Wednesday Sports Update – Rangers Shut Out Angels
(Arlington, TX) — Mike Minor tossed a complete-game three-hitter for his first career shutout as the Rangers downed the Angels 5-0 in Arlington. He walked two and struck out seven, throwing 68 strikes in 103 pitches. Joey Gallo and Asdrúbal Cabrera belted two-run homers for Texas, which won its third straight. Five of six Gallo’s homers are against the Angels.
Rangers Host Angels Again Tonight
(Arlington, TX) — Right-hander Lance Lynn will start tonight for the Rangers in the finale of this three-game series against the Angels at Globe Life Park. Matt Harvey will be the Angels’ probable. Texas is idle tomorrow before opening a weekend series Friday with the Astros.
Astros Win 10th Straight, Hammer A’s
(Oakland, CA) — Alex Bregman blasted a grand slam as the Astros walloped the A’s 9-1 in Oakland to extend their winning streak to 10 games. Josh Reddick added a two-run shot. Collin McHugh allowed two singles over six scoreless innings to earn the win. George Springer drove in two runs, scored two runs and walked twice.
MLB National League
Philadelphia Phillies 14, New York Mets 3
San Francisco Giants 7, Washington Nationals 3
Chicago Cubs 4, Miami Marlins 0
Arizona Diamondbacks 9, Atlanta Braves 6
Milwaukee Brewers 8, St. Louis Cardinals 4
Colorado Rockies 8, San Diego Padres 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Cincinnati Reds 1
New York Yankees 8, Boston Red Sox 0
Tampa Bay Rays 4, Baltimore Orioles 2
Toronto Blue Jays 6, Minnesota Twins 5
Texas Rangers 5, Los Angeles Angels 0
Chicago White Sox 5, Kansas City Royals 1
Houston Astros 9, Oakland Athletics 1
Cleveland Indians 4, Seattle Mariners 2
Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Detroit Tigers 3 (10 INN)
RockHounds’ Late Rally to Beat Soddies
MIDLAND, Texas – Left-hander Adrian Morejon shined through 5.2 scoreless innings on Tuesday, but the Midland RockHounds used a five-run rally in the eighth inning to come from behind and beat the Amarillo Sod Poodles 6-2 at Security Bank Ballpark. The Sod Poodles and RockHounds wrap up their three-game set tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Thunder Fall To Portland
(Portland, OR) — The Oklahoma City Thunder are now down two games to none in their playoff series. Forward Paul George led the Thunder with 27 points as Oklahoma City fell to the Trail Blazers 114-to-94 last night in Portland. Guard Russell Westbrook chipped in 14 points and 11 assists for the Thunder, who will next take the court in game three Friday night in Oklahoma City.
NBA Playoff Roundup
(Undated) — The Trail Blazers are now up 2-0 on Oklahoma City, while the Denver-San Antonio and Orlando-Toronto series are tied at one. The Blazers beat the Thunder 114-94 behind 33 points from C.J. McCollum. Kawhi Leonard scored 37 as the Raptors crushed the Magic 111-82. The Nuggets rallied late to top the Spurs 114-105.
Toronto Raptors 111, Orlando Magic 82
(Best-of-seven East quarterfinal tied, 1-1)
Denver Nuggets 114, San Antonio Spurs 105
(Best-of-seven West quarterfinal tied, 1-1)
Portland Trail Blazers 114, Oklahoma City Thunder 94
(Blazers lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 2-0)
Lightning, Penguins Swept Out Of Playoffs
(Undated) — Two teams are out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including the best regular-season team. Both the Lightning and Penguins were eliminated with four-game sweeps. Tampa Bay tied the NHL-record for wins, but lost 7-3 to the Blue Jackets in Game Four. The Penguins fell 3-1 at home to the Islanders in Game Four to end their season.
Stars Will Host Predators Tonight
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars will host the Predators tonight in Game Four of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Nashville leads the series, winning two of the first three. Dallas won the opener 3-2 in Nashville, but has dropped the last two, 2-1 in overtime and 3-2 in Dallas. The series will shift back to Nashville next week.
Columbus Blue Jackets 7, Tampa Bay Lightning 3
(Blue Jackets win best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 4-0)
New York Islanders 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 1
(Islanders win best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 4-0)
Winnipeg Jets 2, St. Louis Blues 1 (OT)
(Best-of-seven West quarterfinal tied, 2-2)
Vegas Golden Knights 5, San Jose Sharks 0
(Golden Knights lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-1)
NFL Schedule Release Tonight
(New York, NY) — The NFL will release its complete 2019 regular-season schedule tonight. The league will unveil a week-by-week breakdown for all 32 teams in a televised special on NFL Network. It was previously announced that the Green Bay Packers will open the NFL’s 100th season against the Chicago Bears Thursday, September 5th at Soldier Field.
Cowboys Continue Preseason Conditioning Program
(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys will move today into their third strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation workout session. This is a voluntary Phase One. Dallas will begin OTA off-season workouts on May 21st.
Patriots Sign Former Texans Receiver
(Foxborough, MA) — Demaryius Thomas is leaving the Texans to join the Patriots. The 31-year-old four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver reportedly agreed to a one-year contract worth up to six-million dollars. He spent most of his career with the Broncos, but was traded last October to the Texans. His season ended on December 23rd with a torn Achilles. Thomas was arrested on February 27th in Denver on a felony charge of vehicular assault for a February 16th accident. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of careless driving last month with the felony charge dismissed.
FC Dallas Will Face Atlanta Next
(Atlanta, GA) — FC Dallas will return to the turf Saturday, playing at Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Dallas is coming off a 2-1 win over Portland. Dallas is fifth in the Western Conference with 13 points in seven games. Atlanta is 10th in the East with five points in five games.
Houston Bids For 2021 Table Tennis Championships
(Houston, TX) — Houston is bidding to be the first city in America to host the World Table Tennis championships. The city announced Monday that it’s in the running to host the 2021 championship tourney. The only other nation bidding to host the championship is Morocco. China is endorsing Houston’s bid for 2021, which will be the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Table Tennis team’s visit to China. USA Table Tennis is returning the favor by supporting China’s bid to host the 2022 championships. The winning city will be announced on Monday in Budapest.