World Series Game 3 tonight...Astros and Dodgers name designated hitters... Ravens want review of rules concerning late hits
Oct. 27, 2017
HOUSTON (AP) — After two thrillers in Los Angeles, the World Series shifts to Houston tonight tied 1-1. Lance McCullers Jr. starts for Houston against the Dodgers' Yu Darvish. The Astros are 6-0 at home this postseason. The World Series is off to a flying start with 11 homers, six of them by Los Angeles. If the trend continues, it would shatter the Series record of 21 in 2002 when Barry Bonds and Giants lost to the Angels in seven games.
HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis is the Houston Astros' designated hitter and bats seventh in Game 3 on Friday night as the World Series shifts to the American League ballpark. Catcher Brian McCann drops from sixth to ninth in the batting order. Houston stays with the same eight position players for the third straight game. As far as the Dodgers are concerned, Enrique Hernandez is the designated hitter and bats ninth.
UNDATED (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens are calling for a review of the rule book after watching Joe Flacco being helped off the field, bleeding and disoriented following a late hit. Flacco suffered a concussion and a gash near his ear during Baltimore's 40-0 win over Miami on Thursday night. Dolphins linebacker Kiko (KEE'-koh) Alonso was flagged for unnecessary roughness for hitting Flacco after he went into a slide. He says the hit to the head was unintentional.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — No. 24 Memphis hosts Tulane in the only college football game on the Friday night schedule featuring a Top-25 team. Memphis has been relying heavily on its prolific offense to cover up some issues on run defense, and the 24th-ranked Tigers are about to be tested yet again. Tulane comes to town on Friday night with the nation's 12th-best rushing attack, averaging 266 yards rushing a game with its option-oriented offense.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The NCAA and Brigham Young University say they're investigating whether a booster paid for Cougars guard Nick Emery to travel to concerts and an amusement park and gave him a new car to use. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Emery has traveled with Brandon Tyndall, an executive at travel company Fun For Less Tours and member of BYU's booster organization, the Cougar Club, and has been driving a car leased by Tyndall.