Sports News for Sunday September 18, 2016

>>Cardinals Rally To Edge Giants

(San Francisco, CA)  —  The Cardinals scored a pair of runs in the top of the ninth inning to edge the Giants, 3-2, at AT&T Park.  Randal Grichuk’s RBI single and Kolten Wong’s sac-fly propelled St. Louis to victory and ended a three-game losing streak.  Seung Hwan Oh earned the win with two innings of scoreless relief.  San Francisco’s Santiago Casilla blew the save and took the loss.  Hunter Pence collected a pair of singles and scored a run in the loss.


>>Royals Hang On To Beat White Sox

(Kansas City, MO)  —   Eric Hosmer’s two-out RBI in the fifth inning proved to be the difference as the Royals held off the White Sox 3-2 in Kansas City.  Kendrys Morales and Hunter Dozier provided the rest of the Royals offense with an RBI apiece.  Dillon Gee got the win with four-and-a-third innings of one-run ball in relief of starter Jason Vargas.  This was the 1000th win of manager Ned Yost’s career.  Melky Cabrera had two hits and an RBI for the Sox and Miguel Gonzalez took the loss, giving up three over seven innings of work.


>>Brewers Pound Cubs

(Chicago, IL)  —  Ryan Braun homered twice and Chris Carter added a grand slam as the Brewers pounded the Cubs, 11-3, at Wrigley Field.  Braun finished with five RBI and Carter capped the win in the ninth with the grand slam to lift Milwaukee.  Scooter Gennett clubbed an RBI-double and scored four times.  Zach Davies earned the win as the Crew took a 2-1 lead in the four-game series.  Jake Arrieta took the loss, falling to 17-and-7 for the Cubs.  Chris Coghlan homered in defeat.


>>North Dakota State Stuns Iowa

(Iowa City, IA)  —  Cam Pederson nailed the winning 37-yard field goal in the final seconds as North Dakota State stunned 11th-ranked Iowa, 23-21 in Iowa City.  The Bison racked up 239 rushing yards while holding the Hawkeyes to just 34 yards on the ground.  Easton Stick threw for a touchdown and M.J. Stumpf had a 21-yard pick six to lift North Dakota State to 3-and-0.  The Bison have won six straight games against FBS programs.  C.J. Beathard threw for 152 yards, three touchdowns and a pick for Iowa in their first loss to an FCS opponent.  The Hawkeyes fell to 2-and-1.


>>Jackson, Louisville Destroy Florida State

(Louisville, KY)  —  Lamar Jackson continues to build his Heisman resume as 10th-ranked Louisville destroyed number-two Florida State, 63-20, at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.  Jackson rushed for 146 yards and four touchdowns and added another score through the air. The Cardinals held a 35-10 halftime lead and kept their foot on the gas in the second half.  The defense racked up nine sacks and forced a pair of turnovers in the win.  Seminole running back Dalvin Cook was held to 54 yards on 16 carries.  The 43-point deficit is the worst ACC-loss in school history.


>>Spartans Hold On, Top Irish

(South Bend, IN)  —  Michigan State built a 36-7 lead late in the third quarter but held on for a 36-28 victory over Notre Dame.  Gerald Holmes rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns, while L.J. Scott added 98 yards and a score of his own for the Spartans.  Quarterback Tyler O’Connor threw for 241 yards and a pair of touchdowns as MSU improved to 2-and-0.  Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns while adding two more TDs on the ground.  The loss drops the Irish to 1-and-2.


>>Mets’ deGrom Likely Out For season

(Flushing, NY)  —  Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom will miss his next start and likely the rest of the regular season.  Mets general manager Sandy Alderson made the announcement on Saturday as deGrom continues to deal with pain to the ulnar nerve in his throwing elbow.  DeGrom hasn’t played since September 1st against Miami, and suffered a setback during batting practice on Friday.  The 28-year-old righty will likely need surgery as well.  DeGrom finishes the year at 7-and-8 with 143 strikeouts and a 3.04 ERA in 24 starts.


JOLIET, Ill. – Defending champion Kyle Busch is the top seed and starts from the pole as NASCAR’s season-ending Chase for the Sprint
Cup championship kicks off at Chicagoland Speedway. Race starts 2:46 p.m.



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