>>Mariners Use Miller Power To Get By Rays
Brad Miller hit a pair of solo home runs to lead the Mariners to a 5-4 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. Justin Smoak drove in two runs and Dustin Ackley got the go-ahead RBI with a triple in the sixth inning. Erasmo Ramirez pitched five-and-a-third innings and struck out seven for his fourth win against no losses this season. Danny Farquhar recorded his fifth save. The series continues tonight.
>>Spokane Tops Tri City
The Spokane Indians hammered rival Tri City 7-2 behind a stong outing by Indians' relief pitcher Richard Alvarez. Alvarez now has a 2.70 era after aloowing no runs and striking out 7 over 5 innings. Jordan Akins went 3-5 with a homerun. The Indians and The Dust Devils resumet he series in Pasco tonight.
As many of our drafts get ready to take place - we are paying attention to who is hot adn who is not as we look for sleepers. And watching the injuries pile up. Here are a couple more guys that are either done for the year or trying to make it back. The Pittsburgh Steelers placed Plaxico Burress on the injured reserve list Tuesday, one day after the veteran wide receiver turned 36. Burress injured his shoulder last week during practice and underwent surgery Monday to reportedly repair a torn rotator cuff. The Steelers drafted the Michigan State product in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft. Burress spent the first five years of his career with Pittsburgh and returned to the franchise late last season. For his career, Burress has caught 553 passes for 8,499 yards and 64 touchdowns in 148 games with the Steelers, New York Giants and New York Jets.
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd hopes to be ready in time for
the season opener after suffering a knee strain during Monday's practice. The
injury occurred after colliding with cornerback Shareece Wright. Floyd will
send the results of his MRI to other specialists so the initial diagnosis can
be confirmed. Floyd led the Chargers with a career-best 56 receptions for 814
yards and five touchdowns last season. Over his eight-year career, all with
the Chargers, Floyd has 233 catches for 3,984 yards and 25 TDs. Danario
Alexander, San Diego's other starting receiver, was lost for the year after
tearing his ACL last Tuesday.