Kershaw pitches 3-hitter as Dodgers beat Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Clayton Kershaw scattered three singles in his second complete game of the year and Matt Kemp hit his first home run since April 24, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.
Ryan Braun managed a pair of singles and Yuniesky Betancourt also singled for the only hits off Kershaw (5-2). The lefty struck out five and walked one.
Andre Ethier homered and tripled for the last-place Dodgers before being ejected by plate umpire Dan Bellino for arguing a called third strike in the eighth inning.
The victory was a respite for Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. He addressed speculation before the game on whether he would be fired this week, insisting he didn't feel as if he was about to be replaced.
Giants' Vogelsong wins at last but injures hand
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong broke his throwing hand on a swing after pitching himself toward his first win in seven starts, and the San Francisco Giants returned from a terrible road trip to beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Monday night.
The right-hander fouled a ball off his right hand in the bottom of the fifth and grimaced in pain while grabbing the hand. He was quickly examined near the batter's box and left the game. The Giants later announced the injury, without immediately providing any other details.
Vogelsong (2-4) snapped a six-start winless stretch with just his second victory of 2013 and first since April 11 against the Cubs at Wrigley Field and seemed back on track.
He walked off to warm ovation as Nick Noonan pinch hit. Vogelsong allowed three hits in five scoreless innings and lowered his ERA from 8.06 to 7.19.
Marquis wins 5th straight, Padres beat Cards 4-2
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jason Marquis combined with four relievers on a four-hitter to win his fifth straight start and Will Venable homered to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 win against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.
Marquis (6-2) has won five straight starts for the first time since 2007 with the Chicago Cubs. He allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits in six innings while striking out three and walking four.
Chris Denorfia went 3 for 3 with an RBI for the Padres, who have won three straight and 5 of 7. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 11th save in 12 chances.
Venable homered into the Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Deck atop the right-field fence leading off the seventh, his seventh. It came on the second pitch from Mitchell Boggs, who just returned from a demotion to AAA Memphis.
Smith, Colon lead Athletics past Rangers 9-2
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Seth Smith homered and scored three times, Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings for his first win in nearly a month and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-2 on Monday night.
Colon, who turns 40 on Friday, gave up two runs on six hits and struck out three. It was the first win for Colon (4-2) since April 23 at Boston.
Coco Crisp got three hits, and had the first of 3 straight Oakland doubles in a four-run fifth inning that broke a 1-1 tie. He scored when Yeonis Cespedes hit a line drive just over Adrian Beltre's head with the third baseman playing in, and Cespedes came home on Brandon Moss' line drive to the wall in right.
Josh Lindblom (0-1) lost in his 2013 debut and first major league start.
Sharks look to tie series with Kings in Game 4
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - For all that the San Jose Sharks accomplished with their overtime victory over Los Angeles in Game 3, they know it will mean very little if they don't back that win up with another at home against the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings.
After taking it easy the day after San Jose's 2-1 win, both teams stepped up preparation on Monday in advance of Game 4 on Tuesday night at the Shark Tank.
Sharks coach Todd McLellan says he will be disappointed if his team's urgency drops at all after winning one game.
The home team has won all three games in the series with Los Angeles rallying for a late comeback win in Game 2.
Hansen congratulates Sacramento on keeping Kings
SEATTLE (AP) - Investor Chris Hansen has congratulated Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson on his efforts to keep the Kings in California, while also vowing to keep up his pursuit of getting the NBA back to Seattle.
Hansen released a statement on his SonicsArena.com website on Monday afternoon. Given what Seattle went through with the loss of the SuperSonics in 2008, Hansen says if there was a "silver lining" for Seattle in his attempts to purchase the Kings, it was seeing the Sacramento fan base rally to help keep the franchise.
Hansen's attempts to purchase the Kings and move them to Seattle were denied by the NBA Board of Governors last week in Dallas.
Hansen again called on Seattle fans to remain patient in the attempts of his investor group to either purchase an existing franchise or work for an expansion team.
Nats reliever breaks pitching hand punching locker
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus has broken his pitching hand punching a locker in frustration following a rocky outing.
Washington manager Davey Johnson made the announcement after the Nationals' 8-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Monday night, one day after Mattheus was injured. The right-hander allowed five runs in one inning of Washington's 13-4 loss to San Diego on Sunday.
According to Johnson, Mattheus did not inform the team of his injury until just before Monday night's game at AT&T Park. Johnson did not specify how long Mattheus would be sidelined, only that it will be "a while."
The news came on the same night that the Giants lost starter Ryan Vogelsong to a broken pitching hand. He was injured while batting in the fifth inning.
Giants RHP Vogelsong breaks hand, out 4-6 weeks
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong has broken his pitching hand while batting against the Washington Nationals.
Vogelsong broke two bones along his pinkie and dislocated a knuckle in the same area when he fouled off a pitch in the fifth inning Monday night. He is scheduled for surgery Tuesday and expected to miss four to six weeks.
Vogelsong had a 6-0 lead when he got hurt and earned the win in San Francisco's 8-0 victory, his first since April 11. He grimaced in pain and grabbed his hand after the swing. Manager Bruce Bochy and a member of the training staff came out to check on him, and Vogelsong quickly left the game to a warm ovation from the sellout crowd.
The former All-Star had been mired in a six-start winless stretch but appeared back on track Monday night with five scoreless innings of 3-hit ball.
WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
US women's hoops team chosen for WUG
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - National champions Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Bria Hartley headline the U.S. women's basketball team that will compete in July at the World University Games.
The two UConn stars were among the 12 chosen to play in Kazan, Russia, from July 8-15. Shoni Schimmel, who helped Louisville make a surprising run to the NCAA championship game this past season, is also on the squad.
Joining them are Odyssey Sims (Baylor), ReShanda Gray (California), Cassie Harberts (USC), Theresa Plaisance (LSU) and Ariel Massengale (Tennessee).
First time players, besides Schimmel, include Crystal Bradford (Central Michigan), Aaryn Ellenberg (Oklahoma), Jordan Hooper (Nebraska) and Tricia Liston (Duke).
The team will be coached by Oklahoma's Sherri Coale, who will be assisted by Penn State's Coquese Washington and Marist's Brian Giorgis.
The Americans have won the last two gold medals. They've also won the gold in 2001 and 2005. The U.S. didn't compete in 2003 or 2007.
Warriors GM: 'Sense of desperation has passed'
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The turnaround has taken place. The total transformation might not be far away.
And if they want to be considered true title contenders, the Golden State Warriors will have to develop their promising young talent even more and show they can be consistent - and consistently healthy - for longer stretches.
That was the message from Warriors general manager Bob Myers and coach Mark Jackson on Monday, when the brains behind the franchise's rapid renaissance formally began implementing their offseason plan. After a surprising season that ended two wins from the Western Conference finals, Golden State is shifting from rebuilding mode to retooling this summer.
Or, as Myers put it, "that sense of desperation has passed."
Dodgers GM says Mattingly "doing fine"
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti says beleaguered manager Don Mattingly is "doing fine" and has kept the team steady despite its last-place showing in the NL West.
There has been speculation that Mattingly's job was in jeopardy. The Dodgers are 17-25 despite a high payroll.
Asked if it was false to say Mattingly would be fired this week, Colletti simply said: "My perspective hasn't changed. I'm done talking about it."
Colletti spoke before Monday night's game at Milwaukee. He says it's an easy way out to blame one person.
Colletti says he expects better performances from the players. A lineup that includes Matt Kemp, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier ranks next-to-last in the majors in runs. The Dodgers' bullpen also has been a sore spot.
Raiders plan for Woodson visit
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Charles Woodson will receive quite a greeting from Oakland Raiders fans when he makes a free agent visit to the team's facilities on Tuesday.
A few of his potential teammates in Oakland will give him a warm reception as well.
Woodson spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Raiders after being selected with the fourth overall pick in 1998. He signed with Green Bay following the 2005 season and helped the Packers win a Super Bowl title five years later before being released by the team in February.
Several Oakland fans began an online campaign via Facebook and Twitter asking others to gather at the Raiders facility in anticipation of Woodson's arrival.
Te'o off-limits to media but not Maxim party
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers are keeping Manti Te'o off-limits to the media - for now.
The star linebacker was barred from speaking with reporters at the Chargers' second open session of organized team activities.
That doesn't mean Te'o isn't out and about.
Maxim confirmed Monday that Te'o attended a party last week in Hollywood after the magazine included his fake girlfriend on its list of the world's hottest women. Rookie coach Mike McCoy says he didn't know Te'o went to the party.
Te'o was part of a girlfriend hoax that drew national headlines. He also had a poor performance in Notre Dame's blowout loss to Alabama in the national championship game.
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