Buster Posey’s go-ahead home run in the seventh makes a winner of Giants starter Tim Lincecum and helps end the team’s five-game losing streak with a 5-4 win in Philadelphia on Friday night. Matt Duffy and Justin Maxwell also homer for the Giants.
Pat Venditte of the A’s becomes the first full-time ambidextrous pitcher in modern baseball history, but the host Red Sox come away with a 4-2 victory.
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The River Cats score five runs in the top of the 12th inning on their way to a 7-2 victory and a four-game sweep over the Oklahoma City Dodgers. The River Cats return home Saturday to host Tacoma at Raley Field.
Golden State’s deep bench demonstrated its benefits in the Warriors’ 108-100 overtime victory Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Cavaliers. Cleveland’s bench simply doesn’t have the skill or versatility of Golden State. And with Kyrie Irving out for the rest of the series with a broken kneecap, the road ahead looks rough for the Cavs.
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