HOUSTON (AP) - Eloy Jiménez homered twice and the Chicago White Sox turned the first triple play in the majors this season during a 9-4 victory over the Houston Astros. Charlie Tilson's first career homer was a grand slam in Chicago's six-run sixth inning.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Hunter Pence homered, Adrian Sampson had another impressive long outing for a victory after not starting, and the Texas Rangers beat the slumping Seattle Mariners 2-1. Texas completed a three-game series sweep. The Mariners have lost 27 of 37 games since starting the season 13-2. Sampson went 5 1/3 innings and gave up one earned run after the Rangers used a reliever to start the game. That is also how Sampson got his first big league victory in his previous appearance.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and sadly a few injuries to some of the games' greatest players. The league will tip off its 23rd season on Friday with many teams hoping to win the championship this year.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left quad strain. The move comes a day after Calhoun aggravated his quad as a baserunner when trying to beat out a throw to first base in the sixth inning of a win over Seattle. Delino DeShields was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Colonial Country Club is the longest-running host of a PGA Tour event played on its original site, a fact that seemed in jeopardy not too long ago. Local companies backed the tournament last year when it was called the Fort Worth Invitational following upscale grocer Dean and Deluca's withdrawal as title sponsor two years into a six-year contract. Now an event first played at Colonial in 1946 is on solid footing again as the Charles Schwab Challenge.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Chicago White Sox have turned a triple play against the Houston Astros. It came in the third inning with runners on first and second. Jake Marisnick hit a grounder down the line to third baseman Yoan Moncada, who stepped on the base for the first out. He threw to Yolmer Sanchez at second, and Sanchez threw it to Jose Abreu at first, where the ball just beat Marisnick.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Andy Thomas had two hits and knocked in three runs to help Baylor defeat Oklahoma 8-2 in the Big 12 Tournament opener for both teams. Paul Dickens earned the win for second-seeded Baylor. He gave up six hits and struck out six in 6 1/3 innings. Tanner Tredaway and Brady Lindsly both had three hits for seventh-seeded Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Colin Simpson homered and knocked in two runs to help Oklahoma State defeat TCU 5-2 in the Big 12 Tournament opener for both teams. Parker Scott earned the win for third-seeded Oklahoma State. He gave up one run and four hits in six innings. All-Big 12 pitcher Nick Lodolo got the loss for sixth-seeded TCU
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