Pro Sports

Briefs: River Cats blank Memphis, 7-0

By May 11, 2011

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Sacramento shut out Memphis, 7-0, on Wednesday night at AutoZone Park to even the four-game series at 1-1.

River Cats starter Josh Outman combined with two relievers to hold the Redbirds scoreless. The left-hander allowed only three hits and fanned six over six innings to earn his third win.

Sacramento right fielder Shane Peterson drove in two runs with a triple to center field in the second inning and Josh Horton added an RBI single in the fourth.

Rangers outburst washed away to save A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oakland Athletics starter Gio Gonzalez was glad the rain didn’t go away. It washed away the worst inning of his career.

Gonzalez gave up a grand slam to Mitch Moreland in a seven-run third inning by the Texas Rangers before heavy rains led to Wednesday’s game being postponed before it became official, thus wiping out all the stats.

Skies were already threatening and a few raindrops started to fall while the Rangers sent 13 players to the plate in the third. All the runs were charged to Gio Gonzalez, who left with two outs and the bases loaded.

The game was called after a delay of 2 hours, 14 minutes, when it was still raining with a forecast of more for at least two or three hours.

Torres gets in on the Giants’ fun

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andres Torres delivered the go-ahead RBI double, Aubrey Huff hit a tying home run and the San Francisco Giants rallied from three runs down for a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

Miguel Tejada hit a run-scoring single and then doubled with one out in the sixth to chase Diamondbacks starter Armando Galarraga (3-3), setting the stage for another Giants comeback.

He scored on Torres’ double to right-center field off reliever Juan Gutierrez to give San Francisco a season-high fifth straight win. The Giants (20-16) improved to four games over .500 for the first time this season.

Jonathan Sanchez (3-2) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. Three relievers kept the Diamondbacks scoreless before Brian Wilson pitched out of jam in the ninth for his 12th save.

Staff and wire reports

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