ENGLEWOOD(AP) – Star cornerback Aqib Talib has arrived at the Denver Broncos’ headquarters, where team doctors and trainers are evaluating the gunshot wound he suffered over the weekend. Talib had to miss the Super Bowl champs’ visit to the White House on Monday after getting shot in Dallas, where he has an offseason home, early Sunday.Talib said he was too intoxicated to recall details of the shooting and that the bullet entered Talib’s right thigh and exited his right calf. Such a trajectory suggests he could have shot himself. Talib didn’t need surgery and the Broncos have said he’s expected to make a full recovery, but Wednesday marked the first time they’d seen Talib face-to-face since the shooting.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Trayce Thompson hit a game-ending homer in the ninth inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night in the home debut for teenage prospect Julio Urias. The 19-year-old Urias struck out seven over four innings. The Mexican left-hander allowed three hits and one run and was removed after 86 pitches with his workload being strictly monitored in just his third career start. It was by far his best so far in the majors. Kenley Jansen (2-1) got the win after pitching a scoreless ninth. Thompson hit a two-out blast in the ninth off Carlos Estevez (1-3) to give the Dodgers the win. Justin Turner hit a three-run homer in the first to give the Dodgers an early lead but the Rockies tied it 3-3 in the seventh. Kenta Maeda takes the mound for the Dodgers against Chris Rusin of the Rockies in the series finale.
CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cavaliers are facing a crucial stage when they host Golden State in the NBA Finals tonight. The Warriors hold a 2-0 lead in the series and are unbeaten against Cleveland this season. The Cavaliers could be without star forward Kevin Love, who is recovering from a concussion suffered in Game 2 Sunday.
DETROIT (AP) – The Tigers take a five-game winning streak into this afternoon’s series finale against Toronto. Detroit will try to extend the run behind starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, who is 8-2 and will be trying to tie for the most wins in the majors.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco hosts Boston tonight featuring a showdown of 7-and-2 left-handers. David Price goes for the Red Sox after going 3-and-1 with a 2.62 ERA in his last five starts. The Giants turn to Madison Bumgarner whose 1.91 ERA ranks third in the majors.
BALTIMORE (AP) – The Orioles trot out ace Chris Tillman as they try to complete a sweep of slumping Kansas City tonight. Tillman is 7-and-1 and unbeaten in his last nine starts for the AL East leaders. The Royals are in the midst of a six-game losing streak during which they have scored just eight runs.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Texas tries to continue its domination of state rival Houston when the Rangers put their five-game winning streak on the line against the Astros. Texas is 8-and-0 against Houston this season. The Rangers will start Yu Darvish who is 2-and-0 since his return from Tommy John surgery.