Monday Sports Update – Rangers Lose To White Sox – Choo Extends Streak

White Sox Outslug Rangers To Avoid Sweep

(Arlington, TX) — Tim Anderson’s RBI double snapped a 2-all tie and ignited a five-run fifth inning as the White Sox beat the Rangers 10-5 in Arlington. Joey Gallo had a two-run triple for Texas and Cole Hamels gave up seven runs over five innings to take the loss. Shin-Soo Choo extended his on-base streak to 42 games. The Rangers are off tonight before hosting the Astros tomorrow night.

Rays, Snell Tame Astros

(St. Petersburg, FL) — Blake Snell struck out 10 while pitching one-run ball into the eighth inning as the Rays edged the Astros 3-2 in St. Pete. Evan Gattis homered in the seventh and ninth for Houston. Charlie Morton struck out 11 in seven-plus frames, but took the loss. The Astros are off today before visiting the Rangers tomorrow.

MLB National League
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New York Mets 5, Miami Marlins 2
Cincinnati Reds 8, Milwaukee Brewers 2
Philadelphia Phillies 4, Philadelphia Phillies 3 (13 INN)
Atlanta Braves 6, St. Louis Cardinals 5
San Francisco Giants 9, Arizona Diamondbacks 6
Pittsburgh Pirates 7, San Diego Padres 5
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Colorado Rockies 4

MLB American League
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Baltimore Orioles 8, Los Angeles Angels 2
Detroit Tigers 9, Toronto Blue Jays 1
Tampa Bay Rays 3, Houston Astros 2
Chicago White Sox 10, Texas Rangers 5
Cleveland Indians 15, Oakland Athletics 3
Seattle Mariners 1, Kansas City Royals 0
New York Yankees 11, Boston Red Sox 1

MLB Interleague
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Chicago Cubs 11, Minnesota Twins 10

Busch Wins At Chicagoland

(Joilet, IL) — Kyle Busch pulled out a victory in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland. He was able to hold off Kyle Larson for the win, his fifth of the season. Larson finished in second followed by Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex and Clint Bowyer.

PGA
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Quicken Loans National (at Potomac, MD)

1. Francesco Molinari (-21)
2. Ryan Armour (-13)
3. Sung-hoon Kang (-12)
T-4. Tiger Woods (-11)
T-9. Ryan Palmer (-9)

LeBron James Signing With Lakers

(Los Angeles, CA) — LeBron James is taking his talents to Los Angeles. James and the Lakers have agreed to a four-year, 154-million-dollar contract. James had reportedly had also been considering joining the Philadelphia 76ers or staying with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Lakers also reach agreements with Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee on Sunday.

Report: Mavericks, Jordan Agree To Deal

(Dallas, TX) — Center DeAndre Jordan is finally signing with the Mavericks. Jordan has agreed to a one-year deal worth 24.1-million-dollars with Dallas. Jordan almost signed with the Mavericks in 2015, only to return to the Clippers after a late change of heart. He’s a Texas native that was born in Houston and played college ball at Texas A&M. Jordan averaged 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Clippers last season.

Rockets Re-Sign Paul, Green

(Houston, TX) — All-Star guard Chris Paul is staying in Houston. ESPN reports the Rockets have agreed to a four-year, 160-million-dollar max deal with Paul. He helped guide the Rockets to the Western Conference Finals after being acquired in a trade last summer. Paul is 33 years old and entering his 14th NBA season. In other team news, the Rockets have re-signed guard Gerald Green to a one-year deal.

Ariza Agrees To Deal With Suns

(Phoenix, AZ) — Veteran forward Trevor Ariza is leaving the Rockets to join the Suns. Ariza has agreed to a one-year-deal worth 15-million-dollars with the Suns. The veteran wing gets a pay raise after never earning more than 10-million-dollars in a season. Ariza averaged 11.7 points in 67 games with the Rockets last season.

World Cup Continues In Russia

(Undated) — The knockout stage of the World Cup continues in Russia today. The host country eliminated Spain on Sunday, while Croatia got past Denmark. On today’s schedule, Brazil clashes with Mexico and Belgium faces Japan.

Federer Eyes Another Title, Serena Makes Wimbledon Return

(London, England) — The third major of the tennis season begins Monday with first-round play at Wimbledon. Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer will play the first match on Centre Court as he begins his quest for a ninth title at the All England Club. After missing last year’s Wimbledon due to her pregnancy, American Serena Williams is seeded 25th as she tries for her eighth title on the famed grass courts.

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