Yanks and Nats win opener...Reds and Tigers 2-0...Brees passes Unitas

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Associated Press

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 8 at 9:35 AM

UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees rallied for five runs in the top of the ninth inning and beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 in the opener of their American League Division Series. And the Detroit Tigers scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Athletics 5-4 and grab a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five ALDS.

UNDATED (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have a 2-0 lead in their National League Division Series with the Giants following last night's 9-0 victory in San Francisco. Earlier in the day, Washington rallied for two runs in the top of the eighth inning and held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 in their NLDS opener.

UNDATED (AP) — Two baseball managers not involved in the playoffs are in the news. Jim Tracy has resigned from his job as the Colorado Rockies skipper and Terry Francona has been hired the fill the bench vacancy in Cleveland.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees set an NFL record last night and New Orleans picked up its first win of the season with a 31-24 victory over the visiting San Diego Chargers. The Saints quarterback eclipsed the mark he shared with Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas by throwing a touchdown pass in a 48th straight game.

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Everybody is still talking about the finish of the NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway. Matt Kenseth won it, but only after Tony Stewart triggered a 25-car crash on the last lap while trying to protect the lead.

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