Wednesday Sports Update – A’s Slip Past Rangers

(Arlington, TX) — A strong start from Cole Hamels wasn’t enough as the Rangers lost to the A’s 3-2 at Globe Life Park. Hamels tossed six-and-a-third frames of two-run ball but took the tough-luck loss dropping him to 1-and-3. Adrian Beltre drove in both Rangers runs as they lost for the fourth time in the last five home games, dropping them to 3-and-12 at home this season. They are 8-and-17 overall.

Rangers Resume Series With A’s

(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers will look to avoid the sweep tonight when they wrap up with the A’s in Arlington. Doug Fister will take the hill for Texas. Oakland will counter with Kendall Graveman. Our pregame begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Angels Rally Past Astros

(Houston, TX) — Mike Trout became the first player to 10 home runs this season as the Angels edged the Astros 8-7 in Houston. Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani struck out seven and gave up four runs in a no-decision for LA. Derek Fisher and Brian McCann each launched two-run bombs for the Stros. Reliever Joe Smith surrendered four runs in an inning of work to take the loss.

MLB National League
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Cincinnati Reds 9, Atlanta Braves 7 (12 INN)
Arizona Diamondbacks 8, Philadelphia Phillies 4
New York Mets 6, St. Louis Cardinals 5 (10 INN)
Colorado Rockies 8, San Diego Padres 0
Miami Marlins 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2
San Francisco Giants 4, Washington Nationals 3

MLB American League
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Seattle Mariners 1, Chicago White Sox 0
New York Yankees 8, Minnesota Twins 3
Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles (PPD)
Toronto Blue Jays 4, Boston Red Sox 3 (10 INN)
Oakland Athletics 3, Texas Rangers 2
Los Angeles Angels 8, Houston Astros 7

MLB Interleague
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Chicago Cubs 10, Cleveland Indians 3
Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates (PPD)
Milwaukee Brewers 5, Kansas City Royals 2

Sixers, Warriors Advance

(Undated) — Both the 76ers and Warriors are moving on to the next round of the NBA playoffs. Philadelphia eliminated the Heat in five games with a 104-91 win in Philadelphia. Golden State held off a fourth-quarter rally by the Spurs to pull out a 99-91 win in Oakland in Game Five. The “Dubs” won the series four-games-to-one and will face New Orleans in the Western Conference semifinals.

NBA Playoffs
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Boston Celtics 92, Milwaukee Bucks 87
(Celtics lead best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 3-2)

Philadelphia 76ers 104, Miami Heat 91
(76ers win best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 4-1)

Golden State Warriors 99, San Antonio Spurs 91
(Warriors win best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 4-1)

Rockets Host Game Five, Can Close Out T-Wolves

(Houston, TX) — The Rockets can close out the series with the Timberwolves tonight with a Game Five win at the Toyota Center. A win would book a second-straight trip to the Western Conference semifinals for Houston. They lost in seven to San Antonio after a first-round win last season. Minnesota is fighting to avoid a first-round exit in their first postseason appearance since 2004.

Bruins And Maple Leafs Square Off In Game Seven

(Boston, MA) — The opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs comes to an end tonight. The Bruins and Maple Leafs square off in a deciding Game Seven at TD Garden. Boston had a 3-1 advantage, but has lost the last two games, including a 3-1 defeat at Toronto on Monday. The conference semifinals begin tomorrow.

NFL Draft Starts Tomorrow

(Arlington, TX) — The 2018 NFL Draft kicks off tomorrow at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The three-day event will feature the first round on Thursday, rounds two and three on Friday, and rounds four-through-seven on Saturday. The Cowboys own the 19th overall pick in round one. The Browns hold the top pick.

Mayfield To Browns Buzz Growing

(Cleveland, OH) — What the Browns are going to do with the number-one pick in tomorrow’s NFL Draft is still a mystery. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Cleveland has not ruled out taking former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield in the top slot. The other two QBs thought to be in the discussion are Sam Darnold out of USC and Wyoming’s Josh Allen. The Browns also have the fourth selection.

Dez Reunion With Cowboys Will Not Happen

(Frisco, TX) — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is putting to bed any ideas of a reunion with former wide receiver Dez Bryant. Speaking at a news conference yesterday, Jones said the team needs to “move on” knowing they “don’t have Dez”. The Cowboys released Bryant on April 13th, following a short meeting between owner and player. Jones also said he has no regrets about waiting until April to make the move.

Harden Gives Game Shoes To Taiwanese Fan

(Houston, TX) — A Rockets fan from far away now has quite a souvenir to take home with him. A young student traveled from Taiwan to Minnesota to watch Games 3 and 4 of the Rockets-Timberwolves playoff series on Saturday and Monday. He held up a sign to let the Rockets know how far he’d come to see them. James Harden was so impressed that after Monday night’s game, he tossed his shoes to the fan as a keepsake. The fan’s first trip to America isn’t over yet. Before going home on Sunday, he’ll be in Houston for Game 5 tonight.

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