Thursday Sports Update – Sod Poodles Victorious Over RockHounds

(Amarillo, Texas) – The Sod Poodles won their third straight game Wednesday night in front of 5,578 at HODGETOWN courtesy of two late-inning home runs from A.J. Kennedy and Edward Olivares. Both home runs were part of a four-hit, three-run seventh inning. Amarillo is now five games ahead of the second-place Corpus Christi Hooks in the second half South Division standings with 18 regular-season games remaining. The Sod Poodles wrap-up their four-game series with the RockHound tonight at HODGETOWN. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Rangers Bash Blue Jays, Avoid Sweep

(Toronto, Ontario) — Danny Santana homered and drove in three as the Rangers bashed the Blue Jays 7-3 in Toronto. Nomar Mazara also went deep, while Elvis Andrus added four hits and two RBI for Texas, which avoided a three-game sweep. Kolby Allard pitched three-run ball into the sixth inning for his second career win.

Rangers Return Home Tonight

(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers will open a four-game series tonight with AL Central Division-leader Minnesota. Pedro Payano will start the opener for Texas. Our pregame coverage begins at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

White Sox Out Score Astros

(Chicago, IL) — Yuli Gurriel homered twice, but it was not enough as the Astros lost 13-9 to the White Sox in Chicago. James McCann’s grand slam in the eighth inning broke a nine-all tie. Jose Altuve hit a game-tying two-run homer in the top of the eighth for Houston, which has dropped three-of-four on the heels of an eight-game winning streak. Ryan Pressly took the loss.

Astros’ Cole Gets Good News On Hamstring

(Chicago, IL) — The Houston Astros are breathing a sigh of relief after getting good news on injured pitcher Gerrit Cole. Cole says his sore hamstring isn’t very serious and he’s considered day-to-day. He added he will receive treatment and rest with the hopes of returning to the rotation soon. Cole was scratched late from his scheduled start on Tuesday in Chicago with right hamstring soreness. He says it’s not been decided yet if he will make his Monday start against Detroit. Cole is 14-and-5 with a 2.87 ERA and a MLB-best 226 strikeouts this season.

MLB National League
Colorado Rockies 7, Arizona Diamondbacks 6
Washington Nationals 17, Cincinnati Reds 7
Philadelphia Phillies 11, Chicago Cubs 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 9, Miami Marlins 1
Atlanta Braves 6, New York Mets 4

MLB American League
Texas Rangers 7, Toronto Blue Jays 3
New York Yankees 6, Baltimore Orioles 5
Boston Red Sox 5, Cleveland Indians 1
Chicago White Sox 13, Houston Astros 9
Detroit Tigers 3, Seattle Mariners 2

MLB Interleague
Milwaukee Brewers 6, Minnesota Twins 5
San Diego Padres 7, Tampa Bay Rays 2
Oakland Athletics 9, San Francisco Giants 5
Los Angeles Angels 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 4
St. Louis Cardinals 6, Kansas City Royals 0

Cowboys Wrap Up Training Camp

(Oxnard, CA) — The Cowboys wrapped up training camp in Oxnard, California. They will leave today for Honolulu, where they will meet the Rams in a preseason game Saturday. The final session included a scuffle between Taco Charlton and Cam Fleming.

Texans Preparing For Lions

(Houston, TX) — The Texans are preparing for a Saturday preseason game against the Lions in Houston. The Texans and Lions went through a full pad joint workout yesterday. Houston lost its opener in Green Bay. Detroit is coming off a 31-3 loss to the Patriots.

NFL Preseason Week Two Starts Tonight

(Undated) — Week Two of the NFL preseason kicks off tonight with five games on the slate. The Eagles face the Jaguars, the Bengals are at the Redskins, the Packers visit the Ravens, the Jets face the Falcons in Atlanta, and the Raiders visit the Cardinals.

FC Dallas Shut Out By Galaxy

(Carson, CA) — The LA Galaxy shut out FC Dallas 2-0 in MLS action. Dallas will remain on the road Saturday, playing at the Montreal Impact. Dallas fell to eighth in the Western Conference with 36 points, one behind Portland for the final playoff berth.

Wings Rally, Beat Sparks

(Arlington, TX) — The Dallas Wings scored 28 points in the fourth quarter to pull out an 84-78 win over the Los Angeles Sparks at home. Rookie Arike Ogunbowale led Dallas with 35 points, while Glory Johnson added 20. The Wings are 8-and-17 in WNBA play. The Wings host the New York Liberty tomorrow night.