Monday, May 18
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 31 points as the Houston Rockets never trailed in a 113-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers yesterday. It's the ninth time in NBA history that a team has overcome a 3-1 series deficit to win a playoff series. Blake Griffin had 27 points and Chris Paul had 26 points and 10 assists.
HOUSTON (AP) — Collin McHugh pitched seven strong innings to lead the Houston Astros over the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 yesterday for their fifth straight win. McHugh allowed two runs and six hits. He struck out nine. The right-hander was coming off his worst start of the season after being tagged for seven runs against San Francisco.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mitch Moreland had a two-run homer after an earlier hit off the top of the wall as the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 yesterday to avoid a three-game sweep. Nick Martinez allowed one run in five innings for his first victory in six starts since winning his first two games this season. The right-hander struck out six, but walked five and hit a batter.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton could be another week from getting back to the majors with the Texas Rangers. Texas general manager Jon Daniels says Hamilton is "clearly making progress" in the slugger's personal spring training since being re-acquired three weeks ago in a trade from the Los Angeles Angles. The Rangers have today off before a three-game series in Boston.