ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tom Murphy hit a tiebreaking homer, his sixth in the last four games, in the sixth inning to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 7-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Kyle Seager also went deep to help Seattle win for the sixth time in eight games. Tommy Milone got the victory after giving up four runs in five innings of relief. Matt Magill pitched the ninth for his second save in two tries.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Pitcher Félix Hernández will rejoin the Seattle Mariners' starting rotation this weekend. The 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner has missed three months with right shoulder stiffness. He pitched 3-plus innings Monday night for Triple-A Tacoma in his fourth rehab appearance, giving up one run on four hits and three walks while striking out five. Seattle manager Scott Servais says the righty will return to the rotation Saturday.
UNDATED (AP) - Baseball's elite outfielders get praise and sometimes swag from pitchers for making spectacular plays to rob home runs. Chris Archer set the bar for rewards by commissioning a painting of Kevin Kiermaier for a home run robbery in 2015. Mike Minor gave Texas Rangers center fielder Delino DeShields an electric scooter after a memorable robbery at Globe Life Park last season.
UNDATED (AP) - The WNBA playoff picture is slowly coming into focus. With a few weeks left in the season it seems there are three teams in contention for the coveted double-bye in the postseason. Washington, Connecticut and Las Vegas. They are separated by two games with each having seven left to play.