Rams, Angels, Dodgers win

MATT STAFFORD led the Rams to a 30-13 win over the Seahawks in Seattle in the season opener in Sunday (Brevin Townsell/Rams).

In Seattle, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford celebrated his return from injury with an impressive performance in the season opener as the Rams defeated the Seahawks 30-13 on Sunday. 

Stafford completed 24 of 28 passes for 334 yards. All three of the Rams touchdowns were scored by Kyren Williams and Cam Akers.

With Cooper Kupp sidelined with an injury, Puka Nacua caught 10 catches for 119 yards and Tutu Atwell caught six for 119 yards.

The Los Angeles Angels defeated the Cleveland Guardians 2-1 in Anaheim. They only had three hits, but solo runs in the first and third innings were enough.

Real heroes of the game were Kenny Rosenberg (1-1), who pitched five innings, giving up six hits and one run, and Ben Joyce who pitched a scoreless seventh. Carlos Estevez got his 30th save.

After losing their first six games of September,  the Halos have won three of four in Cleveland and are now 67-77, 15 games out of first in the AL West and 12.5 games back in the AL wild card chase.

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Washington Nationals 7-3 in D.C. In another rain-delayed game, the Blue Crew jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and never looked back.

James Outman hit his 19th home run of the season and three Dodger players had a pair of hits. The team is now 87-55, leading the National League West by 13 games.

Back at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, the Los Angeles Chargers lost a nail-biter, falling 36-34 to the Miami Dolphins.

Justin Herbert passed for 228 yards and one touchdown for  the Bolts. Austin Ekeler rushed for 117 yards and one score.

The Chargers led 34-30 with 3:53 to play, but Tyreek Hill caught a TD pass from Miami quarterback Tua Tagavailoa for what proved to be the winning score.

AP TOP 25: The Associated College Football Top 25 released Sunday has Texas move to fourth place after beating Alabama on Saturday.

Georgia remains number one, followed by Michigan (second), Florida State (third), Texas (fourth) and USC (fifth). Ohio State (sixth), Penn State (seventh), Washington (eighth), Notre Dame (ninth) and Alabama (10) round out the top 10. UCLA moved up to 24th.

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