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  • 04 Apr
    SEATTLE -- Mariners manager Scott Servais let young closer Edwin Diaz rest Sunday, and it was an easy call -- Seattle led by three runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers entered 0-59 when trailing after eight innings.Then things got away from Tom Wilhelmsen.Keon Broxton and Chris Carter homered and Scooter Gennett had an RBI single during a four-run ninth inning, lifting the Brewers over the Mariners 7-6 on Sunday to end a six-game skid.I thought we were in a good spot, said Servais, who sat Diaz after the closer threw 34 pitches Friday. Tom Wilhelmsen has given us everything hes got this year, it just wasnt his day. Youve got to give them credit, they didnt quit.The Brewers never even got a lead during the first six games of this road trip and trailed 6-3 after eight innings Sunday but rallied against Wilhelmsen (2-4). Broxton hit his second solo homer of the game and Carter followed with a two-run shot, his 29th, to tie it.It appeared right fielder Shawn OMalley may have made a leaping grab of Carters drive at the wall in right-center.I didnt know if he had the ball or not, Carter said. He jumped and I was kind of running and didnt know if he had it. I was caught in between.After Domingo Santana singled, Vidal Nuno relieved Wilhelmsen and allowed a single to Manny Pina. Gennett then blooped a single into left-center that scored Santana from second.Tyler Thornburg (5-4) pitched the final two innings for the win.Every day is a new day and this is a good win, Counsell said. When youre struggling, and wins seem really tough and you find a way to win a game through some heroics and great performances, you celebrate it for sure.The Brewers, whose 20-41 road record is worst in the majors, trailed 6-1 after four innings. Ryan Braun had a two-run double in the sixth off rookie Ariel Miranda, making his third career start since being acquired from Baltimore for Wade Miley on July 31.The Mariners, who had won eight straight at home, scored three in the third and three in the fourth off Matt Garza (4-6), who was tagged for six runs, five earned, and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings.In the third, Leonys Martin opened with a ground-rule double and Ketel Marte lined an RBI single that just eluded diving shortstop Orlando Arcia. Marte advanced when Garza failed to handle Norichika Aokis chopper to the mound for an error.Seth Smith followed with an RBI single to right to make it 2-0, and Robinson Cano added an RBI groundout.Broxton cut the lead to 3-1 with his fifth home run, a one-out shot in the fourth for the Brewers first hit.Seattle manufactured three more station-to-station runs in the bottom half on a bases-loaded single by Smith, another RBI groundout by Cano and a run-scoring infield single by Nelson Cruz.AOKI HOT SINCE RECALL: After being demoted to Triple-A Tacoma for 16 games, Aoki has regained his hitting stroke. Over the last 16 games, he is hitting .368 with five runs scored and five doubles. He reached safely four times Sunday from the leadoff spot on two singles, a walk and an error, scoring twice.TRAINING ROOMMariners: After a solid rehab start on Saturday at Triple-A Tacoma, LHP James Paxton (left elbow contusion) is expected to rejoin the Mariners rotation and likely to start Thursday at the Chicago White Sox. ... RHP Taijuan Walker, sent to Triple-A Tacoma on Aug. 8 after going 4-7 with a 4.10 ERA in 17 starts for Seattle, could start for Seattle on Tuesday.UP NEXTMariners: RHP Cody Martin (1-2, 3.14 ERA) will make his second spot start against the Yankees on Monday. nfl jerseys china . -- Nathan Pancel scored twice as the Sudbury Wolves defeated the North Bay Battalion 4-2 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. wholesale china jerseys for sale . LOUIS -- Attorneys for the St. http://www.cheapnfljerseyschinaforwholesale.com/ . Kyle Denbrook, a soccer player from Saint Marys University, took the CIS male athlete of the week honour. Stanley, a fourth-year business administration student from Charlottetown, scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Dalhousie on Friday and tallied again in a 1-0 win over Saint Marys on Sunday. cheap soccer jerseys china . -- Vincent Lecavalier got everything but the desired result in his return to Tampa Bay. cheap football jerseys . The Cincinnati Reds remain perfect with their speedy rookie outfielder in the starting lineup. DES MOINES, Iowa -- ?? Iowa States Naz Mitrou-Long broke out of a season-long slump with the best game of his career.The Cyclones needed nearly all of his 37 points to hold off and eventually overwhelm woeful Drake.Mitrou-Long shattered his career high and Iowa State held off Drake 97-80 on Saturday night, its seventh win in its last nine tries against in-state opponents.Monte Morris had 20 points for the Cyclones (7-3), who finished with a 21-4 run to put away a game that was much tighter than most expected.We worked on offense all week. But then I thought we regressed on defense. Too many easy baskets, too many paint touches. If we get them all put together, I think weve got a chance, Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said.Mitrou-Long drilled a 3 to make it 85-78 with 3:25 left, and his corner 3 two minutes later allowed the Cyclone-heavy crowd to finally exhale.Mitrou-Long, who shot just 39 percent in Iowa States first nine games, was 14 of 18 from the floor and 8 of 12 on 3s. He also had six rebounds, five assists and just one turnover.Coach (Prohm) said Youve just got to trust the process, Mitrou-Long said. Some days Im going to make shots, some days Im not. We put in enough work to where we just got to keep believing it.Billy Wampler scored 23 points for Drake (1-9), which remains winless against Division 1 opposition. But the Bulldogs were within a possession of the Cyclones for much of the second half.BIG PICTUREIowa State: Deonte Burton (13.7 points, 7.7 rebounds a game entering play) remains a vital but wildly inconsistent player. Burton missed all seven of his first-half shots, and most of them were makeable. If the Cyclones are going to compete in the Big 12, Burton -- who finished with seven points and 10 rebounds -- will have to be more reliable. Iowa State wwas lucky that Mitrou-Long was there to bail it out.ddddddddddddDrake: The Bulldogs have had such a rough season that simply putting forth a good effort in a showcase game like this was enough. Drake played like a team desperate to redeem itself after coach Ray Giacoletti resigned two weeks ago.THE KEY MOMENTDrake was still within five with 3:23 left when Mitrou-Long hit a 3. Morris followed with a pair of free throws and a 3-point play, and Mitrou-Longs final 3 finished off the Bulldogs. The Cyclones allowed just one bucket in the final 3:39.STAR POWERMitrou-Longs previous high for points in a game was 26, which he did twice. He also beat Oklahoma State twice with back-breaking 3s. But the senior who missed much of last season with hip injuries finally played a complete game -- and put a team on the verge of falling apart on his shoulders until it could figure out how to start playing like its capable of.BULLDOG DETERMINATIONIf Drake can play with the fire and determination it displayed against Iowa State in the Missouri Valley, it might keep itself out of the league basement. The Bulldogs have rallied around interim coach Jeff Rutter, who is two games into a season-long audition for a permanent position. We made a lot of really good plays and good reads. It just got away, Rutter said. For 35 minutes, we went toe-to-toe.UP NEXTIowa State hosts Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday in its final Big 12 tune up. Anything less than a blowout win likely wont be enough for a fan base that has seen the Cyclones win just two of their last five games.Drake hosts South Dakota State on Monday.---More college basketball at www.collegebasketball.ap.org ' ' '