Rangers sweep Braves with 10-3 win
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Colby Lewis pitched seven innings for his 10th victory, Luis Sardinas doubled his career total with four RBIs and the Texas Rangers completed their first series sweep in nearly five months with a 10-3 win Sunday over the playoff-chasing Atlanta Braves.
After being swept in three games to complete a 2-7 trip, the Braves were four games behind Pittsburgh for the National League's second wild card with 13 games left in the regular season. The good news is they headed back to Atlanta for a 10-game homestand.
Michael Choice put the Rangers ahead to stay with an RBI triple in the second, and then added a two-run double in the fifth on a play when he got hurt running the bases and left the game.
Cowboys avoid 0-2 start, beat Titans 26-10
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - DeMarco Murray ran for 167 yards and a touchdown, Dan Bailey kicked four field goals, and the Dallas Cowboys routed the Tennessee Titans 26-10 Sunday.
The loss spoiled Tennessee first-year coach Ken Whisenhunt's home debut.
Dallas scored the first 16 points of the game in the first half.
Even the beleaguered Dallas defense got into the act, coming up with two sacks and two interceptions.
Tony Romo easily shook off his three interceptions in the season-opening loss to San Francisco. With Murray running so well, Romo was 19 of 29 for 176 yards and a TD.
The Titans struggled in all areas after winning their opener at Kansas City and missed on their first 2-0 start since 2008.
Titans CB McCourty hurts groin, questionable
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Titans cornerback Jason McCourty has injured a groin muscle.
McCourty's injury was announced early in the third quarter, and he watched from the sideline as Tony Romo finished off a 12-play drive, tossing a 3-yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant to give Dallas a 23-10 lead.
Second-year cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson was covering Bryant, and Wreh-Wilson also was flagged for pass interference earlier in the drive on a key third-down play.
McCourty had two interceptions in the Titans' opening win at Kansas City and was covering Bryant most of Sunday's game before being injured.
Rookie starts at LB for Cowboys in place of Durant
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys started rookie Anthony Hitchens at linebacker in place of Justin Durant against the Tennessee Titans with an injured groin muscle.
The Cowboys already had declared Durant out for Sunday's game at Tennessee.
Dallas also deactivated defensive ends Anthony Spencer and Lavar Edwards, defensive tackle Ken Bishop, offensive tackles Donald Hawkins and Darrion Weems and quarterback Dustin Vaughan.
The Titans started Zaviar Gooden at linebacker for Zach Brown. He tore a pectoral muscle in the opening win over Kansas City and has yet to be placed on injured reserve. They also deactivated quarterback Zach Mettenberger, receivers T.J. Durham and Kris Durham and cornerback Brandon Harris.
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