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Friday Sports Update – Sod Poodles Take Series Opener From Midland

Amarillo, Texas – The Amarillo Sod Poodles walked-off on the Midland RockHounds with their four-hit, two-run bottom of the ninth to win 5-4 in the series opener in front 5,371 fans at HODGETOWN. With the bases loaded, Owen Miller knocked a one-out single to left field, allowing Rodrigo Orozco to score the winning run. With the victory, the Sod Poodles are now within three games of the first-place Frisco RoughRiders in the South division. The Amarillo Sod Poodles and Midland RockHounds will resume their four-game series tonight at HODGETOWN. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. as right-handed pitcher Jesse Scholtens will take the mound from the Sod Poodles and will face off against the RockHounds righty James Naile.

Giolito, White Sox Shut Out Astros

(Houston, TX) — The Astros mustered only four singles in a 4-0 loss to the visiting White Sox. Lucas Gilotio threw his first complete-game shutout, striking out nine. Corbin Martin yielded four runs in less than four innings to suffer the loss. Michael Brantley had two hits for Houston. The Astros’ franchise-record-tying streak of homering in 19 consecutive games ended. They lost the last two to settle for a four-game split.

Rangers Open Six-Game Trip Tonight

(Anaheim, CA) — The Rangers have been very good at Globe Life Park, but atrocious in away games.They are 17-and-8 at home after completing a 5-and-1 homestand against St. Louis and Seattle. Texas has dropped 15 of 22 road games. The Rangers will open a six-game trip tonight against the Angels in Anaheim. Texas has dropped 15 of 22 road games. Drew Smyly will start the first game against the Angels. He is 0-and-2 with a 9.00 ERA on the road.

Darren Oliver Representing Rangers In Draft

(Arlington, TX) — Darren Oliver, who pitched 10 seasons with Texas, will represent the Rangers at the MLB Draft, which begins June 3rd. Oliver compiled a 60-and-54 record wit the Rangers. Texas will have the eighth overall selection in the draft, plus the 41st pick from Milwaukee that was acquired in the Alex Claudio trade.

MLB National League
New York Mets 6, Washington Nationals 4
Pittsburgh Pirates 14, Colorado Rockies 6
Philadelphia Phillies 9, Chicago Cubs 7
Atlanta Braves 5, San Francisco Giants 4 (13 INN)

MLB American League
New York Yankees 6, Baltimore Orioles 5
Boston Red Sox 8, Toronto Blue Jays 2
Minnesota Twins 16, Los Angeles Angels 7
Tampa Bay Rays 7, Cleveland Indians 2
Chicago White Sox 4, Houston Astros 0

MLB Interleague
Miami Marlins 5, Detroit Tigers 2

Raptors Rally Past Bucks In Game Five

(Milwaukee, WI) — The Toronto Raptors are now in control of the Eastern Conference finals. They earned a 105-99 win over the Bucks in Game Five in Milwaukee. Kawhi Leonard piled up 35 points for the Raptors, who lead the best-of-seven series 3-2. Toronto can close it out at home in Game Six on Saturday.

Cowboys Owner Sees No Consequences For Elliott Incident

(Frisco, TX) — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he doesn’t see “any consequences” for Ezekiel Elliott after video surfaced of the Pro Bowl running back shoving a security guard Sunday at a Las Vegas concert. Elliott was not arrested or charged. Jones said Elliott has “had a great offseason” and “is in a really positive place.” Elliott paid the funeral expenses for Jaylon McKenzie, an eighth-grade football player who was shot in St. Louis. Jones acknowledges he in negotiations with Elliott, quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper for contract extensions.

Cowboys Complete Third OTA Session

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys completed their third OTA session. They will not return to the field until Tuesday. They will wrap up 10 volunteer OTAs on June 6th. Dallas will begin a three-day mandatory minicamp on June 11th.

Texans Continue OTAs

(Houston, TX) — The Texans concluded their third and final OTA session for the week. They are off the field until Tuesday, the first of three straight days of OTAs next week. The Texans wrap up 10 volunteer OTAs on June 7th. The Texans will begin a three-day mandatory minicamp on June 11th.

Spieth Shoots 65 At Colonial

(Fort Worth, TX) — Dallasite Jordan Spieth shot a five-under 65 with eight birdies in the Charles Schwab Challenge first round at the Colonial in Fort Worth. The three-time major winner is one stroke behind Tony Finau and tied with Roger Sloan. Ryan Palmer is tied for 13th at 2-under.

Carb Day At Indy 500

(Indianapolis, IN) — It’s Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It marks the final day of practice before Sunday’s 103rd running of the Indy 500. There will be a pit-stop competition as well as a concert featuring legendary bands Foreigner and Kool & The Gang. Simon Pagenaud is the pole-sitter for Sunday’s race.

Wings Open WNBA Season Tonight

(Atlanta, GA) — The Dallas Wings will open their WNBA season tomorrow against the Dream in Atlanta. Dallas will be without All-WNBA first-team Liz Cambage after trading her last week to Las Vegas for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and two Aces’ 2020 draft picks.

College Baseball Tournaments

(Undated) — On the diamond, TCU stayed alive at the Big 12 Tournament by crushing Oklahoma 15-3 in a loser’s bracket game in Oklahoma City. In other Big 12 games, top-seeded Texas Tech lost 5-1 to West Virginia and second-seeded Baylor lost 5-0 to Oklahoma State. TCU and Baylor will meet tonight with the loser going home. Ole Miss shut out Texas A&M to eliminate the Aggies from the SEC Tournament in Hoover Alabama. Number-22 Dallas Baptist scored eight runs with two outs in the seventh to best Evansville 9-2 in the Missouri Valley Tournament in Normal, Illinois. DBU has won at least 40 games in six straight seasons.


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