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Central Arkansas defeats Missouri S&T 45-10

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - Robbie Park passed for 180 yards and three touchdowns to lead Central Arkansas to a 45-10 victory over Missouri S&T Saturday night.

James Lovett twice caught touchdown passes from Park, scoring on 5- and 54-yard throws. Park also connected with Anthony Blackmon for a score on a 28-yard pass.

Brent Grimes added two touchdowns for the Bears (3-1), rushing for scores from 9 and 40 yards out. Leanard Ceaser rushed for a 1-yard TD for Central Arkansas.

Marterricus Thomas caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Steve Watson, the only TD of the night for the Miners (0-5).

The Bears' offense outgained the Miners' 397-223.

Mariners edge Rangers 2-1

SEATTLE (AP) - Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 630th career home run to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 Saturday night.

Griffey opened the fourth inning with a line shot over the right-field wall, his 19th this season. It came off a 3-1 pitch from Tommy Hunter (9-6). Griffey has three home runs in his past four games.

Griffey returned to Seattle this season on a 1-year free agent deal after playing nine years in Cincinnati. Neither Griffey nor the club has made a commitment to next season. Griffey has indicated that he would be interested in playing one more season.

Ryan Rowland-Smith (5-4) worked through trouble to earn the victory. He went 6 2-3 innings, allowing one run and six hits. He walked two and struck out four.

Misch leads Mets past Astros

NEW YORK (AP) - Pat Misch pitched five solid innings before his outing was cut short by a long rain delay and the New York Mets beat the Houston Astros 5-1 on Saturday.

Fernando Tatis had two hits and two RBIs for New York, which scored all of its runs with two outs. Josh Thole singled in Tatis in the seventh and finished with two hits.

Tatis was subbing for All-Star third baseman David Wright, who was rested on the penultimate day of the season because manager Jerry Manuel said he wanted to give him a break. Center fielder Carlos Beltran was scratched for an unspecified reason.

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