RIO DE JANEIRO -- With one big block, Dario Saric gave a glimpse of what the 76ers cant wait to see in Philadelphia.And he showed why Croatia believes in its chances to reach the quarterfinals in these Olympics.Saric swatted away Pau Gasols shot just before the buzzer, preserving Croatias 72-70 upset of Spain on Sunday night in a mens basketball game.The former lottery pick had a rough offensive game and banged his leg on a pick in the final minute, but kept fighting through his struggles to make the biggest play of the Olympics thus far.This last play from Saric, thats a picture of our team, Croatia captain Roko Ukic said.The 76ers sure loved it, tweeting a picture of the final play on their official Twitter account. Theyve been waiting to get the No. 12 pick in the 2014 draft on their team ever since acquiring his draft rights from Orlando, but Saric had continued playing professionally in Turkey until signing a contract with the 76ers last month.That has brought even more attention to the 22-year-old forward.Hes like the next big thing in Croatia. Thats not easy, Ukic said.Its not easy to play the game, first time in the Olympic games, and things didnt go well him offensively. But, like, effort he made, and saved the day with his last block, that shows character.Saric finished with just five points on 1-for-7 shooting, and limped to the sideline with 12.8 seconds left after he banged his leg on a pick that freed up Nikola Mirotic for a 3-pointer that cut it to 71-70. But Saric came back onto the court after the timeout and made one free throw after his fouled, then shook off whatever pain was left in the leg to turn away Gasols shot.Anybody can make that block and it was, I dont know, my situation and I did it, said Saric, who the Sixers list as 6-foot-10.The 76ers have endured three straight miserable seasons while they broke down their roster and angled for the draft lottery. They hope it will start paying off with the young players that has given them, such as No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, the former No. 3 selection who hasnt played yet because of injuries.Saric looks like he would fit in nicely with them.Today he didnt make some shots but he played a great game, said Mirotic, who plays for the Chicago Bulls. I think that right now hes an NBA player, its good for him. Im sure that hes going to do great there.Croatia didnt even earn a place in the Olympics until last month, knocking off Greece and then outlasting host Italy in overtime to win a qualifying tournament. Saric was the tournament MVP after averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds.He couldnt deliver that kind of scoring Sunday, but finished with seven rebounds and five assists to go with his block.And theres more to Saric than his stats.He has no fear of anything, Croatia coach Aleksandar Petrovic said.---Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Briancmahoney Jordan 5 Cheap For Sale . Once again Jordan Cieciwa (@FitCityJordan) and I (@LynchOnSports) go head to head in our picks. Last weekend at UFC Fight Night 32 my #TeamLynch got the best of #TeamJC by a score of 9-6. Let us know which side youre on for UFC 167 use the hashtag #TeamLynch or #TeamJC on Twitter. 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Michael Saunders homered twice and drove in five runs, Erasmo Ramirez retired 18 of the first 20 batters he faced and the Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 Saturday night to end a four-game losing streak. Saunders hit a three-run drive in the fifth and added a clinching two-run shot in the ninth. It was his fifth career two-homer game, the second this season. Justin Smoak homered and went 3 for 3 with two walks for the Mariners, who had lost 10 of their previous 12 games against Baltimore. Brad Miller had three hits and Kendrys Morales singled twice in his fifth straight multihit game. Seattle scored 24 runs in its previous four games -- all of them defeats, including 11-8 to Baltimore on Friday night. "Weve been swinging the bat really well lately," Saunders said. "We lost a couple heartbreakers, played well in Boston although we got swept. We were able to put up some runs tonight, Erasmo did a great job on the mound and went deep in the ballgame, which is huge for us because weve been using our bullpen quite a bit the last handful of games." Ramirez (3-0) gave up four runs and four hits in six-plus innings to win his third straight start. The right-hander struck out six and walked none. "Everybody (contributed) something in the game and maybe that was the reason we won today," Ramirez said. Solo home runs by Matt Wieters and Manny Machado were the only flaws in his performance through the sixth. He was lifted after giving up two hits to open the seventh. Both runners ultimately scored to cut the Mariners lead to 6-4. Danny Farquhar got four outs for his first major league save. Seattle got 15 hits and drew seven walks. If not for a 5-for-18 performance with runners in scoring position, the Mariners would have easily scored in double digits and wouldnt have needed Saunders second homer to breath easily. "Were always looking to extend the lead, obviously," Saunders said. "To get a couple more cushion runs in the ninth there Im sure took some pressure off Farquhar." Making his sixth start with Baltimore since being traded from the Cubs, Scott Feldman (2-3) allowed five runs, seven hits and four walks in 4 2-3 innings. That was the beginning of a horrid night for Baltimore pitching. "We were fortunate, they could have scored a lot more runs," manager Buck Shhowalter said.dddddddddddd Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy missed his first game of the year after Showalter opted to give him a day off. Hardy and Machado had started 150 consecutive games together on the left side of the infield, the fourth-longest streak since 1946, according to STATS. Seattle took control with a four-run fifth that made it 6-2. With two outs and a runner on second, Michael Morse hit a broken-bat RBI single. Smoak followed with a single to chase Feldman, and Saunders greeted T.J. McFarland with his ninth home run, the second in two nights. Showalter was ejected by home plate umpire Larry Vanover in the seventh for arguing a called strike on Nick Markakis. After the ejection, Markakis singled and went to third on a double by Adam Jones before Charlie Furbush gave up a sacrifice fly to Chris Davis and an RBI single to Wieters. Saunders second homer of the game short-circuited the comeback bid. Feldman got off a shaky start, allowing a leadoff single and a walk before striking out Raul Ibanez with two outs and runners at second and third. In the second, Smoak drove a hanging curveball over the right-field wall. Wieters answered in the bottom half, ending an 0-for-25 drought with his 15th home run. Ibanez stranded two more runners in the third, but Seattle went up 2-1 in the fourth. With the bases loaded and one out, Miller hit an opposite-field bloop to left that dropped in front of Nate McLouth. All three runners went halfway down the basepaths, uncertain if the ball would be caught, and Smoak was thrown out on a rare 7-5 force that produced a run. Machado tied it in the Orioles half with his 10th home run. NOTES: Machado hit his major league-leading 40th double, his first in 23 games since July 6, in the eighth. ... Orioles RHP Jason Hammel, whos on the DL with a right flexor mass strain, had an MRI that revealed inflammation of the ulnar nerve. "It came back as about as good as it could have been," he said. ... Orioles 2B Brian Roberts became a father Saturday. The couple named the boy Jax, and Showalter says Roberts could return from paternity leave on Sunday. ... Former Orioles pitcher Joe Saunders will start the series finale Sunday for the Mariners. Baltimore will counter with LHP Wei-Yin Chen. ... Seattles Nick Franklin went 0 for 4 and is hitless in his last 21 at-bats. ... Kyle Seager walked twice, but his 10-game hitting streak against the Orioles ended. ... After the game, the Orioles optioned RHP Steve Johnson to Triple-A. ' ' '