Joey Gallo hits a long ball to center field to put the Rangers on the board in the 3rd inning.
Bartolo Colon has long had two milestones on his mind. Now he has both of them in hand.
The 45-year-old right-hander overcame a sluggish start to earn his 245th major league win and match Dennis Martinez for the most by a pitcher from Latin America when the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 13-4 on Saturday night.
Colon already had the most wins by a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic, having surpassed Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for that distinction with his 244th victory at Kansas City on June 18, six days before a loss at Minnesota. Colon won again Saturday in his first home start since June 6 to tie Martinez, who is from Nicaragua.
After hitting a home run last year by selecting Donovan Mitchell in the first round, Utah added an elite shooter in Allen, who averaged 15.5 points per game last season.
We had a bunch of good battles when he was at Louisville, and I’m excited to be on the same team now, Allen said of Mitchell on ESPN.
Though controversial for his on-the-court tripping antics, Allen looked like a superstar as a sophomore with the Blue Devils, averaging 21.6 points per game. His offense dipped each of his last two seasons, but he still put up big numbers.
Likely to come off the bench, Allen should help the Jazz become more dynamic on offense.
When the Suns won the 2018 NBA Draft lottery, the group-think was that they would pick EuroLeague star Luka Doncic.
Since then, ahead of Thursday night’s draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Deandre Ayton has emerged as the presumptive No. 1 overall pick.
And BetOnline’s line on who’ll be the top pick reflects that. A bettor in Las Vegas has to bet $25 to win $1.