OAKLAND (AP) — The Detroit Tigers are headed to the American League Championship Series. Behind the outstanding pitching of Justin Verlander, the Tigers eliminated the Athletics last night 3-0. Verlander had a perfect game until the sixth and lost a no-hit bid in the seventh.
ST.LOUIS (AP) — Game one in the National League Championship Series is tonight in St. Louis as the Cardinals entertain the Dodgers. During the regular season, Los Angeles took four of the seven games the two teams played. St. Louis eliminated Pittsburgh in the divisional playoffs while L.A. bounced Atlanta.
CHICAGO (AP) — It's safe to say fans of the New York Giants never saw this coming. The team is winless after six games as last night the Giants were beaten by the Bears in Chicago, 27-21. Jay Cutler connected on two touchdown passes in the win.
LOUISVILLE (AP) — The eighth-ranked Louisville Cardinals held off Rutgers last night 24-10. The win gives the Cards a record of 6-0 and 2-0 in the American Athletic Conference. Louisville intercepted passes on back-to-back drives in the final quarter with the last one setting up a three-yard touchdown pass by Teddy Bridgewater.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon won the pole for Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He edged Kevin Harvick for the top spot in the race, the fifth leg of NASCAR's Chase for the championship.