OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics finished a 3-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 4-3 win today. Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN'-ehs SEHS'-peh-dehs) hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning to put the A's ahead. Jerry Blevins pitched one scoreless inning for the win, and Ryan Cook worked the ninth for his first save of the season.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the Braves 5-2 in Atlanta after pausing for a 33-minute rain delay in the bottom of the sixth. Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis was back in the lineup after missing the last 19 games with a right quadriceps strain. He went 0 for 4.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - The New York Red Bulls beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0. Tim Cahill scored on a header in second half stoppage time to give the Red Bulls the fifth win in the last six games. The Galaxy's Gyasi Zardes had two great chances, but Jamison Olave made a sliding tackle to knock the ball away, then Zardes fired a right-footed blast from 10 yards out, but Luis Robles punched it aside.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Tejay van Garderen has sealed his first professional stage race title by winning the Tour of California in front of BMC Racing Team's home fans. The American cruised through today's final stage from San Francisco to Santa Rosa without incident to edge Australia Michael Rogers for the overall title by 1:47. The 8-day, 727.8-mile race has evolved into North America's most prominent cycling event.
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