(Kansas City, MO) — Cole Hamels and two relievers combined on a four-hitter as the Rangers beat the Royals 4-1 in Kansas City. Hamels struck out seven over seven innings of four-hit, one-run ball for the win. Delino DeShields doubled in two runs and Isiah Kiner-Falefa added a run-scoring double for Texas, which has won four in-a-row.
Rangers Wrap Up Series In KC
(Kansas City, MO) — The Rangers go for the three-game sweep of the Royals tonight in KC. Austin Bibens-Dirkx will be on the bump opposite Royals right-hander Jakob Junis. Our pregame begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
Astros’ 12-Game Winning Streak Ends
(Houston, TX) — The Astros’ 12-game winning streak is over after a 2-1 loss to the Rays at Minute Maid Park. Wilson Ramos singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning for Tampa. Alex Bregman plated the lone run for the Astros, who suffered their first setback since June 5th. Hector Rondon took the loss.
MLB National League
Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Chicago Cubs 3 (G1)
Milwaukee Brewers 3, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
St. Louis Cardinals 7, Philadelphia Phillies 6
Chicago Cubs 2, Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (10 INN) (G2)
Colorado Rockies 10, New York Mets 8
San Francisco Giants 6, Miami Marlins 3
MLB American League
New York Yankees 7, Seattle Mariners 2
Cleveland Indians 6, Chicago White Sox 3
Tampa Bay Rays 2, Houston Astros 1
Minnesota Twins 6, Boston Red Sox 2
Texas Rangers 4, Kansas City Royals 1
Washington Nationals 9, Baltimore Orioles 7
Atlanta Braves 11, Toronto Blue Jays 4
Cincinnati Reds 9, Detroit Tigers 5
Los Angeles Angels 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 4
Oakland Athletics 4, San Diego Padres 2 (10 INN)
Astros’ Altuve Takes All-Star Vote Lead
(New York, NY) — Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is the new leader in voting for next month’s All-Star Game. Altuve has just over 1.57-million votes, while Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts is right behind with more than 1.56-million. Carlos Correa currently ranks second among shortstops, while Alex Bregman, Yuli Gurriel and Brian McCann are all third at their positions.
World Cup Roundup
(Undated) — World Cup group play continued in Russia. Yesterday, Japan beat Colombia 2-1, Senegal dumped Poland 2-1 and Russia defeated Egypt, 3-1. Today, Morocco faces Portugal, Uruguay takes on Saudi Arabia and Iran squares off with Spain.
NBA Draft Is Tomorrow
(Brooklyn, NY) — The NBA Draft is tomorrow night in Brooklyn. The Mavericks hold the fifth overall pick in round one, and the 33rd and 54 selections in the second round. Texas center Mo Bamba is expected to be a top-five pick.
Leonard’s Sights Set On LA
(Los Angeles, CA) — Spurs star Kawhi Leonard isn’t hiding where he wants to go. Yahoo Sports reports Leonard met with San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich in Southern California yesterday, but stories still leaked that he wants out. ESPN stated Leaonard wants to play in Los Angeles with his top preference being the Lakers. The Spurs’ franchise player is under contract through the upcoming season.
Stars Host NHL Draft Friday
(Dallas, TX) — The Dallas Stars will host the 2018 NHL Entry Draft this Friday at the American Airlines Center. The two-day affair will run through Saturday. The Stars own the 13th overall pick in round one.
Wings Lose In Minnesota
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Wings were outscored in every quarter until the fourth as they lost to the Lynx 91-83 in Minnesota. Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 17 points to pace Dallas, which slipped to 5-and-5. The Wings return home to face the LA Sparks on Friday.
Texas Eliminated; Texas Tech Postponed In Omaha
(Omaha, NE) — Texas’ run at the College World Series is over. The Longhorns lost 6-1 to Florida in an elimination game yesterday. Meanwhile, Texas Tech’s game against Arkansas in the winners’ bracket was postponed. They will now play today at 11 a.m.
Rice Athlete’s Death Blamed On Drug Overdose
(Houston, TX) — Officials are reporting that Rice University football player Blain Padgett died of an accidental drug overdose. Padgett was found dead in his apartment on March 2nd. An autopsy found he died of the toxic effects of carfentanil, a powerful veterinary opioid intended only for use on large animals. Padgett, a red-shirt junior from Sour Lake, was a defensive lineman for Rice.