Ryan Vogelsong pitches six innings of two-hit ball and ace Madison Bumgarner keys a seventh-inning rally with his first career pinch hit, helping the Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0. Vogelsong strikes out five and walks one while throwing 101 pitches. It is his third straight start in place of Mike Leake, who was acquired at the non-waiver trade deadline, but has been sidelined by a hamstring injury.
Billy Butler hits an RBI double in the 10th inning and the A’s outlast Clayton Kershaw and hold on to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4.
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The River Cats erase a three-run deficit and win their ninth straight, 9-4 over the Round Rock Express at Raley Field.
Shayne Skov might not have been his team’s MVP in Saturday’s exhibition opener in Houston, but he definitely won the iron-man award, logging a game-high 66 snaps. That’s a monumental achievement for a linebacker who, at this point last season, still was getting up to speed after tearing multiple knee ligaments at Stanford in 2011.
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