading scorers, Crystal Langhorne and Sue Bird, combined for just 14 points as the Storm finished three points under their league-low scoring average. Langhorne scored eight and Bird six.

July 9, 2015