(St. Petersburg, FL) — Shin-Soo Choo homered, drove in two and scored four runs as the Rangers routed the Rays 7-2 at Tropicana Field. Adrian Beltre and Ronald Guzman also plated two runs apiece for Texas, which is 3-and-2 on its current six-game road trip. Matt Moore yielded just an unearned run over seven innings to improve to 1-and-3. Wilson Ramos homered in the ninth for the Rays, who fell to 4-and-13 on the season. Yonny Chirinos was rocked for six runs in less than six frames to drop to 0-and-1.
Rangers Place Barnette On DL, Recall Rua
(St. Petersburg, FL) — The Rangers have placed pitcher Tony Barnette on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Barnette has been limited to just two appearances after starting the season on the DL with back tightness. The Rangers recalled utility man Ryan Rua from Triple-A Round Rock to fill the roster spot.
Rangers Wrap Up Series In Tampa Today
(St. Petersburg, FL) — The Rangers wrap up their three-game series with the Rays today at The Trop. Cole Hamels will get the ball for Texas.
Astros Drop Mariners
(Seattle, WA) — Brian McCann smacked a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning as the Astros beat the Mariners 4-1 at Safeco Field. George Springer and Josh Redick also plated runs for Houston, which snapped a three-game skid. Lance McCullers Jr. struck out 11 while giving up just a solo homer over seven innings as he improved to 2-and-1. Chris Devenski closed it out for his second save.
MLB National League
Colorado Rockies 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Washington Nationals 5, New York Mets 2
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Atlanta Braves 1 (10 INN)
Milwaukee Brewers 2, Cincinnati Reds 0
St. Louis Cardinals 5, Chicago Cubs 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 1, San Francisco Giants 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 7, San Diego Padres 3 (12 INN)
MLB American League
Toronto Blue Jays 11, Kansas City Royals 3 (G1)
Toronto Blue Jays 5, Kansas City Royals 4 (10 INN) (G2)
Detroit Tigers 4, Baltimore Orioles 2
Texas Rangers 7, Tampa Bay Rays 2
Cleveland Indians 6, Minnesota Twins 1 (at San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Oakland Athletics 10, Chicago White Sox 2
Boston Red Sox 10, Los Angeles Angels 1
Houston Astros 4, Seattle Mariners 1
Miami Marlins 9, New York Yankees 1
Toronto Raptors 130, Washington Wizards 119
(Raptors lead best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 2-0)
Boston Celtics 120, Milwaukee Bucks 106
(Celtics lead best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 2-0)
New Orleans Pelicans 111, Portland Trail Blazers 102
(Pelicans lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 2-0)
Rockets Host T’wolves Tonight In Game Two
(Houston, TX) — The Rockets look to take a 2-0 lead on the Timberwolves when the teams meet in Game Two of their Western Conference quarterfinal series tonight at the Toyota Center. The Rockets opened the series with a 104-101 win on Sunday. After tonight, the series will shift to Minnesota for Game Three on Saturday and Game Four on Monday.
Washington Capitals 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (2 OT)
(Blue Jackets lead best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 2-1)
Winnipeg Jets 2, Minnesota Wild 0
(Jets lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-1)
Vegas Golden Knights 1, Los Angeles Kings 0
(Golden Knights win best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 4-0)
Cowboys Continue Offseason Program, Prep For Draft
(Frisco, TX) — The voluntary offseason workout program continues for the Cowboys. Players are currently undergoing strength and conditioning along with rehab at the team’s facility. The 2018 NFL Draft kicks off next Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
2018 NFL Schedule To Be Released Tomorrow
(Undated) — The complete 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will be released tomorrow night on NFL Network as part of a two-hour special. Each team’s opponents were already revealed in January. The Cowboys are tied for 15th in strength of schedule based off their opponents’ combined winning percentage from 2017.
NCAA Says San Antonio Set Numerous Records During Final Four
(San Antonio, TX) — San Antonio ran up some record numbers during the 2018 NCAA men’s Final Four. The Alamodome set new records for attendance for the Final Four semifinal and national championship games. San Antonio itself reached a new high in media coverage. NCAA officials say the organization approved the credentials of more than 22-hundred media personnel to cover this year’s Final Four, another all-time record. And more than 97 million people in 180 countries tuned in to watch the games on TV.