ST. LOUIS (AP) — Martin Perez prevailed in a matchup of rookie starters as the Texas Rangers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Saturday night. Nelson Cruz got the decisive hit for the second straight game with a two-run homer in the third inning. A.J. Pierzynski also hit a two-run homer for the Rangers, who are going for the three-game sweep tonight at Busch Stadium.
CHICAGO (AP) — Ronny Cedeno's squeeze bunt scored Justin Maxwell with the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning to lead the Houston Astros over the Chicago Cubs 4-3 yesterday. J.D. Martinez tied the game with a three-run homer in the sixth inning at Wrigley Field. Jose Cisnero pitched two scoreless innings for the win, escaping a bases-loaded jam in the eighth.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Andrew Jacobson and Walker Zimmerman scored in the final two minutes of regulation to lift FC Dallas into 2-2 tie with Sporting Kansas City Saturday night. Jacobson scored in the 88th minute and Zimmerman followed with his first career Major League Soccer goal in the 90th to cap the stunning comeback for Dallas, which remains unbeaten at home this season at 7-0-2.
HOUSTON (AP) — Joe Bendik stopped four shots for Toronto FC and Tally Hall made three saves for the Houston Dynamo in the teams' scoreless tie last night. The Dynamo (6-5-5) are winless in six games, while Toronto FC (2-7-6) extended its unbeaten streak to three games.