Gorkys Hernandez, Brandon Belt and Hunter Pence each drive in runs in the top of the 11th inning, then Mark Melancon allows two hits before the Giants slam the door on the Dodgers, winning 4-1 in Los Angeles. The Giants take two of three from their rivals.
Kennys Vargas ties his career high for Minnesota with five RBIs, including a three-run homer off A’s starter Kendall Graveman, in the Twins’ 7-4 home victory Wednesday.
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The versatile forward is a leading contender for Defensive Player of the Year and the driving force inside the locker room. His plan is to play on the edge, yet avoid the danger zone as Golden State continues its quest for an NBA title.
Reserves Andre Iguodala, Ian Clark and David West have joined starters Draymond Green and Klay Thompson to play a big role in the playoffs. That group was big in helping the Warriors pull away from the Utah Jazz in Tuesday’s Game 1 victory.
The Kings made Isaiah Thomas the NBA’s version of Mr. Irrelevant in 2011. Now a two-time All-Star with the Boston Celtics, Thomas is among the league’s elite. Here’s a look at how the 59 players selected before him are doing.
Kawhi Leonard has 34 points, eight assists and seven rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs rebound from a lopsided loss to wallop the Houston Rockets 121-96 on Wednesday night, but they suffer a huge loss while winning Game 2 to even the series. Tony Parker hurts his knee, an injury coach Gregg Popovich calls “not good.”
LeBron James scores 39 points, hops Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the career playoff scoring list and pushes the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 125-103 blowout over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series Wednesday. Cleveland leads 2-0. Game 3 is on Friday in Toronto.
Removing some of the luster from the 49ers’ widely celebrated draft, ESPN on Wednesday reported that other teams passed on linebacker Reuben Foster in the first round because they didn’t think his surgically repaired shoulder would hold up.
Squaw Valley announced Wednesday that for the first time, the resort will stay open through the summer for skiing and snowboarding as long as the snow lasts.
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