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Thursday Sports Update – Rangers Sweep Mariners

(Arlington, TX) — Adrian Sampson allowed one run over five-plus innings to pick up the win as the Rangers edged by the Mariners 2-1 to complete a three-game sweep in Arlington. Hunter Pence ripped a solo shot in the sixth, while Nomar Mazara doubled home Pence in the first inning for the other Texas score. Shawn Kelley struck out two in the ninth for his fourth save. The Rangers have won four in a row and seven of eight to move a game above .500.

Rangers Open Six-Game Trip Tomorrow

(Anaheim, CA) — The Rangers have proved they can win at Globe Life Park. They are 17-and-8 at home after completing a 5-and-1 homestand against St. Louis and Seattle. After an off-day, the Rangers will open a six-game trip tomorrow night against the Angels in Anaheim. Texas has dropped 15 of 22 road games. Drew Smyly will start the first game against the Angels. He is 0-and-2 with a 9.00 ERA on the road.

Calhoun Put On Injured List

(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers placed outfielder Willie Calhoun on the 10-day injured list with a strained left quad. He suffered the injury running the bases Tuesday. Shortstop Elvis Andrus homered in a rehab game with Double-A Frisco. He is on the injured list with a right hamstring strain and is eligible to be activated Saturday.

White Sox Grand In Beating Astros

(Houston, TX) — Alex Bregman hit his 15th homer, but it did not prevent the Astros from losing 9-4 to the White Sox in Houston. Gerrit Cole was charged with six runs in five-plus innings to take the loss. Josh James gave up a grand slam to Charlie Tilson in the White Sox six-run sixth. Houston lost for just the second time in its last 14 games.

MLB National League
Milwaukee Brewers 11, Cincinnati Reds 9
San Diego Padres 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
Colorado Rockies 9, Pittsburgh Pirates 3
New York Mets 6, Washington Nationals 1
Chicago Cubs 8, Philadelphia Phillies 4
Atlanta Braves 9, San Francisco Giants 2

MLB American League
Oakland Athletics 7, Cleveland Indians 2
Texas Rangers 2, Seattle Mariners 1
New York Yankees 7, Baltimore Orioles 5
Boston Red Sox 6, Toronto Blue Jays 5 (13 INN)
Chicago White Sox 9, Houston Astros 4
Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Angels (PPD)

MLB Interleague
Kansas City Royals 8, St. Louis Cardinals 2 (G1)
St. Louis Cardinals 10, Kansas City Royals 3 (G2)
Tampa Bay Rays 8, Los Angeles Dodgers 1
Miami Marlins 6, Detroit Tigers 3

Sod Poodles Edge Hooks 7-6

AMARILLO, Texas – The Amarillo Sod Poodles were victorious over the Corpus Christi Hooks 7-6 in Wednesday’s dramatic series finale at HODGETOWN. The Sod Poodles and Hooks combined for eight solo home runs in the matinee contest with six coming off the bats of Corpus Christi. With the victory, the Sod Poodles avoided the sweep and improve to a season record of 20-24. The Sod Poodles played their first morning game in HODGETOWN history on Wednesday in front of an announced attendance of 5,146. The Amarillo Sod Poodles and Midland RockHounds will begin a four-game series tonight at HODGETOWN with first pitch of the series opener scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Bucks Host Raptors In Game Five Tonight

(Milwaukee, WI) — Game Five of the Eastern Conference finals tips off tonight as the Bucks host the Raptors in Milwaukee. The series is tied at two wins apiece, with the home team winning all four games thus far. Game Six will be back in Toronto on Saturday. The series winner will face off against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

Charles Schwab Tourament Begins In Fort Worth

(Fort Worth , Texas) (AP) — Colonial Country Club is the longest-running host of a PGA Tour event played on its original site, a fact that seemed in jeopardy not too long ago. Local companies backed the tournament last year when it was called the Fort Worth Invitational following upscale grocer Dean and Deluca’s withdrawal as title sponsor two years into a six-year contract. Now an event first played at Colonial in 1946 is on solid footing again as the Charles Schwab Challenge. Ryan Palmer tees off at 8:06 this morning.

Cowboys Complete Second OTA Session

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys are using their 10 volunteer no-contact OTA sessions to learn new wrinkles installed by first-year offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. Head coach Jason Garrett said there will not be a major offensive overhaul, but Moore is making a smattering of changes. The Cowboys will hold their third OTA session today and not return to the field until next week. The Cowboys will begin a three-day mandatory minicamp on June 11th.

Prescott, Cowboys Exchanging Contract Proposals

(Frisco, TX) — Quarterback Dak Prescott says he and the Cowboys have exchanged contract extension offers. Prescott said after an OTA session he does not know how close they are, but letting his agent handle the negotiations. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport the negotiations are “going well.” Prescott’s four-year rookie contract will expire after this season. Jones also said the team has had contract extension negotiations with Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Texans Continue OTAs

(Houston, TX) — The Texans will be back on the field today for their third OTA session after taking yesterday off. The 10-sessions are volunteer and with no contact and no pads. The Texans wrap up OTAs on June 7th. The Texans will have a three-day mandatory minicamp beginning on June 11th.

College Baseball Tournaments

(Undated) — On the diamond, second-seeded Baylor topped Oklahoma 8-2 in a first-round Big 12 Tournament game in Oklahoma City. In other first-round matchups, top-seeded Texas Tech beat Kansas State 7-4 and TCU lost 5-2 to Oklahoma State. Baylor and Oklahoma State will play tonight. The Frogs meet the Sooners today with the loser ousted. Georgia shut out Texas A&M 2-0 in a second-round SEC Tournament game in Hoover, Alabama. The Aggies will face Ole Miss today in an elimination game. Number 22 Dallas Baptist shut down Missouri State 1-0 to advance in the Missouri Valley Tournament in Normal, Illinois.


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