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By Associated Press


Memorable first home run in Oakland...Angels take Freeway Series

UNDATED (AP) — Derek Norris will probably never forget his first major league home run. The Oakland rookie hit a three-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning for his first major league home run, and the Oakland Athletics walked off with a stunning 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants. The come-from-behind win allowed the A's to avoid the first three-game sweep by the Giants in Oakland.

Elsewhere on the final day of interleague play:

— Mark Trumbo drove in Albert Pujols (POO'-hohlz) with the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, and the L.A. Angels won their season series with the Dodgers for the third straight year with a 5-3 victory. Peter Bourjos (BOHR'-jus) hit an early two-run homer and Howie Kendrick added another RBI single in the seventh for the Angels, who won four of six in the Freeway Series. The Angels haven't lost the local derby since 2006, and they've won 13 of their last 18 games against the Dodgers, who have the NL's best record at 43-30.

__Wade Miley outpitched Matt Garza in eight strong innings, Justin Upton had three RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep with a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Miley is 9-3.

— Edinson Volquez pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and Alexi Amarista hit a two-run double as the San Diego Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0.

— Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman struggled for a second straight outing, costing the NL Central-leading Reds a 4-3 loss to the visiting Minnesota Twins. The hard-throwing right-hander gave up a two-run go-ahead home run to Josh Willingham in the top of the ninth after serving up a game-winning two-run homer in the 10th inning of Tuesday's loss at Cleveland.

— Justin Verlander tossed a five-hitter and the Detroit Tigers avoided a three-game sweep in Pittsburgh by slipping past the Pirates 3-2. Delmon Young had a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning after Pittsburgh's Garret Jones tied the game with a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh. The Bucs remain a game behind the first-place Reds in the NL Central.

— The Chicago White Sox leapfrog Cleveland into first place in the AL Central with a 1-0, 10-inning victory over visiting Milwaukee. Eduardo Escobar's pinch-hit single plated the winning run, giving the Sox a series win over the Brewers.

— Houston dumped visiting Cleveland 7-1. Chris Johnson and teammate J.D Martinez belted two-run home runs to help the Astros take the weekend series. Indians starter Derek Lowe gave up eight hits and three runs in 6 2/3 innings, leaving him with just one win in his last seven starts.

— Cody Ross belted a pair of home runs and finished with five RBIs in Boston's 9-4 win over visiting Atlanta. It's the Red Sox ninth win in 11 games. Veteran infielder Kevin Youkilis (YOOK'-ih-lihs) had been the subject of recent trade rumors and was called out for a curtain call by the Fenway Park faithful when he was lifted for a pinch runner after hitting a triple in the seventh inning. Not long after the game, it was announced Youkilis had been dealt to the Chicago White Sox.

— The Orioles appeared headed for their third shutout loss in six games until Matt Wieters (WEET'-urz) drilled a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning, lifting Baltimore past the Washington Nationals 2-1 in the decider of their three-game series. The Birds had stranded seven base runners over the first seven innings.

— The St. Louis Cardinals pounded out an 11-8 decision over the Royals, completing a three-game sweep in Kansas City. Carlos Beltran's three-run homer in the first inning got the Redbirds off to a flying start. It's his 20th jack of the season.

— The Marlins snapped a six-game losing streak by pounding visiting Toronto 9-0, winning for just the third time in 18 games. John Buck belted a three-run homer and Gregg Dobbs contributed a two-run blast. Miami starter Mark Buehrle (BUR'-lee) becomes the all-time leader with his 25th interleague win.

— Carlos Pena hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays avoid a three-game sweep and fourth straight loss with a 3-2 victory over the Phillies in the first game of a doubleheader in Philadelphia. David Price improves to 10-4. The left-hander is the first AL pitcher to have double-digit wins this season.


Red Sox trade Youkilis

UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have traded infielder Kevin Youkilis (YOOK'-ih-lihs) to the Chicago White Sox for utilityman Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart.

Will Middlebrooks' emergence in Boston made the 33-year-old Youkilis expendable after a successful 8½-year run with the Red Sox. The versatile All-Star corner infielder is a career .286 hitter with 133 homers and 563 RBIs.

The AL Central-leading White Sox, who also receive cash in the deal, have been looking for a third baseman with Brent Morel plagued by back problems.


— The Red Sox have placed right-handed pitcher Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list due to what manager Bobby Valentine calls a "gastrointestinal issue." Valentine says Buchholz had gone to the hospital recently to deal with the problem and has not been with the team the past two days.


Down to the nitty gritty

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Game 1 of the best-of-three finals of the College World Series is just under way tonight.

Two-time defending champion South Carolina is taking on a potent Arizona club that's batting .330 and averaging seven runs a game this season.

The Gamecocks are 49-18. They'll send 2-2 Forrest Koumas to the mound in Omaha to face 10-3 Connor Wade in a matchup of sophomore right-handers. The Wildcats check in at 46-17.

South Carolina is trying to become the first school since Southern California in the 1970s to capture three straight national championships.


Leishman gets breakthrough victory

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — After beginning the day six shots off the lead, Marc Leishman fired an early 8-under-par 62 and then endured a two-hour wait in the clubhouse before claiming his first PGA Tour title.

Charley Hoffman blew a two-stroke lead with a double-bogey, bogey finish. He ended up signing for a 66, tying Bubba Watson for second place. The Masters champion closed with a 65.


Lang survives four-way playoff

WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — Brittany Lang won the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic for her first LPGA Tour title, birdieing the par-5 18th three straight times in a playoff.

Lang and South Koreans Inbee Park, Chella Choi and Hee Kyung Seo each finished regulation at 16 under par.


Calc collects No. 2

SAINTE-JULIE, Quebec (AP) — Mark Calcavecchia (kal-kuh-VEHK'-ee-ah) matched the course record with an 8-under-par 64 and won the Montreal Championship by four strokes. It's the 52-year-old golfer's second title on the Champions Tour.

Brad Bryant finished second at minus-12 after a 7-under 65.

Second-round leader Bob Tway and first-round leader Russ Cochran tied for third at 11 under. Cochran closed with a 68, and Tway had a 70.


A first for Bowyer

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Clint Bowyer (BOY'-ur) raced to his first victory on a road course, and first with Michael Waltrip Racing.

Bowyer held off 2011 race winner Kurt Busch to take the checkered flag at Sonoma.

A caution with four laps remaining set up a final restart and overtime finish, and forced Bowyer to earn the victory. He raced side-by-side with Busch at the green flag, but cleared Busch and pulled away for the win.

Tony Stewart passed Busch on the final lap to claim second, and Busch wound up third.


Alonso takes over No. 1

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Fernando Alonso of Ferrari won an incident-filled European Grand Prix in his home country to become the first driver to win two Formula One races this season.

Kimi Raikkonen (KEE'-mee RAY'-koh-nehn) of Lotus finished second, while Michael Schumacher slipped into third after Lewis Hamilton and Pastor Maldonado collided on the second-to-last lap as they fought for the position.

It is Schumacher's first podium appearance since he returned to F1 in 2010 following a three-year hiatus for the seven-time champion.

Alonso's 29th career victory lifts him into first place in the points standings, 10 ahead of Red Bull's Mark Webber, who finished fourth in Valencia.


Italy into final four

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Italy beat England 4-2 in a penalty-kick shootout to advance to the semifinals of the European Championships. The game was scoreless at the end of extra time.

England lost to Portugal in the same manner at Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup.

Italy will play Germany on Thursday in Poland, a day after Spain and Portugal play the first semifinal in Ukraine.


Getting ready for the fortnight

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The third grand slam tennis tournament of the year gets under way Monday in Southwest London.

Defending men's champion and top seed Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) opens play on Centre Court at Wimbledon against former No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero (8 a.m. Eastern).

Women's top seed Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah), who completed a career grand slam at the recent French Open, will play match No. 2 on the show court at the All England Club.

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