HOUSTON (AP) - Garrett Jones and Marcell Ozuna homered to lead the Miami Marlins over the Houston Astros 4-2 yesterday. Jones' homer capped a three-run first for the Marlins. Ozuna padded the lead with his solo shot in the sixth. Miami has won seven of eight following a six-game skid. The Astros have lost five in a row and eight of 10.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - John Jaso drove in three runs as the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 last night. Jaso had a run-scoring single during Oakland's five-run second inning and added a two-run double in the fifth. Miles Mikolas allowed seven earned runs on seven hits and four walks in 4 2-3 innings.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Dez Bryant is going into the final season of his rookie contract with the potential of a big pay day looming. Bryant says he "can't be selfish" by worrying about a new contract. The player who refused to carry Roy Williams' shoulder pads in his first training camp with the Cowboys says there won't be any rookie hazing of receivers in California.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Pedro Morales scored on a penalty kick in the 53rd minute to help the Vancouver Whitecaps tie FC Dallas 2-2 yesterday. Darren Mattocks opened the scoring for Vancouver in the 11th minute with his fifth goal of the season and third in three game. Dallas is 3-0-3 in its last three games.
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