Wednesday Sports Update – Sod Poodles Even Series With Midland

SOD POODLES EVEN SERIES WITH 9-4 VICTORY OVER MIDLAND

AMARILLO, Texas – The Sod Poodles evened the series with a 9-4 victory over the Midland RockHounds Tuesday evening. With the 5,462 fans in attendance on the night, the Sod Poodles have welcomed 101,408 fans to HODGETOWN in just 17 home games, becoming the first team in the Texas League during the 2019 season to reach over 100,000 in attendance at home. Right-hander Kyle Lloyd (1-0) made his first start for the Sod Poodles Tuesday night against Midland, tossing an impressive five innings while allowing just one run on five hits with one walk allowed and a season-high six strikeouts. The Sod Poodles and RockHounds will complete their three-game series tonight at HODGETOWN when right-handed pitcher T.J. Weir takes the mound for Amarillo with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Royals Run Over Rangers

(Kansas City, MO) — Shelby Miller had another poor start in the Rangers’ 11-5 loss to the Royals in Kansas City. Miller retired only five of the 14 batters he faced and eight scored to take the loss. Logan Forsythe and Joey Gallo combined to go 5-for-8 with four RBIs for Texas, which lost its fifth straight. Rougned Odor doubled twice and scored two runs in defeat.

Rangers Turn To Minor To Halt Skid

(Arlington, TX) — Left-hander Mike Minor will start for the Rangers against the Royals, his former club, tonight in Kansas City. Texas will try to snap a five-game skid. Jorge Lopez, who is 0-and-4 in eight starts, is the KC probable.

Astros Smother Tigers

(Detroit, MI) — Carlos Correa crushed a three-run homer in the first inning as the Astros routed the Tigers 11-4 in Detroit. George Springer contributed an inside-the-park homer and Aledmys Diaz added a solo shot in the win. Wade Miley picked up the victory as Houston extended its winning streak to seven games.

Verlander Will Start Tonight In Detroit

(Detroit, MI) — Justin Verlander will start tonight for the Astros against the Tigers in Detroit to wrap up the three-game series. Verlander compiled a 183-and-114 record in 13 years with Detroit. Houston has outscored Detroit 19-to-5 in winning the first two games. The Astros are off tomorrow before opening a three-game set Friday in Boston.

MLB National League
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Chicago Cubs 3, Cincinnati Reds 1
Milwaukee Brewers 6, Philadelphia Phillies 1
New York Mets 6, Washington Nationals 2
St. Louis Cardinals 14, Atlanta Braves 3
Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, San Diego Padres 3

MLB American League
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Cleveland Indians 9, Chicago White Sox 0
Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (PPD)
Houston Astros 11, Detroit Tigers 4
Minnesota Twins 4, Los Angeles Angels 3
Kansas City Royals 11, Texas Rangers 5
Seattle Mariners 4, Oakland Athletics 3

MLB Interleague
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Tampa Bay Rays 4, Miami Marlins 0
Colorado Rockies 5, Boston Red Sox 4 (11 INN)
Toronto Blue Jays 7, San Francisco Giants 3

Warriors Bash Blazers In West Opener

(Undated) — The Warriors are off to a hot start in the Western Conference finals. Steph Curry nailed nine three’s as they took Game One 116-94 over the Blazers in Oakland. Kevin Durant sat out with a calf injury for Golden State. Game Two is tomorrow in Oakland. The Eastern Conference finals tip off tonight as the Bucks host the Toronto Raptors in Game One in Milwaukee.

Mavericks Send Pick To Hawks

(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks were awarded the 10th overall pick in the NBA Draft Lottery. That selection, however, was sent to the Atlanta Hawks to complete the trade for Luka Doncic. If Dallas had a selection in the top-five, it would have been protected. The Mavs will still have a second-round pick.

Bruins Take 3-0 Lead On Hurricanes

(Undated) — The Bruins are just a win away from the Stanley Cup Final. They beat the Hurricanes 2-1 in Game Three of the East finals in Raleigh. Boston holds a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Carolina will try to avoid a sweep in at home tomorrow. Tonight, the Blues host the Sharks in Game Three of the West finals. St. Louis and San Jose are tied at one.

FC Dallas Meets LAFC Next

(Frisco, TX) — FC Dallas will be on the road tomorrow night to face MLS Western Conference front-runner Los Angeles FC. Dallas is fifth in the West with 17 points at 5-4-and-2. LAFC leads the West with 27 points at 8-1-and-3.

Wings Win Preseason Game

(Uncasville, CT) — The Dallas Wings beat the Connecticut Sun 71-67 in a WNBA preseason road game at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Wings will host the Indiana Fever on Sunday afternoon to conclude their preseason slate. Dallas opens the regular season at the Atlanta Dream on May 24th.

College Baseball Roundup

(Undated) — Shea Langeliers drove in four runs as Number-15 Baylor clobbered UT-Arlington 12-2 in Waco. Baylor is 33-and-13 overall and leads the Big 12 with a 14-and-6 record. The Bears will conclude the regular season with a three-game series beginning tomorrow at Oklahoma State. Texas Tech is ranked ninth and will host TCU in a three-game Big 12 series beginning tomorrow. The Red Raiders have won five straight.Number-18 Texas A&M will host fourth-ranked Arkansas in a SEC showdown series beginning tomorrow in College Station.

Abrams Resigns as WT Softball Coach

CANYON, Texas – West Texas A&M Director of Athletics announced on Tuesday that softball coach Candace Abrams has resigned her position to seek other opportunities. Abrams just completed her second season as the Lady Buffs head coach as WT went 32-15 (22-8 LSC) including the program’s seventh straight trip to a South Central Regional. Prior to coming to WT, Abrams spent two seasons as the head coach at Colorado Mesa with a record of 55-38-1. A national search for WT’s next softball head coach is underway.

 

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