Sep 12, 2014 5:31 AM

Ravens roll behind Flacco's 2 TDs...Marlins star Stanton beaned

The Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) Playing three days after running back Ray Rice was released, the Ravens got a pair of touchdown passes from Joe Flacco (FLAHK'-oh) and rolled past the rival Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 last night. Bernard Pierce took over for Rice to gain 96 yards on 22 carries as part of a ground game that finished with 157 yards.

PROVO, Utah (AP) BYU's double-threat quarterback Taysom Hill led the 25th-ranked Cougars past Houston 33-25 last night to raise their record to 3-0. Hill, a leading Heisman Trophy candidate, threw for 200 yards and one touchdown and added 160 yards rushing and another TD on the ground.

LOS ANGELES (AP) The L.A. Dodgers open a three-game weekend set against San Francisco holding a two-game lead over the Giants in the race for the top spot in the National League West. Recently acquired Jake Peavy (PEE'-vee) struck out eight and didn't walk a batter to win his third start in a row and the Giants beat Arizona 6-2 for their ninth straight home victory.

CINCINNATI (AP) Cincinnati fireballer Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) became the majors' first 18-game winner by outpitching Lance Lynn in the Reds' 1-0 win over St. Louis. That's the Cardinals' third straight defeat as the once-struggling Reds took three of four from the NL Central-leading Cardinals.

MILWAUKEE (AP) Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was hit under the left eye by a fastball and bleeding from the face as he was taken off the field in an ambulance during Milwaukee's 4-2 win last night. The Marlins said the major league RBI leader was being treated at a hospital for a facial cut. He was also undergoing X-rays and a CT scan.


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