CLEVELAND (AP) - Charlie Morton remained unbeaten this season with six solid innings, Alex Bregman and Jake Marisnick hit three-run homers and the Houston Astros defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-2 on Thursday night. Morton (7-0) allowed two runs and five hits while extending his career-best winning streak to 10 games. The right-hander, who moved into a tie for the AL lead in wins, hasn't lost since Sept. 9, 2017 against Oakland. He walked three and struck out five.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - From across the diamond, Kansas City closer Kelvin Herrera marveled at the oldest player in the major leagues - Texas pitcher Bartolo Colon, who turned 45 Thursday. "I used to have pictures of him in my bedroom," Herrera recalled of his countryman, from his teenage days in the Dominican Republic. "He was my idol."
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Kevin Na stood over his ball after taking a drop in the rough beside the ninth green following two wayward shots, on his final hole of the day and with a share of the lead in the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial. As Na looked toward the hole more than 90 feet away, he saw the huge ridge going through the middle of the green. He then noticed the caddie of one of his playing partners move a bag from behind the green.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin had harsh words for the comments made by President Donald Trump regarding the NFL's new national anthem policy on Thursday, as players began to process the new mandate from the league's owners. Baldwin has been a leading voice from the players' perspective for why there were protests last season even though Baldwin never participated in kneeling or sitting on the sidelines during "The Star-Spangled Banner."
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: WELCOME BACK Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is set to be activated by the Red Sox after missing Boston's first 50 games while recovering from knee surgery. Manager Alex Cora says Pedroia will come off the disabled list for a weekend series at Fenway Park against Atlanta and will start one of the first two games.
In all of his 40 plus years of coaching, Bob Davie's most unique year is the one he has just experienced. The University of New Mexico head football coach watched his squad slip from a bowl team to one that lost its last seven games, a couple of players stirred up controversy by kneeling during the National Anthem, and Davie was suspended for alleged mistreatment of players.
Holly Holm's Featherweight bout with Megan Anderson has been moved up to the main card on June 9. Holm's fight will replace Alistair Overeem and Curtis Blaydes, which was moved to the Fox Sports Prelim of UFC 225.
The first game of the season series finale served as a reminder of a tough year. The Lobos lost the first of a three game series to U.C. Davis Friday night 13-8. The Lobos made an effort to change their fortune with a furious charge.
Stephen Cardullo was the heartwarming story from the Rockies organization over the past two seasons. In 2016, Cardullo went from independent baseball to triple-A and then the big leagues. In 2017, Cardullo made the opening day roster, but after not performing his best in the MLB he would be brought back to triple-A Albuquerque.