Series shifts to Detroit
DETROIT (AP) — The third game of the American League Championship Series is this afternoon in Detroit with the Tigers playing host to the Red Sox. The best-of-seven series is tied at 1-1 after Boston's 6-5 win on Sunday. The Tigers won the opening game on Saturday.
The pitching matchup today has John Lackey going for the Sox against Justin Verlander. As dominant as Verander has been in the post season this year his numbers from past LCS and World Series are not that impressive. He is 3-4 with a 5.40 earned run average in past World Series and ALCS play.
Dodgers look to even things up
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National League Championship Series resumes play tonight with Game 4 of that best-of-seven affair. After winning the opening two games in St. Louis, the Cardinals were beaten by the Dodgers last night 3-0 in Los Angeles. Hyun-Jin Ryu (hyoon-jihn ree-OO') scattered three hits in seven innings to outpitch loser Adam Wainwright.
On the mound this evening for the Dodgers will be Ricky Nolasco, who was held out of the L.A. rotation against the Braves in the divisional playoff. Going for the Cards is Lance Lynn who got the win in the first game of the NLCS with two innings of scoreless relief.
Good matchup in St. Louis
UNDATED (AP) — Three teams remain unbeaten in the NHL this season and two of them are squaring off this evening.
In St. Louis, the Blues are facing the Sharks in their first meeting of the season. They played twice last season, splitting the games. The Sharks set a franchise record with 24 goals through their first five games and have at least 47 shots on goal three times in five games. They are beginning a stretch of seven of eight games on the road against a Blues team that has outscored opponents 19-7. The Blues are 4-0 and the Sharks 5-0.
The third unbeaten team is Colorado, and the Avalanche are home to Dallas tonight. This is the first of five meetings this season between the divisional opponents. The Stars took two of the three games they played last season. A sixth straight win would bring Colorado within a game of the franchise record for best start, set in 1985-86 when the then Quebec Nordiques won their first seven games of the season.
Overall there are 12 games on the schedule tonight.