Wednesday, September 28
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jonathan Lucroy hit a go-ahead, two-run double against his former team in the sixth inning to help the Texas Rangers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 last night. The Rangers now have a half-game lead over Boston for the best record in the American League.
HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer had three hits, including a two-run double during a six-run sixth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 last night. The victory leaves Seattle two games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild card and cuts Houston's deficit in the race to 2 1/2 games.
HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with J.J. Watt's condition says he has re-injured his back and the Houston Texans expect him to be out until at least December, and possibly the entire season. Watt missed training camp and Houston's four preseason games after surgery in July to repair a herniated disk in his back.
HOUSTON (AP) — Initial funding has been approved for a $105 million redevelopment of the Houston Astrodome that would include raising the two bottom floors to accommodate about 1,400 parking spaces. Harris County commissioners voted yesterday to spend $10.5 million on the project's initial design.