Brewers go for 13th straight win...Verlander and Sale face off again
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers try to make more history today when they host the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of their National League Championship Series. Last night, Milwaukee pitcher Brandon Woodruff hit a solo home run off Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw — the first time in postseason history that a pitcher homered in a lefty vs. lefty matchup. And the Brewers held off the Dodgers 6-5 for their 12th straight victory, one shy of the franchise record set to open the 1987 season.
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. Tonight’s game will be a rematch of Game 1 of last year’s ALDS, when the Astros jumped on Sale for seven runs in five innings. The two All-Stars also both came out of the bullpen in the Game 4 loss that eliminated Boston.
UNDATED (AP) — Three games on today’s college football schedule match ranked teams. Second-ranked Georgia visits No. 13 LSU, No. 7 Washington is at No. 17 Oregon and No. 12 Michigan faces No. 15 Wisconsin.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver DeAnthony Thomas could miss the rest of the season after fracturing his leg during practice. Thomas was stepped on from behind, fracturing the same leg that he broke in a game last December.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have waived three players as they move toward setting their roster for the regular season. Forward Thomas Robinson and guards R.J. Hunter and C.J. Anderson were let go by the rebuilding team, which opens the season next Wednesday at New York.