Stanton's slam sends Marlins past Mariners 8-4
MIAMI (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam with none out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins took advantage of an overturned call on a replay review to beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 Friday night.
Reed Johnson was called out on a force play following a bunt, but the umpires reviewed the ruling and determined third baseman Kyle Seager had juggled the ball. The Mariners then deployed five infielders, and Stanton cleared them all with a towering homer to the left of the home-run sculpture.
Stanton had five RBIs to increase his total to 26, most in the majors.
The Mariners lost their fourth game in a row, while the Marlins won for only the second time in the past 11 games.
Brandon Maurer to start Sunday for Mariners
MIAMI (AP) - Right-hander Brandon Maurer will be recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to start for the injury-plagued Seattle Mariners on Sunday at Miami.
Maurer began last season in the Mariners' rotation and went 5-8 with a 6.30 ERA in 22 games. He'll replace Blake Beavan, who went on disabled list this week with a sore right shoulder. Beavan had been filling in for James Paxton, who is also on the DL.
All-Star right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, who has been sidelined since the start of the season with a finger injury, threw 35 pitches in a simulated game Friday and said he felt no pain. He's expected to begin a rehabilitation assignment Tuesday with Tacoma.
Gonzaga signs son of Arvydas Sabonis
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Gonzaga has signed 6-foot-10 forward Domantas Sabonis, the 17-year-old son of former NBA center Arvydas Sabonis.
The Bulldogs on Thursday announced Sabonis has signed a letter of intent. He joins an incoming class that includes guards Josh Perkins, Silas Melson and Bryan Alberts.
Coach Mark Few says Sabonis is a skilled basketball player who should have an immediate effect on the program.
Sabonis was born in Portland when his father played for the Trail Blazers.
Pujols hits 497th homer, Angels beat Tigers 11-6
DETROIT (AP) - Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
The Angels chased Detroit starter Drew Smyly after three innings and then added seven runs off reliever Luke Putkonen. Los Angeles finished with 13 hits, 10 for extra bases.
Kendrick hit two-run homers in the third and fourth, and Pujols lined a three-run shot to left field in the sixth to give the Angels an 11-1 lead.
Jered Weaver allowed a run and three hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out three.
The Angels have won 10 straight against the Tigers, the longest active streak in the majors by one team over another.
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