Sports Minute: Here is the latest California sports news from The Associated Press

Sports Minute: Here is the latest California sports news from The Associated Press

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop the major league standings with a 4-3 victory last night over the Oakland Athletics, who finished the game under protest over a ninth-inning obstruction call. Josh Hamilton had a 10th-inning single.

HOUSTON (AP) - Rookie linebacker Chris Borland returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown, third-string quarterback Josh Johnson threw three TD passes and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Houston Texans 40-13 last night. Borland, a third-round draft pick out of Wisconsin, has been trying to move into the rotation to help fill the void left by NaVorro Bowman, who's expected to miss half the season with a left knee injury.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Rookie Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes to make a case he should be Oakland's starting quarterback, and the Raiders wrapped up the preseason with a 41-31 victory last night over the Seattle Seahawks. Carr was almost perfect in the start in place of Matt Schaub, completing 11 of 13 passes for 143 yards.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Nick Novak kicked four field goals and the San Diego Chargers beat the Arizona Cardinals 12-9 last night, 11 days before the teams meet again in the season opener. Both teams rested their starters, leaving backups to compete for roster spots. Trips inside the 20-yard line were rare and neither team scored a touchdown, leaving the field goal kickers to fight it out.

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