Sports News for Saturday October 15, 2016

>>Indians Take Game One Of ALCS

(Cleveland, OH)  —  Francisco Lindor’s two-run homer was the difference as the Indians dropped the Blue Jays, 2-0, in Game One of the American League Championship Series in Cleveland.  Corey Kluber tossed six-and-a-third innings of shutout ball.  Andrew Miller and Cody Allen completed the shutout.  Lindor went deep in the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie.  The Tribe lead the best-of-seven game series, 1-0.  Toronto’s Marco Estrada tossed eight innings of two-run ball to take the loss.  The Jays stranded eight men on base and went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.  Game Two is Saturday afternoon in Cleveland.

 

>>Predators Hang On Beat Blackhawks
(Nashville, TN)  —  The Predators did all their damage on the power play as they clipped the Blackhawks 3-2 at Bridgestone Arena.  Nashville got three power play goals from Mike Fisher, Roman Josi, and P.K. Subban in its season opener.  Ryan Johansen assisted on all three scores.  Pekka Rinne stopped 22 of the 24 shots he faced.  Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marcus Kruger found the back of the net for Chicago.  Corey Crawford gave up three goals on 27 shots.  The Blackhawks drop to 0-2-and-0 with the loss.

 

>>Flyers Double Up Kings

(Los Angeles, CA)  —  The Flyers scored four second-period goals en route to a 4-2 victory over the Kings at the Staples Center.  Sean Couturier collected a pair of scores, and Boyd Gordon and Mark Streit lit the lamp as well.  It was the season opener for Philadelphia.  Drew Doughty and Brayden McNabb each found that back of the net for Los Angeles, which dropped to 0-and-2 on the season.  The Kings held a pregame ceremony to celebrate the team’s 50 anniversary season.

 

>>College Football Week Seven Preview

(Undated)  —  A trio of Top 25 college football matchups are scheduled for Saturday.  Number-one Alabama visits 11th-ranked Tennessee.  The Crimson Tide are undefeated at 6-and-0, while the Volunteers are 5-and-1.  Second-ranked Ohio State visits Camp Randall to take on number-ten Wisconsin in Big Ten play.  Number-13 Ole Miss travels to Fayetteville to face 22nd-ranked Arkansas in an SEC showdown.  Poll newcomers Virginia Tech and Arizona State are both on the road this week, as the number-19 Hokies visit Syracuse and the 24th-ranked Sun Devils visit Colorado.

 

>>Piercy Leads Weather-Shortened Round Two

(Napa, CA)  —  Weather delayed the Safeway Open for over two-and-a-half hours on Friday, leaving many players who teed off late in the day unable to complete the second round.  Leader Scott Piercy was four-under through 12 holes when play was suspended due to darkness.  Piercy is 14-under for the tournament, two shots in front of Johnson Wagner.  Paul Casey is in third place at 11-under.  Phil Mickelson is tied for 10th at six-under.  Second round play resumes Saturday morning at 7:45 a.m. in Napa, California.

 

>>Indians Bauer Cuts Finger, Won’t Pitch ALCS Game Two

(Cleveland, OH)  —  The Cleveland Indians will not have starting pitcher Trevor Bauer on the mound for American League Championship Series Game Two.  He cut the pinkie finger on his pitching hand trying to repair the propeller on a drone and will not start Saturday as scheduled.  Bauer has built and flown drones for years.  Game Three starter Josh Tomlin will be bumped up to pitch Game Two instead.  The Indians issued a release saying Bauer needed several stitches to close the cut from a “non-baseball related” injury. Bauer is now slated to pitch Game Three in Toronto on Monday.

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