NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez set a major league record with his 24th career grand slam, passing Lou Gehrig with a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning that sent the New York Yankees to a 5-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants last night. It helped the Yankees win for the second time in seven games as they cling to faint playoff hopes.
UNDATED (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Donaldson homered, Alberto Callaspo had two hits and drove in two runs, and Bartolo Colon pitched six shutout innings as the Oakland Athletics trimmed their magic number to two with an 11-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins last night. Elsewhere, the Padres blanked the Dodgers 2-0; and the Angels beat the Mariners 3-2.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ben Lovejoy scored 2:48 into overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks last night. Lovejoy fired a shot between goalie Antti Niemi's legs as the Ducks earned their third preseason win. Corey Perry netted his first goal of the preseason in the second. Viktor Fasth made 24 saves, and Niemi stopped 28 shots.
DENVER (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly scored two goals, including a short-handed tally 45 seconds into overtime, and the Avalanche earned a 4-3 NHL preseason victory over the Los Angeles Kings last night for Patrick Roy's first win as Colorado's coach. The Avalanche rallied after Dwight King's power-play goal at 38 seconds of the third period made it 3-1.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr threw for 460 yards and four touchdowns and led the game-winning drive that helped Fresno State avoid a fourth-quarter collapse and snap a seven-game losing streak to Boise State with a 41-40 win last night. Josh Quezada capped a 13-play, 87-yard drive with a 1-yard run with 2:14 left that put the Bulldogs ahead after blowing a 15-point lead.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA stayed alive in the America's Cup for the second straight day, pulling away from Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand to win the re-sail of Race 13 by 1 minute, 24 seconds. Oracle's win yesterday came an hour after the lightest wind of the regatta thwarted the Kiwis' chances to win the trophy.