Sunday, April 26
DALLAS (AP) — Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 yesterday for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left Dallas trailing 3-0 in a first-round playoff series. Carlisle came close to getting called for a technical foul several times during the Rockets' 130-128 win in Game 3 Friday night. On Saturday, Carlisle said he accepted the fine but was "going to fight for my team."
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Cron hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the sixth inning, leading the Los Angeles Angels' rally to their third straight victory, 4-1 over the Texas Rangers Saturday night. Albert Pujols tied it with a bases-loaded single for Anaheim, who scored three runs in the sixth despite having two runners thrown out at the plate.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston star Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer to extend his hitting streak against Oakland to 28 games, and the surging Astros beat the Athletics 9-3 yesterday. Jed Lowrie drove in two runs and George Springer homered for the Astros, who have won six of seven and are off to their best start since 2006.
HOUSTON (AP) — Benny Feilhaber scored from distance in stoppage time and Sporting Kansas City rallied to tie the Houston Dynamo 4-4 last night. Houston took a 3-1 lead in the 46th minute before Sporting KC scored three goals in the final 21 minutes.