>>Red Sox Division Title Still On Hold
(Bronx, NY) — The champagne is still on hold for the Red Sox. They failed to clinch the AL East for the second straight night, losing 10-1to the Yankees in New York. Boston’s magic number remains two, with one more chance to clinch on New York’s home field tonight. The Yankees lead the A’s by two-and-a-half games for the top AL wild card spot.
>>Braves Top Cards
(Cumberland, GA) — Freddie Freeman belted a two-run homer to help the Braves beat the Cardinals 7-3 and avoid the sweep at SunTrust Park. Jack Flaherty gave up five runs and didn’t make it out of the fifth for the loss. Harrison Bader drilled a solo homer in the fifth for St. Louis, who had their three-game winning streak snapped and are clinging to the second NL Wild Card spot. The Cards are off today before beginning a three game set at home against the Giants tomorrow.
>>D-Backs Blank Cubs
(Phoenix, AZ) — The Diamondbacks smacked three home runs en route to a 9-0 victory over the Cubs in Phoenix. Cole Hamels struggled, allowing seven runs in six frames for Chicago, who took two out of three in the series. The Cubs still hold a two and a half game over Milwaukee in the National League Central. They are off today following a stretch of 30 consecutive days with a scheduled game.
>>Indians Beat White Sox On Walk Off Grand Slam
(Cleveland, OH) — Jason Kipnis hit a walk-off grand slam in the ninth as the Indians rallied for a 4-1 victory over the White Sox at Progressive Field. Dylan Covey was strong in the loss for Chicago, allowing two hits in six innings of shutout ball. The Sox scored their lone run in the sixth on a solo shot by Daniel Palka.
>>Blues Rally To Beat Wild
(Des Moines, IA) — Tyler Bozak scored two goals late in the third period as the Blues rallied to beat the Wild 3-2 in Des Moines. Samuel Blais also lit the lamp for St. Louis in the first frame. The Blues are home tomorrow night to face the Columbus Blue Jackets. They begin the regular season October 4th at home against Winnipeg.
>>Blackhawks Face Red Wings Tonight
(Detroit, MO) — The Blackhawks face the Red Wings tonight in Detroit in preseason action. The puck drops at 6:30. The Hawks open the regular season October 4th in Ottawa.
>>Jets Battle Browns Tonight On TNF
(Cleveland, OH) — The Thursday Night Football spotlight shines on the Jets and Browns this week as they battle in Cleveland. The Jets look to bounce back from Sunday’s loss at Miami. Gang Green is 1-and-1. The Browns are also looking to rebound from a loss at New Orleans in Week Two. Cleveland is 0-1-and-1 after tying the rival Steelers in Week One.
>>Colts Visit Eagles Sunday
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts clash with the defending champions as they visit the Eagles on Sunday. Philly enters the game at 1-and-1 as well. Head coach Frank Reich faces his former employer after serving as the Eagles offensive coordinator the past two seasons.
>>Steelers’ Tomlin Says Brown Being Disciplined
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin says star wide receiver Antonio Brown is being disciplined for missing Monday’s team meeting. Tomlin says the two had an extended talk on Tuesday, but did not divulge details of the conversation. Brown apparently missed Monday’s meeting for personal reasons, but is expected to play Monday at Tampa Bay.
>>Packers’ Rodgers Concerned Knee Might Get Worse
(Green Bay, WI) — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is concerned his knee injury might get worse if he continues to play. He says he hopes the knee improves as the season goes on, but understands that might not be the case. Rodgers sprained his left knee in a Week One win over the Bears. He played with a large brace in Sunday’s tie against Minnesota.
>>Butler Seeking Trade From T’wolves
(Minneapolis, MN) — With training camp just around the corner, Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler wants out of Minnesota. ESPN reports his preferred trade destinations are the Nets, Clippers or Knicks. Butler wants to go to a team that can sign him to a five-year max deal next summer. He played six years in Chicago before being traded to Minnesota last season.