Update on the latest sports
Brewers try to go up 2-0 at home
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers try to take a 2-0 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in their National League Championship Series, a day after ending Clayton Kershaw’s postseason shutout streak. The Brewers tagged Kershaw for four earned runs over three-plus innings in last night’s 6-5 win. The left-hander had gone 13 innings without allowing a postseason run until Brewers reliever and winning pitcher Brandon Woodruff launched a game-tying solo homer in the bottom of the third.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (hee-YUHN’-jihn YOO) starts for the Dodgers Saturday afternoon against fellow lefty Wade Miley.
Ryu pitched seven shutout innings, striking out seven and allowing for hits, in the Dodgers’ Game 1 victory over the Braves in the Division Series. He is 2-0 with a 1.96 ERA in four career postseason starts.
Miley will make his second start of the postseason for Milwaukee. He went 4 2/3 innings in the Brewers’ Division Series-clinching victory over Colorado on Sunday. He is 4-5 with a 3.55 ERA in 15 career games against the Dodgers.
Verlander, Sale start Game 1
BOSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander and the World Series champion Houston Astros face Red Sox lefty Chris Sale tonight at Fenway Park in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series.
Verlander is 16-9 with a 2.52 ERA. He led the AL with 290 strikeouts and beat Cleveland in the ALDS last week. Sale is 12-4 with a 2.11 ERA. He started and relieved vs. the Yankees in the ALDS.
The All-Stars met twice last year in AL Division Series. They started opposite each other in the opener, then both worked in relief during the middle innings of Game 4.
Also familiar with each other: Red Sox manager Alex Cora and the Astros. He was Houston’s bench coach last year during the team’s run to its first title.
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Georgia visits LSU
UNDATED (AP) — Second-ranked Georgia faces its toughest test so far this season when the 6-0 Bulldogs visit No. 13 LSU. Georgia has yet to beat a team currently ranked in the AP Top 25. LSU was ranked as high as fifth before falling to Florida last weekend.
The Saturday afternoon matchup features two of the most highly regarded cornerbacks in the country. Georgia’s Deandre Baker and LSU’s Andraez Williams have two interceptions each.
Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm is threatening to eclipse former Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch’s 1998 SEC single season completion percentage record of 72.3. The Bulldogs also have a host of productive running backs who’ve combined to average 245 yards rushing per game. And Georgia’s defense is among the stingiest in the nation, allowing 13 points per game.
Two other games on the Saturday schedule match ranked teams: No. 7 Washington at No. 17 Oregon and No. 12 Michigan vs. No. 15 Wisconsin.