ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jon Lester allowed one run and four hits over 7 2/3 innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the Cardinals 3-1 in St. Louis to take a three-games-to-two lead in the World Series. The game was tied 1-1 in the seventh until David Ross laced a run-scoring double and Jacoby Ellsbury added an RBI single. David Ortiz hit an RBI double and went 3-for-4 for the second straight game, leaving him with a .733 average, two homers and six ribbies in the series.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its refusal to overturn his felony obstruction conviction. His legal team filed the request with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit upheld Bonds' conviction in September, 2 ½ years after a jury found him guilty.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Russell Wilson threw a pair of touchdown passes to Golden Tate as the Seattle Seahawks downed St. Louis 14-9. The Seahawks led just 7-6 until Tate turned an acrobatic catch into an 80-yard TD with 3:45 left in the third quarter. Zac Stacy had 133 yards on 24 carries for the Rams, but Kellen Clemens was just 15 of 31 for 158 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in his first start since St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending knee injury.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston quarterback Case Keenum will start in place of a healthy Matt Schaub when the Texans host division foe Indianapolis on Sunday night. Coach Gary Kubiak said he had decided before the bye weekend to give Keenum a second straight start as the Texans try to end a five-game losing streak. Kubiak said the decision was not for the rest of the season, but is geared toward trying to keep the team going in the right direction following a close 17-16 loss to Kansas City in which Keenum played well.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers were losers in their first home game since a $1 billion renovation to Madison Square Garden. Tomas Plekanec (pleh-KAH'-nets) scored the game-winner and Peter Budaj (BOO'-dy) stopped 27 shots as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Rangers 2-0. The Blueshirts were coming off a season-opening, nine-game road trip in which they were outscored 33-15.