NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Will Lutz nailed two long field goals in the final minute of the New Orleans Saints’ 30-28 win over the Houston Texans. Lutz drilled a 58-yarder as time expired after his 47-yard kick gave the Saints a 27-21 lead with 50 seconds to play. The second kick was necessary for the victory after Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson threw his third touchdown pass of the night, a 37-yard strike to Kenny Stills with 37 seconds remaining.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Josh Jacobs ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns as the Oakland Raiders took their season opener, 24-16. Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass on the opening drive and was 22 of 26 passing for 259 yards and no interceptions. Tyrell Williams had six receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown, two days after the Raiders cut fellow receiver Antonio Brown.
BOSTON (AP) – Former slugger David Ortiz threw the first pitch before last night’s game between the Red Sox and New York Yankees in Boston. It was his first public appearance since being shot and seriously injured in a Santo Domingo nightclub on June 9. Ortiz took a microphone on the pitcher’s mound and thanked the fans for their prayers and support after he threw the pitch to Jason Varitek, a catcher and teammate on Boston’s 2004 and ’07 championship clubs.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout has undergone a cryoablation procedure to alleviate pain in his right foot. Manager Brad Ausmus calls it a minor procedure and says Trout could return later in their series with the Indians. Trout is batting .291 with an AL-leading 45 homers and 104 RBIs despite being bothered by nerve pain in his foot for several weeks.
CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez has seen a hand specialist who has confirmed the slugger has a hairline fracture of his left thumb. He is expected to miss the rest of this month, but the team says he will continue his rehab in hopes of playing in October. Baez is batting .281 with 29 home runs and 85 RBIs in 133 games this season.