Houston, Boston look to go up 2-0 at home...A sellout at the Swamp as Gators host LSU
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros leadoff man George Springer has a chance to tie the postseason record for most consecutive games with a home run when Houston hosts Cleveland this afternoon in Game 2 of their AL Division Series. Springer connected for the fifth game in a row yesterday as Houston beat Cleveland 7-2. Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Martin Maldonado also homered for the Astros in Game 1.
BOSTON (AP) — For the second straight night, a pitcher trying to overcome a history of postseason struggles will start for the Red Sox against the Yankees. Left-hander David Price is 0-8 in his career as a starter in the playoffs. He’ll face Yankees righty Masahiro Tanaka. Last night, Boston’s Chris Sale got his first career postseason win, a year after he was pounded by Houston in his playoff debut.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Swamp is sold out for the first time in nearly three years as the 22nd-ranked Gators host No. 5 LSU. The game is one of three on today’s schedule featuring two ranked teams. The others are No. 19 Texas hosting No. 7 Oklahoma and No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 24 Virginia Tech.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have activated defensive tackle Josh Mauro and placed wide receiver/return specialist Stacey Coley on injured reserve with a hamstring problem. Mauro was suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The 1-3 Giants visit 2-1 Carolina tomorrow.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have promoted safety Dean Marlowe from their practice squad to shore up a banged-up secondary for their game against the Tennessee Titans. Buffalo freed up room on its roster by releasing tight end Khari Lee. Marlowe’s addition comes with starting safety Micah Hyde and backup Rafael Bush listed questionable to play tomorrow. Neither practiced this week, with Hyde dealing with a groin injury and Bush a shoulder injury.