Thursday, September 18, 2014

Baseball roundup: River Cats clobber Grizzlies in Fresno

FRESNO — The Sacramento River Cats scored in six different innings on Thursday and powered past the homestanding Fresno Grizzlies, 12-3 at Chukchansi Park. The Cats took a 9-2 lead after four innings and never looked back to improve to 35-21 on the season. Sacramento blasted three home runs in the win, one each from […]

Kings defense fails in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Sacramento traded baskets with the Atlanta Hawks for much of the night. When the fourth quarter rolled around, Kyle Korver and Co. put the Kings away. Korver made seven consecutive 3-point attempts on his way to a season-high 28 points, leading the Hawks to a 124-107 victory on Wednesday. “Those are dangerous games,” […]

Aggies in 17th with Chen still setting the pace

ATHENS, Ga. — UC Davis freshman Betty Chen was in a tie for 28th at the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Finals at the University of Georgia, while the 17th-ranked Aggies were in a tie for 17th when play was suspended because of darkness near the end of the second round on Wednesday. UCD was […]

Sports briefs: Raber ends his UCD career on a good note

PULLMAN — UC Davis men’s golf standout Tyler Raber, a Davis High graduate, completed his outstanding college career on Saturday with highest postseason finish ever, tying for 23rd at the NCAA Division I Pullman Regional. Raber, who was in strong contention after three rounds to advance to the NCAA Finals, shot a final-round 4-over 76 […]

Wire sports briefs: Kings lose, but announce arena deal

DENVER (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points to lead a balanced attack and the Denver Nuggets extended their winning streak to 15 games with a 101-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. It took until the final minutes to hold off the Kings, who got 24 points and 15 rebounds from DeMarcus […]

UCD roundup: Season high in goals lifts Aggie women

RIVERSIDE — Sophomore Lexi Popoff put the UC Davis women’s soccer team on the scoreboard just 12 minutes into the game, igniting an Aggie scoring outburst that resulted in a 4-0 victory over Lamar at the UC Riverside Tournament on Friday afternoon. UCD (5-3-1) also got goals from Haley Hughes, Taylor Duffner and Sienna Drizin, […]

UCD roundup: Aggie men win two of their first three water polo matches

REDLANDS — Senior utility Matt Vowell had a hat trick in each game as the 12th-ranked UC Davis men’s water polo team swept the first day of action at the Inland Empire Classic. The Aggies opened with a 16-10 win over Whittier in their morning match, then claimed a 14-8 victory over tournament co-host Redlands […]

Sports briefs: Sheldon’s score gives Aggie men a season-opening win

Alex Aguiar connected with Matt Sheldon to score in the 85th minute, breaking a scoreless draw, and Omar Zeenni made two key second-half saves to preserve the UC Davis men’s soccer team’s 1-0 season-opening victory over UNLV on Friday at Aggie Soccer Field. “UNLV was a very good opponent, so for us to open the […]

Sports briefs: Huge win for Post 77

The Yolo Post 77 baseball team plugged through the first 29 games of its season with up-and-down play that resulted in a 15-14 record. On Sunday, when Roseville visited Clark Field in Woodland, it was nothing but up for the local American Legion squad as it posted a 19-1 victory. When Yolo was in the […]

Cain uses arm, bat to lead Giants over D-backs 5-2

By Bob Baum PHOENIX — Matt Cain gave up three hits in six innings and singled in a pair of runs to help the San Francisco Giants end a nine-game losing streak against Arizona with a 5-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Cain (2-2) allowed a run, struck out eight, walked two and […]

McCarthy strikes out 10, leads A’s past Tigers 3-1

By Antonio Gonzalez OAKLAND — Brandon McCarthy matched a career high with 10 strikeouts after missing his last start with a sore right shoulder, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Saturday night. The A’s opening-day starter scattered four hits in seven innings to quiet fears of another serious injury setback. McCarthy […]

Aces fold against Cats pitching

A’s top prospect Jarrod Parker and four River Cats relievers combined on a two-hitter Saturday night, leading Sacramento to a 6-0 win over the Reno Aces in the series opener at Aces Ballpark. Parker struck out four in just 2 2/3 innings of work, and the Cats bullpen did the rest. Neil Wagner, Erick Threets, […]

Taylor powers River Cats

Michael Taylor’s three-run home run in the third inning propelled the Sacramento River Cats to a 10-8 victory over the Las Vegas 51s on Saturday night at Cashman Field. After being held to just three runs in Friday’s extra-inning loss, the River Cats offense woke up on Saturday, pounding out 17 hits, including seven that […]

Mariners edge A’s in Oakland

OAKLAND — Chone Figgins finished a home run short of the cycle and every Seattle Mariners batter had a hit, backing a shaky start from ace Felix Hernandez to beat the Oakland Athletics 8-7 on Saturday night. Figgins’ two-run double off Bartolo Colon (1-1) highlighted a six-run fourth-inning — helped by a center fielder Yoenis […]