(Arlington, TX) — Joey Gallo drove in five runs and had the first sacrifice fly of his career as the Rangers beat the Astros 11-10 in Arlington. Hunter Pence homered and drove in three runs, while Logan Forsythe added a solo shot for Texas, which jumped out to a 10-1 lead. Starter Shelby Miller picked up his first win since 2017. Shawn Kelley got the final out for the save to rescue closer José Leclerc, who could not make it through the ninth.
Minor Will Start Tonight In Oakland
(Oakland, CA) — Left-hander Mike Minor will start for the Rangers tonight against the Athletics in Oakland. Minor threw his first career shutout in his prior start, beating the Angels behind a three-hitter. He has allowed two runs and 13 hits over 23 innings in his last three starts.
Astros Return Home Tonight
(Houston, TX) — The Astros are back at Minute Maid Park tonight for the first time since April 10th. They will host the Twins in the opener of a seven-game homestand. Brad Peacock will start for the Astros. Minnesota will counter with Jake Odorizzi.
MLB National League
Washington Nationals 5, Miami Marlins 0
San Francisco Giants 3, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Milwaukee Brewers 5
St. Louis Cardinals 6, New York Mets 4
Chicago Cubs 2, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
Colorado Rockies 4, Philadelphia Phillies 1
San Diego Padres 4, Cincinnati Reds 3
MLB American League
New York Yankees 7, Kansas City Royals 6
Minnesota Twins 4, Baltimore Orioles 3
Detroit Tigers 4, Chicago White Sox 3
Boston Red Sox 4, Tampa Bay Rays 3 (11 INN)
Texas Rangers 11, Houston Astros 10
Toronto Blue Jays 5, Oakland Athletics 4
Los Angeles Angels 8, Seattle Mariners 6
Atlanta Braves 11, Cleveland Indians 5
Sod Poodles Take Easter Sunday Off
The Amarillo Sod Poodles were off yesterday as were all teams in the Texas League. They will open a 4-game series on the road against the Springfield Cardinals. The Sod Poodles are second in Texas League attendance. The Tulsa Drillers have drawn 61, 546 over ten games, the Sod Poodles have drawn 61, 238, the Frisco Roughriders have drawn 58, 534. The Sod poodles are averaging 6, 124 per game.
Trail Blazers Charge Past Thunder
(Oklahoma City, OK) — CJ McCollum scored 27 points to lead the Trail Blazers to a 111-98 victory over the Thunder in Oklahoma. Damian Lillard flirted with a double-double adding 24 points and eight assists for Portland, leaving them one game away from round two of the Western Conference playoffs. Paul George had a double-double with a game-high 32 points and 10 boards for Oklahoma City in the loss. Dennis Schroder put up 17 points off the bench for the Thunder, who are in a win-or-go-home situation tomorrow for Game Five in Portland.
Boston Celtics 110, Indiana Pacers 106
(Celtics win series East quarterfinal, 4-0)
Golden State Warriors 113, LA Clippers 105
(Warriors lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-1)
Toronto Raptors 107, Orlando Magic 85
(Raptors leads best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 3-1)
Portland Trail Blazers 111, Oklahoma City Thunder 98
(Trail Blazers lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-1)
Rockets Going For Sweep Tonight
(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Rockets will try to close out a four-game sweep of the Jazz tonight when they play at Utah. After routing the Jazz twice in Houston, they squeaked out a 104-101 victory Saturday in Salt Lake City. If Game Five is necessary, it would be Wednesday in Houston.
Stars Home Tonight, One Win Away From Advancing
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars can advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight with a win over the Predators in Dallas. The Stars took a 3-to-2 lead in the series with a 5-3 victory Saturday in Nashville. Ben Bishop made 30 saves in the victory. If the Predators win, a decisive Game Seven would be Wednesday in Nashville. The winner of the series will play the St. Louis Blues in the next round.
Boston Bruins 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
(Series tied best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 3-3)
San Jose Sharks 2, Vegas Golden Knights 1 (2OT)
(Series tied best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-3)
Pan Wins RBC Heritage
Dustin Johnson’s back-nine meltdown opened the door for Taiwan’s C.T. Pan to win the RBC Heritage by one stroke over Matt Kuchar for
his first PGA Tour victory. The top-ranked Johnson opened the final round with a one-shot lead but couldn’t hold on as he carded three
straight bogeys on Nos. 11-13 before a pair of double bogeys on Nos. 14 and 15. Johnson shot a 77 as did Ryan Palmer to finish tied for 28th.
Cowboys Won’t Have Pick Thursday
(Frisco, TX) — The NFL draft will start on Thursday, but the Cowboys are one of four teams without a first-round pick. Dallas sent its top pick to the Raiders for wide receiver Amari Cooper last season. Unless they make a trade to move up, the Cowboys will wait until 57 players come off the board before they make a selection.
Texans Preparing For NFL Draft
(Houston, TX) — The Texans will draft 20th overall in the first round of the NFL draft, which begins Thursday. Houston has two second-round picks, 54th and 55th overall. Their pressing need is the offensive line and running back.
TCU Lands Blue-Chip Basketball Transfer
(Fort Worth, TX) — Tennessee-Chattanooga forward Kevin Easley announced on Twitter he is coming to TCU. The 6-foot-6 forward was the Southern Conference freshman of the year, averaging 14.2 points and 6.7 rebounds last season. He will have to sit out coming season before becoming eligible.
FC Dallas Welcomes San Jose on Saturday
(Frisco, TX) — FC Dallas will return home Saturday to meet San Jose at Toyota Stadium. Dallas is coming off a 2-1 win in Atlanta and is fourth in the West with 16 points in eight matches. San Jose is ninth with six points in seven games.