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Oakland rips Rockies, 7-1

OAKLAND — Josh Reddick and Ike Davis hit two-run homers in the first inning to back seven scoreless innings from Kendall Graveman, and the Oakland Athletics snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Colorado Rockies, 7-1, on Monday. Billy Butler also homered off David Hale (2-3) and scored three runs as power-starved Oakland matched […]

Youth roundup: DART swimmers join Olympians at pro series event

Five speedy DART swimmers joined some of the best athletes in the world at the Arena Pro Swim Series, contested last weekend at the George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara. Competing with the likes of Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, Natalie Coughlin and Nathan Adrian were locals Chenoa Devine, Emma Barksdale, Tara Halsted, Matt […]

Padres slip past Giants in 11 innings

SAN FRANCISCO — Alexi Amarista singled in the go-ahead run and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants, 3-2, in 11 innings Tuesday night. Brandon Maurer (5-0) pitched two scoreless innings to earn the victory while Craig Kimbrel earned his 18th save. Derek Norris doubled against Hunter Strickland (0-1) with one out in […]

Oakland out-slugs Rangers in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas — Oakland Athletics starter Jesse Chavez has already been a hard-luck loser a couple of times this season. Manager Bob Melvin and the right-hander’s teammates feel it was only appropriate for Chavez to get a victory on a night not pitching his best. Chavez allowed five runs and eight hits over five innings, […]

U.S. beats Colombia

EDMONTON, Alberta — Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the Women’s World Cup and the United States advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Monday night. Abby Wambach’s penalty kick early in the second half went wide after Colombia goalkeeper Catalina Perez — a backup herself — was ejected for […]

Chavez, Oakland bats beat Padres

OAKLAND — Jesse Chavez had already reached double digits in strikeouts for the first time in his career and was prepping to go out for the eighth inning when Athletics manager Bob Melvin decided to go to the bullpen. With Oakland’s offense in the midst of a four-run seventh, Melvin didn’t want to trot his […]

Sports briefs: Prince saves Post 77’s bacon

Opening up the Chico Father’s Day American Legion baseball tournament on Wednesday against Oroville, Yolo Post 77 had to use four pitchers to get through seven innings. But since the fourth local hurler — Davis High’s Kris Prince — held Oroville scoreless through 2 1/3 innings, Post 77 was able to hold on for a 3-2 […]

Sports briefs: DHS summer baseballers drop a game

Taking on the Easton Cats at Sacramento City College, the Davis High summer baseball team’s bats went cold in a 10-2 loss. The Blue Devils fell to 4-5-1 on the season, despite a pair of hits from Solomon Biers-Ariel and a 1-for-3 performance from Mason Shorts. DHS now heads to Woodland for the Dustin Pedroia […]

Oakland slams San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Jesse Hahn pitched well into the seventh inning against his former team and Stephen Vogt hit a grand slam as the Oakland Athletics beat the San Diego Padres, 9-1, on Monday night. Hours after San Diego fired long-time manager Bud Black, Hahn (4-5) shut down the team that traded him in the […]

UCD roundup: Aggie Stadium has brand new turf

Installation of a new artificial turf playing surface at Aggie Stadium is nearing completion, providing the home to UC Davis football and women’s lacrosse its largest renovation since opening in 2007. The project, which was scheduled over several weeks in May and June, is being funded through stadium maintenance funds provided by the Facilities And […]

Pro baseball roundup: Blackman pitches well in Cats loss

WEST SACRAMENTO — Clayton Blackburn was solid for the Sacramento River Cats on Tuesday night, fanning a season-high nine hitters in his third quality start of the year. A seventh-inning Cats rally tied the game at 3-3, but the Sacramento eventually fell, 6-3, to the Tacoma Rainiers at Raley Field. Blackburn started his night by retiring nine of the […]

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