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BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 12 am, TX

May 8, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at AP’s Texas sports coverage. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Dallas bureau at 972-991-2100, or at 1-800-442-7189. Email aptexas@ap.org. Jill Bleed is at the desk after 5:30 a.m.

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HOCEKY:

STARS-BLUES

ST. LOUIS _ The Blues and Stars are set for Game 7 in a second-round series three years after St. Louis dominated a winner-take-all matchup in Dallas for a spot in the Western Conference finals. By Steve Overbey. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CT.

BASEBALL:

RANGERS-PIRATES

PITTSBURG_Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez got even with Texas slugger Joey Gallo. Vázquez struck out Gallo on three pitches for the final out in Pittsburgh’s 5-4 victory. By WILL GRAVES. SENT: 850 words.

ROYALS-ASTROS

HOUSTON _ Whit Merrifield and Ryan O’Hearn each hit a grand slam to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 12-2 romp over the Houston Astros. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 570 words, photos.

HORSE RACING:

PREAKNESS-COUNTRY HOUSE

Kentucky Derby winner Country House won’t run in the Preakness because of illness. Trainer Bill Mott says the long shot winner of horse racing’s biggest event is no longer being considered for the second jewel of the Triple Crown. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 680 words, photos.

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