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Cameron Maybin arrested for DUI last week


Giants outfielder Cameron Maybin was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Friday morning in Scottsdale, Arizona. Usually we hear about these things more quickly — there are folks who scan the police blotter for recognizable names for a living — but this one slipped through until yesterday afternoon somehow.

NBC Sports Bay Area dug into it, though, and found that, according to the police report, Maybin was driving 55 mph in a 35-mph zone and veered into another lane prompting the traffic stop. He told the first officer on the scene he had “a couple of glasses of wine with dinner” — it was nearly 2:30 a.m. at the time — and told a second officer on the scene that he had had five glasses of wine. He later said they were “pretty big” glasses. Maybin failed field sobriety tests and blew a whopping .142 on the breathalyzer. After being arrested he consented to a blood test and, for some reason, two more breath tests which registered a .127 BAC and a .125 BAC approximately an hour after his arrest. He was cooperative with police and was released just before 5 a.m.

The Giants said, they were “aware and are monitoring the situation, and we have no further comment at this time.”

Maybin, 31, hit .249/.326/.336 with four home runs, 10 stolen bases in 384 plate appearances for the Marlins and Mariners last season. He signed a minor league deal with San Francisco in mid-February.

Major League Baseball’s Collective Bargaining Agreement has a provision for mandatory evaluations by trained professional for players who are suspected of an alcohol use problem, which includes players who are arrested for DUI or other crimes involving alcohol. There are no policies, however, which discipline players who get a DUI.

Padres, Rockies set new modern era record with 92 combined runs in four-game series

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The Padres and Rockies combined to score 92 runs across a four-game series between Thursday and Sunday at Coors Field, setting a new modern era major league record. The previous record was 89 combined runs scored by the Phillies and Brooklyn Dodgers in four games between May 16-18, 1929.

The Rockies won Thursday’s game 9-6. The Padres scored six runs in the ninth inning on Tuesday to overcome an 11-5 deficit and ended up winning 16-12 in 12 innings. The Rockies won 14-8 on Saturday. On Sunday, the Rockies brought a 13-10 lead into the ninth inning, but Wade Davis and Jon Gray combined to allow four runs. Kirby Yates held the Rockies scoreless in the bottom half of the ninth to secure the 14-13 win for the Padres. Thanks to two wild comebacks by the Padres, they split the series.

Along with 92 runs, the Padres and Rockies combined for 131 hits of which 17 were home runs. Charlie Blackmon had four hits in the first three games and three hits on Sunday, overall going 15-for-24 with four homers and 10 RBI.