NON ALL-STAR JOSH DONALDSON IS MOBBED AFTER HIS WALK-OFF HIT VERSUS BOSTON
(AP) — Josh Donaldson blooped an RBI single with two outs in the 11th inning and the Oakland Athletics beat Boston 3-2 Sunday despite a stellar start by Red Sox rookie Brandon Workman.
Workman took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning of his first major league start. Coco Crisp broke it up with a leadoff infield single.
Workman had pitched only once in the majors, getting roughed up over two innings in relief at Seattle. He became the third rookie in four days to pitch no-hit ball into the sixth inning of his first big league start — Houston's Jarred Cosart and Cleveland's Danny Salazar did it in their major league debuts.
Donaldson hit a tying, two-run homer off Workman in the seventh, then singled with two outs in the 11th. Matt Thornton (0-4) lost in his Boston debut.
GIANTS DROP SERIES FINALE AGAINST SAN DIEGO; STILL WIN SERIES
(AP) — Carlos Quentin hit one of San Diego's four home runs and drove in three runs as the Padres routed Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants 10-1 on Sunday, a day after being no-hit by Tim Lincecum.
Nick Hundley had a homer among his three hits and Chris Denorfia and Will Venable also went deep as the Padres avoided a four-game sweep by the defending World Series champions heading into the All-Star break.
The Padres had been outscored 23-3 in the first three games of the series, including a 9-0 loss Saturday night when Lincecum threw his first career no-hitter. San Diego won for just the fourth time in 20 games.
Zito (4-7), who went to high school in San Diego, had another road misadventure.
HOME RUN DERBY AT CITI FIELD IN NEW YORK IS TONIGHT
Home run derby is tonight at the festivities surrounding Major League Baseball's Mid-Summer Classic commence. Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees and David Wright of the New York Mets are the home run derby captains. Wright has chosen Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals, Michael Cuddyer of the Colorado Rockies, Pedro Alvarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cano has chosen Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles, Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers, and Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics.
The derby is tonight with the All-Star Game tomorrow.
WONDO SHINES AGAIN AS USA TOPS CUBA 4-1
Chris Wondlowski was back at it as he scored two goals in the second half as the United States knocked off Cuba in CONCAF play 4-1. The two goals give the Chico State product five goals in two matches as the former Wildcat makes his case for being part of the World Cup team next year.