Stanton's 2 HRs lead Marlins past Diamondbacks 3-2
PHOENIX (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton drove in all three Miami runs with a pair of homers and the Marlins handed the Arizona Diamondbacks their fourth straight loss, 3-2 on Monday night.
Patrick Corbin, trying to become the first left-handed starter in 35 years to go 10-0, allowed two hits through eight innings but gave up a soaring, two-run homer to left by Stanton that tied the game at 2 in the sixth. Stanton's line-drive home run to right off Heath Bell (2-1) in the ninth put Miami ahead for the first time.
Paul Goldschmidt drove in both Arizona runs with a homer and a single.
Mike Dunn (2-1) threw a scoreless eighth inning to get the win.
Stanton has six home runs in 43 at-bats at Chase Field.
Arizona's Kennedy drops appeal, begins suspension
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's Ian Kennedy dropped his appeal and began serving his 10-game suspension Monday.
The team made the announcement just before the start of Monday night's game against Miami.
Kennedy got the most severe of the six suspensions stemming from the brawl between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers in Los Angeles last Tuesday. He was suspended after hitting Yasiem Puig and Zack Greinke with high inside pitches, the latter one triggering the bench-clearing melee.
Kennedy started Sunday's game in San Diego, leaving with no decision in a 4-1 Arizona loss. The right-hander, a 21-game winner two seasons ago, is 3-4 with a 5.21 ERA.
Football Writers honor Colts coach Pagano
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano has won the George Halas Award from the Professional Football Writers Association for overcoming adversity.
Early in his first season as Colts coach, Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia and took a leave of absence. The team began winning under then-offensive coordinator Bruce Arians while Pagano underwent treatment for 12 weeks. Pagano worked from his hospital bed on game plans and analyzing practices even as he was recovering from the disease.
After a Week 9 victory against Miami that he attended, Pagano gave an emotional postgame speech to the team. Indianapolis kept on winning and he returned to coach the final regular-season game, a victory over Houston that gave the Colts an 11-5 record.
The team began a CHUCKSTRONG campaign, with proceeds going toward leukemia research.
Trevor Mbakwe gets chance to work out for Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves are working out another group of draft prospects.
Their guests on Monday afternoon included a player that president of basketball operations Flip Saunders is quite familiar with: former Gophers standout Trevor Mbakwe (im-BAHK'-way).
Saunders watched Mbakwe play often last season at Williams Arena, where the team's new boss once starred himself. Mbakwe has been widely projected as a pick in the second round, where the Wolves have two selections.
Others being evaluated by team officials on Monday included Reggie Bullock of North Carolina, Tony Snell of New Mexico, Deshaun Thomas of Ohio State, Carrick Felix of Arizona State and Jason Washburn of Utah.
The NBA draft takes place on June 27.
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