Warriors win 4th straight, hold off Suns 113-107
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry overcame a strained right quad to finish with 18 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Phoenix Suns 113-107 on Sunday night for their fourth straight win.
David Lee had 26 points and nine rebounds and Klay Thompson scored 22 points for the Warriors, who built an 18-point lead early in the fourth quarter before the Suns surged back.
Gerald Green had 25 points and six rebounds, and Goran Dragic added 24 points and six assists for the Suns, who dropped into a tie with Memphis for eighth place in the crowded Western Conference standings.
Golden State is 9-2 since the All-Star break and a season-high 16 games over .500. The Warriors are two games ahead of Dallas for sixth in the West.
Pollock triples in Arizona's 2-2 tie with Padres
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A.J. Pollock drove in two runs with his second triple of spring training, and the Arizona Diamondbacks tied the San Diego Padres 2-2 in 10 innings Sunday.
With two outs in the second, San Diego starter Eric Stults gave up a double to Tuffy Gosewisch and a single to Diamondbacks pitcher Bo Schultz. Pollock followed with a triple to deep right-center on an 0-2 pitch.
Stults allowed two runs and five hits in 3 1-3 innings. Schultz gave up an unearned run and three hits in three innings.
San Diego scored in the first after right fielder Gerardo Parra, a two-time Gold Glove winner, dropped Alexi Amarista's leadoff fly ball for a two-base error. Amarista scored on Jedd Gyorko's single.
Donaldson homers for A's in 2-2 tie with White Sox
PHOENIX (AP) - Josh Donaldson hit his first home run of the spring and the Oakland Athletics tied the Chicago White Sox 2-2 in a game stopped after nine innings Sunday.
Dan Straily and three Oakland relievers held the White Sox to three hits.
Straily went 3 1-3 innings, walking three and striking out two. He gave up two hits - one was Matt Davidson's deep fly to left that Yoenis Cespedes misjudged. Cespedes came in on the ball but it landed well behind him and bounced over the wall for a ground-rule double.
Cespedes' woes weren't over. He struck out three times, and in the sixth he was charged with a three-base error for failing to catch Gordon Beckham's fly to the warning track in left-center. That led to Chicago's first run.
Cueto rebounds, but Angels beat Reds 3-1
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Johnny Cueto rebounded from a rough outing with four scoreless innings for the Cincinnati Reds in their 3-1 loss Sunday to the Los Angeles Angels.
Cueto, coming off an injury-plagued season, allowed two hits and struck out two. It was a big improvement over his second spring start, when he gave up six runs and seven hits to Kansas City in 2 2-3 innings.
A 19-game winner in 2012, Cueto struggled with a strained muscle on the right side of his back last year and was sidelined for 2½ months. He finished 5-2 with a 2.82 ERA in 11 starts.
Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs also threw four shutout innings, allowing one hit and two walks with three strikeouts.
Giants split-squad beats group of prospects 8-0
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched four innings of one-hit ball on Sunday, and a split squad of San Francisco Giants won 8-0 against a group of the organization's top prospects.
Bumgarner, who is slated to start on opening day, struck out five and walked two. The 24-year-old left-hander also had a run-scoring single to cap a five-run first inning.
Right-hander Kyle Crick, who started for the Future Stars, had a rough outing. He recorded just two outs and was charged with five runs and one hit. He also walked four and struck out one.
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