LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders opened their first home schedule in Las Vegas by rallying from an early 10-point deficit to beat the New Orleans Saints, 34-24. Carr was in complete control for most of the night, completing 28 of 38 passes for 282 yards. Darren Waller caught 12 of the passes for 103 yards as Carr’s most trusted option.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have tied the Stanley Cup final at a game apiece by defeating the Dallas Stars, 3-2. The Lightning were in a 1-for-18 skid on the power play before Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat scored with the man advantage about three minutes apart in the Bolts’ three-goal first period. Kevin Shattenkirk provided the eventual game-winner later in the opening stanza.
SEATTLE (AP) — Marco Gonzales fired eight shutout innings and Evan White broke the game open with a three-run homer in the seventh inning to guide the Seattle Mariners to a 6-1 win versus the Houston Astros. Gonzales stranded runners at second in the second, fourth and sixth innings, coming up with important pitches to induce weak contact at key moments. Seattle’s victory clinched the AL West title for Oakland, ending Houston’s three-year run atop the division.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays’ magic number is one for clinching the AL East after Nate Lowe hit a solo homer to put Tampa Bay ahead 2-0 in a 2-1 win against the New York Mets. Six Rays hurlers combined to limit the Mets to four hits. New York wasted a stellar performance by Jacob deGrom, who struck out 14 over seven innings.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs were 5-0 winners over the Pittsburgh Pirates as Jon Lester scattered four hits over six innings of his first victory since Aug. 11. Kyle Schwarber doubled twice and drove in a pair of insurance runs in the eighth inning for Chicago. The Cubs finished the game without Kris Bryant because of right lower oblique tightness.