Cal edges Colorado 66-65 in overtime
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Justin Cobbs made a pair of free throws with 20.8 seconds left in overtime, and California kept alive its slim NCAA tournament hopes with a 66-65 win over Colorado on Saturday.
The Golden Bears scored seven points in overtime, all on free throws. Cobbs made four of them to overcome a cold night from the floor and finished with 21 points and four assists.
Richard Solomon and David Kravish both had double-doubles for California, which ends the regular season in a five-way tie for third place in the Pac-12. The Bears will be the fourth seed in the conference tournament beginning Thursday in Las Vegas.
Xavier Johnson scored 24 points for Colorado, which has lost three of four.
USC upsets No. 4 Stanford 72-68 in Pac-12 semis
SEATTLE (AP) - Cassie Harberts scored 10 straight points for USC in the final three minutes, and the Trojans held on in the closing seconds to upset No. 4 Stanford 72-68 in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals on Saturday night.
USC will play for the championship and an automatic NCAA tournament bid on Sunday night against either Oregon State or Washington State. It will be the first time since the tournament's inception in 2002 that Stanford will not play in the championship game and will mark the Women of Troy's second appearance in the title game.
Miller, Saunders go deep as Mariners rout Giants
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Backed by early two-run homers from Brad Miller and Michael Saunders, right-hander Erasmo Ramirez cruised through four scoreless innings to send a Seattle Mariners split squad to an 18-3 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.
Ramirez earned his second victory in his third start of the spring by giving up one hit and walking one while striking out four.
Ryan Vogelsong struggled in his first start of the spring after two relief appearances for San Francisco. He gave up seven runs and six hits in 2 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out two.
The Mariners scored four times in the first on the homers by Miller and Saunders. Seattle added five more runs in the third, helped by a pair of Giants errors.
Maholm, Baxter boost Dodgers in tie with Rangers
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Paul Maholm pitched three steady innings and Mike Baxter went 2 for 2 with two RBIs for a split squad of Los Angeles Dodgers in their 5-5 tie with the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
The game was halted after nine innings.
Adrian Gonzalez walked with the bases loaded for the Dodgers. Maholm allowed one run on three hits with four strikeouts and no walks.
Gonzalez, who is hitting .353 in seven games, drew a five-pitch walk from Tanner Scheppers in the third to bring home Justin Turner.
Baxter, claimed off waivers from the New York Mets last fall, had a double and a sacrifice fly.
Gregorius, Goldschmidt help D-backs beat Angels
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -Didi Gregorius doubled in two runs and Paul Goldschmidt added an RBI double in the Arizona Diamondbacks split-squad's 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.
Archie Bradley gave up two hits in 3 1-3 scoreless innings for the Diamondbacks.
Albert Pujols singled in a run in the Angels' two-run fifth against Matt Stites.
Los Angeles starter Garrett Richards allowed five runs and eight hits in four innings in his second spring start.
Richards allowed singles to Alfredo Marte and Tony Campana before Gregorius doubled off the wall in right field. Goldschmidt doubled to the wall in left-center field.
Brantley has 4 hits, Indians tie Padres 4-4 in 10
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Michael Brantley extended his strong start to the spring with four more hits, including two doubles, as the Cleveland Indians tied the San Diego Padres 4-4 in 10 innings Saturday.
In five Cactus League games, Brantley is hitting .615 with three doubles.
Josh Johnson went three innings for the Padres. The right-hander had a rough first inning, giving up all three of his runs - one on a wild pitch. He allowed four hits, though one came when left fielder Seth Smith lost Jason Kipnis' fly ball in the sun, and walked one.
Johnson settled down after the first, giving up only one hit in his next two innings. He finished the day with three strikeouts.
Tyler Cloyd started for Cleveland, throwing two scoreless innings and giving up two hits.
Anderson goes 3 innings, Rockies beat A's 5-4
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Brett Anderson pitched three positive innings in his first start against his former team on Saturday, helping the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
The left-hander allowed one run on three hits and struck out one.
Anderson was Oakland's opening-day starter a year ago. But he spent four months on the disabled list, was demoted to the bullpen and then traded in December.
Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT'-skee) had an RBI double in a three-run first against A's starter A.J. Griffin.
Oakland manager Bob Melvin was ejected in the seventh for arguing a strike call. He was gone by the time Shane Peterson lost Ben Paulsen's fly ball with two outs in the ninth. It fell in front of him, and Cristhian Adames scored from first to win it.
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