Kendall Graveman takes a shutout into the seventh inning Friday against the Cleveland Indians, but ends with a no-decision despite not giving up an unearned run. And afterward, Graveman was left to discuss a 2-1 loss, as the A’s offense managed one hit for the first time this season.
Giants ace Madison Bumgarner gives up two early home runs and allows six runs in seven innings Friday during a 6-3 loss to the host Texas Rangers.
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The River Cats win their third straight over Las Vegas, 5-1 at Raley Field.
Republic FC will play its first league game in three weeks Saturday night when it hosts the Western Conference co-leading Seattle Sounders 2 at Bonney Field. Sacramento is in fourth place with nine league matches left in the regular season.
Vernon Davis, the 49ers’ veteran tight end, says he’s no longer focused on his “brand” and wants to play ball. Davis, who is entering the final year of his contract, fired an adviser who was pushing him to look out for his pockets, which may have hurt his play last year following a stellar 2013 season.
Representatives from Pacific-12 Conference football teams spoke over two days in Burbank and the consensus is USC is the darling for the league title. However, it’s believed that Stanford and five others have a shot to win the championship. In short, many feel that the league has never been stronger.
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