He was followed up by Anthony Rizzo who stroked a double that made the game 2-0 and that turned out to be all the Cubs would need, even though they did eventually tack on an insurance run. The Chicago Cubs have come into the playoffs as an underdog to win it all. His six innings of two-hit, one-run ball Saturday was fantastic. He compiled seven strikeouts - two on fastballs, two on change-ups, two on sliders and one on a cutter - against a lineup saturated with five left-handed hitters.
In Games 1 and 2 of their AL Division Series against Boston, the Astros have proved why they were the AL's top offense throughout the regular season. "Obviously if he wasn't there, it was going over", Bradley said. Pomeranz surrendered four runs on five hits and one walk. After Verlander and Sale meet in Game 1, it will be Houston lefty Dallas Keuchel , the 2015 AL Cy Young Award victor, meeting Boston's Drew Pomeranz on Friday.
Guwahati: Virat Kohli-led Team India will hope to clinch the three-match T20 series against David Warner's Australia when the two teams face-off at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday. Shikhar Dhawans chipped attempt over the in-field off a Behrendorff delivery was well caught by skipper Warner in mid-off. With the threat of swing, Pandey fell poking at one, while Dhawan was victim of a sensational catch by Warner running back from mid-off.
A victory would guarantee they finish no worse than fifth place, putting them into a two-legged play-off against New Zealand that they would be expected to win. While a handful of nations have already booked their place in next summer's Russia World Cup , there is still a lot to play for in South America. Anything less than a win for Colombia will see these fixtures have a major say in the destiny of " La Tricolor " in the quest for Russian Federation 2018.
All-Pro linebacker Sean Lee missed the 35-30 loss to the Los Angeles Rams with a hamstring injury , and the Cowboys (2-2) are optimistic he can play Sunday against the Packers (3-1) even though he missed practice Wednesday. DE DeMarcus Lawrence needs one sack to beat career high of eight from 2015. This year's top pick, Taco Charlton, is also in a deep rotation. "The fact he was able to get up (in front of the defense) and let us know that he was wrong and he was going to make it ...
But the push by the Dbacks would be short-lived, as Austin Barnes hit a line drive home run the following inning to extend the Dodgers lead to 3-1. In the third inning, Corey Seager walked ahead of a Justin Turner single. Manager Dave Roberts spotted the frustration and pulled his first baseman aside to give him a little reminder.
He threw touchdowns to four different targets Sunday, which speaks to the upgrade in weapons thanks to offseason spending as well as improvement from homegrown players such as Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor . They made it hard on themselves from the start, but they never had a chance when they didn't come out and play well in the second half. "We really fed off the crowd and had a good time ".
A catch by Beasley was ruled a first down and reversed, as was Elliott's fourth-down plunge when he was ruled short but replay showed the ball reaching Green Bay's 19-yard line. Also, Carson Wentz threw a career-high four touchdown passes as the Philadelphia Eagles rolled to a third straight win, 34-7 over the Arizona Cardinals.
Facing fourth-and-three against an offense that had gashed them on the ground for an entire half and nursing a one-point lead thanks to a first-time missed PAT by a reliable kicker, the Tigers waited for the snap. The Gators looked to tie it up on their next possession, when Perine plowed in again from a yard out on third down and goal. Florida , which rushed for 194 yards and passed for 108, never seemed to pose a big-play threat against the Tigers' defense.
When this game gets kicked off, the Ravens are expecting to see E.J. Manuel under center for the Raiders . With Flacco struggling and him admitting he hasn't been trusting his pocket lately ( sacked nine times already), look for Mack to try and apply pressure to prevent Baltimore from finding its rhythm on offense.
The Rams dropped to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the NFC West . Plus, the Rams actually allowed more points than they scored during that four-week stretch, winning close games against slow-starting Seattle , rebuilding Tampa Bay and struggling Arizona after a 28-0 loss to the 49ers in Week 1.
I worry about other people's futures, but not my own. "When you have somebody like Kluber in your rotation, everybody else gets overshadowed a little bit", said Indians general manager Mike Chernoff. With a 1-0 lead in the series and Sale behind them, the Astros are in excellent shape moving forward. "And that's what I'll do". And, most of these would not garner any attention, except that closer Aroldis Chapman liked a post on Instagram calling Girardi an imbecile and called ...
Meanwhile, Isaiah Crowell isn't showing much but Duke Johnson is! NY had 471 total yards of offense, and five receivers finished with 30 yards or more. Expect these two to tangle quite a bit Sunday. DEFENSE: DE Myles Garrett , DT Trevon Coley, DT Danny Shelton, DE Emmanuel Ogbah, WILL Christian Kirksey, MIKE Joe Schobert, SAM Jamie Collins, CB Jason McCourty , CB Jamar Taylor, S Jabrill Peppers, S Derrick Kindred.
This is the first time when we are holding world cup and our priority is to deliver our best and we will do it, ? Chhetri, who has played Nehru Cups in front of packed galleries, is ready to cheer the younger ones . They would have learnt how to play before such an unbelievable crowd, which is also an important learning process for them. Monday will be a different day with a different opponent, but the raids are likely to continue.
All four of MLB's Division Series' will be in action today, starting with Game 2 of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros . Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters that Sale and David Price will both be available in support of right-hander Doug Fister . He led the majors in strikeouts this season, with 308, the most by any pitcher in 15 years.
Kris Bryant laced a double over Jayson Werth's head to lead off the fourth against Gio Gonzalez , and Anthony Rizzo swatted a 2-1 offering into the outstretched right hand of a Bryant-jerseyed Cubs fan in right to give the Cubs a 3-1 lead (+.158).
We have a game plan and we will see where it takes us. "We know what the Republic are good at", said Wales boss Coleman , who faced a hostile Irish press corps after his namesake was badly injured at the Aviva Stadium. Wales could still reach the play-offs with just four points - or in an extremely unlikely scenario, just three. It will come as a huge blow for manager Chris Coleman with his side two matches away from qualifying for next year's tournament in Russian Federation.
The former Crimson Tide offensive coordinator was rushed out of the program at the end of past year before the national title game, which Alabama went on to lose. The Alabama defense was in the Texas A&M backfield all game, as the on the battle up front. Outside of that there weren't many big plays, but he helped move the chains and moved Alabama to 6-0 on the season.
Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops: "We didn't play assignment-sound football". "We have 2015 to show for that". Throughout the game, Iowa State used a balanced attack, using the horizontal passing game to give their playmakers space to work.
Michael O'Neill's men are already guaranteed at least second place and as they now possess the second-best points tally they are all but certain to feature in the play-offs. But concerns did emerge from the win: Shane Long's confidence has clearly been hit by his goal starvation and a goal , any goal , would have been a big boost to him (and Ireland ) ahead of that test in Cardiff, where opposing defenders will not be as generous as Moldova were last night.