Two new patients checked in over the weekend at the Raley Field Recuperation Ward, an adjunct of the San Francisco Giants’ medical care system. Hunter Pence likely needs more time to recover, while Ehire Adrianza looks healthy enough to play in the majors now.
Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins is a two-time All-Star but the lone Team USA member without playoff experience. So the Olympics will serve as his showcase not only before NBA fans but a worldwide audience that might not know him well.
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Jesse Hahn was recalled from Triple-A Nashville to make his first start for the A’s since June 8. He held the Tampa Bay Rays to four hits in 7 2/3 innings, equaling the second-longest outing of his career as Oakland won 3-2 to capture its third consecutive series following the All-Star break.
The Giants headed into the All-Star break a major league-best 57-33. They started the second half by skidding on a 1-7 trip to San Diego, Boston and New York that culminated with a 5-2 loss Sunday to the Yankees.
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago, ended up in the same place Sunday – with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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