Europe wins Ryder Cup...NL Central, NL West titles up for grabs on last day of regular season
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Europe’s Ryder Cup winning streak on home soil continues. The Europeans beat the U.S. team 17½-10½, the most lopsided victory since consecutive 9-point wins by Europe in 2004 and 2006. The Americans haven’t won a Ryder Cup match in Europe since 1993.
UNDATED (AP) — The last scheduled day of baseball’s regular season will see all 15 games begin within 15 minutes of each other — a perfect setup to settle a pair of NL division races. The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are tied atop the NL Central going into Game 162, while the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies are all even in the NL West. The Cubs, Brewers, Dodgers and Rockies have all clinched playoff spots, but want to avoid wild-card peril. If the divisions are tied after today, they’ll go to tiebreakers tomorrow at Wrigley Field and Dodger Stadium.
DETROIT (AP) — Milwaukee outfielder Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) goes into the final day with a chance to become the first Triple Crown winner in the National League since Joe Medwick in 1937 for St. Louis. Yelich holds a sizable edge in the batting race at .324 and his 36 home runs are tied for most in the league with the Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter. Yelich trails Javier Baez in the RBIs column — he has 109 and Baez has 111. The Brewers host Detroit.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton walked straight to the locker room after landing hard on his shoulder following a 40-yard catch-and-run against Houston. The four-time Pro Bowler’s big play set up Indy’s first score, a 4-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Luck to Zach Pascal. Luck extended his streak of consecutive games with a TD pass to 27, tying Peyton Manning for the second-longest total in franchise history.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard has hurt a shoulder in the first quarter against Philadelphia and is questionable to return. Woodyard is the Titans’ leading tackler this season. The 11-year veteran was hurt tackling Eagles tight end Zach Ertz at the end of a 17-yard reception on Philadelphia’s opening series of the game. Woodyard walked to the sideline on his own and was evaluated inside the tent behind the bench.