Pence drives in 7, Giants trounce Dodgers 19-3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hunter Pence's grand slam and career-high seven RBIs helped San Francisco romp past the Los Angeles Dodgers 19-3 Saturday night, the most runs they've ever allowed at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers' magic number for clinching the NL West remained at four.
The last time the Los Angeles allowed 19 runs at home was on Sept. 12, 1961, when Philadelphia won 19-10 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in a game started by none other than Sandy Koufax. Dodger Stadium opened the next season.
Brandon Belt also homered and set career highs with five hits and six RBIs during the Giants' 22-hit attack.
Weaver, Angels end Astros' 4-game winning string
HOUSTON (AP) — Jered Weaver pitched six solid innings, Chris Iannetta homered and the Los Angeles Angels stopped Houston's four-game winning streak, beating the Astros 6-2 Saturday night.
Weaver (10-8) joined Nolan Ryan as the only Angels pitchers to reach double-digits in wins for eight straight seasons.
Brett Wallace homered for Houston, which leads the majors with 97 losses.
Rookie Brett Oberholtzer (4-3) allowed four runs and six hits in six innings. The 24-year-old lefty entered the game with a 1.91 ERA since July 31, best in the AL over that span.
Medlen continues surge, Braves edge Padres 2-1
ATLANTA (AP) — Kris Medlen allowed four hits over 7 1-3 scoreless innings to win his fourth straight start, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
The Braves led 2-0 before Chase Headley hit a ninth-inning homer off closer Craig Kimbrel, who then pitched around a two-out walk to Ronny Cedeno for his career-best 47th save — the most in the majors.
Freddie Freeman had three hits, including a sixth-inning homer off Robbie Erlin (2-3), to help the Braves earn their first win of the season over the Padres. San Diego won the first four games of the season series.
The NL East-leading Braves began the night 10 games ahead of second-place Washington.
Medlen (14-12) has enjoyed a strong resurgence after a slow start. He went 1-6 over the first two months of the season.
A's beat Texas 1-0, stretch lead to 5½ games
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon scattered seven hits over eight impressive innings for the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics, who stretched their division lead over Texas to 5½ games with a 1-0 victory over the Rangers and Yu Darvish on Saturday.
The A's won for the seventh time in eight games, and clinched the key division series by beating Texas twice in less than 24 hours.
Colon (16-6) struck out seven and lowered what is already his career-best ERA to 2.73.
Darvish (12-9) struck out 10 over seven innings in his fourth 1-0 loss of the season. The right-hander from Japan has lost his last four starts, the last two by 1-0 scores, and is winless his last six.
No. 16 Bruins rally to beat No. 23 Huskers 41-21
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Brett Hundley threw three touchdown passes in the third quarter and No. 16 UCLA came back from an 18-point deficit to defeat No. 23 Nebraska 41-21 in a monumental Cornhusker collapse at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
The Huskers (2-1), wearing alternate black jerseys instead of their traditional home red, looked to be in total control the first half.
Then they couldn't stop Hundley and a UCLA offense that gained 653 yards while beating them a year ago at the Rose Bowl.
The Bruins (2-0) scored 35 unanswered points in 16 minutes. The barrage started with Paul Perkins' 10-yard touchdown run to cut Nebraska's lead to 21-10 at the half.
Jordon James scored from 3 yards before Hundley threw TD passes of 28 yards to Shaquelle Evans, 12 yards to Phillip Ruhl and 3 yards to Nate Iese.
No. 5 Stanford beats inspired Army 34-20
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Kevin Hogan threw for three touchdowns, Tyler Gaffney had two touchdowns and 132 yards rushing, and No. 5 Stanford beat Army 34-20 on Saturday.
The Cardinal (2-0) entered the game as 30-point favorites but had their hands full from the opening kickoff, falling behind 6-0 at the outset as the much smaller Black Knights (1-2) challenged at every turn.
Hogan's 23-yard touchdown pass to Gaffney after an Army turnover gave Stanford a 27-13 lead late in the third quarter and the Cardinal averted an embarrassing moment. Army has not defeated a ranked team since a 17-14 win over No. 15 Air Force on Nov. 4, 1972.
Ty Montgomery had six catches for 130 yards and one score, while Hogan was 11 of 18 for 188 yards passing for Stanford.
Terry Baggett led Army with 96 yards rushing on nine carries.
Guiton leads No. 4 Ohio St. past California 52-34
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Kenny Guiton threw three of his four touchdown passes in the first six minutes of his first career start and No. 4 Ohio State rolled to its 15th straight victory, 52-34 over California on Saturday.
Guiton, a fifth-year senior, got the start in place of injured Braxton Miller and there was no drop-off in performance for the Buckeyes (3-0).
Guiton connected with Devin Smith on a 90-yard pass on Ohio State's second offensive play for the longest play from scrimmage in school history. He added a 47-yard touchdown to Smith and a 1-yarder to Chris Fields on fourth-and-goal as Ohio State jumped out to a 21-0 lead over the Golden Bears (1-2) less than halfway through the first quarter.
Guiton completed 21 of 32 passes for 276 yards and added 92 yards rushing to lead the Buckeyes.
Kessler leads USC past Boston College 35-7
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Kessler passed for 237 yards and two touchdowns, Tre Madden became the first Southern California player to open a season with three straight 100-yard rushing games in 32 years and the Trojans bounced back from an embarrassing loss to Pac-12 doormat Washington State to beat Boston College 35-7 Saturday.
The game was Kessler's first since he was designated USC's first-string quarterback by coach Lane Kiffin, and the redshirt sophomore responded by completing 14 straight passes after misfiring on his first attempt.
Kessler and Max Wittek shared QB duties in USC's first two games and combined to pass for just 54 yards — the Trojans' lowest single-game total since 1998 — in a 10-7 setback to the Cougars last weekend, prompting local fans to chant "Fire Kiffin" in the final minutes.
The Trojans (2-1) rolled up 521 yards in total offense while holding the Eagles (2-1) to just 184 yards.
Earthquakes, Whitecaps play to scoreless draw
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Earthquakes and Vancouver Whitecaps played to a 0-0 draw Saturday night, damaging both teams' hopes of getting back into the Western Conference playoff picture.
The clubs remain tied for seventh place in the West with 38 points each, five behind fifth-place Portland, which currently holds the conference's final postseason berth.
San Jose extended its home unbeaten streak to 14 matches, but the Earthquakes (10-11-8) snapped six-game home winning streak.
Vancouver (10-10-8) continued its recent slide, dropping to 1-5-3 in its last nine matches despite the return of captain Jay DeMerit. DeMerit, who blew out his left Achilles' tendon 8 minutes into Vancouver's season opener, capped a 6½-month recovery from the injury by replacing injured center back Brad Rusin in the 31st minute.
Porter's late strike gives DC 2-2 draw with LA
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Substitute Kyle Porter scored in the 84th minute to help D.C. United to a 2-2 draw against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday afternoon.
Porter's goal came three minutes after Michael Stephens scored for the first time in three seasons to put Los Angeles in front.
Robbie Keane also scored his team-leading 13th goal early for Los Angeles (13-10-5) and added his team-leading 11th assist on Stephens' effort, while Chris Pontius tied it for United with a late first-half goal in his first start since July.
Porter's header gave league-worst United just its second point in six matches. However, D.C. (3-19-6) now has a win and two draws in its last three home contests.
Los Angeles, meanwhile, allowed two or more goals for the first time in four matches, and did so to the league's worst offense.
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Colorado State defeats Cal Poly 34-17
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Garrett Grayson threw for 297 yards and two touchdowns and Shaq Barrett blocked two field goals leading Colorado State to a 34-17 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday.
Grayson was 21-for-30 passing and had no turnovers. Chris Nwoke ran for 133 yards on 19 carries for Colorado State (1-2).
Jared Roberts converted two field goals for the Rams, who had blown fourth quarter leads in their first two games.
Chris Brown threw for 164 yards, ran for 61 and a touchdown for Cal Poly (1-2). Akaninyene Umoh ran for 54 yards and a TD.
Cal Poly, the co-champions of the Big Sky Conference a year ago, was outgained 533-367.
The game was played as the area was beginning to recover from devastating flooding. Sonny Lubbick Field at Hughes Stadium is located minutes from areas severely hit.
AP Source: LeBron weds girlfriend in San Diego
A person familiar with the situation tells the Associated Press that LeBron James has married his longtime girlfriend, Savannah Brinson.
James and Brinson held the ceremony at the posh Grand Del Mar Hotel in San Diego on Saturday, less than three months after he won his second straight NBA title with the Miami Heat. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the wedding was private.
James and Brinson, 27, have been together since high school and have two children. James, 28, proposed back in January 2012 in South Beach, Fla.
James, a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, and the Heat will open training camp next month. In June, they outlasted the San Antonio Spurs in seven games to capture their second championship in 13 months.