Giants backup infielder Matt Duffy is taking advantage of his playing time in place of the struggling Casey McGehee. In the past two games, Duffy has four hits, a run, an RBI and no errors at third base. The Giants’ eight-game home winning streak ends with a 9-1 loss to the San Diego Padres.
The first pitch Minnesota’s Eddie Rosario sees in his major-league career comes from Oakland starter Scott Kazmir. Rosario crushes it about 400 feet into the left-field seats as the host Twins defeat the A’s 13-0.
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River Cats starter Kevin Correia can’t protect a three-run lead, and the host Reno Aces score three times in the eighth inning for a 6-3 victory that breaks Sacramento’s three-game winning streak.
Nathan Lukes arrived at Sacramento State out of Center High School as a scrawny walk-on. He’ll leave as one of the better hitters school history. He is also expected to have a shot at a major-league career.
Sacramento may have a better big-league option than the MLS in Liga MX, the premier soccer outfit in North America and among the top dozen or so in the world. If the goal is to attract the best possible players and play the best possible soccer, Liga MX may be the way to go for Sacramento and Republic FC.
The Los Angeles Clippers didn’t have All-Star point guard Chris Paul (hamstring injury). Turns out they also didn’t have much of a chance against the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of their NBA Western Conference semifinal series. James Harden scores 16 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Rockets to a 115-109 victory over the Clippers and tie the series.
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