Jake Peavy homered for his first long ball in more than nine years, leading the Giants past the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 on Wednesday night. Peavy struck out eight in six-plus innings on the mound and connected for his third career home run in the fourth.
A’s starter Cody Martin, called up to replace injured Jesse Chavez, gives up six runs and six hits in three-plus innings of a 9-4 loss to the White Sox.
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In one game, Garrett Celek surpassed his reception total from the previous season, in which he had two. Celek had three catches for 40 yards during the 49ers’ 20-3 victory over the visiting Minnesota Vikings. The game not only underscores the difference in Celek’s seasons but also how the 49ers are using tight ends this year.
Following some initial concern after Derek Carr was knocked out of the Raiders’ season opener with a hand injury, Oakland expects to have its starting quarterback on the field Sunday against Baltimore.
Elk Grove’s Ryan Robards rushed for 277 yards and three touchdowns, caught a touchdown pass, had an interception, forced a fumble and kicked two field goals, including a school-record 51-yarder, in Friday’s 41-14 win over Lincoln of Stockton. He also sports a 3.8 GPA. As one of his Advanced Placement teachers says, “What can’t this kid do?”
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