Thursday Sports Update – Rangers Win 8th In A Row

Rangers Fold Phillies

(Arlington, TX) — Andrew Cashner tossed a gem as the Rangers folded the Phillies, 9-3, in Arlington. Cashner tossed seven frames of two-run ball to earn his first win. Shin-Soo Choo finished 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run. Texas is on an eight-game win streak. Martin Perez get the start as the Rangers go for the sweep today.

Astros Shut Out Marlins For Sweep

(Miami, FL) — Lance McCullers and three relievers combined for a three-hit shutout as the Astros blanked the Marlins 3-0 and swept the three-game series in Miami. McCullers improved to 4-and-1 and Ken Giles earned his 11th save. Jose Altuve opened the scoring with an RBI double in the first inning and finished with four hits. George Springer added a two-run single in the sixth for the ‘Stros, who have won nine-of-10. Houston is an MLB-best 29-and-12. The red-hot Astros open up a 10-game homestand tomorrow night with the first-of-three against the Cleveland Indians. Detroit and Baltimore will also come to town during the stand. Charlie Morton will get the start tomorrow opposite Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer.
MLB National League
Arizona Diamondbacks 5, New York Mets 4 (11 inn)
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, San Francisco Giants 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Washington Nationals 1
Chicago Cubs 7, Cincinnati Reds 5
Milwaukee Brewers 3, San Diego Padres 1

MLB American League
Tampa Bay Rays 7, Cleveland Indians 4
Detroit Tigers 5, Baltimore Orioles 4
New York Yankees 11, Kansas City Royals 7
Los Angeles Angels 12, Chicago White Sox 8
Seattle Mariners 4, Oakland Athletics 0

MLB Interleague
Houston Astros 3, Miami Marlins 0
Atlanta Braves 8, Toronto Blue Jays 4
Texas Rangers 9, Philadelphia Phillies 3
Colorado Rockies at Minnesota Twins (PPD/Rain)
Boston Red Sox 5, St. Louis Cardinals 4 (13 inn)

Cavs Clobber Celtics In Game One

(Boston, MA) — The Cavaliers remain unbeaten in this year’s postseason. LeBron James had 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Cavs crushed the Celtics 117-104 in Game One of the Eastern Conference finals in Boston. Cleveland is 9-and-0 in these playoffs. Boston hosts Game Two of the best-of-seven set on Friday.

Sens Smoke Pens In Game Three

(Ottawa, Ontario) — The Senators are two wins away from the Stanley Cup Final. Ottawa scored 48 seconds into Game Three and cruised to a 5-1 win over the Penguins. The Sens have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. They host Game Four on Friday.

Cowboys Continue Offseason Program

(Frisco, TX) — Phase two of the Cowboys’ offseason program is in full effect as rookies and veterans are taking the field together for the first time. No helmets are allowed during phase two, but coaches can take the field and individual drills are permitted. Phase three begins with Organized Team Activities on May 23rd. Full 11-on-11 drills are allowed during phase three but tackling is not.

Mavericks’ Cuban: We Tanked After Playoff Elimination

(Dallas, TX) — Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is drawing headlines after admitting his team was attempting to lose games once they were eliminated from playoff contention. The comments were made on “The Dan Patrick Show”. Cuban says their strategy included playing as many young players as they could. Dallas was officially eliminated on April 1st, and went 2-and-5 in the games after to end the year at 33-and-49. They earned the ninth overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft.

Derby Winner Always Dreaming Early Preakness Favorite

(Baltimore, MD) — Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is a 4-to-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. Always Dreaming will start from post-position four in the 10-horse field. The 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes is the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown.

Bundchen Says Brady Had Concussion

(Undated) — Tom Brady’s wife says the star quarterback had a concussion last year. While appearing on “CBS This Morning,” Gisele Bundchen said Brady has a history of dealing with concussions. Brady has never been listed on the Patriots’ injury report with a concussion at any point during his career.

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