Brewers host Dodgers in Game 2...ALCS gets started in Boston
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers will try for a franchise record-tying 13th straight win today when they host the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of their National League Championship Series. It will be the second straight game featuring opposing left-handers. Hyun-Jin Ryu (hee-YUHN’-jihn YOO) starts for the Dodgers against Wade Miley.
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox send lefty Chris Sale to the mound against Houston’s Justin Verlander for tonight’s Game 1 of the AL Championship Series at Fenway Park. Boston slugger J.D. Martinez will be facing the team where he made his big league debut in 2011. Red Sox manager Alex Cora is another Houston veteran. He was the Astros’ bench coach last year during the team’s run to its first title.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — No. 7 Washington visits No. 17 Oregon this afternoon in a game featuring two of the top quarterbacks on the West Coast in Washington’s Jake Browning and Oregon’s Justin Herbert. The Ducks like their chances on their home field, where they have won 10 of their past 14 games against top-10 teams. Oregon is coming off a bye week after winning at California two weeks ago. The Huskies are coming off a lackluster performance in a 31-24 win over UCLA last week.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have waived Joakim Noah, ending his disappointing stint after just two seasons. Noah appeared in just 53 games after signing a $72 million, four-year contract in 2015. The Knicks had hoped to trade him but no deal materialized, so they put the center on waivers today. Noah hadn’t been with the team since clashing with former coach Jeff Hornacek last season. The former Chicago Bulls center averaged 4.6 points and 7.9 rebounds with New York.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have waived three players as they move toward setting their roster for the regular season. Forward Thomas Robinson and guards R.J. Hunter and C.J. Anderson have been let go by the rebuilding team. Robinson and Hunter were former first-round picks who signed with the Hawks in an effort to jump-start their struggling pro careers. Hunter played collegiately in Atlanta and is the son of Georgia State coach Ron Hunter.