Major League Baseball
Justin Upton hit a 2-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland A’s 4-3 on Sunday night.
Michael Morse got three hits and scored twice as the Giants won consecutive home games for the first time in over two months, beating the Phillies 5-2 on Sunday.
A three judge panel was set to hear arguments in the case Tuesday. At issue is whether the A’s should be allowed to relocate to a new ballpark in downtown San Jose despite opposition from league officials because the San Francisco Giants hold a territorial claim on Santa Clara County. League commissioner Bud Selig, who assigned a special committee to study the issue in March of 2009, has yet to issue a decision.
Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez each homered and Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning as the Royals beat the Giants 7-4 Sunday.
Madison Bumgarner pitched a two-hitter and Hunter Pence homered twice to lead the Giants to a 9-0 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Raul Ibanez homered to break his own franchise record for oldest Royals player to clear the fences, and Kansas City beat the A’s 1-0 on Friday night.
Chris Carter, Jason Castro, Marc Krauss and Matt Dominguez each hit a home run as the Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 7-3 win over the A’s on Monday night.
The Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers.
Yasiel Puig tied a franchise record with 3 triples and added a double and two RBIs as the Dodgers moved within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco by beating the Giants 8-1 Friday night.
Jerome Williams pitched 6 solid innings in an unlikely start and Feliz got his first save in three seasons for the Rangers in a 4-1 victory over AL West-leading Oakland on Friday night.