AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- All of a sudden, the 76ers are a handful on the road.Three days after ending a long losing streak away from home, Philadelphia showed another glimpse of its potential.Playing without center Joel Embiid (rest), the Sixers used balanced scoring to beat the Detroit Pistons 97-79 on Sunday night for their second consecutive road victory after going nearly a year without one.Robert Covington had 16 points and Ersan Ilyasova scored 15 to lead five players in double figures for Philadelphia, which raced to a 25-point advantage in the first half.The 76ers had matched a franchise record by losing 23 straight road games before beating New Orleans last Thursday. That was their first win away from home since Jan. 20 last season at Orlando.Were a young team and we have so many offensive and defensive weapons, said Covington, who also had seven rebounds and two steals. Once we lock in and do what were supposed to do, this team can become really scary.Jahlil Okafor had 14 points and nine rebounds, and T.J. McConnell added 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Sixers, who snapped a four-game losing streak against the Pistons.All over the place, people contributed, 76ers coach Brett Brown said. It was a Philly-hard effort.Marcus Morris scored 28 points and Andre Drummond finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds for Detroit, which fell behind 32-12 in the first quarter and never led.They were playing way too fast for us, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. We werent the least bit ready to play.The 76ers shot 72 percent in the opening quarter, including 57 percent from 3-point range, to open a commanding lead. Philadelphia continued to dominate, taking a 58-35 edge into halftime.That was by far one of our best starts, Covington said. We were assisting on the offensive end and executing on the defensive end.The Pistons fought back in the third quarter, cutting the deficit to 80-64 heading into the final period.Detroit used an 8-0 run, capped by Morris 3-pointer, to get to 87-79 with 4:23 left. Philadelphia, however, scored the final 10 points to seal it.Hats off to them, said Pistons guard Reggie Jackson, who scored 10 points on 5-of-17 shooting. They ran circles around us and kicked our butts.TIP-INS76ers: Embiid and Jerryd Bayless (left wrist) did not travel with the team. Philadelphia rookie Ben Simmons (right foot) remains out.Pistons: Starting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (bruised right knee) was a late scratch and did not play. ... Stanley Johnson returned to the Pistons after playing Saturday with the teams D-League affiliate in Grand Rapids and finishing that game with 26 points, five rebounds and four assists. Johnson had six points and four assists against the 76ers. ... The Pistons have not allowed an opponent to score more than 100 points in 12 games at the Palace.EMPTY SEATSThe announced attendance was 7,244, and it was a sparse crowd. Aside from the Pistons facing the Eastern Conferences worst team in Philadelphia, there was a major snowstorm moving through Michigan and the driving conditions were poor.HOMETOWN CONNECTIONSMorris was born in Philadelphia and played high school basketball at Prep Charter. ... Sixers G Nik Stauskas played college ball at Michigan from 2012-14. He had 10 points and four assists Sunday.UP NEXT76ers: At home vs. Toronto on Wednesday.Pistons: At Dallas on Wednesday. Cheap Adidas Superstar Shoes . McCarthy, a player who played some games in the second tier for Wigan at the start of this season, would go on to shine inside Evertons midfield, outplaying the man he was brought in to replace, on one of the grandest stages in English football. 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LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. CHICAGO -- The St. Louis Cardinals are headed home to make one last try for a sixth consecutive playoff appearance.Carlos Martinez pitched six solid innings, but St. Louis was shut down by Jon Lester in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night.The Cardinals lost for the third time in four games, wasting a chance to improve their playoff positioning. They remain a half-game back of San Francisco for the second NL wild card after the Giants lost 4-3 at San Diego earlier in the day.I think were in a good position right now, Martinez said through a translator. I also think we have a great shot at winning the World Series.The Cardinals dropped two of three against the major league-leading Cubs, finishing a 5-5 road trip. Next up is a season-ending seven-game homestand against last-place Cincinnati and Pittsburgh beginning on Monday night against the Reds.St. Louis rolled to a 10-4 victory on Saturday, but it scored just two runs in its three losses during its mini-slide.Were going to have to mix and match and make something happen, manager Mike Matheny said.David Ross homered and Ben Zobrist had three hits as Chicago finished with a major league-best 57-24 home record. Its the most home wins for the Cubs since they went 58-19 at the West Side Grounds in 1910.Lester (19-4), one of the top candidates for the NL Cy Young Award, struck out seven in 6 2/3 scoreless innings. The left-hander allowed three hits and walked one while improving to 10-0 with 1.34 ERA in his last 13 starts.Hes done that most of the season, Matheny said. We took a few good at-bats, but overall we couldnt string them together. Once again, that big hit, we were missing.Ross, who plans to retire after the season, was greeted with a long standing ovation when he came to the plate in the second inning. St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina walked halfway to the mound, forcing the unassuming Ross to take in the moment, and he took off his batting helmet to acknowledge the cheering crowd.Ross then struck out, but he got another chance in the fifth and drove Martinezs second pitch oveer the wall in left for 1-0 lead.ddddddddddddRoss clapped his hands as he rounded first on his 10th homer and the cheers continued after he reached the dugout, prompting a curtain call.It was just fitting that David would hit a home run, isnt it? Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. I mean it had to have happened tonight.The Cardinals pulled within one on Jhonny Peraltas two-out RBI single in the eighth, but Brandon Moss flied to center with runners on the corners. Willson Contreras responded with an RBI single in the bottom half and Aroldis Chapman worked the ninth for his 16th save with the NL Central champions and No. 36 on the year.Martinez (15-9), pitching with a heavy heart after the death of Miami pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boating accident, allowed two runs and six hits. He struck out six and walked four.He had lots of juice, Matheny said. Its probably the hardest sinker Ive ever seen him throw. A couple of those were 97 (mph). He was locked in. He wanted it bad today, and he was good enough for us to win.RESTING AND MOURNINGSt. Louis shortstop Aledmys Diaz, who is dealing with some arm fatigue, got the day off. Diaz also was a childhood friend of Fernandez.Matheny said he would have scratched Diaz had he been in the lineup. Diaz declined an interview request through a team spokeswoman.Hes pretty stoic. You see how he goes about his business, Matheny said. Thats kind of how hes handling this right now. He was a close, close friend, so hes trying to figure out how to mourn for his friend right now and take all the information in. None of that is easy.UP NEXTCardinals: LHP Jaime Garcia (10-12, 4.59 ERA) faces Cincinnati RHP Tim Adleman (2-4, 4.06 ERA) on Monday night.Cubs: RHP Kyle Hendricks (15-8, 2.06 ERA) pitches for Chicago in the opener of a four-game series at Pittsburgh. RHP Chad Kuhl (5-3, 3.73 ERA) gets the ball for the Pirates on Monday night.---Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '