Tim Hudson pitches six effective innings in his return to the rotation and hits his first homer in two seasons, lifting the Giants to a 6-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hudson, subbing for Ryan Vogelsong who pitched in relief the night before, allows a run and four hits in his first start since July 26. Gregor Blanco and Joe Panik also homer for the Giants, who win for the third time in 11 games as they try to make up ground on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West.
The day before Max Stassi (Yuba City) learned he was being called up from Triple A by the American League West-leading Houston Astros, he learned his older brother Brock was named the MVP of the Double-A Eastern League. “I couldn’t be more proud of him,” says Max, who is also excited to be part of a big league pennant chase.
Sonny Gray outpitches close friend Scott Kazmir as the A’s spoil the former Oakland lefty’s return to the Coliseum mound with a 4-0 win against the AL West-leading Houston Astros.
Coach Jim Tomsula says Kenneth Acker and Keith Reaser, both of whom missed their rookie seasons last year because of injuries, were “in the mix” for the cornerback spot opposite Tramaine Brock when the 49ers host the Vikings in their season opener on Monday.
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