Game 2 in NLCs...ALCS starts in Boston...Winslow agrees to $39 million, 3-year extension with Heat
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers try to take a 2-0 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in their National League Championship Series, a day after ending Clayton Kershaw’s postseason shutout streak. The Brewers tagged Kershaw for four earned runs over three-plus innings in last night’s 6-5 win. The Los Angeles lefty had gone 13 innings without allowing a postseason run until Brewers reliever and winning pitcher Brandon Woodruff launched a game-tying solo homer in the bottom of the third. Hyun-Jin Ryu (hee-YUHN’-jihn YOO) starts for the Dodgers today against Wade Miley.
BOSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander and the World Series champion Houston Astros face Red Sox lefty Chris Sale tonight at Fenway Park in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series. Verlander led the AL with 290 strikeouts and beat Cleveland in the ALDS last week. Sale started and relieved vs. the Yankees in the ALDS. The two All-Stars met twice last year in AL Division Series. They started opposite each other in the opener, then both worked in relief during the middle innings of Game 4.
MIAMI (AP) — Justise Winslow confirms he has agreed to a $39 million, three-year extension with the Miami Heat. Winslow averaged 7.5 points and 5.3 rebounds on 41 percent shooting over his first three seasons, playing mostly as a reserve. He was the No. 10 pick in the 2015 draft out of Duke. Miami opens the regular season at Orlando on Wednesday.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Two talented quarterbacks face off tonight when No. 1 Alabama hosts Missouri. Alabama’s sophomore star Tua Tagovailoa (tag-oh-vay-LOH’-ah) takes on Drew Lock, the reigning All-SEC passer with 10,000-plus career yards for the Tigers. The so far unchallenged Crimson Tide is favored by four touchdowns.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Second-ranked Georgia has yet to beat a team currently ranked in the AP Top 25. That’s why the Bulldogs’ visit to No. 13 LSU in Death Valley this afternoon is widely seen as their toughest test yet. LSU was ranked as high as fifth before falling at Florida last weekend.