Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Eduardo Rodriguez tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings in his major-league debut and the Boston Red Sox took the opener of a four-game series from the Texas Rangers 5-1 on Thursday.The 22-year-old Rodriguez (1-0) yielded just three hits and a pair of walks in his first big league action, becoming the first Boston pitcher to win his first start since Daisuke Matsuzaka in 2007
Dover, DE (SportsNetwork.com) - The "Dash 4 Cash" is on in the Xfinity Series this weekend at Dover International Speedway.The top-four finishing Xfinity regulars (points-eligible drivers in the series) in last Saturday's race at Charlotte qualified for the first round in this year's four-race bonus program from Comcast and its Xfinity brand, which is the new title sponsor of NASCAR's second-tier series this year
Dover, DE (SportsNetwork.com) - Last Sunday at Charlotte, Carl Edwards became the ninth driver to virtually guarantee himself a spot in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship when he won the Coca-Cola 600 -- NASCAR's longest race of the season.Martin Truex Jr. is hoping he will be the next driver to join the Chase party this weekend when the Sprint Cup Series competes at Dover International Speedway
(SportsNetwork.com) - All three of NASCAR's national touring series are competing at Dover International Speedway, while the IndyCar Series is holding a doubleheader at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park in Detroit.NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400/Autism Speaks - Dover International Speedway - Dover Delaware Last Sunday at Charlotte, Carl Edwards became the ninth driver to virtually guarantee himself a spot in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship when he won the Coca-Cola 600 -- NASCAR's longest race of the season
Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Thomas Hay opened with a 6-under 66 on Thursday and grabbed a 1-shot lead after the opening round of the PC Financial Open.Hay, who has made two cuts in nine career tour starts, matched his career-low round on tour
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Sale was dominant over 7 2/3 innings in guiding the Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of Thursday's traditional doubleheader. Sale (4-2) gave up just four hits with a season-high 12 strikeouts and no walks. The stingy left-hander extended his franchise record of games with 10-plus strikeouts to 21. Adam LaRoche went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two doubles, while Melky Cabrera and Tyler Flowers each drove in a run for the White Sox. Chris Davis hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning for Baltimore. Tyler Wilson (1-1), who was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk prior to the game, was tagged with the loss but pitched well in his first career major league start, giving up two runs on five hits over six innings of work. The doubleheader made up games that were postponed on April 27 and 28 due to safety concerns over the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore.
Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Seamus Power fired a course-record, 10-under 61 Thursday and grabbed a 2-stroke lead after the opening round at the Rex Hospital Open.
Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Steven Bowditch fired an 8-under 62 Thursday and grabbed a 2-shot lead after the opening round of the Byron Nelson Championship
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