(Anaheim, CA) — The Rangers couldn’t scratch a run across as the Angels blanked Texas 1-0 in Anaheim. Adrian Sampson tossed five innings of one-run ball to take the tough loss for Texas, which managed just two singles. The Rangers have lost five-of-six. Yovani Gallardo will start the rubber match tonight. Our pregame coverage begins tonight at 8:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
Astros Knock Off Tigers
(Detroit, MI) — The Astros built up a five-run lead as they knocked off the Tigers 5-4 in Detroit. Tony Kemp and Tyler White notched two-run homers for Houston and Jose Altuve added a solo shot. The bullpen combined for five shutout innings and Will Harris earned the win. Gerrit Cole takes the mound as the ‘Stros go for the sweep today.
Peacock Diagnosed With Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease
(Houston, TX) — Astros reliever Brad Peacock is away from the team after being diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease. Peacock is considered contagious and left the team in Detroit to return home to Houston. It’s unclear how long he’ll be out. He’s the third MLB pitcher this season to contract the disease.
Red Sox Clinch Playoff Spot
(Boston, MA) — The Red Sox are the first team to lock up a postseason spot in Major League Baseball. Boston clinched at least a wild card spot with a 7-2 win over Toronto at Fenway Park. It will be the third straight playoff appearance for the Red Sox, whose magic number to clinch the AL East is nine. Boston is 99-and-46, one win away from its first 100-win season since 1946.
MLB National League
Washington Nationals 3, Philadelphia Phillies 1 (G1)
Cincinnati Reds 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 1
Washington Nationals 7, Philadelphia Phillies 6 (10 INN) (G2)
Miami Marlins 5, New York Mets 3
Chicago Cubs 3, Milwaukee Brewers 0
St. Louis Cardinals 11, Pittsburgh Pirates 5
Arizona Diamondbacks 6, Colorado Rockies 3
Atlanta Braves 4, San Francisco Giants 1
MLB American League
Houston Astros 5, Detroit Tigers 4
Oakland Athletics 3, Baltimore Orioles 2
Cleveland Indians 2, Tampa Bay Rays 0
Boston Red Sox 7, Toronto Blue Jays 2
Minnesota Twins 10, New York Yankees 5
Kansas City Royals 6, Chicago White Sox 3
Los Angeles Angels 1, Texas Rangers 0
San Diego Padres 2, Seattle Mariners 1
Cowboys Sign G Su’a-Filo
(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys are shoring up their offensive line. Dallas signed guard Xavier Su’a-Filo to a two-year deal yesterday with a 50-thousand dollar signing bonus. He started 16 games for Houston last season, but was cut by the Titans during the preseason. The Cowboys host the New York Giants on Sunday night.
Texans Place CB Johnson On IR
(Houston, TX) — The Texans will be without cornerback Kevin Johnson for the rest of the season. Johnson suffered his second concussion in less than a month during Sunday’s loss to New England. The team has placed him on injured reserve. Johnson has played just 35 games since being selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The team signed Shareece Wright to replace him yesterday.
Mavericks Open Camp Soon
(Dallas, TX) — Training camp is less than two weeks away for the Dallas Mavericks. Camp opens on September 21st. Dirk Nowitzki is returning for his 21st season with Dallas. The Mavs will play a pair of games in China in October versus the 76ers.
Texas A&M Football Surpasses Texas In Value
(College Station, TX) — Texas A&M is now the most valuable college football program. According to Forbes Magazine, the Aggies have supplanted the Texas Longhorns in generated revenue. Texas sits in the number-two spot, followed by Michigan, Alabama and Ohio State.
College Football Preview
(Undated) — In college football action on Saturday, Houston visits Texas Tech, Texas plays host to 21st-ranked USC, Texas A&M hosts UL-Monroe, Baylor hosts Duke, 14th-ranked TCU clashes with number-four Ohio State at AT&T Stadium, SMU visits 22nd-ranked Michigan and North Texas is at Arkansas. The West Texas A&M Buffaloes host Tarleton.