Cleveland Indians stay hot, pound Seattle Mariners

SEATTLE — Francisco Lindor hit a leadoff homer and the Cleveland Indians went deep four times in an 11-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday at Safeco Field.

No. 8 Michigan rides backup QB to comeback win over Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Fifth-year senior quarterback John O’Korn, a transfer from Houston, came off the bench during the first quarter when starter Wilton Speight was injured and led No. 8 Michigan to a 28-10, come-from-behind victory against Purdue on Saturday in sold-out Ross-Ade Stadium.

Greg Bird’s homer helps New York Yankees clinch postseason spot

TORONTO — Greg Bird hit a three-run homer and Sonny Gray pitched six effective innings as the New York Yankees clinched an American League wild card spot with a 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.

No. 5 USC capitalizes on miscues to beat Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. — USC took advantage of six California turnovers as the fifth-ranked Trojans broke away from a halftime tie to defeat California 30-20 on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

No. 2 Clemson erupts in fourth quarter to blast Boston College

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson scored four fourth-quarter touchdowns to break a 7-7 tie and defeat Boston College 34-7 on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

Mitch Moreland, Boston Red Sox blank hapless Cincinnati Reds

CINCINNATI — Mitch Moreland hit a three-run home run and Eduardo Rodriguez allowed only three hits through 7 2/3 innings, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 5-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.

No. 1 Alabama steamrolls Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Top-seeded Alabama generally wins football games because it’s bigger, stronger, faster and more prepared than its opponents. Those, and a phenomenal rushing attack, were the reasons the Crimson Tide went to Vanderbilt Stadium and pounded the Commodores 59-0 on Saturday afternoon.