Rookie right-hander Chris Heston’s first career complete game is a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts as the Giants win for the third time in four games with an 8-1 victory over the Houston Astros. Matt Duffy has three hits and drives in five runs for the Giants.
Josh Reddick has four hits with a homer and three RBIs and Stephen Vogt also homers to help the A’s snap a six-game losing streak with a 9-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. The win ends Oakland’s longest losing streak since 2012.
The River Cats let a five-run lead vanish as the host Las Vegas 51s score eight runs in the third inning and pull away for a 12-8 victory. Hunter Pence, still on injury rehab assignment from the Giants, hits a two-run homer in the ninth inning.
James Harden has 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to help the Houston Rockets bounce back from two lopsided losses to avoid elimination with a 124-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference semifinals.
In the East, LeBron James scores 38 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers take a 3-2 series lead against the Chicago Bulls with a 106-101 win.
Jaquiski Tartt won’t need Facebook to keep up with at least one of his old high school buddies. The 49ers safety hopeful, though still considered a raw prospect, has an opportunity to join Jimmie Ward in San Francisco’s defensive backfield. Both played at Davidson High School in Mobile, Ala.
Kaleemullah Kahn, one of the most renowned soccer players from Pakistan, is in Sacramento this week trying to land a contract with Republic FC. “It’s my dream to play here,” says Kahn. “I want to be a good player here, so I thank (coach Preki) for giving me the chance.”
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