Montero HRs again off Weaver, Mariners beat Angels
SEATTLE (AP) — Jesus Montero hit another home run off Angels ace Jered Weaver, leading Hisashi Iwakuma and the Seattle Mariners past Los Angeles 2-1 Sunday.
Carlos Peguero also homered against Weaver, and that was enough for Iwakuma, who pitched 7 1-3 scoreless innings.
Montero singled early, then hit his 15th home run of the season in the fourth. He has four homers in nine career at-bats against Weaver.
Only Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez have more home runs (5) against Weaver, but needed 25 and 24 at-bats, respectively, to do it.
Weaver (16-4) was pulled with two runners on base in the sixth. He threw 5 1-3 innings, allowing eight hits and four walks.
Jackson lifts FC Dallas to draw with Sounders
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jackson' scored in the 32nd minute Kevin Hartmant made a couple of key saves to lift FC Dallas to a 1-1 draw against the Seattle Sounders on Sunday night
Dallas (8-12-9) preserved its playoff hopes alive, improving to 3-1-1 in its last five to move four points behind Vancouver for the Western Conference's fifth and final postseason spot.
Mauro Rosales scored in the 20th minute for Seattle (12-6-8), which improved to 5-1-2 in its last eight MLS contests and edged past Los Angeles into third place in the West.
Hartman, the MLS all-time leader in virtually every goalkeeping category, made three saves, including one on Sounders forward Fredy Montero, who was scoreless on five shots after getting six goals in his previous four league matches.
A's thump Red Sox again, win ninth straight
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, Stephen Drew hit a solo shot for his first clout since joining Oakland and the Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2 on Sunday for their season-best ninth straight win.
Brett Anderson (3-0) won his third straight start since returning from a 14-month absence to recover from Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery, a big boost for the AL wild-card leading A's down the stretch after losing Bartolo Colon to a 50-game suspension Aug. 22.
Josh Reddick added a sacrifice fly and Yoenis Cespedes drove in a run with a groundout as Oakland (76-57) moved into a tie with the New York Yankees for the second-best record in the American League behind the two-time reigning AL champion Texas Rangers (79-54).
Nelson's homer lifts Rockies past Padres
DENVER (AP) — Chris Nelson hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies overcame a career-best six RBIs by Chase Headley to beat the San Diego Padres 11-10 on Sunday.
Tyler Colvin and Ramon Hernandez also homered and Dexter Fowler had three hits and two RBIs to help the Rockies win two of three to snap the Padres' string of three consecutive series victories.
Headley had four hits, including his 23rd homer, and Alexi Amarista had a career-best five hits for the Padres, who had a season-high 20 on the day.
In the seventh, Tommy Layne hit Carlos Gonzalez with a pitch, Jordan Pacheco singled, and one out later Nelson homered against Brad Brach (1-4).
Guillermo Moscoso (1-1) picked up the win and Rafael Betancourt gave up three consecutive two-out hits in the ninth before getting Chris Denorfia to ground out for his 27th save.