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ARLINGTON, Texas — A’s right-hander Frankie Montas makes his first big league start since six scoreless innings at Houston two weeks ago. Mike Minor, who pitched only 77 2-3 innings as a reliever last year season in Kansas City after missing two seasons with shoulder problems, will reach 100 innings when he records two outs in his 19th start for Texas. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CDT.
DENVER — With their seven game win streak over, the Colorado Rockies return home for a two-game series with reigning World Series champion Houston on Tuesday. Lefty Tyler Anderson starts for the Rockies against Houston’s Gerrit Cole. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:40 p.m. CDT.
BKL--AROUND THE WNBA
NEW YORK — The WNBA heads into the All-Star break this week after a strong first few months of play highlighted by tight standings and record-breaking performances. “This might be the most competitive season I’ve seen in all my years coaching,” Seattle coach Dan Hughes said. “No one is sitting out this year and there are no easy games in this league.” By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 800 words, with photos.
FBN--PICK 6-DEFENSIVE COORDINATORS
When longtime coordinators move from one defense to another, it’s noteworthy. There were several such transfers for this season, including former head coaches Romeo Crennel, back to Houston, and Mike Pettine, now in Green Bay. Dean Pees, as successful as nearly any assistant coach over the past two decades, landed in Tennessee. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 840 words, with photos.
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