>>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.