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Posey, Susac power Giants to 7-5 victory

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey drove in two runs, and Andrew Susac had a three-run double in the seventh inning to rally the San Francisco Giants to a 7-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.

Matt Duffy added three hits, including a home run, for the Giants.

Nolan Arenado extended his hitting streak to 14 games with an RBI double and Wilin Rosario added two hits and drove in a run for the Rockies, who had won five of their previous six games.

George Kontos pitched a scoreless seventh for the win.

Rafael Betancourt, making his second appearance since being activated from the disabled list, gave up Susac's hit


Sporting KC beats Rapids 2-0 in Chance Myers' return

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Krisztian Nemeth scored his seventh goal of the season and Sporting Kansas City beat the Colorado Rapids 2-0 on Saturday night.

Chance Myers and Benny Feilhaber assisted on Nemeth's goal in the 32nd minute. It was Feilhaber's MLS-leading ninth assist.

Myers returned to MLS action for the first time since rupturing his Achilles tendon on May 23, 2014. The defender's first competitive action came in a 1-0 Open Cup win over St. Louis FC on June 16.

Rapids midfielder Sam Cronin conceded an own goal in the 64th minute on a misplay of Feilhaber's cross.

Luis Solignac nearly pulled Colorado even 10 minutes earlier, but his shot missed inches wide of the left post.

Colorado dropped to 2-6-9. The Rapids, who have not won in Kansas City since 2002, stretched their MLS winless streak to six.


Justin Upton homers to lift Padres to 7-2 win over D-backs

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Upton hit a two-run homer and the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2 Saturday night to get consecutive wins for the first time in three weeks.

Upton connected for his 14th home run on a full-count pitch from Jeremy Hellickson to break a 2-all tie in the fifth inning.

Andrew Cashner pitched seven solid innings to win for the first time since May 27. Cashner also drove in a run with a bunt single.

The victory moved San Diego ahead of Arizona into third place in the NL West. The Padres are 5-6 since interim manager Pat Murphy took over after Bud Black was fired.


Allmendinger takes Sonoma pole

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — AJ Allmendinger has captured the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Sonoma Raceway.

Allmendinger earned the top starting spot during Saturday's knockout qualifying with a lap 96.310 mph around the 10-turn, 1.99-mile course. It's the first pole for JTG Daugherty Racing, which earned its first berth in NASCAR's championship race last year when Allmendinger won on the Watkins Glen road course.

Kurt Busch will start alongside Allmendinger and just in front of Matt Kenseth and Kyle Larson.