(Arlington, TX) — Elvis Andrus hit his second home run of the young season but the Rangers lost to the Angels 8-3 in the opener of a three-game series at Globe Life Park. Joey Gallo drove in the other two runs for Texas, which fell to 4-and-8 overall. Doug Fister yielded three runs in five frames to dip to 1-and-2. The Rangers resume their three-game series with the Angels tonight at Globe Life Park. Martin Perez will get the ball seeking a 2-and-0 start. Our pregame with Eric Nadel and Matt Hicks begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
Astros Shut Out Twins Behind Verlander
(Minneapolis, MN) — Justin Verlander and three relievers combined on a six-hitter as the Astros shut out the Twins 2-0 at Target Field. Verlander struck out nine while allowing four hits and a walk in seven frames for his second win. Ken Giles got the final out for his first save. J.D. Davis had an RBI single in the sixth and Marwin Gonzalez doubled home a run in the eighth. Houston has won three in-a-row. The Astros continue their three-game series with the Twins tonight in Minnesota. Dallas Keuchel gets the ball still seeking his first win. The Twins will counter with right-hander Jake Odorizzi.
MLB National League
Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs (PPD)
Milwaukee Brewers 5, St. Louis Cardinals 4 (10 INN)
Philadelphia Phillies 6, Cincinnati Reds 5
Washington Nationals 2, Atlanta Braves 0
New York Mets 4, Miami Marlins 2
San Diego Padres 7, Colorado Rockies 6
Arizona Diamondbacks 2, San Francisco Giants 1
MLB American League
Cleveland Indians 2, Detroit Tigers 0
Toronto Blue Jays 7, Baltimore Orioles 1
Los Angeles Angels 8, Texas Rangers 3
Houston Astros 2, Minnesota Twins 0
Tampa Bay Rays 5, Chicago White Sox 4
Kansas City Royals 10, Seattle Mariners 0
Spurs Get Past Kings
(San Antonio, TX) — The Spurs came to life in the fourth quarter to pick up a crucial 98-85 win over the Kings at the AT&T Center. San Antonio outscored Sacramento 38-to-19 during the final 12 minutes to get to 47-and-34 and clinch a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Rudy Gay and Manu Ginobili combined for 35 points off the bench in the victory. Willie Cauley-Stein totaled 25 points and 10 rebounds for Sacramento. De’Aaron Fox added 21 points for the Kings, who fell to 26-and-55.
Thunder Clinch Playoff Spot In Win Over Heat
(Miami, FL) — The Thunder clinched a playoff spot with a 115-93 win against the Heat at American Airlines Arena. Russell Westbrook recorded his 25th triple-double of the season, tallying 23 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists. Paul George hit five threes on his way to 27 points for Oklahoma City, which is 47-and-34. Miami was outscored 39-to-12 in the fourth quarter as they fell to 43-and-38, putting them seventh in the Eastern Conference. Josh Richardson scored a team-high 18 points in the loss.
Toronto Raptors 108, Detroit Pistons 98
Cleveland Cavaliers 123, New York Knicks 109
Brooklyn Nets 114, Chicago Bulls 105
Oklahoma City Thunder 115, Miami Heat 93
Minnesota Timberwolves 113, Memphis Grizzlies 94
Milwaukee Bucks 102, Orlando Magic 86
San Antonio Spurs 98, Sacramento Kings 85
Denver Nuggets 88, Portland Trail Blazers 82
New Orleans Pelicans 113, LA Clippers 100
Rockets Visit Lakers Tonight
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Rockets wrap up the regular season with a pair of road games starting tonight against the Lakers in LA. They will visit Sacramento tomorrow in the finale. The NBA playoffs will open this weekend and the Rockets have already clinched the top seed in the West at 64-and-16.
Mavs Close Out Season Tonight Against Suns
(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks close out the season tonight hosting the Phoenix Suns at American Airlines Center. Dallas has lost three in-a-row after Sunday’s 109-97 setback in Philadelphia. The Mavs sit at 24-and-57. The Suns are last in the NBA at 20-and-61.
Cowboys Sign Ealy
(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys are adding depth to the defensive line. The ‘Boys have signed defensive lineman Kony Ealy to a one-year contract. Ealy had just one sack in 15 games with the Jets last season. The 26-year-old spent his first three NFL seasons with Carolina, and has 15 career sacks in 62 games.
Lawsuit Accuses Three MSU Basketball Players Of Rape In 2015
(East Lansing, MI) — More trouble is on the horizon for Tom Izzo and the Michigan State basketball program. A lawsuit filed yesterday accuses three Spartan basketball players of raping a female student in 2015. It was placed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The woman is still at the school, but the three players aren’t. No one is specified by name.
Mayweather Bodyguard Shot
(Atlanta, GA) — Floyd Mayweather Junior is once again finding himself in some controversy. One of Mayweather’s bodyguards was shot Monday when three cars were heading to a hotel in Atlanta. The boxing star was in one of the cars, but not the one that was shot. Atlanta police stated they don’t believe this was a random shooting. Gregory La Rosa was shot in the leg and has already been released from the hospital.