Buster Posey and Andres Torres waited three hours before making their contributions to yet another walk-off win for the Giants.
Make it five such victories for the reigning World Series champions by early May.
Torres lined a game-ending single to right field with two outs in the 10th inning to score Posey with the winning run, lifting the Giants to a 4-3 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday to avoid a sweep. Read More
An apparent game-tying homer by the A’s Adam Rosales was ruled a double by umpires in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians held on to beat Oakland 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Rosales sent a drive off Indians closer Chris Perez that looked as if it cleared the left field wall. However, second base umpire Angel Hernandez called it a double, and the crew concurred after leaving the field to review the videotape.
When the umpires returned and told Rosales to stay at second, A’s manager Bob Melvin sprinted onto the field and was immediately ejected. Read More
Do you still think the Sharks are too old, too slow and too soft to be legitimate Stanley Cup contenders?
Two months ago, you wanted to blow up the band, convinced Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Dan Boyle’s best years had passed. Now, the team looks like the most balanced squad to ever throw on the teal sweaters. Read More
He may make a living behind the wheel of a sports car, but Johannes van Overbeek is not one to brood on what is left behind in his rear-view.
“You get full of self-doubt,” the 40-year-old said, recalling some of the hardships that entail a professional racing career that began 17 years ago. “But learning how to punch through that and put it to rest and do better next time is a trait that applies to anything in life when you’re down and out.” Read More
Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal 13:18 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks completed their first playoff sweep in franchise history, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 Tuesday night.
Joe Pavelski scored his second power-play goal of the game to tie it with 4:27 left in regulation. Brent Burns also scored for the Sharks, who will now get a break before beginning the second round of the playoffs next week. Read More
Cliff Lee has established quite a comfort zone in the energized confines of pitcher-friendly AT&T Park. He found the strike zone again Monday, outpitching a fellow southpaw who has been rather solid himself on this mound: Madison Bumgarner.
Lee shut down the Giants once again with eight strong innings in the ballpark where he thrives, Michael Young hit a two-run double among his three hits, and the Phillies stopped San Francisco's season-best six-game winning streak with a 6-2 victory Monday night. Read More
Athletics left-hander Tommy Milone provided a textbook example of a hard-luck loss Tuesday night.
Milone went seven strong innings and didn't allow an earned run, but took the loss as the Cleveland Indians turned two errors and a sacrifice fly into a 1-0 victory over Oakland. Read More
For the Mission High School softball team, Tuesday’s game against Lincoln in the quarterfinals of the San Francisco Section-Academic Athletic Association playoffs was its de facto championship.
The Bears certainly played like everything was on the line, rallying from five runs down on two occasions to score a wild 15-14 win at Lang Field. Mission (9-11) next faces Lowell in the semifinals on Thursday, while Balboa plays Washington in the other semifinal. Read More
Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Warriors and San Antonio Spurs had everything from drama to insanity to disaster. Once the dust settled, the question some were bandying about was whether the Warriors could bounce back after letting such a huge chance slip through their fingers.
But let’s hold off on the sky-is-falling rhetoric for just a second. Read More
Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points, 16 during a 30-2 New York onslaught in the second half, the Knicks beat the Indiana Pacers 105-79 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at 1-1.
Iman Shumpert added 15 points, including a sensational follow dunk in the first half, and Raymond Felton scored 14 as the Knicks turned a close game into a blowout over the final 15 minutes.
Game 3 is Saturday at Indianapolis. Read More