Monday Sports Update – Rangers Sink Mariners

Texas Rangers left fielder Delino DeShields (3) makes a catch to rob Seattle Mariners David Freitas (36) of a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

(Arlington, TX) — Nomar Mazara and Joey Gallo both homered in the fourth inning as the Rangers sunk the Mariners 7-4 in Arlington. Mazara belted a solo shot before Gallo drilled a two-run bomb for Texas. Isiah Kiner-Falefa tacked on a two-run single in the eighth and Martin Perez fired six frames of two-run ball for the win. The Rangers ended a three-game slide.

Rangers Host A’s

(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers clash with the Oakland A’s today in a three-game series at Globe Life Park. Texas is 8-and-15 on the season. Matt Moore takes the mound for the Rangers, while Oakland counters with Trevor Cahill. Pregame begins at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Astros Get Out Broom, Sweep Pale Hose

(Chicago, IL) — The Astros outscored the White Sox 27-to-2 in sweeping the weekend series. Marwin Gonzalez laced a two-run double in a five-run seventh as Houston won 7-1 in Chicago to complete the three-game sweep. Lance McCullers Junior gave up one run over six innings to claim the victory. Evan Gattis homered for Houston, which has won six straight overall.

MLB National League
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Philadelphia Phillies 3, Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (F/11)
New York Mets at Atlanta Braves (PPD)
Milwaukee Brewers 4, Miami Marlins 2
St. Louis Cardinals 9, Cincinnati Reds 2
Chicago Cubs 9, Colorado Rockies 7
Arizona Diamondbacks 4, San Diego Padres 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Washington Nationals 3

MLB American League
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New York Yankees 5, Toronto Blue Jays 1
Cleveland Indians 7, Baltimore Orioles 3
Tampa Bay Rays 8, Minnesota Twins 6
Kansas City Royals 8, Detroit Tigers 5
Houston Astros 7, Chicago White Sox 1
Texas Rangers 7, Seattle Mariners 4
Oakland Athletics 4, Boston Red Sox 1

MLB Interleague
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San Francisco Giants 4, Los Angeles Angels 2

Spurs Stay Alive Versus Warriors, Force Game Five

(San Antonio, TX) — The Spurs aren’t going away quietly as they beat the Warriors 103-90 in Game Four from San Antonio. They avoided the sweep thanks to a big first half and nearly 54-percent shooting from beyond the arc. LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 10 rebounds and was 3-of-3 from deep to lead San Antonio. Kevin Durant posted 34 points and 13 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for Golden State. Draymond Green finished with 18 rebounds, nine points and nine assists. The series shifts back to Oakland for Game Five on Tuesday.

NBA Playoffs
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Milwaukee Bucks 104, Boston Celtics 102
(Best-of-seven East quarterfinal tied, 2-2)

San Antonio Spurs 103, Golden State Warriors 90
(Warriors lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-1)

Washington Wizards 106, Toronto Raptors 98
(Best-of-seven East quarterfinal tied, 2-2)

Cleveland Cavaliers 104, Indiana Pacers 100
(Best-of-seven East quarterfinal tied, 2-2)

Rockets Visit T’wolves For Game Three

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Rockets clash with the Timberwolves tonight in Game Four of their first-round playoff series in Minneapolis. Houston leads the series 2-1 but lost to the T’wolves on Saturday. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. The series shifts back to Houston for Game Five on Wednesday.

Penguins, Predators Advance In NHL Playoffs

(Undated) — Two teams are moving on and two teams are going home in the NHL playoffs. The Penguins destroyed the Flyers 8-5 to advance. Jake Guenztel scored four goals in the win. The Predators blanked the Avalanche 5-0, sending them home in six games. Nashville faces Winnipeg in the next round, while the Pens will face either Washington or Columbus.

NHL Playoffs
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Pittsburgh Penguins 8, Philadelphia Flyers 5
(Penguins win best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 4-2)

Nashville Predators 5, Colorado Avalanche 0
(Predators win best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 4-2)

PGA
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Valero Texas Open (at San Antonio, TX)
1. Andrew Landry (-17)
T2. Sean O’Hair (-15)
T2. Trey Mullinax (-15)

NFL Draft Coming To Arlington This Week

(Arlington, TX) — The NFL Draft is coming to Arlington this week. On Thursday, the NFL experience is from noon to 10 p.m. at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. This will be the first time the draft has taken place at an NFL stadium. The draft itself starts at 7 p.m. inside the stadium, but fan activities and player appearances are scheduled for the parking lot and on the grounds. More than a quarter-million people are expected to show up between Thursday and Saturday. Arlington police are already planning to deal with traffic and safety issues. Our coverage begins Thursday evening at 6 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

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