Wednesday Sports Update – Rangers Win Streak Ends

(Phoenix, AZ) — The Rangers’ four-game winning streak came to an end with a 6-0 loss to the Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Texas managed just four singles, drew one walk and struck out a dozen times. Bartolo Colon took the loss, giving up five runs on seven hits over five innings.

Rangers Returning Home

(Phoenix, AZ) — The Rangers will be off today before opening a homestand tomorrow night against the Orioles. Yovani Gallardo will start the series opener. He is 5-and-1 with a 4.81 ERA in seven starts since being called up from Triple-A Round Rock. Baltimore will counter with Andrew Cashner.

Rangers Trade Diekman To DBacks

(Phoenix, AZ) — Jake Diekman changed clubhouses. The Rangers traded the 31-year-old left-handed reliever to the Diamondbacks. Ironically, Diekman pitched a spotless ninth, striking out two, on Monday in Texas’ 9-5 victory at Arizona. Less than 18 hours later, he was putting on a D’backs uniform. The Rangers received prospect Wei-Chieh Huang and a player-to-be-named later in return. The 24-year-old right-hander from Taiwan is 6-and-2 with a 2.31 ERA in 29 games this season with two minor league clubs. He was assigned to the Rangers’ Double-A Frisco.

Astros Storm Past Mariners

(Seattle, WA) — Evan Gattis hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning and the Astros held off the Mariners 5-2 in Seattle. Josh Reddick put Houston on the board with an RBI single in the fifth and added a two-run shot of his own in the ninth. Charlie Morton tossed six frames of two-run ball to improve his record to 12-and-2 and Hector Rondon locked down the save. The Stros’ snapped a five-game slide.

Springer Leaves With Injury

(Seattle, WA) — The Astros injuries woes aren’t getting any better. George Springer left last night’s game in Seattle with a sore shoulder. He was injured in the first inning on a diving attempt to make a catch and left the game in the second. The team said he will be evaluated further today. Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa are already on the mend.

MLB National League
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San Francisco Giants 3, San Diego Padres 2 (10 INN)
Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Chicago Cubs 4
Washington Nationals 25, New York Mets 4
Atlanta Braves 11, Miami Marlins 6
Colorado Rockies 6, St. Louis Cardinals 3
Milwaukee Brewers 1, Los Angeles Dodgers 0

MLB American League
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New York Yankees 6, Baltimore Orioles 3
Tampa Bay Rays 10, Los Angeles Angels 6
Cleveland Indians 6, Minnesota Twins 2
Kansas City Royals 4, Chicago White Sox 2
Oakland Athletics 6, Toronto Blue Jays 2
Houston Astros 5, Seattle Mariners 2

MLB Interleague
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Detroit Tigers 2, Cincinnati Reds 1
Philadelphia Phillies 3, Boston Red Sox 1
Arizona Diamondbacks 6, Texas Rangers 0

Cowboys Put Wilson On Injury Reserve

(Oxnard, CA) — The season is over for Cowboys rookie wide receiver Cedrick Wilson. He was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury that will require surgery. The injury occurred in practice last weekend. He is a sixth-round pick from Boise State. The Cowboys signed Ricky Jeune after a tryout to replace him on the roster. Jeune is an undrafted free agent out of Georgia Tech.

Spurs Waive Rookie Paul

(San Antonio, TX) — The Spurs are opening up some room on the roster and saving some money by waiving rookie Brandon Paul. The 27-year-old reserve guard played in 64 games for the Spurs last season. His contract for the coming season, worth more than a million-dollars, would have become fully guaranteed if he had been on the Spurs’ roster later than yesterday. His release allows the team 14 guaranteed contracts.

NBA First U.S. Pro League With A Betting Sponsor

(New York, NY) — The line between U.S. professional sports leagues and gambling is getting thinner. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced a three-year, 25-million dollar deal with MGM, which will allow it to use league highlights, names, logos and its direct data feed. MGM also becomes the official gaming partner for the NBA and WNBA.

Manziel To Make CFL Debut Friday

(Undated) — Former Texas A&M and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will start Friday for the Montreal Alouettes against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League. Montreal is coached by Mike Sherman, who recruited Manziel to A&M but was fired before the 2012 season, the year Manziel won the Heisman. Manziel last played professionally on December 27, 2015 with the Browns.

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