Astros Lead the Way in All-Star Picks
Houston Astros fans will have plenty to cheer about at the upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game next week in Washington, D.C.
The Astros, Indians and Red Sox all had five selections apiece to top American League teams, while the Braves lead the National League with four players chosen. There are a combined 25 first-time selections between the two squads.
Reigning American League Most Valuable Player Jose Altuve, who received more fan votes than any other player on the ballot, headlines the five Astros players who will join manager AJ Hinch and his coaching staff at the game in Washington, D.C.
Altuve will be joined by third baseman Alex Bregman and outfielder George Springer, both of whom made the squad via the player ballot, and right-handed pitchers Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander, who were named via a combination of the player ballot and the Office of the Commissioner.
The Texas Rangers will be represented by OF Shin Soo Choo. He is the third player from South Korea to be selected to the All-Star Game, and the first position player.
The game is set for Tuesday, July 17th.
- Shin-Soo Choo hit an infield single with two outs in the ninth, extending his on-base streak to a club-record 47 games, and the Texas Rangers blanked the Detroit Tigers 3-0. Choo broke Julio Franco's 1993 club record with the hit. Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched impressively into the sixth inning for Texas, and Jurickson Profar homered in the first.
- Yuli Gurriel and Alex Bregman each homered and Charlie Morton won his 11th as the Houston Astros beat the Chicago White Sox 12-6 for their fifth straight win. Morton allowed five runs and five hits with eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
A's 6, Indians 0
Twins 10, Orioles 1
Red Sox 7, Royals 4
Yankees 2, Blue Jays 1 (10 innings)
Brewers 10, Braves 3
Cubs 6, Reds 5 (10 innings)
Pirates 4, Phillies 1
Padres 4, Diamondbacks 3
Marlins 10, Nationals 2
Giants 13, Cardinals 8
Mariners 6, Rockies 4
Rays 9, Mets 0
Angels 4, Dodgers 3
- American Kevin Na won his first PGA Tour event since 2011 as he shot a final-round six-under 64 for a five-stroke victory at The Greenbrier in West Virginia on Sunday.
Five birdies in six holes on the front nine put Na in control and he finished at 19-under-par 261 at The Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs for his second career win.
Third-round co-leader Kelly Kraft carded an even-par 70 to claim second place at 266.
- It will be 'Mother's Day' on Wimbledon's Centre Court today when Serena Williams takes on fellow mom Evgeniya Rodina for a place in the quarter-finals of the grasscourt major.
The last mother to do this well was Kim Klijsters, who made the quarterfinals in 2010.
Already winning today on the women’s side is Dominika Cibulkova, who is a Wimbledon quarter-finalist for the third time, and Jelena Ostapenko, who has yet to drop a set in the tournament.
The lone top ten women’s seed playing in the second week didn’t last long as 7th seed Karolina Pliskova lost today to Kiki Bertens, who reaches the quarterfinals for the first time in her career.
The men’s round of 16 matches are also on today’s schedule. Men’s top seed Roger Federer is in action as well as former winner Novak Djokovic.