Monday Sports Update – Sod Poodles Win Series Over Frisco
(Amarillo, Texas) – The Amarillo Sod Poodles took the series over the Frisco RoughRiders with a 2-1 victory last night in front of 6,527 fans to mark the 23rd consecutive sellout at HODGETOWN. In the bottom of the eighth, with two outs and the game tied at 1-1, Brad Zunica hit a sharp RBI single to score the go-ahead run. He finished the night going 2-for-3 and scored the first Sod Poodles run. The Sod Poodles hit the road for a week-long road trip beginning tonight with three in Midland before heading down to Frisco for another four-game series.
Rangers Sweep Tigers, Win Fourth Straight
(Arlington, TX) — Willie Calhoun laced a three-run triple to break a tie in the seventh and lift the Rangers to a 9-4 victory over the Tigers at Texas. Shin-Soo Choo had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and scored three Texas runs. Rafael Montero picked up the win in relief. The Rangers won their fourth in a row.
Fan Hospitalized After Struck By Line Drive
(Arlington, TX) — A female fan was taken to the hospital after she was struck in the head by a Willie Calhoun line drive in the first inning at Globe Life Park. She was seated in the 25th row down the right-field line. The fan walked out of the seating area accompanied by stadium personnel and taken to a hospital for further evaluation.
Rangers Going With Minor Tonight
(Cleveland, OH) — Left-hander Mike Minor will start tonight for the Rangers as they open a three-game series with the Indians in Cleveland. The Tribe will counter with Aaron Civale, who replaces the injured Danny Salazar. Our pregame coverage begins this evening at 6 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
Verlander, Astros Beat Mariners
(Houston, TX) — Justin Verlander struck out 10 and yielded three hits over six-plus innings to earn his 15th win as the Astros beat the Mariners 3-1 in Houston. Carlos Correa singled home Alex Bregman in the fourth, while Yordan Alvarez and Josh Reddick produced the other Houston runs with sacrifice flies. Roberto Osuno worked a spotless ninth for his 25th save as the Astros won their fourth in a row.
Greinke Will Make Astros’ Debut Tomorrow
(Houston, TX) — Zack Greinke will make his Astros’ debut tomorrow night against the Rockies at Minute Maid Park. The former AL Cy Young Award winner was acquired last Wednesday in a blockbuster from the Diamondbacks. Colorado will counter with 10-game winner German Marquez. Houston starters are 14-and-1 with a 1.79 ERA in the past 17 games.
MLB National League
Cincinnati Reds 6, Atlanta Braves 4 (10 INN)
New York Mets 13, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Chicago Cubs 7, Milwaukee Brewers 2
Colorado Rockies 6, San Francisco Giants 2
Arizona Diamondbacks 7, Washington Nationals 5
Los Angeles Dodgers 11, San Diego Padres 10
MLB American League
Baltimore Orioles 6, Toronto Blue Jays 5
Cleveland Indians 6, Los Angeles Angels 2
Houston Astros 3, Seattle Mariners 1
Minnesota Twins 3, Kansas City Royals 0
Texas Rangers 9, Detroit Tigers 4
New York Yankees 7, Boston Red Sox 4
Chicago White Sox 10, Philadelphia Phillies 5
Tampa Bay Rays 7, Miami Marlins 2
Oakland Athletics 4, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Poston Outlasts Field At Wyndham Championship
(Greensboro, NC) — J.T. Poston is going home with his first-career PGA Tour Victory. Poston shot an eight-under-par in Sunday’s final round to finish 22-under overall and win the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. He held off Webb Simpson, who finished 21-under-par, by one stroke. An Byeong-hun entered the final round with the lead but finished third at 20-under.
Chase Elliott Wins NASCAR At Watkins Glen
(Watkins Glen, NY) — Chase Elliott is going home with one of the most dominant wins in Watkins Glen history. Elliott led 80 out of a possible 90 laps to take home the victory at Watkins Glen International for the second year in a row. The driver of the number-nine got the win after starting on the pole. Elliott held off Martin Truex Junior on the final lap, as the number-19 finished second. Denny Hamlin placed third, while Erik Jones and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top-five.
Cowboys Wrap Up Padded Practice
(Oxnard, CA) — Dak Prescott threw a touchdown pass to Jason Witten to highlight the Blue-White tackling scrimmage before a capacity crowd in Oxnard, California. Xavier Woods had an interception. Cedrick Wilson burned the second-team defense with a touchdown on a reverse. Sean Lee, Amari Cooper and Zack Martin sat out the session with injuries. The Cowboys will play the 49ers on Saturday in San Francisco to kickoff their preseason.
Reports: Texans Putting Foreman On Waivers
(Green Bay, WI) — Multiple-outlets report the Texans are parting ways with running back D’Onta Foreman, a 2017 third-round pick out of the University of Texas. Houston signed linebacker Gimel President. The Texans will hold joint practices today and tomorrow with the Packers in Green Bay. The two will kickoff their preseason slate on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.
Patriots Give Brady Two-Year Extension
(Foxboro, MA) — The New England Patriots are extending future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady’s contract for two more years. Multiple outlets report the deal will increase his pay for this season to 23-million-dollars, up eight-million from the 15-million he was set to make. Brady just turned 42 and is entering his 20th NFL season.
Jordy Nelson Retires As A Packer
(Green Bay, WI) — NFL receiver Jordy Nelson is hanging up his cleats. He signed a one-day contract with the Green Bay Packers. Nelson spent nine years of his 10-season NFL career with Green Bay and leaves the game with a Super Bowl ring and a Pro Bowl berth.
FC Dallas Blanked On Road
(Orlando, FL) — Orlando City shut out FC Dallas 2-0 in Orlando in weekend MLS play. Dallas sits seventh in the Western Conference with 33 points in 24 matches. Dallas will be back home this coming Saturday to host Minnesota United.
Wings Fall To Aces
(Arlington, TX) — The Dallas Wings lost 75-70 to the Las Vegas Aces on Saturday at home. Arike Ogunbowale’s [[ uh-REE-kay OH-gun-buh-WALL-ay ]] led Dallas with 24 points. The Wings are on the road Thursday playing the Storm in Seattle. The Wings are last in the WNBA West with a 6-and-16 record.