The Houston Astros open a crucial three-game series against the Oakland Athletics, with first place in the American League West on the line. The Astros lead the A's by two games in the division.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Elizabeth Cambage had 43 points and 13 rebounds and the Dallas Wings beat the Las Vegas Aces 107-102 on Friday night to clinch the final WNBA playoff spot and end a nine-game losing streak.
A look at what''s happening around the majors Saturday:
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Texas teen Cole Hammer and Norway''s Viktor Hovland advanced Friday at Pebble Beach in the U.S. Amateur to set up a semifinal match.
WASHINGTON (AP) Natasha Cloud made a fade-away jumper just before the buzzer to give the Washington Mystics a 69-67 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) The University of Maryland Board of Regents has assumed authority over the investigation into the death of Jordan McNair, who collapsed during football practice and subsequently died.
SEATTLE (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen hopes doctors will clear him to return to pitching sometime next week.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Sung Hyun Park shot a 9-under 63 on Friday for a share of the lead with Lizette Salas during the suspended second round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Brandt Snedeker followed his opening 11-under 59 with a 67 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend at the Wyndham Championship.
WASHINGTON (AP) Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena is appealing his six-game suspension for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Braves with a pitch.