LOS ANGELES—Clayton Kershaw put his previous flop behind him and pushed the L.A. Dodgers forward—one victory from a return trip to the World Series.
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HOUSTON—Andrew Benintendi charged in hard and left his feet.
Make the catch, Boston wins. If not . . . no telling.
On this night, though, even a ball the Red Sox didn't grab went their way.
MONTREAL—Claude Julien doesn't want his team to get overconfident after a surprisingly strong start to the season.
The Montreal Canadiens won their third game in a row, and improved to 4-1-1 overall, after edging the St. Louis Blues 3-2 last night.
LOS ANGELES—The Milwaukee Brewers know they can count on their intimidating bullpen to get outs.
They may not have been expecting a twice-demoted shortstop to generate so much offence.
GREEN BAY, Wis.—A pick, a beneficial penalty, and a game-winning kick.
Quite a final minute for the Green Bay Packers.
Mason Crosby booted a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 81-yard drive set up by Kevin King's interception with 1:07 left as the Packers outlasted the San Francisco 49ers for a 33-30 win last night.
TORONTO—Garret Sparks had a lot of thoughts rattling in his head before his first start of the season.
He didn't have a chance to overthink the second.
BOSTON—David Price went home a winner in a post-season start for the first time in his career.
That, he insisted, is all he ever cared about.
“This is bigger than David Price," he stressed last night. "This isn't about me. This is about the Boston Red Sox.”
LOS ANGELES—L.A. Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts came into the post-season willing to let his starters go deeper into games.
He has yet to find someone who can stick around.
Hyun-Jin Ryu lasted just 4 1/3 innings in Game 2 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ace Clayton Kershaw managed just three innings in Game 1.
Now it's Walker Buehler's turn.
WINNIPEG—Adam Bighill was signed by the Blue Bombers for his leadership and tenacious talents.
He delivered big time on Saturday.
The veteran linebacker had three quarterback sacks, one forced fumble that led to a touchdown, and eight defensive tackles in Winnipeg's 31-0 shutout of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Vikings played a back-to-the-basics game, leaning on Latavius Murray's powerful legs and a smothering defence that was in prime form.
The Arizona Cardinals just couldn't keep up on either front.