Lions whip Giants...Bosox rally to beat Birds...Yanks nip Twins...Dodgers, DBacks fall
Sep. 19, 2017
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Detroit Lions are 2-0 after Matthew Stafford threw for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 24-10 victory over the New York Giants. The Giants got within 17-10 before rookie Jamal Agnew brought back a punt 88 yards for a touchdown with 12:56 to play. Matt Prater (PRAY'-tur) nailed a 56-yard field goal for the Lions, who sacked Eli Manning five times and dropped the Giants to 0-2.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Boston Red Sox still pace the AL East by three games over the New York Yankees after the Bosox erased an early five-run deficit in a 10-8, 11-inning triumph at Baltimore. Andrew Benintendi poked a two-run single with two out in the 11th inning, four innings after Xander Bogaerts (BOH'-gahrts) tied the game with a solo homer. Mookie Betts had four RBIs, including a three-run double in the Red Sox's six-run fifth.
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge banged out his AL-leading 44th home run and Todd Frazier delivered a tiebreaking, sacrifice fly that sent the New York Yankees to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Winning pitcher David Robertson combined with Dellin Betances (beh-TAN'-sehs) and Aroldis Chapman to toss hitless ball over the final 3 1/3 innings to lock up New York's eighth victory in 10 games. The Yanks lead the first AL wild-card race by five games over the Twins, who are 1 ½ games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' magic number to win the NL West is three following their 4-3 loss to Philadelphia and Arizona's 4-2 setback at San Diego. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth before Aaron Altherr (AHL'-tehr) belted a grand slam. Hunter Renfroe slammed a three-run homer and Austin Hedges added a solo shot to lead the Padres past the Diamondbacks.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs' lead in the NL Central is down to 3 ½ games Brent Suter (SOO'-tur) combined with four relievers on an eight-hitter to lead the second-place Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-0 shutout of Pittsburgh. Ryan Braun's fourth-inning homer put Milwaukee ahead. Neil Walker and Travis Shaw added RBI singles for the Brewers, who are two games behind Colorado for the second NL wild-card slot.