Republic FC’s bid to upset a second consecutive English Premier League team goes awry in the 48th minute Saturday night when defender James Kiffe volleys a header into his own net to give Newcastle United FC a 1-0 win in an international friendly in front of an announced sellout crowd of 11,442 at Bonney Field.
Last September, right-hander Brett Bochy became the first son to pitch for his manager/father in a major-league game when he threw for Bruce Bochy’s Giants. Brett is no longer part of the Giants’ 40-man roster, but while he has no illusions of pitching for his father this season, he says he’s trying to improve while a member of the River Cats.
▪ Carlos Rivero hits a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the host Tacoma Rainiers a 6-5 victory over the River Cats.
Ken Korach, the A’s play-by-play radio voice, was back in front of a microphone Friday for the first time this season. A knee injury prevented the veteran announcer from working until after the All-Star break.
▪ Stephen Vogt hits a game-ending single in the 10th inning, and the A’s rally to beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2.
Jake Peavy gets his first win of the season, Buster Posey drives in four runs and the Giants defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 for their fifth straight victory.
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