For the first time in the month of July, the Texas Rangers win a series two games to one, capped off by a 2-1 win last night over the Kansas City Royals. It was a tie ballgame until DeLino Deshields put the Rangers ahead for good with a solo homer in the seventh inning. With the win, the Rangers are now 57-42 and hold a 2.5 game lead over the Houston Astros in the AL West. Texas will finally come home today to take on the Oakland A’s. Martin Perez will take to the hill. First pitch this evening [on KPLT 1490am and 96.3fm] is set for 7:05pm.
After receiving overwhelmingly enough votes to make their way in to Cooperstown, a pair of baseball greats were inducted in to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. The Kid, Ken Griffey Jr., was known for his sweet swing and amazing acrobatics in the outfield, while Mike Piazza is recognized as arguably the best offensive catcher in the history of the game, hitting over .300 with over 400 home runs and 1,300 RBIs. Junior, who received over 99% of the ballots cast, was three votes shy of becoming the first player to be unanimously selected to the Hall.
Tragic news broke last night of a fatal crash in Arizona involving a Dallas Cowboys team bus. On Sunday evening a van collided with the bus, killing four of the passangers carried in the van. The Cowboys bus was carrying a small handful of reporters, including Cowboys team columnist, Mickey Spagnola, Rowdy the team mascot and team videographers. No one riding in the team bus was harmed. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys are three days away from arriving in Oxnard, California for training camp.
And Chris Froome of Great Britain wins his 3rd Tour de France, finishing the 2,300 kilometer race over the weekend.