OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Texas Rangers moved back into sole possession of first place in the AL West with a 4-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics last night. Bartolo Colon allowed three unearned runs in the fifth inning following his own error. He missed an opportunity to become first pitcher to reach 20 career wins against Texas.
HOUSTON (AP) — Clete Thomas scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the 12th inning to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Houston Astros 9-6 last night. Thomas reached on a fielder's choice and went to third on Josmil Pinto's double. Kevin Chapman then uncorked a wild pitch with pinch-hitter Ryan Doumit at the plate.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have signed veteran guard Brian Waters to bolster a position plagued by injuries since the start of training camp. He will get $1.5 million in base salary. Waters signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted rookie fullback 14 years ago out of North Texas before going on to a 10-year career as a lineman with Kansas City.
MONTAGUE, Texas (AP) — A sheriff says the fatal shooting of a North Texas high school football player appears to have been accidental. Montague (mahn-TAYG') County Sheriff Paul Cunningham says the death of Nathan Maki was "a tragic accident." The senior fullback and linebacker for Denton Guyer High School was found with a gunshot wound to the head in a pickup truck Saturday night.