10-straight for Houston ... Toronto back on track ... Andy Murray reaches quarterfinals at French Open
UNDATED (AP) — The Houston Astros have won 10 straight games, matching the Texas Rangers for the longest streak in the majors this season. They’ll try to get No. 11 when they open a series against the Kansas City Royals tonight. This roll has Houston running away with the AL West already, 13 1/2 games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners and 15 clear of the Rangers. Mike Fiers starts the opener for Houston against Ian Kennedy.
UNDATED (AP) — Fresh off a series win over the NL Central-leading Brewers, the Los Angeles Dodgers return home to open a three-game series against the NL East-leading Washington Nationals. It’s the first meeting this year between two of the top squads in the NL. Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (hee-YUHN’-jihn YOO) takes the hill for the Dodgers against Washington’s Gio Gonzalez.
UNDATED (AP) — Toronto has its season back on track after a miserable start and trails the first-place Yankees by only 5 1/2 games. Now the Blue Jays will try to get starter J.A. Happ into the win column in the opener of a series at Oakland.
PARIS (AP) — Top-seeded Andy Murray became the 15th man with 650 tour-level match wins and has reached the quarterfinals in a fifth consecutive appearance at the French Open. Murray beat 53rd-ranked Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. This marks his seventh overall trip to the round of eight. He was the runner-up a year ago.
LONDON (AP) — Tottenham’s soccer team says former captain Gary Mabbutt will undergo heart surgery. The Premier League club tweets that the 55-year-old Mabbutt was taken to the hospital this morning after “suffering chest pains and breathlessness.” Mabbutt, a defender who played 16 times for England, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a teenager.