(Arlington, TX) — Jonathan Lucroy smacked a grand slam in the second inning as the Athletics roughed up the Rangers 15-3 at Globe Life Park. Elvis Andrus hit a two-run homer for the Rangers, who are 1-and-3 since the break. Cole Hamels was rocked for seven runs in five frames to suffer the loss.
Rangers Resume Series With A’s Tonight
(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers and A’s resume their four-game series tonight in Arlington. Mike Minor will take the mound for Texas. Oakland will send out Frankie Montas. Our pregame begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
Astros Open Series Tonight In Colorado
(Denver, CO) — The Astros open up a brief two-game Interleague series with the Rockies tonight in Colorado. Gerrit Cole will get the start for the ‘Stros. Colorado will counter with Tyler Anderson. The Astros sit at 66-and-36, five games ahead Seattle for first place in the AL West.
MLB National League
Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Philadelphia Phillies 6
Atlanta Braves 12, Miami Marlins 1
San Diego Padres 3, New York Mets 2
Cincinnati Reds 2, St. Louis Cardinals 1
Arizona Diamondbacks 7, Chicago Cubs 1
Milwaukee Brewers 6, Washington Nationals 1
MLB American League
Boston Red Sox 5, Baltimore Orioles 3
Minnesota Twins 8, Toronto Blue Jays 3
Tampa Bay Rays 7, New York Yankees 6
Oakland Athletics 15, Texas Rangers 3
Detroit Tigers 5, Kansas City Royals 4
Chicago White Sox 5, Los Angeles Angels 3
Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Cleveland Indians 0 (F/6 inn)
Dirk Nowitzki Signs One Year Deal With Mavs
(Dallas, TX) — Dirk Nowitzki is coming back to Dallas. He signed a new one-year deal today believed to be worth five-million dollars. The Big German’s new contract means he’ll set an NBA record with 21 seasons with a single franchise. In other team news, the Mavs acquired forward Maarty Leunen and cash from the Clippers in exchange for forward Johnathan Motley and the rights to guard Renaldas Seibutis. Ding Yanyuhang was also signed after playing with the Mavs in the summer league.
Report: Carmelo Anthony Coming To Houston
(Houston, TX) — Carmelo Anthony is expected to soon become a member of the Rockets. A source tells The New York Times Anthony will sign with Houston once his trade from Oklahoma City to Atlanta is complete. The Hawks are expected to buy-out the swingman allowing him to sign with the Rockets.
Cowboys Open Training Camp Thursday
(Oxnard, CA) — The Cowboys kickoff training camp this week in Oxnard. The ‘Boys will hold their first practice on Thursday. They open up preseason play August 9th at San Francisco.
Texans Begin Training Camp Thursday
(White Sulphur Springs, WV) — The Texans are set to kickoff training camp on Thursday in West Virginia. The team will report tomorrow with the first practice set for Thursday. The Texans open up preseason play August 9th at Kansas City.
Dennis Rodman Working For Houston Company
(Houston, TX) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman now holds a prominent position with a Houston-based company. The flamboyant star is the head of business development for anytickets-dot-com. The website is described as a means for people to put together custom entertainment experiences. Rodman turned up in Houston on Sunday night. He took the stage at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands and sang with the rock band Live.