HOUSTON (AP) - José Urquidy threw seven dominant innings for his first major league win and Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer, sending the Houston Astros to a 6-1 victory over the skidding Texas Rangers. Making his third career start, Urquidy held the Rangers to two baserunners _ a homer by Shin-Soo Choo and an infield single by Hunter Pence.
TORONTO (AP) - Tommy McNamara, Tomas Martinez and Mauro Manotas scored and the Houston Dynamo beat Toronto FC 3-1 to snap an eight-game road losing streak. Houston (9-9-3) had lost three straight overall and was 2-8-2 in its previous 12 games.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Brittney Griner had 17 points and eight rebounds, DeWanna Bonner added 14 points, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings 70-66. Leilani Mitchell added 13 points and hit three free throws with 19.9 seconds left to give the Mercury (9-8) a 67-63 lead.
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