Matt Cain pitches six innings of two-hit ball in a triumphant return to AT&T Park for his first win in nearly a year as the Giants beat the New York Mets 3-0 to end their seven-game losing streak. Hunter Pence drives in two runs after being activated from the disabled list earlier in the day and makes a sparkling defensive play in the sixth inning.
Brett Lawrie hits a leadoff homer in the 10th inning against reliever Dellin Betances, sending the A’s to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees. The A’s improve to 1-6 in extra innings this year. They had been the only major-league team without a win after the ninth.
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The River Cats squander several opportunities in a 2-1 loss to the host Reno Aces in the rain-delayed first game of a doubleheader. Sacramento strands 10 runners and goes 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position in the seven-inning game.
Willie Cauley-Stein, the sixth pick in last month’s NBA draft, won’t be asked to be the Kings savior, and coach George Karl expects him to makes mistakes. But the team does want his energy, and the Kentucky standout is intent on bringing it.
Following several weeks of verbal sparring, Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor will stop talking and start fighting Saturday night. Mendes, a member of Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male who fights out of Sacramento’s Ultimate Fitness gym, is eager to take the conversation into the physical realm.
The U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club created a blueprint for bringing other big events to the area. Can that momentum be sustained?
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