The A’s lose to the Rockies 2-1 without ace Sonny Gray, scratched from his scheduled start before the game because of illness.
Oakland’s first-round draft pick Richie Martin, a shortstop from the University of Florida, agrees to terms, is introduced around, puts on a uniform and takes batting practice.
Dee Gordon’s inside-the-park home run trumps Buster Posey’s out-of-the-park homer as the Giants lose 5-3 to the Marlins in Miami. The loss leaves the Giants with a 12-14 record in June. Manager Bruce Bochy says it could be worse for the injury-plagued World Series champions. “I’m not happy with it, but we’re trying to hold ground here,” Bochy says. “We’re not playing with a full deck right now. To almost have a .500 month, that’s not bad.”
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Nik Turley and Cody Hall combine on a five-hitter as the River Cats defeat the Salt Lake Bees 4-0 at Raley Field. Turley picks up the win, allowing three hits and striking out eight in six innings.
Jason Thompson has been around for multiple relocation rumors, played for seven coaches and has seen his name attached to trades on a seemingly daily basis. So he’s unfazed by the report, which has been denied by Kings principal owner Vivek Ranadive, that the Kings are interested in Kentucky coach John Calipari.
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