(Houston, TX) — The Rangers used a three-run sixth inning to drop the Astros 4-3 in Houston. Jurickson Profar, Delino DeShields and Ronald Guzman each tallied RBI-doubles for Texas. Mike Minor struck out eight over six innings of work to get the win. Keone Kela notched his 24th save as the Rangers completed the three-game sweep. Lance McCullers Junior finished with 11 strikeouts, but gave up all four runs and took the loss for Houston. Tyler White finished 3-for-3 with a homer. The ‘Stros are on a four-game slide and were swept for the first time this season.
Rangers Visit Diamondbacks
(Phoenix, AZ) — The Rangers head to Phoenix today for a two-game interleague series with the Diamondbacks. Martin Perez takes the mound for Texas, while Arizona counters with Robbie Ray. Our pregame begins this evening at 8 here on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
Astros Place Altuve On DL
(Houston, TX) — Reigning American League MVP Jose Altuve is on the disabled list for the first time in his career. Altuve Wednesday’s game with soreness in his knee and sat out both Friday and Saturday against the Rangers. The move is retroactive to Thursday.
Six Inducted Into Baseball Hall of Fame On Sunday
(Cooperstown, NY) — There are six new members in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The 2018 class was inducted during a ceremony from Cooperstown, New York on Sunday. The class is highlighted by Braves iron-man Chipper Jones, Dominican slugger Vladimir Guerrero, power-hitting first baseman Jim Thome and long-time Padres closer Trevor Hoffman. Former Tiger standouts Jack Morris and Alan Trammell rounded out this year’s group.
MLB National League
Miami Marlins 5, Washington Nationals 0
Cincinnati Reds 4, Philadelphia Phillies 0
New York Mets 1, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Atlanta Braves 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 1
San Francisco Giants 8, Milwaukee Brewers 5
Arizona Diamondbacks 5, San Diego Padres 4
Chicago Cubs 5, St. Louis Cardinals 2
MLB American League
New York Yankees 6, Kansas City Royals 3
Boston Red Sox 3, Minnesota Twins 0
Baltimore Orioles 11, Tampa Bay Rays 5
Cleveland Indians 8, Detroit Tigers 1
Texas Rangers 4, Houston Astros 3
Toronto Blue Jays 7, Chicago White Sox 4
Seattle Mariners 8, Los Angeles Angels 5
Colorado Rockies 3, Oakland Athletics 2
Kyle Busch Wins At Pocono
(Long Pond, PA) — Kyle Busch is celebrating his sixth win of the season at Pocono. Busch captured the checkered flag in Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway, despite starting 28th after failing post-qualifying inspection. Busch earned his 49th career victory, which ties Tony Stewart for 13th on the all-time wins list.
RBC Canadian Open (at Oakville, Ontario)
1. Dustin Johnson (-23)
T2. Whee Kim (-20)
T2. Byeong Hun An (-20)
4. Keegan Bradley (-19)
T22. Ryan Palmer (-12)
T29. Johson Wagner (-11)
Cowboys Off Today
(Oxnard, CA) — The Cowboys get the first day off from training camp today. Defensive end Taco Charlton and guard La’El Collins got into a shoving match that hyped up the crowd yesterday. It was the second day of full pads. In other team news, Dak Prescott celebrated his 25th birthday at practice yesterday
Report: Cowboys WR Wilson Has Torn Labrum
(Oxnard, CA) — Cowboys rookie wide receiver Cedrick Wilson could miss extended time. Multiple reports state Wilson is dealing with a torn labrum. He was hurt during Saturday’s first fully-padded practice. Wilson was a sixth-round pick by Dallas out of Boise State this spring.
Prescott, Elliott: “We’ll Stand For The Anthem”
(Oxnard, CA) — Two of the Cowboys’ more high profile players made their stances known on the national anthem over the weekend. Both Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott reiterated that they’ll be standing for the anthem this season. Elliott said they made a decision as a team to stand together. Prescott stated he doesn’t believe the anthem is the best time or place to protest. Their comments come after Jerry Jones stated last week that all Cowboys must stand for the anthem and won’t be allowed to stay in the locker, which is allowed under the new league policy.
Mavericks Re-sign G Harris
(Dallas, TX) — Devin Harris is coming back to Dallas. The Mavericks have agreed on a one-year deal with the veteran guard. Harris is back for his third stint with the Mavericks, who drafted him fifth overall in the 2004 NBA Draft. The Mavs traded Harris to Denver in February. He averaged 8.4 points in 71 total games last season.
Rockets Lock Up Capela
(Houston, TX) — The Houston Rockets are holding on to restricted free agent center Clint Capela. The two sides agreed to a five-year, 90-million-dollar deal on Friday. The 24-year-old is coming off a career season, with averages of 13.9 points and 10.8 rebounds per game for Houston. Capela also led the league in field-goal percentage. He finished second in voting for the NBA’s Most Improved Player.