M's bullpen destructs: Mariner relievers had thrown 16.2 scoreless IP, but they more than made up for lost time in the 8th inning of yesterday's game, turning a 3-2 lead into an 8-3 laugher. Chris Ray
was the primary villain, but Josh Lueke
added his own flames to the conflagration. Justin Smoak
homered, which is encouraging. Mariners 4-8, 4th place, 5 GB. Next game tonight @ Kansas City.
Another Pac-12 elite declares for draft: Arizona star Derrick Williams is headed to the NBA draft
, where he may be the first pick. UCLA lost underclassmen Malcolm Lee (a junior) and Tyler Honeycutt (a sophomore), USC lost junior Nicola Vucevic. Add in Isaiah Thomas and that's half the All-Pac-10 first team
headed to the NBA. Still undecided: Wazzu's Klay Thompson and DeAngelo Casto, and Colorado sophomore Alex Burks. So Thomas is a big loss, but the rest of the league is weaker as well.
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