In an exceptional season so far for the Giants’ infield – with Buster Posey hitting near his 2012 MVP pace, and Joe Panik and Brandon Crawford making their first All-Star teams – the surprising breakout has been that of Matt Duffy, who in a year has gone from Double A to a central role for the defending World Series champions.
Madison Bumgarner pitches seven strong innings and hits a home run – his third of the season – as the Giants defeat the visiting A’s 2-1 on Saturday.
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The Isotopes scored eight runs in the first three innings off Sacramento starter Nik Turley (4-5), who took the loss in Saturday’s 9-6 game.
Vlade Divac, the vice president of basketball and franchise operations, has offered former Kings All-Star forward Peja Stojakovic a front-office position. “I asked him to join me, and in September, we’ll probably know,” Divac said.
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