LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Lewis scored his fourth goal of the postseason, Jonathan Quick made 21 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings forced a seventh game in the Freeway Faceoff series with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 last night. Jake Muzzin scored an early goal for the Kings, who ended their three-game skid with another sturdy defensive effort at home. Game 7 is tomorrow night at Honda Center.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have won the bidding war with the New York Knicks for Steve Kerr, hiring him away from the TNT broadcast table to be their coach. Kerr agreed to a five-year, $25 million deal yesterday, said his agent, Mike Tannenbaum. Kerr also spent three seasons as general manager of the Phoenix Suns before stepping down in June 2010. He replaces Mark Jackson, who was fired by the Warriors on May 6 after three seasons and back-to-back playoff appearances.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hunter Pence, Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford homered to power the San Francisco Giants past the Atlanta Braves 10-4 yesterday. Gregor Blanco stole three bases and scored three runs as the Giants continued to dominate the matchup of NL division leaders.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jose Abreu hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to help the Chicago White Sox snap a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics yesterday. John Jaso and Josh Donaldson hit solo homers off Andre Rienzo for the Athletics, who were in line for a season-best seventh straight victory before the bullpen meltdown in the eighth cost Tommy Milone a chance at a win.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Lucas homered for Miami during a six-run second inning in which second baseman Dee Gordon's fielding error led to five unearned runs, and the Marlins scored another six runs two innings later to rout the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-3 last night. Anthony DeSclafani (1-0) allowed two runs and seven hits over six innings to earn the win in his major league debut.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Garrett Richards tossed a five-hitter over seven sharp innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 yesterday to sweep a two-game interleague series. Mike Trout went 1 for 4 with a triple, walk and stolen base. The two-time All-Star finished his first homecoming series 2 for 9. Trout grew up in nearby Millville, New Jersey.