(AP) — Buster Posey homered for his 1,000th hit, Hunter Pence also went deep one batter later and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 12-3 on Tuesday night.
Brandon Crawford tripled twice for San Francisco, which remained a half-game behind the Mets for the top NL wild card and one game up on the Cardinals for the second spot.
Matt Moore (12-12) matched his career high with 11 strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings, rebounding from his worst start this season.
Posey and Pence hit consecutive solo shots, the fifth time the Giants have had back-to-back homers this year. Each player drove in two runs on the night. Conor Gillaspie added a two-run homer in the eighth.
(AP) — Rookie Jefry Marte hit his first career grand slam in a seven-run fourth inning Tuesday night and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 8-1.
Right-hander Ricky Nolasco (8-14) held the A’s to one unearned run in eight innings. After going 0-4 with a 5.70 ERA in his first five starts since being acquired from the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 1, Nolasco has gone 4-2 with a 1.47 ERA in his last six starts.
The Angels had 12 hits, seven for extra bases. Right fielder Kole Calhoun had two doubles and a triple for the Angels, who have won six of their last seven games.
The A’s dropped to 67-90, giving them consecutive 90-loss seasons for only the second time in Oakland history (1977-79). The A’s have lost seven of eight.
Right-hander Daniel Mengden (2-9) continued his difficult rookie season for the A’s. He was charged with eight runs in three-plus innings. He gave up nine hits and a walk.
(AP) — San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has become a key figure in a growing protest against racial inequality, had a harsh assessment of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump a day after the first presidential debate.
“To me, it was embarrassing to watch that these are our two candidates,” Kaepernick said Tuesday. “Both are proven liars and it almost seems like they’re trying to debate who’s less racist. And at this point, talking with one of my friends, it was, you have to pick the lesser of two evils, but in the end, it’s still evil.”
Kaepernick also responded to a statement Trump made during an August radio interview in which he said Kaepernick’s anthem protest wasn’t “a good thing” and that the athlete might want to find a country that works better for him.
Kaepernick said it was “a very ignorant statement, that if you don’t agree with what’s going on here and that if you want justice and liberty and freedom for all that you should leave the country.”
By Luke Reid
It’s taken a total of five days for the Chico State men’s golf team to put to rest any talk that this might be a “down” year for the program. The Wildcats wrapped up their second
tournament of the season with a second-place showing at the Western Washington Invitational Tuesday. Saturday, they won the Saint Martin’s Invitational just down the road in Olympia.
They may have lost their head coach and four key components to last season’s run to the NCAA Championship medal/match play final, but the Wildcats have not lost their mojo.
Tuesday it was Serge Kiriluk leading the way with a 4-under par 68, including an eagle on his final hole of the day. That briefly pulled the Wildcats into a tie with the University of British Columbia. But UBC – last year’s NAIA Championship runner-up and the No. 3 team in the NAIA national rankings – responded with an eagle of its own and won by two shots at 6-under par.
Chico State, the 5th-ranked team in Division II, finished at 4-under par, four shots clear of third-place Concordia (OR). Tenth-ranked Cal State Monterey Bay finished tied for fourth with Victoria (BC) at 5-over par.
The Wildcats have now finished first or second in 14 consecutive tournaments.
Kelley Sullivan shot a 73 Tuesday and nabbed his second consecutive top-10 finish by tying for sixth among 96 individuals. It marked the sophomore’s best finish in seven career starts.
Kelley Sullivan snagged his second straight
top-10 finish Tuesday.
Cole Chavez carded a 74 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for ninth and notch his first career top-10 finish. Kirluk climbed 21 spots up the leaderboard during his round of 68 to finish in a tie for 14th. That is the sophomore’s top collegiate finish.
Colby Dean (73-71-74) tied for 23rd and TJ Kathrineberg (78-77-76) tied for 69th.
The Wildcats will be back in action this Monday and Tuesday for their lone home tournament of the season – The InterWest Insurance Wildcat Classic – at Butte Creek Country Club.
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