DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer's unbeaten run ended last night when the Texas Rangers tagged the Detroit All-Star with his first loss of the season, defeating the Tigers 7-1. Mitch Moreland's two-run homer in the fourth gave Texas a 3-0 lead, and for once, the Tigers didn't back Scherzer with much offensive support. Derek Holland allowed a run and five hits in seven innings at Detroit.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Luke Scott had a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning and a two-run homer in the fifth, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros yesterday. Brett Wallace homered for the Astros, who have now lost 11 of their last 14 games.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have made their biggest free agent play in a busy offseason, adding shooting guard Monta Ellis to a backcourt that's still crowded even after a couple of setbacks. Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban said in an email yesterday that the 27-year-old Ellis has agreed to a contract. It is reportedly a three-year deal valued between $25 million and $30 million.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs have re-signed 28-year-old center Tiago Splitter after the best season of the Brazilian center's career. Terms of the deal with the former Spanish basketball league star weren't released yesterday. The contract is reportedly worth $36 million over four seasons.