Monday Sports Update – Astros Sweep Rangers

Astros Steamroll Rangers

(Houston, TX) — George Springer went 5-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs as the Astros routed the Rangers 15-5 in Houston. Alex Bregman also homered twice and drove in five runs in the victory. Corbin Martin worked into the sixth inning, allowing two runs and striking out nine to pick up the win in his big league debut. Houston has won five straight and is 8-and-1 in its last nine games. Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Elvis Andrus homered for Texas. Adrian Sampson failed to make it out of a four-run fourth to take the loss. The Rangers were swept in the four-game series to fall a season-worst four-games below .500.

Rangers Open Series Tomorrow in KC

(Kansas City, MO) — The Rangers are off today before continuing this trip tomorrow night with a three game series against the Royals in Kansas City. Shelby Miller will start the opener for Texas. The Royals will counter with left-hander Danny Duffy. The Rangers will return home Friday against the Cardinals.

MLB American League

Boston Red Sox 11, Seattle Mariners 2
Baltimore Orioles 5, Los Angeles Angels 1
Chicago White Sox 5, Toronto Blue Jays 1
New York Yankees 7, Tampa Bay Rays 1
Houston Astros 15, Texas Rangers 5
Detroit Tigers 5, Minnesota Twins 3
Cleveland Indians 5, Oakland Athletics 3

MLB National League

Miami Marlins at New York Mets (PPD)
Pittsburgh Pirates 10, St. Louis Cardinals 6
Colorado Rockies 10, San Diego Padres 7
San Francisco Giants 6, Cincinnati Reds 5
Atlanta Braves 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 3
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Washington Nationals 0
Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee Brewers 1

MLB Interleague

Philadelphia Phillies 6, Kansas City Royals 1


Corpus Christi, Texas – The Amarillo Sod Poodles edged past the Corpus Christi Hooks on Sunday afternoon, winning the series finale of a four-game set 4-2 at Whataburger Field. Right-hander Emmanuel Ramirez earned the win, spinning 5.2 innings of one-run baseball. Ramirez struck out a season-high eight hitters while allowing just three hits.The Sod Poodles return home to HODGETOWN on Monday evening for the start of a three-game series against the Midland RockHounds. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Keselowski Wins At Kansas Speedway

(Kansas City, KS) — Brad Keselowski won his third NASCAR race of the season taking the Digital Ally 400 in overtime on Saturday at Kansas Speedway. Alex Bowman finished second for the third consecutive race. Eric Jones was third.

Kang Wins Byron Nelson

(Dallas, TX) — Sung Kang shot a final-round 67 and finished at 23 under to win the Byron Nelson for his first PGA victory. He finished two strokes in front of Matt Every and Scott Piercy. Brooks Koepka finished fourth at 20 under after a concluding round of 68. Ryan Palmer and Johnson Wager finished in a tie for 43rd at 9-under.

Rockets Eliminated, Start Planning For Next Season

(Houston, TX) — There was no Game Seven yesterday for the Rockets with the Warriors in Oakland. Golden State eliminated the Rockets 118-113 on Friday in Houston. It is the fourth time in four seasons the Warriors have ousted the Rockets. Chris Paul, who had 27 points and 11 boards in Game Six, said Houston had “to go to the drawing board.” The Rockets will have four starters in their 30s next season.

Mavericks’ Porzingis Involved In Altercation In Latvia

(Liepaja, Latvia) — Mavericks power forward Kristaps Porzingis is recovering after getting into an altercation at a club in his home country of Latvia. ESPN reports, the Mavericks believe that Porzingis was attacked by a group of Russians who were upset about the basketball star leaving the New York Knicks. A video of the aftermath showed Porzingis with a gash in his head. Porzingis reportedly began to defend himself before security broke up the fight.

NBA Playoffs

Portland Trail Blazers 100, Denver Nuggets 96
(Trail Blazers win best-of-seven West semifinal, 4-3)

Toronto Raptors 92, Philadelphia 76ers 90
(Raptors win best-of-seven East semifinal, 4-3)

NHL Playoffs

Boston Bruins 6, Carolina Hurricanes 2
(Bruins lead best-of-seven East final, 2-0)

Cowboys Conclude Rookie Minicamp

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys concluded a three-day rookie minicamp. Dallas plans to work third-round pick Connor McGovern at center and guard. Undrafted tackle Mitch Hyatt, who started for national champion Clemson, impressed coaches in the camp. Running back Mike Weber, a seventh-round pick from Ohio State, suffered a knee injury and will have a MRI to learn the severity.

Stars Sending Two To World Championships

(Undated) — The Stars have placed John Klingberg on Team Sweden and Radek Faksas on Team Czech Republic for the World Championships. The hockey tournament is underway in Slovakia and will conclude on May 26 with medal games.

Wings Tipoff Preseason Today

(Dallas, TX) — The Dallas Wings are gearing up for the WNBA season. Dallas will open the preseason today against the Dream in Atlanta. Tomorrow night, the Wings will play at the Connecticut Sun. The Wings tipoff the regular season on the road against the Dream on May 24th.

FC Dallas Falls To Red Bulls

(Frisco, TX) — FC Dallas lost 3-1 to the New York Red Bulls at Frisco. Dallas is on the road Thursday playing at MLS West-leader LAFC. Dallas is fifth with 17 points in 11 games. LA has 27 points in a dozen games.

Buffs Make Their Sixth Straight NCAA Tournament, Head to Grand Junction

CANYON, Texas – The West Texas A&M Buffaloes will be making their sixth straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship this upcoming weekend after claiming the Lone Star Conference Tournament Championship on Mother’s Day at Wilder Park. The Buffs have now reached the NCAA Postseason in six straight seasons which is the second longest streak in the region behind only Colorado Mesa. WT will face off with fourth-seeded Colorado School of Mines on Thursday at a time to be determined.


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