Dominguez homers to lead Astros over Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) - Matt Dominguez homered and drove in three runs, Dallas Keuchel struck out a season-high eight and the Houston Astros broke a seven-game skid with a 7-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday.
It is the seventh straight loss for Seattle, which is the longest active streak in the majors.
The Astros took advantage of an error by Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager in the sixth inning to score four unearned runs off Felix Hernandez (3-1) and break a 2-all tie.
Hernandez took the major league lead with 43 strikeouts after recording four, but was unable to avoid his first loss of the season after shaky defense put the right-hander in a tough situation in the sixth.
Keuchel (2-1) deftly navigated the Mariners for six innings, allowing six hits and a walk, but just two runs.
Seahawks acquire QB Terrelle Pryor
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have traded quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks.
Oakland sent the third-year player to the Super Bowl champions on Monday. Terms of the deal were not immediately announced.
Pryor was a third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft out of Ohio State. He started nine games last season, going 3-6, sharing the job with undrafted rookie free agent Matt McGloin.
Pryor went 156 for 272 for 1,798 yards, seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions, with a passer rating of 69.1.
Portland's Aldridge ready for Game 2
HOUSTON (AP) - A day after etching his name in Portland's record books with a franchise playoff-record 46 points in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against Houston, LaMarcus Aldridge was already looking forward.
He says: "It was a true blessing to play on that level and to be in that select company and I'm happy about it and it's time to move on."
The Trail Blazers rallied from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit and got a 122-120 overtime win on Sunday night.
Houston coach Kevin McHale was left shaking his head at what the 28-year-old Aldridge did to his team. McHale says they'll have to figure out a way to slow him down to win Game 2 on Wednesday night.
NBA: Dwight Howard's 6th foul was incorrect call
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA says the call that resulted in Houston's Dwight Howard fouling out Sunday was incorrect. Instead, the All-Star center should have received two free throws that could have given the Rockets the lead.
Howard was called for his sixth foul with 10.8 seconds left in overtime while trying to get the rebound of James Harden's missed 3-pointer. Portland's Joel Freeland made one free throw, the final point in the Trail Blazers' 122-120 victory.
But replay showed Freeland with an arm around Howard's back holding him. NBA president of operations Rod Thorn says in a statement Monday the foul should have been on Freeland.
Houston's Beverley cleared for Game 2
HOUSTON (AP) - Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley has been cleared to play in Game 2 on Wednesday night after injuring his right knee in the opening game of the first-round playoff series against Portland.
Beverley was injured when LaMarcus Aldridge knocked him down setting a pick with about a minute left in the Trail Blazers' 122-120 overtime win on Sunday night. He missed eight games late in the season because of a torn meniscus in the same knee.
Beverley says he felt pain in the same area where he was injured before when he was knocked down on Sunday night. He didn't feel any pain on Monday morning and says he'll be ready to play on Wednesday.
He had nine points and six rebounds in Game 1.
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