Madison Bumgarner pitches a five-hitter with 12 strikeouts, Brandon Belt breaks up a pitcher’s duel with two solo homers, and the Giants beat the Houston Astros 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Angel Pagan says his right knee has bothered him since last season, when he banged it against the ground sliding in the outfield. The Giants center fielder has dealt with pain in both knees during the course of this season, but over the past week, his aching right knee became too much to ignore. So Tuesday he was put on the 15-day disabled list.
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It may be a long seven-day trip for the A’s. Jose Bautista hits a solo home run, Hutchison pitches seven strong innings and the streaking Blue Jays win their ninth straight game, beating the A’s 4-2.
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Darren Ford hits a three-run homer to start the River Cats’ rally in a 9-4 victory over the host Tacoma Rainiers.
While in Las Vegas taking part in the opening session of Team USA’s minicamp, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says any perceived distance between himself and coach George Karl is nonexistent. “Me and him (Karl) are on the same page, working on our relationship, and getting better every day,” Cousins says. “That’s all that matters.”
No position group was shuffled more during the offseason than the offensive line, and coach Jim Tomsula said Tuesday the team still hasn’t settled on a starting combination. When they take the field Saturday against the Houston Texans, only one lineman – Joe Staley, at left tackle – will be in the same spot he was in a year ago.
▪ The 49ers have instituted a new communication system that will give the quarterback – it has to be Colin Kaepernick, right? – more of a voice.
The defending CIF State Division I champions graduated 21 of 22 starters, but the Bulldogs still have plenty of snarl and bite left as they come off of a 16-0 season. Check out Joe Davidson’s story for the rest of The Bee’s prep football top 20. Here’s a peek at the top five:
- 1. Folsom 16-0
- 2. Grant 14-1
- 3. Del Oro 6-6
- 4. Elk Grove 10-3
- 5. Rocklin 9-3
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