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Pro sports briefs: San Jose moves on with sweep

SAN JOSE (AP) — Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal 13:18 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks completed their first playoff sweep in franchise history, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 Tuesday night.

Joe Pavelski scored his second power-play goal of the game to tie it with 4:27 left in regulation. Brent Burns also scored for the Sharks, who will now get a break before beginning the second round of the playoffs next week.

River Cats hit for power in loss

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Josh Horton and Jemile Weeks hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning, but the River Cats lost to the Memphis Redbirds in Tuesday’s series opener at AutoZone Park, 3-2.

On a long travel day that started in Sacramento before 4 a.m., the Cats nearly were able to steal a victory from Memphis. Trailing 1-0 in the third, Horton and Weeks hit back-to-back solo homers—the third pair of back-to-back home runs for the Cats this season—to give Sacramento an early 2-1 lead. But the Redbirds would fight back, scoring single runs in the fifth and sixth frames to take the lead for good.

Unearned run sends Indians past A’s

CLEVELAND (AP) — Zach McAllister and two relievers combined to shut out Oakland, 1-0, and Cleveland scored an unearned run in the fifth inning for their eighth win in nine games.

A’s starter Tommy Milone (3-4), who lost a career-worst fourth straight start, was done in by shoddy defense and no run support.

Phillies win second straight in S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chase Utley and Ryan Howard homered to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants, 6-2, on Tuesday night.

One night after getting handcuffed by Cliff Lee and the Phillies’ bullpen, the Giants couldn’t get much going against Kyle Kendrick and two relievers.

Wire and staff reports

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