Wednesday Sports Update – Rangers Win, Colon In Record Books

(Arlington, TX) — Rougned Odor homered and drove in four runs as the Rangers blasted the Mariners 11-4 in Arlington. Elvis Andrus hit the go-ahead RBI-single in the third inning to give Texas a 4-3 lead. Bartolo Colon notched his 246th career win, which is the most by any player born in Latin America. Jurickson Profar and Adrian Beltre also went deep for the Rangers as they snapped a two-game slide.

Rangers Face Mariners Again

(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers clash with the Mariners again in a rubber match this afternoon. Yovani Gallardo is on the mound for Texas, while Seattle counters with Marco Gonzales. The Rangers have won eight of their past 11 games.

Astros Nip Giants

(San Francisco, CA) — Tyler White drilled the go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Astros nipped the Giants 2-1 in San Francisco. Dallas Keuchel fired six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision. Joe Smith tallied the win and Hector Rondon earned the save.

MLB National League
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Washington Nationals 8, Atlanta Braves 3 (G1)
Atlanta Braves 3, Washington Nationals 1 (G2)
St. Louis Cardinals 3, Miami Marlins 2
Cincinnati Reds 6, New York Mets 1
San Diego Padres 11, Milwaukee Brewers 5
Pittsburgh Pirates 10, Colorado Rockies 2
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 2

MLB American League
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Boston Red Sox 10, Toronto Blue Jays 7 (10 INN)
Tampa Bay Rays 4, Baltimore Orioles 3
Minnesota Twins 3, Cleveland Indians 2
Texas Rangers 11, Texas Rangers 4
New York Yankees 4, Chicago White Sox 3 (13 INN)
Los Angeles Angels 11, Detroit Tigers 5

MLB Interleague
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Houston Astros 2, San Francisco Giants 1
Chicago Cubs 5, Kansas City Royals 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Oakland Athletics 2

Cowboys Visit 49ers Tomorrow

(Santa Clara, CA) — The Cowboys travel to face the San Francisco 49ers tomorrow. It’s the preseason opener for Dallas, which is still at training camp in Oxnard, California. The starters will likely only play a couple of series.

Texans Visit Chiefs Tomorrow

(Kansas City, MO) — The Texans are all done with training camp in West Virginia. Today they’re traveling to Kansas City for the preseason opener tomorrow against the Chiefs. Both Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt are likely to play tomorrow as they recover from injuries.

ESPN Picks Doncic To Win Rookie Of The Year

(Undated) — The expectations are high for Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic. A poll among ESPN panelists predicts Doncic will be named Rookie of the Year. He received over the half the votes. Doncic was the third overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft for Dallas.

WNBA Rules Aces Must Forfeit Cancelled Game At Washington

(New York, NY) — The WNBA is ruling Las Vegas must forfeit its postponed game at Washington last Friday. The Aces chose not to play after flight delays and cancellations caused nearly 26 hours of travel from Vegas to D.C. The players had concerns over health and safety. The league said it did all it could to make the game viable.

Houston’s Oliver On Cover Of Sports Illustrated

(Houston, TX) — An upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated features Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver on the cover. Oliver is rated by many as the top player in college football regardless of position. The junior has already announced he’s going to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

New Rangers Statue Unveiled At Texas Live

(Arlington, TX) — A memorable moment in Texas Rangers history is the subject of a statue at Arlington’s new entertainment venue. The statue, unveiled Tuesday at Texas Live, depicts pitcher Neftali Feliz and catcher Bengi Molina hugging after the team won Game 6 of the ALCS series in 2010. That win enabled the Rangers to go to their first World Series. The public will be able to see the statue when Texas Live opens on Thursday.

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