ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys had another efficient preseason showing. Andy Dalton bogged down a bit with his Cincinnati Bengals. Prescott led a pair of scoring drives. His final play was a scrambling 6-yard scoring pass to Terrance Williams before the Bengals rallied after halftime for a 21-13 exhibition victory. The Bengals had just two first downs in three Dalton-led possessions. Dalton threw for two touchdowns last week.
HOUSTON (AP) - Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass and the Houston Texans earned a 16-13 preseason win over the San Francisco 49ers. Watson's efficiency matched a nice opening drive from San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo, who threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Trent Taylor.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Trevor Cahill pitched one-hit ball for seven innings and the Oakland Athletics, far behind in the AL West standings earlier this summer, tied Houston for the division lead by beating the Astros 7-1. Khris Davis, Matt Olson, Josh Phegley and Stephen Piscotty each hit two of Oakland's team record-tying eight doubles as the A's won for the sixth time in seven games. The Athletics trailed the defending World Series champion Astros by 11 ½ games on June 24. Houston has lost seven of eight.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Albert Pujols drove in a season-high four runs, Shohei Ohtani hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 11-7 on a rainy night. Pujols hit a solo home run in the second inning and a two-run single in the third against Rangers starter Martin Perez.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Bob Bass, the former San Antonio and Charlotte general manager who was an integral part of the front office for most of the Spurs' first 20 years in South Texas, has died. He was 89. Bass was hired as coach during the Spurs' second season in San Antonio in 1974-75. He joined the front office as GM when the club moved from the ABA to the NBA in 1976.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Maynor Figueroa and Michael Barrios scored in FC Dallas' 2-0 victory over Minnesota United. The kickoff was delayed more than 2 1/2 hours because of lightning in the area.
HOUSTON (AP) - Albert Rusnak scored two goals in stoppage time to help Real Salt Lake beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1. Real Salt Lake (11-10-5) won on the road for just the second time this season.
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