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

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yasiel Puig (yah-SEEL' pweeg) tied a franchise record with three triples and added a double and two RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers moved within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco by beating the Giants 8-1 last night. It was the most triples in a game for the Dodgers since 1921 and the most by a Dodgers player since Brooklyn's Jimmy Sheckard had three in 1901.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Efren Navarro and Kole Calhoun drove in runs in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels overcame Drew Smyly's early dominance for a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers last night. Tyler Skaggs yielded five hits in 5 2/3 resourceful innings for the Angels. Los Angeles improved the majors' second-best record to 61-41 and pulled within two games of the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jerome Williams pitched six solid innings while becoming the team-record 31st pitcher used this season by the Texas Rangers, and they beat AL West-leading Oakland 4-1 last night. Elvis Andrus had a triple and scored twice for the Rangers. The Athletics still have the best record in the majors at 63-39.

ATLANTA (AP) - Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road, and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 last night. Hahn allowed one run as he improved to 4-0 in four road starts. The Padres had 13 hits to beat Alex Wood. The Padres have won five of their last six series against Atlanta since 2011.

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