(Oakland, CA) — Texas starter Lance Lynn was knocked out in the A’s six-run fourth inning in an 11-5 loss in Oakland. Danny Santana had three hits, including a double, and drove in a pair of runs in defeat. Joey Gallo went 3-for-4 and walked to raise his average to .300 for Texas. The Rangers dropped to 2-and-6 on the road.
Dowdy Draws Starting Assignment Today
(Oakland, CA) — Kyle Dowdy will make his first career start this afternoon for the Rangers, who are closing out a three-game series with the Athletics in Oakland. Aaron Brooks will start for the A’s. He is 2-and-2 with a 5.32 ERA. Our pregame coverage begins this afternoon at 2 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
Astros Top Twins Late
(Houston, TX) — Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman each drove in three runs as the Astros pulled away late for a 10-4 win over the Twins in Houston. George Springer had a pair of run-scoring hits as the Astros snapped a three-game skid. Hector Rondon got the win.
MLB National League
Cincinnati Reds 7, Atlanta Braves 6
Arizona Diamondbacks 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
New York Mets 9, Philadelphia Phillies 0
St. Louis Cardinals 4, Milwaukee Brewers 3
Chicago Cubs 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 2
Washington Nationals 6, Colorado Rockies 3
MLB American League
Detroit Tigers 7, Boston Red Sox 4 (G1)
Baltimore Orioles 9, Chicago White Sox 1
Tampa Bay Rays 5, Kansas City Royals 2
Detroit Tigers 4, Boston Red Sox 2 (G2)
Houston Astros 10, Minnesota Twins 4
Oakland Athletics 11, Texas Rangers 5
New York Yankees 7, Los Angeles Angels 5
Miami Marlins 3, Cleveland Indians 1
San Francisco Giants 7, Toronto Blue Jays 6
San Diego Padres 6, Seattle Mariners 3
Offense, Bullpen Shine as Sod Poodles Even Series
Springfield, Missouri – The Sod Poodles won a back-and-forth affair on Tuesday night at Hammons Field, beating the Springfield Cardinals 9-6 in the second game of their four-game set. Tuesday night’s win was Amarillo’s second road win of the season and their first since April 5. The Sod Poodles and Cardinals continue their series this morning with first pitch at 11:10. Right-hander Lake Bachar takes the mound for Amarillo while Springfield counters with lefty Austin Warner.
NBA Playoff Roundup
(Undated) — The Raptors, Sixers and Blazers are moving on in the NBA Playoffs. Toronto topped Orlando 115-96, Philly beat Brooklyn 122-100 and Portland put away Oklahoma City 118-115 to win those series in five games. Denver also beat San Antonio 108-90 to take a 3-2 series lead.
Rockets Will Try To Eliminate Jazz Tonight
(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Rockets will try to put away the Jazz tonight in Game Five in Houston of the first-round playoff series. Utah won at home 107-91 on Monday to stay alive. With a win, the Rockets will advance to the second round.
NHL Playoff Roundup
(Undated) — The Bruins and Sharks are celebrating Game Seven home wins in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Boston beat Toronto 5-1 and San Jose outlasted Vegas 5-4 in overtime to advance. The Capitals entertain the Hurricanes in Game Seven of their series tonight.
Stars Will Open On Road Tomorrow
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars will open the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs tomorrow night in St. Louts. Dallas advanced with a 2-1 overtime win over Nashville in Game Six on Monday. The Blues beat Winnipeg in a six-game series that concluded with a 3-2 victory on Saturday in St. Louis.
NFL Teams Finalizing Draft Boards
(Nashville, TN) — NFL teams are finalizing their draft boards. The NFL Draft is in Nashville this year and gets underway with the first round tomorrow. The Cardinals hold the top pick, followed by the 49ers and Jets. The second and third rounds are Friday, with four through seven on Saturday.
Steelers Hoping For New “Big Ben” Deal Before Draft
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Steelers hope to have a new contract in place with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger before the start of the NFL Draft. ESPN reports they’ve been talking since the end of the season and are close. “Big Ben” is entering the last year of his current deal.
Seahawks Trade Clark To Chiefs
(Undated) — The Seahawks are sending defensive end Frank Clark to the Chiefs. Multiple reports say Seattle gets the 29th overall pick, a second-rounder in 2020 and the teams also swap third-rounders this year. Clark reportedly agreed to a five-year, 105.5-million-dollar extension with KC.
FC Dallas Will Play San Jose Next
(Frisco, TX) — FC Dallas will host San Jose on Saturday afternoon at Toyota Stadium. Dallas is coming off a 2-1 win over Atlanta United. Dallas is fourth in the West with 16 points in eight games.