The Giants strike out 15 times against Clayton Kershaw as the Los Angeles Dodgers win 2-1 for a series sweep that increases their National League West lead to 61/2 games. The second-place Giants’ fifth consecutive loss leaves them facing their largest division deficit of the season.
All-Star right-hander Sonny Gray is off form in Oakland’s 9-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. He loses his third consecutive decision and matches his career high with six earned runs allowed for the first time since a year earlier on Sept. 2, 2014, at Seattle.
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Sacramento State quarterback Daniel Kniffin admits it’s a little odd that an injury during his senior year of high school likely set in motion what will be his first collegiate start against Eastern Oregon on Saturday at Hornet Stadium. He will be a key factor as the Hornets attempt to emerge from mediocrity.
UC Davis kicks off its season Thursday night at Nevada, the first of two Football Bowl Subdivision programs the Aggies will face this season. UC Davis is coming off a 2-9 season – its worst finish since 1960 – though it returns 66 letter winners and 14 starters.
For 16 years, the area near downtown Sacramento has belonged solely to the region’s minor-league baseball team. Soon, it will be shared with one big-league professional club (the Kings), and possibly two (if the city lands a Major League Soccer squad).
Trevor Brown’s two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning gives the host River Cats a 5-4 win over Reno.
Raley Field will host a regular-season American Hockey League game between the Stockton Heat and the Bakersfield Condors on Dec. 18. The outdoor game is part of a six-week event at the park.
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