Rays Blank Rangers Again
(Arlington, TX) — Blake Snell became the first 20-game winner in the majors this season in the Rays’ 4-0 shutout of the Rangers in Texas. Yovani Gallardo gave up three runs in five frames to take the loss for Texas. The Rangers have dropped three in-a-row, including two straight shutouts. Yohander Mendez starts today as the Rangers look to prevent the sweep.
Rangers Moving Triple-A Club To Nashville
(Arlington, TX) — The Texas Rangers are changing their Triple-A club. The Rangers have agreed to a four-year contract with the Nashville Sounds, who will replace the Round Rock Express. The Austin-based Express are expected to become the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros.
Astros Blank Mariners
(Houston, TX) — Josh James and four relievers completed the six-hit shutout as the Astros blanked the Mariners 7-0 in Houston. James pitched into the sixth and struck out seven for his first big league win. Marwin Gonzalez launched a two-run homer to help key Houston’s offense. The ‘Stros moved to 95-and-56. Dallas Keuchel will start the rubber match tonight.
MLB National League
Philadelphia Phillies 5, New York Mets 2
Washington Nationals 4, Miami Marlins 2
St. Louis Cardinals 8, Atlanta Braves 1
Cincinnati Reds 3, Milwaukee Brewers 1
Chicago Cubs 9, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
San Francisco Giants 5, San Diego Padres 4
Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Colorado Rockies 2 (10 INN)
MLB American League
New York Yankees 3, Boston Red Sox 2
Toronto Blue Jays 6, Baltimore Orioles 4
Minnesota Twins 5, Detroit Tigers 3
Cleveland Indians 5, Chicago White Sox 3
Tampa Bay Rays 4, Texas Rangers 0
Houston Astros 7, Seattle Mariners 0
Los Angeles Angels 9, Oakland Athletics 7
Pittsburgh Pirates 2, Kansas City Royals 1 (11 INN)
Cowboys Prep For Seahawks
(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys are hard at work at practice as they prepare for Sunday’s game at the Seattle Seahawks. Jerry Jones said yesterday he expects safety Xavier Woods and defensive end Randy Gregory to return on Sunday after each sat out in Week Two. Dallas is 1-and-1, while Seattle enters at 0-and-2.
Texans Prep For Giants
(Houston, TX) — The Texans seek their first win on Sunday when they host the New York Giants. Sunday’s game is the home opener for 0-and-2 Houston. The Giants also seek their first win.
Stars Upend Blues
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars scored four goals in the third period as they upended the Blues 5-3 in Dallas. Alexander Radulov scored twice and Jason Spezza scored the go-ahead for Dallas. Roope Hintz and Tyler Seguin also lit the lamp in the preseason opener. The Stars visit Minnesota tomorrow.
Columbus Blue Jackets 4, Chicago Blackhawks 1
Boston Bruins 5, Washington Capitals 2
Philadelphia Flyers 5, New York Islanders 1
Buffalo Sabres 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 2
Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Ottawa Senators 1
Carolina Hurricanes 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 1
Dallas Stars 5, St. Louis Blues 3
Vegas Golden Knights 5, Colorado Avalanche 1
Arizona Coyotes (ss) 4, Los Angeles Kings (ss) 2
Edmonton Oilers 4, Vancouver Canucks 2
San Jose Sharks 4, Anaheim Ducks 1
Arizona Coyotes (ss) 4, Los Angeles Kings (ss) 3
Mavericks Begin Camp Friday
(Dallas, TX) — The Dallas Mavericks open training camp on Friday. The Mavs will play a pair of preseason games in China next month versus the 76ers. The first preseason game is next Saturday at homer versus the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association. Dirk Nowitzki is returning for his 21st season with Dallas.
Westbrook And Wife Expecting Twins
(Oklahoma City, OK) — Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook’s family is about to grow by two. Westbrook and his wife announced yesterday they are expecting twin girls. The couple welcomed their first child, a son, in May 2017. Westbrook averaged more than 25 points and 10 assists per game for the Thunder last season.