ARLINGTON (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are getting a late-season glimpse of their future. Justin Smoak homered and had three hits, fellow rookie David Pauley pitched six effective innings, and the Mariners edged the AL West champion Texas Rangers 7-5 on Monday night.
IRVING (AP) — A 1-2 record has never looked so good for the Dallas Cowboys. It is certainly much better than the doomsday mood that could have engulfed the Cowboys for two weeks without that victory going into their bye weekend.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Mitch Moreland was too busy working on his approach at the plate to bother worrying about making the playoff roster. He gave the Texas coaching staff something to ponder, though.