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Fiery Pence leads First-Place Giants into Milwaukee


 

Hunter Pence and the first-place San Francisco Giants wrap up their road trip in Milwaukee over the next

three days. Pence's tying home run with two outs and two strikes in the top of the ninth inning on Sunday

propelled the Giants to a 10-7 victory and series win over the Chicago Cubs.

 

Pence has been the Giants most consistent hitter on the season providing that middle-of-the-order punch

the Giants expected of him when they acquired him from Philadelphia last season.  The Giants sit at 9-4

in the National League West and will battle the Brewers over the next three days. You can hear all three

match-ups on 101.7 FM and AM 1340 Fox Sports Chico. Today's game comes your way at 5:10pm with

Kruk and Kuip coming your way at 4:40pm

 

(AP) — Stephen (STEH'-fihn) Curry made seven 3-pointers to finish with 35 points, leading the Golden State Warriors past the severely short-handed San Antonio Spurs 116-106 on Monday night.

Curry hit 7 of 13 shots from beyond the arc to move within one of Ray Allen's single-season record of 269 3-pointers set in 2005-06 with Seattle. Curry added eight rebounds and five assists to help the Warriors pull away late and move a game ahead of Houston for the Western Conference's sixth seed.

Gary Neal had 25 points and five assists and Patty Mills scored 23 points for the Spurs, who rested their key starters a night after losing 91-86 at the Los Angeles Lakers.

San Antonio still had the Warriors on the brink until Curry took control.

 

(AP) — Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook had 21 before getting ejected in the final 3 minutes and the Oklahoma City Thunder clinched the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs by beating the Sacramento Kings 104-95 on Monday night.

Tyreke (ty-REEK') Evans, the Kings' second-leading scorer, did not return after grabbing at his troublesome left knee following a drive to the basket late in the first quarter.

Durant hit a 3-pointer and Westbrook set up Serge Ibaka for a two-handed slam during a string of 11 straight Thunder points midway through the third quarter that stretched the lead to 75-51.

Sacramento was able to cut the deficit to 11 early in the fourth quarter and force coach Scott Brooks to put Durant and Westbrook back in and close out the game.

 

(AP) — Jed Lowrie drove in four runs, Tommy Milone won his third straight start and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 11-2 on Monday night.

Nate Freiman added a three-run homer and Brandon Moss had three RBIs for the A's. Oakland also benefited from eight walks — four in the first inning by Houston starter Erik Bedard.

Carlos Pena had two hits for the Astros, who have lost three straight following a three-game winning streak.

Milone (3-0) had a season-high six strikeouts and didn't walk a batter for the eighth time in his career.

The left-hander, who won an Oakland rookie record 13 games in 2012, pitched out of jams in the fourth and sixth before leaving following Jose Altuve's one-out RBI single in the seventh.

 



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