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Sports Minute: Here is the latest California sports news from The Associated Press

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot last night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. David Freese and Brennan Boesch homered for the big league-leading Angels (94-56), who reduced their magic number to three in the AL West race with their 11th victory in 12 games.

PHOENIX (AP) - Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam and had five RBIs, Wade Miley pitched seven effective innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the San Francisco Giants to their third straight loss, 6-2 last night. Joaquin Arias had three hits and Buster Posey a run-scoring single for the Giants, who dropped four games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Andrew Cashner pitched a two-hitter for his third career shutout and the San Diego Padres scored on Cody Asche's fielding error in the second inning last night to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0. Cashner allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked one in winning for the second straight time after going winless since April 16 against Colorado.

DENVER (AP) - Pinch hitter Justin Turner ignited an eight-run sixth inning with a tiebreaking two-run double, and the surging Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 11-3 last night. Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer and Adrian Gonzalez had three RBIs. Yasiel Puig showed more signs of getting back on track with two hits.

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