Madison Bumgarner allowed two runs, one earned, in eight innings but took the loss. The Giants have lost nine of 11 games since the All-Star break and lead the Dodgers by 21/2 games in the National League West.
The Southern California team, led by San Diego’s Brianna Navarrosa, leads runner-up Mexico by eight strokes going into the third and final round of the 39th Girls Junior Americas Cup team matches at Del Rio Country Club.
Mountain West Media Days got off to an inauspicious but not unexpected start for Fresno State on Tuesday, with the Bulldogs picked to finish fourth in the West Division while failing to land any players on the preseason all-conference team.
Yadier Molina and pinch-hitter Kolten Wong each stroked an RBI double in the ninth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals ended Jeurys Familia's streak of 52 straight saves in rallying past the New York Mets 5-4 on Wednesday night.