Giants starter Tim Lincecum relied on his fastball a bit more than usual, and the results were more than satisfactory: He threw eight scoreless innings – his longest outing since last July 1 – and San Francisco capped a three-game sweep of the Angels with a 5-0 win at AT&T Park.
While Tim Lincecum was dealing in San Francisco, A’s starter Sonny Gray was dealing – in his own way – in Texas as Oakland topped the Rangers 7-1. Gray struck out 10 in 6 2/3 innings and allowed two hits as he ran his record to 4-0, despite walking seven.
The River Cats received some solid pitching from starter Ty Blach and reliever Steven Okert to defeat the El Paso Chihuahuas 4-1 to cap an eight-game homestand. The River Cats begin a four-game series in Reno today.
Bee columnist Andy Furillo tells the story of former major-league slugger Greg Vaughn and his connection to Bradshaw Christian High School’s baseball program. The connection? Vaughn gave the lion’s share of the money it took to build the Pride’s baseball field, which bears his name.
Golden State guard Stephen Curry reportedly will be named the MVP of the NBA before the Warriors attempt to go up 2-0 on the visiting Memphis Grizzlies in their Western Conference semifinal series. This award may be news to anyone who hibernated through the NBA’s regular season.
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