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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Denard Span singled home Gorkys Hernandez with two outs in the 14th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies 4-3. The Giants went cold after Kelby Tomlinson's tying single in the eighth inning before rallying to win off Chad Qualls. The Giants raced out of the dugout and chased Span into the outfield, celebrating their second straight win over Colorado after nine consecutive losses to their NL West rival.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kenta Maeda pitched four-hit ball over seven innings in a spot start, Joc Pederson hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Angels 4-0 at Dodger Stadium. Maeda was moved to the bullpen earlier this month, but filled in Tuesday to give the rotation an extra day of rest.
HOUSTON (AP) - Ryon Healy's first career grand slam broke a tie in the sixth inning and the Oakland Athletics held on for a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros. The score was 1-1 when Matt Joyce singled to start the sixth. Jed Lowrie singled with one out before Yonder Alonso drew a walk with two outs to load the bases and chase Mike Fiers. He was replaced by James Hoyt, who was greeted with Healy's 18th homer to put the Athletics up 5-1.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Sean Newcomb struck out eight over six innings for his first major league victory, lifting the Atlanta Braves over the San Diego Padres 3-0. Atlanta has won eight of 10. Johan Camargo had a two-run double off the left field wall in the fourth to begin the scoring, and Atlanta added an unearned run in the eighth.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Miles Simon has joined the Los Angeles Lakers' staff as an assistant coach. Simon recently worked for USA Basketball, serving as head coach for the junior select national team. He also has worked as a player development coach and as the director the Nike Basketball Academy.
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) - After Emirates Team New Zealand reclaimed the America's Cup with a 7-1 victory over Oracle Team USA, it's now on the Kiwis' shoulders to help shape the future of sailing's marquee regatta. Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton promises they will "do the right thing" when coming up with rules for the next edition of the oldest competition in international sports. The 36th America's Cup will be held in Auckland, perhaps in 2021.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Doug Peterson, who helped designed two yachts that won the America's Cup, has died after a long illness. He was 71. Peterson will be inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame in Bristol, Rhode Island, in October.
NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams is showing off her pregnancy with a nude photo on the cover of the August issue of Vanity Fair. The tennis superstar is seen in profile with her right arm covering her breasts and her pregnant stomach prominently on display. The magazine unveiled the cover on Twitter.
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