Rangers Rout Royals
(Kansas City, MO) — Rougned Odor homered twice and drove in four runs as the Rangers crushed the Royals 16-1 in Kansas City. Willie Calhoun and Joey Gallo each homered among their four hits, while Hunter Pence also contributed a solo shot. Gallo’s day included two doubles and scoring four runs. Danny Santana, too, had a four-hit game. Lance Lynn cruised through seven innings to pick up the win for Texas, which is 9-and-2 in its last 11 games in KC.
Rangers Return Home Tonight
(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers are back at Globe Life Park tonight to open three-game set with the Cardinals. Drew Smyly will start for the Rangers, looking to pick up his first victory after an 0-and-3 record in six outings. St. Louis will counter with Jack Flaherty. Our pregame coverage begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
Astros Try To Extend Winning Streak In Boston
(Boston, MA) — The Astros will try to extend their winning streak to nine games as they open a series tonight with the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Gerrit Cole will start the opener for Houston. The Red Sox will counter with Rick Porcello. Boston beat Houston in the ALCS last October, winning four straight after the Astros took the first game. The Astros will return to Minute Maid Park on Monday against the White Sox.
MLB National League
Milwaukee Brewers 11, Philadelphia Phillies 3
Washington Nationals 7, New York Mets 6
Cincinnati Reds 4, Chicago Cubs 2
Atlanta Braves 10, St. Louis Cardinals 2
San Diego Padres 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 3
MLB American League
Oakland Athletics 17, Detroit Tigers 3
Texas Rangers 16, Kansas City Royals 1
Cleveland Indians 14, Baltimore Orioles 7
Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto Blue Jays 2
Minnesota Twins 11, Seattle Mariners 6
Sod Poodles Fall In Series Opener In Frisco
Frisco, Texas – Despite a rally to tie the ballgame in top of the ninth, the Sod Poodles fell 5-4 to the Frisco RoughRiders on Preston Beck’s walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the inning at Dr. Pepper Ballpark. The Sod Poodles jumped out to an early 3-0 lead against Frisco starter Joe Palumbo, scoring one run in each of the first three innings. Owen Miller delivered an run-scoring single in the first to get the scoring started. The Sod Poodles and RoughRiders continue their series on Friday evening. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. Left-hander Adrian Morejon makes the start for Amarillo
Warriors Rally Past Blazers For 2-0 Lead
(Undated) — The Warriors came back from 15 down at the half to beat the Trail Blazers 114-111 in Game Two of the West finals in Oakland. Steph Curry scored 37 points for Golden State, which leads the series 2-0. Tonight, the Bucks look to go up 2-0 on the Raptors in Game Two of the East finals in Milwaukee.
Bruins Sweep ‘Canes To Reach Cup Final
(Undated) — The Bruins are headed to the Stanley Cup Final. They completed a four-game sweep of the Hurricanes with a 4-0 win in Game Four of the East finals at Carolina. Patrice Bergeron scored twice for Boston. Tonight, the Blues host the Sharks in Game Four of the West finals with San Jose leading 2-1.
Koepka Leads PGA Championship
(Farmingdale, NY) — Defending champ Brooks Koepka is the leader after the first round of the PGA Championship. He shot a course-record, seven-under 63 to lead by one shot at Bethpage. Danny Lee is right behind in second at minus-six. Fresh off his Masters win, Tiger Woods carded a two-over 72. Ryan Palmer shot 7-over and is tied for 132nd.
Preakness Stakes Tomorrow
(Baltimore, MD) — The second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown takes place tomorrow. The 144th Preakness Stakes will be run at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Improbable is the favorite at 5-to-2, with War of Will the second choice at 4-to-1. Kentucky Derby winner Country House is not in the field due to illness.
Cowboys Will Open OTAs Next Week
(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys will open volunteer OTAs on Tuesday. The team will have 10 no-contact OTA workouts that end on June 6th. They will have a three-day mandatory minicamp beginning on June 11th. Dallas will play its first exhibition game on August 10th against the 49ers in San Francisco.
Johnston Joins Dallas XFL-Staff
(Dallas, TX) — Former Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston has been named the director of player personnel for the Dallas XFL team, which begins play in 2020. Dallas head coach Bob Stoops announced Hal Mumme will be his offensive coordinator. Mumme’s head coaching college stints include Kentucky, New Mexico State, Southeast Louisiana, McMurry and Valdosta State.
College Baseball Roundup
(Undated) — On the diamond, TCU outlasted ninth-ranked Texas Tech 3-1 in 14 innings in Lubbock in Big 12 play. Number-15 Baylor lost 16-4 at number-16 Oklahoma State to open a three-game Big 12 series. Number-18 Texas A&M fell 7-3 to fourth-ranked Arkansas in the opener of a SEC series in College Station. Number-23 Dallas Baptist lost 3-2 at Southern Illinois to start a Missouri Valley Conference series. Texas fell 4-2 to Oklahoma in Austin.
Missed Opportunities Doom WT Baseball in the NCAA Opener, 5-4
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – The West Texas A&M Buffaloes stranded 10 base runners on Thursday night as they fell to the Orediggers of Colorado School of Mines, 5-4 in front of over 150 fans in Grand Junction, Colorado during the opening game of the South Central Regional Tournament. The Buffs will have their season on the line this afternoon as they take on the #2 Mavericks of Colorado Mesa with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. WT will now have to battle back thru the loser’s side of the bracket.
TCU Running Back Arrested
(Huntsville, TX) — TCU running back Sewo Olonilua was arrested for felony drug possession in Huntsville, Texas. According to authorities, he was booked for possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance weighing more than a gram but less than four. He was released on four-thousand-dollars bond. The senior is coming off a 600-plus rushing yard season and an offensive MVP honor in the 10-7 win ove Cal in the Cheez-It Bowl, where he ran for 194 yards.