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Sports Night: Pirates edge Giants

Giants: Pittsburgh’s Cole outduels Vogelsong

The Giants and Pirates each get just six hits, but visiting Pittsburgh is a bit more efficient in a 4-3 win. Gerrit Cole strikes out a season-best nine to win his third straight start, while Ryan Vogelsong takes the loss.

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River Cats: Sacramento falls to Colorado Springs

Despite outhitting Colorado Springs, the River Cats lose 5-3 to the host Sky Sox. Casey McGehee leads the Cats’ eight-hit attack by going 3 for 5, including a three-run homer. Sacramento, in its first season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Giants, begins a four-game road series Tuesday against the Dodgers’ new Pacific Coast League affiliate, Oklahoma City.

Hometown Report: Former Grant Pacer kindles NBA hopes

Charles Jackson, a former undersize Grant High School center, is the ultimate late bloomer. After playing for Tennessee Tech, Jackson hopes to continue his basketball journey in the NBA.

Leading Off: He’s King James for a reason

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is the current MVP of the NBA, but LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers is the best in basketball.

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