Mariners add depth in deadline deals with Giants, Dodgers
The Seattle Mariners supplemented on Tuesday ahead of the trade deadline, hoping their big splash of last week and some minor moves prove to be enough to end the longest playoff drought in baseball. The Mariners acquired two injured players from the San Francisco Giants in left-hander Matthew Boyd and catcher Curt Casali and also picked up infielder Jake Lamb from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto made a splash last week by acquiring Cincinnati Reds pitcher Luis Castillo to bolster the rotation before picking up a few, lesser-known names the Mariners hope will contribute down the stretch.news.yahoo.com
Birthday boy LeMahieu scores in 10th, Yanks beat Reds 7-6
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Murder trial witness: 'I heard 5 or 6 shots that were really loud'
SAN ANTONIO - The first state's witness in the murder trial of Miguel Martinez described Tuesday a dinner he said he would never forget. The shots Castillo heard were close, prosecutors said. Goss said Carter was addicted to heroin and Martinez was her drug dealer, with whom she had met just minutes away from the murder scene 30 minutes before Castillo heard the shots. Instead of taking her money as an investment in the deal, Martinez shot Carter to death, prosecutors said. If Martinez is convicted on a murder charge, he could face a maximum punishment of life in prison.