Monday Sports Update – Sod Poodles Home Opener Tonight/Tech Plays In National Championship
Sod Poodles Home Opener Tonight At Hodgetown
Corpus Christi, Texas – Despite collecting three home runs on the day, the Amarillo Sod Poodles fell to the Corpus Christi Hooks 5-4 on Sunday afternoon at Whataburger Field after Hooks catcher Lorenzo Quintana hit a three-run go-ahead homer in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Sod Poodles have their historic home opener at Hodgetown tonight in downtown Amarillo against the Midland RockHounds. Right-hander Reggie Lawson will make the start for Amarillo. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.
Rangers Fall To Angels
(Anaheim, CA) — Rangers starter Shelby Miller gave up four runs on four hits and three walks in two innings in a 7-2 loss to the Angels in Anaheim. Joey Gallo hit a two-run homer for the Texas runs. The Rangers have lost three straight. They are off today before continuing this trip tomorrow night against the Diamondbacks in Phoenix.
Astros Walk Off A’s With Walk
(Houston, TX) — Jose Altuve walked on four pitches with the bases loaded and two out in the ninth as the Astros walked off the Athletics 9-8 in Houston. Aledmys Díaz homered and drove in four Houston runs. Tony Kemp also homered, while Alex Bregman and Altuve each had three hits and a RBI. The Astros will host the Yankees tonight at Minute Maid Park with Justin Verlander starting for Houston.
MLB National League
Washington Nationals 12, New York Mets 9
Atlanta Braves 4, Miami Marlins 3
Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Cincinnati Reds 5
Milwaukee Brewers 4, Chicago Cubs 2
St. Louis Cardinals 4, San Diego Padres 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 12, Colorado Rockies 6
MLB American League
New York Yankees 15, Baltimore Orioles 3
Detroit Tigers 3, Kansas City Royals 1
Cleveland Indians 3, Toronto Blue Jays 1
Houston Astros 9, Oakland Athletics 8
Seattle Mariners 12, Chicago White Sox 5
Los Angeles Angels 7, Texas Rangers 2
Philadelphia Phillies 2, Minnesota Twins 1
Tampa Bay Rays 3, San Francisco Giants 0
Boston Red Sox 1, Arizona Diamondbacks 0
Stars Open Playoffs Wednesday
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars will meet the Nashville Predators in a best of seven series in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The first two games will be played in Nashville beginning on Wednesday. The first game in Dallas will be April 15th. The Stars finished with 93 points to take first in the Western Conference Wild Card standings. The Predators won the Central Division with 100 points.
Mavericks Edge By Grizzlies In OT
(Memphis, TN) — Trey Burke scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead the Mavericks to a 129-127 win over the Grizzlies in Memphis. Salah Mejri scored a career-high 19 points for Dallas. which is 4-and-4 in its last eight games. The Mavericks will entertain the Suns tomorrow night in what will likely be Dirk Nowitzki’s last home game.
Rockets Smash Suns For Sixth Straight Win
(Houston, TX) — The Rockets broke their own NBA record with 27 three-pointers in a 149-113 rout of the Suns in Houston. James Harden racked up 30 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists for the Rockets, who have won six straight. Eric Gordon scored 26 points and Clint Capela chipped in with 22 in the victory. The Rockets will play the Thunder tomorrow night in Oklahoma City in their regular season finale.
Spurs Roll Past Cavaliers
(Cleveland, OH) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as the Spurs cruised to a 112-90 win over the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Davis Bertans and Patty Mills each had 14 points off the bench for San Antonio. DeMar DeRozan added 14 for the Spurs, who have won three of their last four. Brandon Knight and Collin Sexton each scored 16 to lead the Cavaliers. Ante Zizic posted 14 points off the bench for Cleveland, which has lost nine straight.
Thunder Top T’wolves
(Minneapolis, MN) — Russell Westbrook posted his 32nd triple-double of the season to carry the Thunder past the Timberwolves 132-126 in Minneapolis. Westbrook finished with 27 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds for OKC, which won its third in-a-row. Paul George also netted 27 points, while Dennis Schroder scored 21 off the bench in the victory. Karl-Anthony Towns pored in a game-high 35 points for the Wolves, who had won their previous two. Andrew Wiggins added 24 points in defeat.
Toronto Raptors 117, Miami Heat 109 (OT)
San Antonio Spurs 112, Cleveland Cavaliers 90
Oklahoma City Thunder 132, Minnesota Timberwolves 126
Charlotte Hornets 104, Detroit Pistons 91
Brooklyn Nets 108, Indiana Pacers 96
Dallas Mavericks 129, Memphis Grizzlies 127 (OT)
Milwaukee Bucks 115, Atlanta Hawks 107
Houston Rockets 149, Phoenix Suns 113
New York Knicks 113, Washington Wizards 110
Orlando Magic 116, Boston Celtics 108
Golden State Warriors 131, LA Clippers 104
New Orleans Pelicans 133, Sacramento Kings 129
Portland Trail Blazers 115, Denver Nuggets 108
Los Angeles Lakers 113, Utah Jazz 109
Kyle Busch Wins NASCAR Food City 500
(Bristol, TN) — Kyle Busch held on to win the NASCAR Food City 500 at Bristol. It is Busch’s third victory of the season and the fifth overall for Joe Gibbs Racing. Busch edged out older brother Kurt for the victory. Joey Logano finished third while fellow Ford driver Ryan Blaney took fourth. Last week’s winner, Denny Hamlin, rounded out the top five.
Conners Wins Texas Open
(Valero, TX) — Monday-qualifier Corey Conners shot a six-under 66 to not only win the Valero Texas Open, but also picked up the last Masters invitation. He finished the four-day tourney at 268, 20-under overall. Charley Hoffman finished two strokes back after firing a 67 on the final day. Ryan Moore shot a 64 to finish the tournament in third at 271. The Masters will begin Thursday in Augusta, Georgia.
Lady Bears Win Third National Championship
(Tampa, FL) — Baylor has won its third NCAA national women’s basketball championship. The Lady Bears defeated defending national champion Notre Dame 81-80 in the title game in Tampa. Baylor had to survive losing starting forward Lauren Cox to a leg injury in the third quarter. Chloe Jackson led Baylor with 26 points, while Kalani Brown had 20 points and 13 rebounds. The Lady Bears also took the hardware home in 2005 and 2012.
NCAA Final Set For Tonight
(Minneapolis, MN) — Virginia and Texas Tech face off tonight for the men’s college basketball national championship. Tip-off for tonight’s National Championship Game is at 9:20pm Eastern at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Number one seed Virginia punched their ticket to the final after a narrow, one point victory over number five Auburn in the Final Four Saturday. Number three Texas Tech stunned Michigan State in their Final Four match, 61-51. Our pregame coverage begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.