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AP-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1 pm, TX

May 15, 2018

Good afternoon! 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 800-442-7189. Email aptexas@ap.org.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — AL strikeouts leader Gerrit Cole makes his second career start in Angel Stadium when the Houston Astros (26-17) take on Los Angeles (25-16) and rookie Jaime Barria. The clubs are tied atop the AL West after the Angels’ win in the series opener. Cole grew up in Orange County and rooted on the Angels at almost every homestand with his parents, who had season tickets. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 9:07 p.m. CDT.


SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners begin a stretch with 16 of the next 19 games at home on Tuesday night hosting the Texas Rangers. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game starts at 9:10 p.m. CDT.





HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets have plenty of things to fix after squandering their coveted homecourt advantage with a 119-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Atop their list are limiting turnovers, eliminating open 3′s and making things tougher on Kevin Durant. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos.


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