GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are 3-0 after Aaron Rodgers threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns in a 38-28 downing of Kansas City. The Packers led 38-14 in the fourth quarter after James Jones caught his third touchdown pass of the night. Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for 290 yards and one TD, but he also tossed an interception and was sacked seven times.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Dodgers had a chance to clinch the NL West last night until Alejandro De Aza lifted a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 12th to give the second-place Giants a 3-2 victory over Los Angeles in San Francisco. Marlon Byrd and Kelby Tomlinson singled to start the rally, putting runners on first and third before Byrd scored the winning run. Jake Peavy got a no-decision despite allowing just one run and three hits over seven innings of a pitcher’s duel with Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee).
PITTSBURGH (AP) — St. Louis has opened up a four-game lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central by scoring three times in the ninth to beat the Pirates, 3-0. Jon Jay snapped the scoreless tie with an RBI single before scoring on Mark Reynolds’ two-run homer. Trevor Rosenthal picked up his 48th save by working in and out of a two-on, no-out jam in the ninth, helping the Cardinals cut their magic number to two.
UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays’ lead in the American League East is five games over the New York Yankees, and their magic number is two after the Jays rallied to beat Baltimore, 4-3. Ben Revere and Jose Bautista hit RBI singles in the eighth to tie the game 3-3 before Dalton Pompey scored the tiebreaking run on a fielder’s choice in the ninth. In the Bronx, Travis Shaw and Jackie Bradley Jr. belted two-run homers before Deven Marrero hit his first major league round-tripper in Boston’s 5-1 win over the Yanks.
UNDATED (AP) — Houston is back within 1 ½-games of the AL West-leading Rangers after the Chris Carter provided a tiebreaking, solo shot in the seventh inning to power the Astros past Seattle, 3-2. George Springer and Evan Gattis also homered for the Astros, who lead the Angels by a half-game and the Twins by 1 ½ games in the battle for the second AL wild-card berth. Tyler Collins hit a three-run homer while Detroit scored five times in the fifth to beat the Rangers’ 7-4 in Texas.