GIANTS FALL IN RAIN-SHORTENED AFFAIR
TODD FRAZIER CONNECTS ON A THREE-RUN HOMER TO GIVE REDS 7-0 LEAD
(AP) — Todd Frazier homered and drove in four runs Monday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds out of their offensive slump to an 8-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a game shortened to six innings because of rain.
Frazier had an RBI single and a three-run homer off left-hander Mike Kickham (0-3), who has been hit hard in each of his three major league starts.
Zack Cozart added a sacrifice fly and a run-scoring double as the Reds piled up their most runs since a 12-2 win at Wrigley Field on June 11.
Bronson Arroyo (7-6) gave up a pair of hits in six innings, including Brandon Belt's homer.
Rain halted the game after the sixth. The umpires waited 1 hour, 28 minutes before calling it.
The Giants take on the Reds in Cincinnati this afternoon looking to stop their skid.
KINGS IN DANGER OF LOSING EVANS TO PELICANS
(AP) — Two people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have made an offer to Sacramento Kings restricted free agent guard Tyreke Evans.
The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday because the offer was supposed to remain private. Several media outlets reported the deal was for four years and ranging between $40 million and $48 million.
Because he's a restricted free agent, the Kings will have the opportunity to match any offers Evans signs. Contracts can't be inked until July 10, after next season's salary cap is set.
It's unclear if Sacramento would match such a lucrative offer.
(AP) — One grew up in such poverty he had days when he wondered where he would find his next meal. The other is a coach's son who attended the same high school as a player whose jersey is retired in the rafters.
Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum, while opposites in many ways, are now tied together in the same backcourt. The Sacramento Kings hope that will be the case for several years to come.
On the day NBA free agency began, Sacramento formally introduced its draft picks Monday. The team touted both as players with high character and tremendous potential who will help build the foundation of the franchise's "new era," which could become even more pressing if restricted free agent guard Tyreke Evans doesn't return.
NEW WARRIORS GUARD LOOKS TO SHINE IN SUMMER LEAGUE
(AP) — Golden State Warriors first-round pick Nmanja Nedovic has had a dozen different coaches in the last six years. He went through three coaches last season alone playing for Lietuvos rytas of the Euroleague, and he has never had much stability in his life or career moving around with his family.
Nedovic's next transition could be his toughest: making an NBA roster.
The point guard selected 30th overall said on a teleconference from Serbia on Monday that he has never been to the San Francisco Bay Area. He had never even been to the United States until last month.
The 22-year-old said he's not intimidated by new places or cultures and is ready to prove himself for the Warriors in the summer league.