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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, right, pats catcher Chadwick Tromp, center, on the chest before being taken out of a baseball game by manager Gabe Kapler during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Slater homers twice as Giants down Kershaw, Dodgers 5-4

Aug. 9, 2020 1:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Austin Slater and the San Francisco Giants were able to do something they haven't done often, which is turn the tables on Clayton Kershaw. Slater became one of a select few to homer twice in a game off the Los Angeles Dodgers' left-hander as San Francisco held on for a 5-4 win Saturday...

Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo follows through on a two-run home run that came off a pitch from Los Angeles Angels starter Patrick Sandoval in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The Rangers' Todd Frazier scored on the hit. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Gallo homers and Rangers use 6 pitchers to beat Angels 2-0

Aug. 8, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo hit a two-run homer after missing a game with a sore right wrist, six Texas pitchers combined on a four-hitter and the Rangers have consecutive wins for the first time this season after beating the Los Angeles Angels 2-0 on Saturday night. Gallo texted manager Chris...

Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13), left, and Portland Trail Blazers forward Wenyen Gabriel (35) battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

McGruder's late 3 helps Clippers edge Trail Blazers 122-117

Aug. 8, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Clippers coach Doc Rivers rested Kawhi Leonard and sat Paul George for the final five minutes following Los Angeles' plan to restrict playing time. They still pulled out a very big win over the Portland Trail Blazers when All-Star Damian Lillard missed a couple free throws...

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, left, walks off the field after being taken out of the game during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Giants place Samardjiza on IL due to shoulder impingement

Aug. 8, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Samardjiza has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the San Francisco Giants due to right shoulder impingement. Manager Gabe Kapler said before Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers that the right-hander told trainers and the coaching staff that he felt like wasn't...

San Francisco Giants left fielder Darin Ruf can't reach a ball hit for a two-run home run by Los Angeles Dodgers' Will Smith during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Homer happy: Dodgers pummel Samardzija, Giants 7-2

Aug. 8, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts homered for the first time at Dodger Stadium, and Max Muncy, Will Smith and Edwin Ríos went deep to help Los Angeles defeat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Friday night. The Dodgers have won three in a row and eight of 10. Betts was back in the lineup for the first...

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout waves to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The shot scored David Fletcher. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Trout homers again on birthday, but Angels fall to Rangers

Aug. 8, 2020 1:48 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Trout homered again on his birthday, but Robinson Chirinos drove in two runs without a hit and the Texas Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Trout turned 29, and homered for the fifth time in the seven big...

FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Federal prosecutors say a former Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Prosecutors in Texas say Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in federal court. Kay was communications director for the Angels. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

Aug. 7, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday. Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first...

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor throws the ball downfield against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Carson, Calif. Taylor is expected to succeed Philip Rivers, who started the past 14 seasons before signing with Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

Chargers' Tyrod Taylor maintains same mentality as starter

Aug. 7, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Tyrod Taylor understands why many may compare his opportunity with the Los Angeles Chargers to the one he had in Cleveland two years ago. But the veteran quarterback sees many differences. The only thing that hasn't changed is how Taylor views his job. “I’ve been a...

FILE - Lorenzo Soria speaks at the nominations for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on Dec. 9, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and former editor of the Italian news weekly L'Espresso, died Friday, the association said. He was 68. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Lorenzo Soria, president of Golden Globes group, dies at 68

Aug. 7, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and former editor of the Italian news weekly L’Espresso, died Friday, the association said. He was 68. Soria died peacefully at his Los Angeles home, the association said in a statement, lauding his...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles while defended by Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Harden's 39 help Rockets past short-handed Lakers 113-97

Aug. 7, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — James Harden had 39 points and 12 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 113-97 victory on Thursday night over the Los Angeles Lakers, who were playing without LeBron James. The Lakers, who clinched the top seed in the Western Conference on Monday, didn’t have James...