ST. LOUIS (AP) – Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer after subbing for an injured Carlos Beltran and the St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco 3-1 to take a 2 games to 1 lead in the best-of-seven NL Championship Series. The Cards chased Giants starter Matt Cain before a 3 1/2 hour rain delay in the seventh inning. Kyle Lohse (LOHSH) worked around a season-worst five walks in 5 2-3 innings and four Cardinals relievers hurled scoreless ball with closer Jason Motte (maht) earning the two-inning save.
DETROIT (AP) – After last night’s rainout, the Detroit Tigers once again try to sweep the New York Yankees out of the AL Championship Series. The Tigers hold a 3-0 series lead and will send Max Scherzer to the mound against Yankee ace CC Sabathia (suh-BATH’-ee-uh) in today’s 4:07 p.m. (Eastern time) game at Comerica Park.
NEW YORK (AP) -Labor talks resume today as the NHL lockout is in its 33rd day with the players union chief unsure whether the league’s proposed 50-50 split in revenue is a good deal for the players. Donald Fehr (feer) says in a letter sent to players and agents that the league’s latest proposal could cost the players more than $1.6 billion over six years.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The San Francisco 49ers look to get back to their winning ways tonight against Seattle in a matchup of teams with early-season records of 4-2. The 49ers absorbed a 26-3 defeat to the New York Giants last Sunday while the Seahawks were edging the New England Patriots 24-23.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – There is also Top-25 college football on tap tonight. The high-flying and second-ranked Oregon Ducks are on the road at Arizona State as they try to keep their unbeaten record and national championship hopes intact. The Sun Devils are 5-1 and lead the Pac-12 South with a 3-0 mark.