Red Sox go for record 106th win...Stanford visits Oregon...Joseph out for Clemson
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Red Sox go for their 106th win tonight in Cleveland. Boston tied a team record more than a century old with their 105th win when they beat the Indians 7-5 last night in a matchup of AL division champions. Rick Porcello, the team leader in wins at 17-7, starts for the Bosox at Progressive Field against Mike Clevinger (KLEH’-vihn-jur).
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright makes his first start for St. Louis since pitching six shutout innings to beat the Dodgers last weekend. The 37-year-old righty has missed most of the season because of elbow trouble. The longtime ace is making a bid to re-establish himself in the rotation as the Cardinals push for a playoff spot. St. Louis faces San Francisco this afternoon at Busch Stadium. Dereck Rodriguez starts for the Giants.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — No. 7 Stanford visits No. 20 Oregon tonight in a game that could have implications for the Pac-12 North, the league championship and maybe even the college football playoffs. Both teams are undefeated. The game features two of the league’s marquee names, Cardinal running back Bryce Love and Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban and the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide are set to face Jimbo Fisher and No. 22 Texas A&M today. It’s the latest matchup of Saban and one of his former pupils. Saban’s underlings haven’t fared well against him as head coaches. He has won all 12 such meetings, including a 24-7 opening win over Fisher’s Florida State team last season.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 3 Clemson will be without starting linebacker Kendall Joseph against Georgia Tech today after he suffered a groin injury in practice this week. Joseph is a 6-foot, 235-pound senior who has started 29 games the past three seasons. He has the second-most defensive snaps on the team this year.