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Misery Continues for Giants


 

RARE ERROR BY CRAWFORD DOOMS GIANTS AS LOSING WAYS CONTINUE

 

(AP) — Eric Young scored on shortstop Brandon Crawford's fielding error with two outs in the 16th inning, and the New York Mets outlasted the San Francisco Giants 4-3 in a game that ended early this morning.

Young singled with one out and stole second. After he advanced to third on Daniel Murphy's groundout, lefty Javier Lopez entered and intentionally walked David Wright.

Crawford couldn't handle pinch-hitter Anthony Recker's grounder,

 

 

allowing Young to score and handing New York its first win in a game that went at least 15 innings after losing its first three this season.

The Giants and Mets combined to go 2-for-24 with runners in scoring position. The game lasted 5 hours, 26 minutes. It was the longest game in time and innings the Giants had played this season.

 

 

BARTOLO WINS HIS 12TH AS ATHLETICS NIP BUCS

 

(AP) — Bartolo Colon allowed one run over seven innings and the Oakland Athletics won for the ninth time in their past 12 games, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Monday night.

The 40-year-old Colon (12-3) shook off a tough-luck 3-1 defeat in his previous start to win for the ninth time in his last 10 outings. He outdueled Jeff Locke, who had a personal eight-game winning streak snapped. Locke (8-2) lost for the first time since his first start of the season April 10.

Colon moved into a tie for second in the majors in victories, and has the second-most wins by a 40-year-old in A's history. He allowed seven hits and one walk with five strikeouts. Manager Bob Melvin says Colon has been a workhorse for the A's this year.....

 

 

Coco Crisp made a diving catch in left-center to preserve Oakland's lead in the seventh off a hard-hit sinking liner from Andrew McCutchen with two men on and two outs.

 

(AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Golden State Warriors and Marreese Speights have reached an agreement on a free agent contract.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because teams can't announce moves until the new league year begins Wednesday. Terms of the deal weren't immediately known.

Speights should help fill the void left by power forward Carl Landry, who agreed to a four-year, $26 million deal with the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. Speights averaged 10.2 points and 5.1 rebounds in the final 39 games with Cleveland after coming over in a trade from Memphis last season.

He will likely come off the bench for the Warriors at both power forward and center.

 

(AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says the Denver Nuggets have agreed to separate sign-and-trade deals that will land them guard Randy Foye from the Utah Jazz and send swingman Andre Iguodala to the Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors had planned to sign Iguodala to a four-year, $48 million deal as a free agent last week. Instead, the restructured deal will give Golden State more salary cap flexibility, deliver Denver a $9 million trade exception and hand Utah another draft pick.

The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday because teams are not allowed to confirm moves until the new league year begins Wednesday, says the original Warriors-Jazz deal remains intact.

The Warriors will clear more than $24 million by sending Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush to the Jazz along with the package of draft picks. Golden State is only taking back Kevin Murphy and his non-guaranteed $788,000 deal from Utah.

Yahoo Sports, which first reported the new deal, says Foye will sign a three-year contract worth $9 million.



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