(Arlington, TX) — Joey Gallo blasted a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Rangers to a 5-3 win over the Mariners in Arlington. Nomar Mazara and Ronald Guzman contributed RBI-doubles to the win. Lance Lynn struck out a season-high 11 and allowed two runs over seven innings to pick up the win. Outfielder Willie Calhoun exited after six innings with left quadriceps tightness. Texas won for the sixth time in seven games to even its record at 23-and-23. The series concludes today with an afternoon start.
Elvis Has Left The Building
(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers sent shortstop Elvis Andrus to Double-A Fresno to start to rehab assignment. Andrus, who has a strained right hamstring, went hitless in three at-bats as the Fresno DH in his first game.
Verlander Allows One Hit In Astros’ Win
(Houston, TX) — Justin Verlander lost his no-hit bid in the seventh in the Astros’ 5-1 win over the White Sox in Houston. Jose Abreu homered with one out in the eighth for the only hit Verlander would allow in eight innings. Verlander struck out 12 and walked one to improve to 8-and-1. Michael Brantley doubled home two runs and Yuli Gurriel homered in the Houston four-run fifth. The Astros are 12-and-1 in their last 13.
MLB National League
Colorado Rockies 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Chicago Cubs 3, Philadelphia Phillies 2
New York Mets 6, Washington Nationals 5
Cincinnati Reds 3, Milwaukee Brewers 0
San Francisco Giants 4, Atlanta Braves 3
San Diego Padres 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
MLB American League
Oakland Athletics 5, Cleveland Indians 3
New York Yankees 11, Baltimore Orioles 4
Toronto Blue Jays 10, Boston Red Sox 3
Texas Rangers 5, Seattle Mariners 3
Houston Astros 5, Chicago White Sox 1
Minnesota Twins 8, Los Angeles Angels 3
Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Tampa Bay Rays 3
Miami Marlins 5, Detroit Tigers 4 (11 INN)
Kansas City Royals at St. Louis Cardinals (PPD)
Sod Poodles Lose 6-1 To Hooks
AMARILLO, Texas – The Amarillo Sod Poodles fell to the Corpus Christi Hooks for a second consecutive night on Tuesday by a score of 6-1 in front of a crowd of 5,104 at HODGETOWN. Infielder Hudson Potts highlighted the Sod Poodles’ four-hit night as he went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, and scored Amarillo’s only run. With the loss, the Sod Poodles fall to four games back as Frisco won their second game against Midland. The Sod Poodles and Hooks will complete their three-game series at HODGETOWN today in a morning day game with first pitch scheduled for 11:05 a.m. Southpaw Adrian Morejon will take the mound for the Sod Poodles as he looks for his first victory of the season. Morejon will face off against fellow lefty Brett Adcock. Gates open at 9:30 a.m.
Raptors Bash Bucks, Tie Series
(Toronto, Ontario) — The Raptors aren’t going down without a fight. They beat the Bucks 120-102 in Game Four of the East finals in Toronto to square the series at two. The series now shifts back to Milwaukee for Game Five tomorrow. The series winner will advance to face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
Blues Advance To First Stanley Cup Final In 49 Years
(St. Louis, MO) — The St. Louis Blues are headed to their first Stanley Cup Final since 1970. They finished off the San Jose Sharks with a 5-1 win in Game Six of the West finals in St. Louis. The Blues will battle the Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final starting Monday.
Cowboys Open OTAs
(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys opened voluntary OTAs, but several players are limited with injuries. Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick, who missed all of last season and underwent shoulder and hernia surgery, will be limited but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Defensive tackle Antwaun Woods suffered a torn labrum in the playoff loss against the Rams and is restricted after shoulder surgery. Dallas will hold 10 no-contact, no-pads OTA workouts, including three this week. The Cowboys will begin a three-day mandatory minicamp on June 11th.
Texans Continue OTAs
(Houston, TX) — The Texans held their second volunteer OTA workout. They are off today, but will return to the field tomorrow. The 10-sessions are volunteer and with no contact and no pads. The Texans wrap up OTAs on June 7th. The Texans will have a three-day mandatory minicamp beginning on June 11th.
Doncic Unanimous Pick To NBA All-Rookie Team
(Dallas, TX) — Mavericks guard-forward Luka Doncic was a unanimous pick to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He and Hawks guard Trae Young were named on all 100 ballots. Doncic, Young and Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton are the three finalists for the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, which will be presented on June 24th.
College Baseball Tournaments
(Undated) — On the diamond, Baylor is second-seeded in the Big 12 Tournament and will play Oklahoma today in the first-round in Oklahoma City. In other first-round matchups, sixth-seeded TCU will meet Oklahoma State and top-seeded Texas Tech will square off with Kansas State. Texas A&M nipped Florida 8-7 in 10 innings to open the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Alabama. The Aggies will meet Georgia today. Dallas Baptist, which is ranked 22nd nationally by Baseball America, is the top-seeded in the Missouri Valley Tournament in Normal, Illinois. DBU will face Missouri State today in its first game.
Former TCU QB Alleges Mistreatment
(Columbia, MO) — Missouri transfer quarterback Shawn Robinson had applied a waiver to the NCAA to be eligible this season. He alleges mistreatment at TCU as the reason for his waiver. TCU maintains it did not force Robinson to play through a shoulder injury.