SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – David Freese and Carlos Beltran hit two-run homers to help St. Louis build a six-run lead and go on to a 6-4 win over San Francisco in Game 1 of the NLCS. St. Louis knocked out Giants starter Madison Bumgarner after just 3 2-3 innings. San Francisco has yet to win a home game in the post-season. In the ALCS, the Detroit Tigers have taken a 2-0 lead by beating the New York Yankees again, 3-0.
HOUSTON (AP) – Aaron Rodgers tossed a career-high six touchdown passes to lead Green Bay to a 42-24 win over Houston to hand the Texans their first loss of the season. Rodgers knock the
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Antrel Rolle picked off two Alex Smith passes and Prince Amukamara sole another to help the Giants shutdown San Francisco 26-3. Eli Manning passed for 193 yards and a touchdown, while Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 116 yards and a score to help the Giants improve to 4-2.
CLEVELAND (AP) – Rookie Brandon Weeden tossed a couple of touchdown passes on his 29th birthday to lead Cleveland over Cincinnati 34-24, ending the Browns franchise record 11-game losing streak. The victory was a present for Jimmy Haslam III who’s expected to be approved as the Browns new owner on Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Erlana Larkins had 16 points and 15 rebounds as the Indiana Fever stunned defending champion Minnesota with a 76-70 victory in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. Tamika Catchings added 20 points for the Fever. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Minneapolis.