Major League Baseball
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.
NL hits leader Casey McGehee homered for the 2nd time this season, and the Marlins took the lead for good on a wild pitch by Tim Lincecum in the 7th inning to beat the Giants 3-2 Sunday.
Josh Donaldson hit a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 9th inning, sending the Oakland A’s to a stunning 5-4 comeback victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
For years, people have been pointing out that nobody bothers to play defense in the NBA’s All-Star Game, and a shocking number of NFL greats get “hurt” right before the Pro Bowl (where they play even less defense). But is the baseball showcase of stars all that much better? It may be harder to tell from the final score, but the