Chris Vannini is a native Michigander who writes about Michigan State and the Detroit Tigers for a few places, including The Only Colors. This means he lives in a place where hockey is a real sport. As a first-grader, he finished second in a pinewood derby race to a kid who broke lightspeed. But he's not bitter, since he got a cut of the space cash.
Brian Cushing was asked about the trade of DeMeco Ryans in a radio interview on Tuesday.
Chris Johnson drove in two runs in the loss.
Former Astros pitcher Rodriguez will pitch against Houston on Saturday.
Francisco Cordero allowed three runs in the ninth inning to blow a save and lose the game.
The Astros made another trade, shipping off the last remaining member of the 2005 World Series team, Wandy Rodriguez.
The Texans are ranked No. 5 in SB Nation's pre-camp power rankings.
With one day until the offer deadline, the Bulls are expected to let Omer Asik sign with the Rockets.
The lineups for Friday's Astros game against the Diamondbacks have been announced.
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Thirteen athletes with area ties are heading to London for the Olympics.