Sharks beat Kings 4-3 in OT, take 3-0 series lead
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.
Rookie Tomas Hertl tied it with 10:43 left in regulation for the Sharks, who survived a much-improved effort from their bitter California rivals after two blowout wins in San Jose.
Marleau ended it for the Sharks with his third goal of the series. His shot banked off Kings defenseman Slava Voynov's stick on its way past Jonathan Quick, who made 36 saves in his third straight loss.
Antti Niemi stopped 28 shots for the Sharks.
Game 4 is Thursday in Los Angeles.
LA Kings recall Cup winner Colin Fraser from AHL
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forward Colin Fraser from their AHL affiliate in Manchester.
The Kings made the move Tuesday before Game 3 of their first-round series with the San Jose Sharks.
Fraser has won two Stanley Cup titles with Chicago in 2010 and Los Angeles in 2012. He has 39 games of NHL playoff experience.
Fraser was sent to the minors two months ago after managing just two assists in 33 games for the Kings. He missed five weeks with a broken hand in the AHL, returning to score six points in 10 games with Manchester.
Los Angeles assigned forward Linden Vey to Manchester on Monday.
Phils beat Dodgers 3-2 in 10 on Brown's RBI double
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Domonic Brown doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning after a costly error by left fielder Carl Crawford, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Carlos Ruiz reached second base when his flyball to short left field glanced off Crawford's glove as shortstop Hanley Ramirez nearly collided with the left fielder. Brown followed with a drive to the fence in left-center on a 1-1 pitch from J.P. Howell (1-2).
Antonio Bastardo (3-1) pitched a scoreless inning for the victory and Jonathan Papelbon got three outs for his sixth save, putting him within eight of 300.
Rangers rally for two runs in ninth to beat A's
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Michael Choice singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 Tuesday night.
Josh Wilson doubled to drive in the tying run just ahead of Choice, who began his career with the A's.
Alexi Ogando (1-1) recorded one out in the eighth to pick up the win. Joakim Soria pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
Luke Gregerson (0-1) took the loss after blowing his third save opportunity. He gave up two runs on three hits. Gregerson appeared to have pitched out of trouble when he threw out pinch hitter Mitch Moreland at the plate on a safety squeeze by Leonys Martin for the second out.
Martin stole second and scored when Wilson, who cost the Rangers two runs with a fielding error in the fourth, doubled.
Pujols' 500th HR helps Angels beat Nationals 7-2
WASHINGTON (AP) - Albert Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night.
The first baseman connected twice off Taylor Jordan (0-3) - a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fifth - to become the 26th player in major league history to reach the milestone.
Pujols is the first player to collect Nos. 499 and 500 in the same game, according to STATS. About three months past his 34th birthday, he's also the third-youngest to get to 500. He has eight homers this season, all in the past 13 games.
Tyler Skaggs (2-0) gave up two runs in seven innings for the win.
Headley's HR lifts Padres past Brewers 2-1 in 12
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Chase Headley homered in the top of the 12th inning and San Diego relievers tossed six shutout innings in the Padres' 2-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Huston Street retired the side in order in the bottom of the 12th for his seventh save after Donn Roach (1-0) allowed just one hit over two scoreless innings.
Headley's homer to center off a 1-0 fastball from Alfredo Figaro (0-1) was one of the few mistakes from the mound among teams with two of the best staff ERAs in baseball. Padres starter Ian Kennedy labored through six innings while Brewers counterpart Yovani Gallardo went seven strong innings before the bullpens took over.
The Padres' bullpen allowed three hits and struck out eight to snap Milwaukee's four-game winning streak.
Morales leads Rockies to 2-1 win over Giants
DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead homer leading off the fifth and Franklin Morales outdueled Madison Bumgarner, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.
Troy Tulowitzki also added a solo shot for the Rockies, who have hit seven homers in two nights against the Giants.
Morales (2-1) was masterful on the mound as he allowed five hits over seven innings, which matches the longest outing of his career. The left-hander's only mistake was a hanging slider to Hunter Pence in the fifth. It was Pence's second homer of the season.
LaTroy Hawkins got the final two outs in a rocky ninth for his sixth save in as many chances.
Giants place LHP Huff on DL, recall OF Perez
DENVER (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have placed left-hander David Huff on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Juan Perez from Triple-A Fresno.
Huff relieved Ryan Vogelsong in the second inning of Monday's 8-2 loss at Colorado and strained his left quad running out an infield single leading off the third inning for his first major league hit. He was scheduled to have an MRI on Tuesday.
Huff is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in eight games this season.
Perez began the season with the Giants and was hitless in eight at-bats before he was optioned to Fresno on Wednesday.
Stephen Curry eager to erase Game 2 nightmare
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - For all the problems he had facing the Clippers' smothering trap defense in Game 2 of their playoff series, Warriors guard Stephen Curry hopes to see more of it.
So, too, do the rest of his Golden State teammates.
That might seem odd coming from a team that was on the bad side of a 40-point loss. The Warriors committed 26 turnovers and spent most of the game trying to dig out of a double-digit hole that just kept getting deeper.
Los Angeles altered its defensive tactics slightly in the 138-98 blowout, harassing Curry with an aggressive two-man trap that successfully took him out of the mix.
Curry insists things will be different in Game 3 Thursday when the series shifts to Oracle Arena.
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