Ethier's HR propels Dodgers over Diamondbacks
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 on Saturday.
Dan Haren was charged with five runs - two earned - and seven hits over 7 1/3 innings. The right-hander struck out five in his fourth start of the season, six days after his 8-6 victory over the Diamondbacks at Phoenix.
Haren departed with an 8-4 lead and was replaced by Brian Wilson, who gave up a two-run double by Martin Prado before retiring Chris Owings on a grounder with runners at the corners to end the eighth. Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth for his sixth save.
Mike Bolsinger made his first major league start and was charged with seven runs - six earned- and seven hits in four-plus innings. He struck out five of the first 11 batters he faced.
Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 22 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 after getting Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday.
David Lee had 20 points despite his own foul trouble and Stephen Curry scored 14 for the Warriors, who rallied in the third when Griffin and Paul were on the bench together.
Game 2 is Monday night at Staples Center.
Paul led the Clippers with 28 points, and J.J. Redick added 22 points in 30 minutes. Griffin finished with 16 points, fouling out with 48 seconds left and the game tied at 105. DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 14 rebounds.
A's score 3 in 9th, rally past Astros 4-3
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Josh Reddick hit an RBI single that capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Houston Astros 4-3 on Saturday.
The Astros lost their sixth in a row.
Jed Lowrie started the comeback with a leadoff home run against Chad Qualls.
Josh Donaldson walked and Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN'-ehs SEHS'-peh-dehs) then singled. After Qualls struck out pinch-hitter John Jaso, Alberto Callaspo (ky-AS'-poh) hit a tying single and Reddick followed with a one-out liner to right-center.
Dan Otero pitched the ninth for the win after starter Scott Kazmir had gone eight strong innings.
Scherzer, Tigers end 10-game skid against Angels
DETROIT (AP) - Max Scherzer struck out nine in seven innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels, 5-2 on Saturday.
Detroit had lost 10 straight to the Angels and hadn't beaten them since Aug. 26, 2012. The Tigers snapped that skid behind a sharp outing by Scherzer and home runs from Nick Castellanos and Victor Martinez.
Albert Pujols hit his 498th homer, connecting for a solo shot in the ninth.
J.B. Shuck led off the game with a homer, but that was all the scoring for the Angels until Pujols homered for the second straight day, hitting his sixth shot of the season.
Tarkanian released from Las Vegas hospital
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is back home after spending 10 days in a Las Vegas hospital following a heart attack.
Danny Tarkanian says his father was "tired" but "smiling" after being released Saturday from Valley Hospital.
The 83-year-old Tarkanian was hospitalized April 9 after attending the Final Four in North Texas, and complaining of weakness, lethargy and labored breathing. Doctors determined he had a heart attack.
Danny Tarkanian says while it was at least his father's second heart attack, family members are relieved that tests showed it didn't cause his heart condition to be "significantly worse."
A member of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, Tarkanian, 83, led three schools to the NCAA tournament, including the 1990 UNLV team that won a national title.
Manneh's goal gives Whitecaps 2-2 draw with Galaxy
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Second-half substitute Kekuta Manneh scored in the 86th minute to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 2-2 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday night.
Manneh fired in a shot from just outside the top of the 18-yard box after taking a pass from Darren Mattocks.
In addition to setting up the tying marker, Mattocks scored Vancouver's other goal as the Whitecaps overcame 1-0 and 2-1 deficits.
Stefan Ishizaki, in the first half, and Robbie Keane, in the second, scored for Los Angeles.
Vancouver improved to 2-2-3, earning a point after two straight losses. The Galaxy are 2-1-2.
It was the 10th all-time MLS meeting between the teams. The Whitecaps still have only one win against L.A.
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