ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Josh Donaldson drove in Jed Lowrie with an 11th-inning double, and the Oakland Athletics overcame Mike Trout's tying homer in the ninth for a 10-9 victory against the Los Angeles Angels last night. Lowrie led off the 11th with a single against Yoslan Herrera (0-1), the Angels' seventh pitcher.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Juan Nicasio pitched six solid innings and the Colorado Rockies recorded a rare road victory with a 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres last night. Nicasio (2-0) limited the light-hitting Padres to two runs on six hits. The right-hander allowed hits to San Diego's first four batters in the first inning as the Padres took a 2-0 lead. He gave up just two hits after that.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 24 points and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Denver Nuggets 117-105 last night for their franchise-record 57th victory of the season. Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and J.J. Redick added 18 points in the Clippers' finale at home, where they went 34-7 for another franchise mark. DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 16 rebounds.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin has picked up his 16th technical foul of the season, triggering a league-mandated one-game suspension. Griffin was assessed the tech with 3:23 left in the second quarter last night against the Denver Nuggets. He swung his right arm around to try to get the ball from Timofey Mozgov and hit Mozgov in the head.
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