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

Chazanow Hired As Voice Of Cougars

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Matt Chazanow has been hired as the play-by-play announcer for Washington State football, men's basketball and baseball games.

The move was announced Wednesday by Cougar IMG Sports Marketing.

Chazanow replaces Bud Nameck on the football and men's basketball broadcasts.

For football, Chazanow will team with veteran broadcaster Bob Robertson, along with Jason Gesser and Jessamyn McIntyre.

Nameck spent the past 13 years as a member of the Cougar football broadcast team. He also served as the voice of Cougar men's basketball since the 1993-94 season.

July 9, 2015

Seattle 7-6 Win Over Detroit

mariners whiteSEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano lined an RBI single into the right-field corner with one out in the 11th inning, giving the Seattle Mariners a 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Cano lined a 2-1 pitch from Detroit left-hander Ian Krol (1-2) that one-hopped off the wall. It was the first walk-off hit for Cano since Aug. 28, 2009, with the New York Yankees.

Austin Jackson reached on a fielder's choice when Brad Miller was forced out at second base. Franklin Gutierrez then chopped a single through the left side, and for the third straight inning Seattle had the winning run at second base with one out.

This time Cano came through.

Charlie Furbush (1-1) pitched the top of the 11th for the victory. Furbush and Carson Smith combined for three solid innings and kept Detroit off the scoreboard despite the Tigers having runners in scoring position in the 10th and 11th.

July 8, 2015