HOUSTON (AP) - Michael Choice and Rougned Odor both hit three-run homers and the Texas Rangers cruised to a 13-6 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night. Adam Rosales and Elvis Andrus added two RBIs each for the Rangers, who have the worst record in the American League and have won just five of 14 meetings with the Astros this season. Ryan Rua made his major league debut and became the 59th player the injury-decimated Rangers have used this season, tying the major league record set by the Padres in 2002 and 2008 and Indians in 2002.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech has extended football coach Kliff Kingsbury's contract for three seasons through 2020. Kingsbury already was under a five-year deal through 2017. Texas Tech also announced upgrades to its football stadium and training facilities.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Rangers have placed first baseman/outfielder Jim Adduci on the seven-day concussion list and purchased the contract of infielder/outfielder Ryan Rua from Triple-A Round Rock. Rua hit .306 with 18 homers and 74 RBIs combined in Double- and Triple-A this season.
HOUSTON (AP) - Texans coach Bill O'Brien still doesn't know who his backup quarterback will be. Case Keenum and rookie Tom Savage got all the snaps in Thursday night's 40-13 loss to San Francisco and neither separated himself in the competition for the No. 2 job behind Ryan Fitzpatrick. Both players threw interceptions, failed to mount any touchdown drives and had passer ratings below 40.
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