Wednesday, April 13
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 26 points as the San Antonio Spurs rallied to beat the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder 102-98 in overtime Tuesday night. Thunder coach Billy Donovan rested stars Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka in their regular-season finale while San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich started his regular lineup. Four players finished with 17 points apiece for the Thunder.
SEATTLE (AP) — Adrian Beltre drove in five runs as the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 8-0 on Tuesday night. Holland gave up four hits and two walks while striking out four in 6 2/3 innings. Mariners starter Wade Miley gave up six earned runs on 10 hits and struck out seven in six innings.
HOUSTON (AP) — Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer in the first inning as the Kansas City Royals held on for a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Alcides Escobar and Mike Moustakas hit consecutive singles to start the game before Cain connected on a full-count, 91-mph fastball off Mike Fiers. Kris Medlen allowed six hits and two runs with seven strikeouts in five innings in his 2016 debut.
ATLANTA (AP) — Former Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants general manager H.B. "Spec" Richardson has died at the age of 93. Richardson was general manager of the Astros from 1967-75 and was the Giants' GM from 1976-80. Richardson is remembered for several major trades. In 1971 he traded Joe Morgan, Denis Menke, Jack Billingham and Cesar Geronimo to Cincinnati in exchange for a package of players that included first baseman Lee May.