DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies beat San Francisco 5-0 to win their first series over the Giants in two years. Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over six innings, and Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT'-skee) each drove in two runs. Giants outfielder Angel Pagan left yesterday's game in Denver in the fifth inning because of flu-like symptoms.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Padres beat the Washington Nationals 13-4 to split their 4-game series. Andrew Cashner allowed three runs and seven hits, struck out six and walked one. The Padres tied their season high in runs and their 15 hits off four Nationals pitchers were two short of their season high. Kyle Blanks and Will Venable homered.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings are home for two days of practice before Game 4 of their all-California series. The defending Stanley Cup champions slept in their own beds after a 2-1 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks Saturday night, then went through a short workout at their training complex yesterday. Game 4 is tomorrow in San Jose.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Tejay van Garderen sealed his first professional stage race title in the Tour of California. The American cruised through yesterday's final stage from San Francisco to Santa Rosa to edge Australia Michael Rogers for the overall title by less than 2 minutes. The 8-day, 727.8-mile race has evolved into North America's most prominent cycling event.
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