BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Oct. 09, 2017
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
— BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox try to stave off elimination and even up their AL Division Series in Game 4 against the Houston Astros. Rick Porcello faces Charlie Morton. Game starts 1:08 p.m.
— CHICAGO — Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals take on Jose Quintana and the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of their deadlocked NL Division Series. Scherzer returns to the mound for the first time since injuring his right hamstring during his last regular-season start. Quintana is making his playoff debut. Game starts 4:08 p.m.
— NEW YORK — After preventing a sweep with a 1-0 victory Sunday night, the New York Yankees try to send their AL Division Series back to Cleveland for a decisive Game 5. Young ace Luis Severino, who got only one out in the wild-card game against Minnesota last week, starts Game 4 for New York. Game 1 winner Trevor Bauer goes for the Indians on three days' rest. Game starts 7:08 p.m.
— PHOENIX — Zack Greinke, once a dominant pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be on the mound for Arizona to try to prevent his old team from a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks in the NL Division Series. Game starts 10:08 p.m.
— CHICAGO — Prized rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky makes his debut as the Chicago Bears host the Minnesota Vikings. The No. 2 overall pick, Trubisky takes over for the struggling Mike Glennon. Game starts 8:30 p.m.
— DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster resigns and says he is seeking medical help after a social media video surfaced appearing to show him snorting three lines of a white powdery substance at a desk.
— PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — Twenty-eight years after Paul Caligiuri's goal put the United States in the World Cup for the first time since 1950, the Americans are back in Trinidad for the final game of regional qualifying on Tuesday, only this time they need merely a tie and not a win.
— MADRID — Serbia and Iceland can secure World Cup berths with victories in their final European qualifying matches. Serbia hosts Georgia in Group D, while Iceland hosts Kosovo in Group I.
— CONCORD, N.C. — With each dominating day at the track, it's easy to forget that Martin Truex Jr. was once a journeyman driver stuck in one of the biggest cheating scandals in NASCAR. Now, he's easily the favorite to win his first Cup title.