A local baseball player was taken in last weeks Major League Baseball draft. In the 7th round the Milwaukee Brewers selected Mississippi State pitcher, Daniel Brown of Mt. Vernon. In his Junior year with the Bulldogs the lefty collected 28 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings pitched.
Last night the Texas Rangers come back from down 5-0 to beat the Oakland A’s 7-5. Catcher Robinson Chirinos’ second homer of the game put the Rangers on top for good. Roogie Odor also hit two homers in the game. Texas at 41-25 now have a 6.5 game lead in the AL West. They can take the series from Oakland this afternoon [on kplt 1490 am and 96.3 fm]. First pitch is at 2:35pm.
Meanwhile, in other MLB news, Ichiro Suzuki broke one of Major League Baseball’s most prestigious records…sort of…but not really. The Seattle Mariner legend collected hit number 4,257 passing Pete Rose’s mark of 4,256. While all of the hits came in professional baseball, 1,278 of them came while playing for the Orix Buffaloes in Japan, from 1992-2000. Giving Ichiro, now with the Miami Marlins 2,979 hits in Major League Baseball.
Tonight in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors look to close out the finals in game six against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors lead the series three games to two, but will be without big man Andrew Bogut for the remainder of the series with a knee injury. Cleveland, meanwhile, will be looking to become the third team in NBA history to force a game seven after trailing in the series 3-1. Tip off tonight in Cleveland is set for 8pm
Today they begin in Oakmont with the first round of the U. S. Open. Golf’s favorite young guns, 28 year old Jason Day, 27 year old Rory McElroy and 22 year old Dallas native Jordan Spieth, are favored to win the tournament.