CHICO NUTS LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS
By Mike Baca
The Chico Nuts are on a roll and they look to continue their stellar play at their Father's Day Classic Tourney.
The five-day ten team tournament features two divisions that will meet for the Tournament title on Sunday.
The Nuts are winners of seven-in-row after sweeping double-headers last weekend against the Humboldt Eagles and the Sacramento Stingers. The Nuts used come-from-behind rallies in each double-dip to complete the perfect weekend.
Chico opens play tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7:45pm against the Petaluma Leghorns. Tomorrow's early game pits Yolo Post 77 and Walbeck Baseball at 5pm.
A full schedule of game begins on Thursday with contests starting at 8am and finishing up with a game played at 8:45pm. All games will be played at Doryland Field, except for the 5th and 4th place games being played at Butte College on Sunday at 9am and 11:30am.
Admission is 5 dollars for adults and 2 dollars for kids.
GIANTS WIN STREAK SNAPPED AGAINST NATS
(AP) Ian Desmond had a career-high five RBIs and Stephen Strasburg won his third straight decision for the Washington Nationals in their 9-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.
Denard Span added a triple and two doubles to help the Nationals win for the eighth time in 10 games. Desmond had three hits and Jayson Werth drove in two runs.
San Francisco had its five-game winning streak snapped.
Strasburg (6-4) allowed four hits over six innings and retired his final 10 hitters. He struck out seven and did not walk a batter, improving to 3-0 against the Giants with 29 strikeouts in 25 innings.
Nationals starters have struck out 52 and walked one in their last seven games.
Ryan Vogelsong (4-3) retired 10 of 11 batters during one stretch and pitched into the seventh. But he gave up six runs and nine hits, ending his three-game winning streak.
A'S DROP LID LIFTER VERSUS ANGELS
(AP) — Mike Trout drove in a run with a double that originally was ruled a homer, Garrett Richards pitched seven strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 Monday night in the opener of a series between the top two teams in the AL West.
The Angels' fourth straight victory reduced Oakland's lead 3 1/2 games, but it did not come without some controversy.
Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia was ejected by first base umpire Bob Davidson in the fifth inning for arguing after a call was overturned on replay: Trout's towering drive to right field was touched by a fan at the top of the 18-foot wall. Originally ruled a two-run homer, Trout was awarded an RBI double.
Richards (6-2) allowed a run and four hits, struck out four and walked none.