Morales lifts Mariners to 3-2 win over Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Kendrys Morales hit an RBI single in the 10th inning against his former team, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Charlie Furbush (1-3) faced only one batter to get the victory, striking out Josh Hamilton with runners at first and second to end the ninth. Rookie Yoervis Medina got three outs for his first major league save.
Kyle Seager sparked the winning rally with a two-out double in the 10th against Garrett Richards (2-4). Morales, who struck out his previous three times up, then lined a 3-2 pitch off the glove of shortstop Erick Aybar to give Seattle the lead.
It was only the third RBI for Morales in 30 at-bats against the Angels since he was traded to the Mariners in December for pitcher Jason Vargas.
Giants score twice in 8th to beat Padres
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Juan Perez hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat San Diego 5-4 on Tuesday night, snapping the Padres' 7-game winning streak.
Perez's clutch swing came after pinch hitter Jesus Guzman gave San Diego a 4-3 lead with a two-run homer in the top half of the inning
Buster Posey started the San Francisco comeback with a leadoff single. After Hunter Pence struck out, Brandon Belt doubled in pinch runner Andres Torres. Nick Noonan was intentionally walked and Joaquin Arias lined out to center before Perez rolled a single just past second baseman Logan Forsythe for the go-ahead score.
Belt finished with three hits to help the Giants move into a second-place tie with Colorado in the NL West.
AL West-leading A's beat Texas, Darvish 6-2
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Brandon Moss and John Jaso homered off Yu Darvish and the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics beat Texas 6-2 on Tuesday night.
Jarrod Parker (6-6) limited the Rangers to two runs and three hits over seven innings to improve to 4-0 his last five starts.
Darvish (7-3) struck out 10, increasing his majors-best total to 137, but still hasn't won in more than a month. The ace from Japan is 0-2 in his last six starts, a stretch that began with a 1-0 loss to the Athletics on May 21, five days after his last win.
Moss put the A's ahead to stay when his 13th homer led off the second. Jaso led off the next inning with his third homer and a 3-0 lead.
Dodgers-Yankees rained out, doubleheader set
NEW YORK (AP) - The game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees has been postponed by rain, delaying the renewal of their old October rivalry.
The game was called Tuesday night about 30 minutes before the scheduled first pitch. It will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader Wednesday, with start times of 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.
A star player and fan favorite when he was captain of the Yankees, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was back in the Bronx to face the team that passed him over when it hired Joe Girardi as skipper in 2007. The 2-game series marks the Dodgers' first trip to Yankee Stadium since clinching the 1981 World Series.
Hyun-Jin Ryu had been set to pitch for Los Angeles against Phil Hughes.
UCLA defeats Wolfpack 2-1 at College World Series
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nick Vander Tuig scattered four hits over seven-plus innings and UCLA produced just enough offense to defeat North Carolina State 2-1 in the College World Series on Tuesday night.
UCLA (46-17) moved within one victory of next week's best-of-3 finals. The Wolfpack (50-15) will play an elimination game against North Carolina on Thursday.
UCLA used two walks, two singles and a wild pitch to scratch out a couple runs and go up 2-1 in the fifth. Two innings before, Vander Tuig tagged out a runner at the plate to keep the Wolfpack from adding to a 1-0 lead.
Vander Tuig (13-4) retired 13 of 14 batters heading into the eighth inning. David Berg came on after Vander Tuig gave up a leadoff single to Bryan Adametz. Berg worked out of trouble in the eighth and earned his NCAA record-tying 23rd save.
NC State starter Logan Jernigan (1-1) took the loss.
Padres farmhand Tate reports to extended spring
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Padres say minor league outfielder Donavan Tate has reported to extended spring training in Arizona.
Tate, the third pick overall in the 2009 draft, did not report to regular spring training due to a personal issues.
In a statement, Tate says he feels he's put those problems behind and has "surrounded myself with positive people in my life and that I'm ready to focus on baseball to accomplish the things I'm capable of."
Tate was suspended 50 games in 2011 for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy after testing positive for synthetic cannabis, which the league terms a drug of abuse.
It was his second such positive test since receiving a $6.25 million signing bonus after being drafted.
Giants expect Sandoval to begin rehab games Friday
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is expected to begin a rehabilitation assignment in the minors on Friday.
The reigning World Series MVP has been on the disabled list since June 9 with a strained left foot. The All-Star took batting practice and fielded grounders before San Francisco's game against San Diego on Tuesday.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sandoval will likely be the designated hitter for Class A San Jose when returns.
Car won't start but Johnson still wows school kids
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - Ready to thrill a few hundred school kids, Jimmie Johnson hopped into a replica of his No. 48 car to fire up the engine.
The battery was dead.
He and some members of his group tried to bump start the car. That just led to some odd grinding noises and the car started leaking oil.
Undaunted, the NASCAR star jogged through the parking lot to the grass plot where the kids were gathered, chanting his name.
It was an appropriate entrance, considering that Johnson was at Chase Avenue Elementary in his hometown to check out a jogging track that was built with money from the Jimmie Johnson Foundation/Lowe's Toolbox for Education Champions Grant.
Kings reach new 6-year deal with Slava Voynov
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings have reached agreement on terms of a new 6-year contract with defenseman Slava Voynov.
The 23-year-old Voynov contributed six goals and 13 points during the Kings' playoff run, which ended with a loss to Chicago in the Western Conference finals. He set a Kings single-season playoff record for most goals by a defenseman (6) and most game-winning goals (4).
Voynov totaled new career highs for points (25) and assists (19) during the regular season, with 2 of his six regular-season goals serving as game-winners.
Voynov is part of a core of young Kings who are already taking on significant roles, including defensemen Drew Doughty and Jake Muzzin.
AP Source: Couture agrees to extension with Sharks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have agreed to a contract extension with star center Logan Couture to keep him off the market next summer.
A person familiar with the deal confirmed the extension Tuesday, which was first reported by Comcast SportsNet California. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract can't be signed until the free agency window opens July 5.
Couture is owed $3 million next season in the final year of a 2-year, $5.75 million contract. Couture would have been eligible to be a restricted free agent next summer.
The 24-year-old Couture has emerged as 1 of the Sharks' top players. He has led the team in goals the past two seasons and often drew the toughest defensive matchups this season.
Calif. city sues MLB over A's proposed move
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Jose city officials are filing suit against Major League Baseball, saying the organization is dragging its feet on having team owners vote on the Oakland Athletics' proposed move to a new ballpark in San Jose, 40 miles to the south.
The federal lawsuit disputes MLB's exemption from federal antitrust law and territorial rights given to the San Francisco Giants for the San Jose area. The lawsuit contends that territorial rights reduce competition and harm consumers.
MLB executive vice president Rob Manfred says they have "acted in the best interests of our fans, our communities and the league" when considering the issues related to the Athletics.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said that she's confident that the A's will remain in Oakland.
Pareja, Thomas suspended for 1 game
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Rapids coach Oscar Pareja and defender Hendry Thomas have been suspended one game by MLS for their actions against San Jose last week.
Both will serve their suspensions today when the Rapids travel to Chicago. They each drew fines from the league as well.
Pareja drew a suspension when he left his area and entered the field of play. That automatically results in a suspension according to league policy. He will not be allowed to be on the sideline or in the locker room in Chicago.
Hendry was suspended for a reckless play on Earthquakes defender Steven Beitashour in the first half.
Chivas USA youth player Chaves dies
CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Julio Chavez, a defender and captain of Chivas USA's Under-18 team, has died in an auto accident. He was 19.
Chavez was killed on Monday night in Modesto, Calif., his hometown, the team said.
He attended the team's youth academy for three years.
Chavez, a native of Modesto, graduated from Birmingham High School in 2012, earning a scholarship to attend the Cal State-LA.
Chavez is survived by his parents Francisco and Isabel Chavez, and four siblings: Francisco, Claudia, Rafael and Cecilia.
Chivas USA will honor the player's life by wearing a black armband with his name and number on it and hosting a moment of silence before the match against the LA Galaxy on Sunday.
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