Sports Minute: Here is the latest California sports news from The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20 and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 yesterday in their playoff opener. Stephen Curry added 14 points for the Warriors, who rallied in the third when Blake Griffin and Chris Paul were on the bench with foul trouble. Paul led the Clippers with 28 points, and J.J. Redick added 22 points in 30 minutes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 yesterday. Dan Haren was charged with five runs and seven hits over 7 1/3 innings. The right-hander struck out five in his fourth start of the season, six days after his 8-6 victory over the Diamondbacks at Phoenix.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Josh Reddick hit an RBI single that capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Houston Astros 4-3 yesterday. The Astros lost their sixth in a row. Jed Lowrie started the comeback with a leadoff home run against Chad Qualls. Dan Otero pitched the ninth for the win after starter Scott Kazmir had gone eight strong innings.
DETROIT (AP) - Max Scherzer struck out nine in seven innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels, 5-2 yesterday. Detroit had lost 10 straight to the Angels. The Tigers snapped that skid behind a sharp outing by Scherzer and home runs from Nick Castellanos and Victor Martinez. Albert Pujols hit his 498th homer.
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