Rangers, want to say hi to our kids back home.
Spring training... always a fan favorite... for the past 2 seasons, the american league west has been dominated by the texas rangers... back to back al west titles... looking for the 3-peat in 2017... it's time for another rangers report from surprise, arizona... now this spring training for all major league baseball clubs has been a little different because of players playing in the world baseball classic... a handful of rangers, including infielder jurickson profar participated with the netherlands... profar played well, minus a costly mistake on the basepath, getting picked off 1st base.
Jurickson profar: to win that last game.
I made a mistake.
I made mistakes and we had an opportunity to win that game.
I'm ready to forget about that and i'm ready for the season here.
The netherlands losing to puerto rico in that semi final game... and speaking of puerto rico... they were playing the united states in the world baseball classic final tonight... top 3, it's the former ranger, ian kinsler dialing this one up for long distance... 2-run shot for kinsler... the americans jump out to an early 2-nothing lead... === jump ahead to the 5th... andrew mccutchen comes up with an rbi knock on the infield single... usa, on their way to their first wbc championship, leading puerto rico 7-nothing in the 8th inning.
It's derby week and the stakes couldn't be higher in the 14th running of the grade three sunland derby... the 800 thousand dollar race will feature 12 thouroughbreds, with a spot in the kentucky derby up for grabs... today we learned post positions... morning line favorite is bronze age at 3-1 odds, while the local horse, conquest mo money will be in the 12 position at 9-2 odds... miguel hernandez is the trainer of conquest mo money and he's excited about the 12 position... he says this horse has the ability to win this race, and the goal is to get to the kentucky derby.
Miguel hernandez: that horse has a lot of potential.
That's what i want, to have a good campaign here to see what i am with that horse.
If we win the derby, i think we are going to be in good position to run in the kentucky derby.
Sunday's race card starts at 1:30pm.
Another el paso prep standout is going next level... franklin's danielle blanco signed her national letter of intent today to play her college volleyball at rider university, a division 1 program in lawrenceville, new jersey.
Danielle blanco: playing college volleyball has always been a dream of mine.
Having all my friends and family here makes it so much better.
Andy: danielle's sister lauren, also plays d-1 volleyball at youngstown state... all: back with a final look at your forecast...next.