Rangers beat Jays in 14, lead ALDS 2-0

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TORONTO (AP) Backup infielder Hanser Alberto singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 Friday for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five American League Division Series.

The underdog Rangers will try to sweep the Blue Jays at home in Game 3 Sunday. Martin Perez will start for Texas against Marco Estrada.

Alberto, batting last and only in the lineup because star third baseman Adrian Beltre was out with a strained back, made an error that led to Toronto's first two runs. He delivered an RBI single with two outs in the 14th, and Delino DeShields followed with an infield hit for another run.

Royals rally by Astros to even ALDS at 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Ben Zobrist hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, reliever Wade Davis got replay help for a key pickoff in the ninth and the Kansas City Royals rallied from a three-run hole to beat the Houston Astros 5-4 on Friday, evening their AL Division Series at a game apiece.

Kansas City took the lead when Alcides Escobar tripled off Will Harris (0-1) to open the seventh and Zobrist followed with his single through the left side. (MORE)

Seahawks RB Lynch to miss another week

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Marshawn Lynch will miss a second straight week for the Seattle Seahawks due to a hamstring strain.

The team on Friday officially ruled Lynch out for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. (MORE)

Bills' McCoy: I could miss 3 more games

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) LeSean McCoy can't outrun an injury to his left hamstring that could potentially sideline the star Buffalo running back for another month.

McCoy said Friday the medical staff gave him a three- to four-week timetable to recover from the injury he aggravated during practice Sept. 24. That could delay his return until after the Bills come back from their bye week off to host the Dolphins on Nov. 8. (MORE)

Mariners fire McClendon after 2 seasons

SEATTLE (AP) Given the opportunity that he didn't get in his previous stop as a general manager, Jerry Dipoto decided the best move for the Seattle Mariners was to bring in his own field boss from the start.

That was reasoning behind Dipoto's decision to fire manager Lloyd McClendon on Friday after two seasons. Instead of moving forward with someone who had differing baseball views, Dipoto will start his tenure in Seattle with someone he chooses. (MORE)

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