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Owings drives in 2 to send Reds past Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Reds pitcher Micah Owings hit a pinch-hit, two-run double to help Cincinnati rally for a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday.

Scheduled to start Tuesday in Chicago, Owings came to the plate in the seventh inning and hit the first pitch he saw from reliever Geoff Geary, driving in Ramon Hernandez and Alex Gonzalez and giving the Reds the lead.


Young's homer in ninth lifts Rangers over Royals

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Michael Young was just trying to put the ball in play. He did a lot more than that, and seconds later the Texas Rangers were celebrating a comeback victory.

Kinsler hopes cycle part of a complete season

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The cycle complete after his headfirst slide into third, Ian Kinsler emphatically slapped his hands together while still kneeling over the base.

Kinsler then removed his Texas Rangers batting helmet and looked up, the sense of satisfaction clear in his expression.


Astros beat Pirates 6-3 as Berkman hits 3-run HR

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two at-bats made all the difference for the Astros. The first ended with Lance Berkman hitting the decisive home run, and the other after Houston reliever Chris Sampson needed what seemed like a game's worth of pitches to get a key out.

Spurs paying no attention to playoff doubts

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — While everyone else knew the San Antonio Spurs were seconds from winning the division, Tim Duncan had to find out from his wife and Michael Finley stayed clueless until getting back to the locker room.

Typical Spurs. Always the last to know.

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