Monday Morning State Sports Summary
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 01:28:53 EDT


Don Kelly's sac-fly RBI in the bottom of the ninth gave the Detroit Tigers a 5-4
win over the Oakland Athletics in Game Two of their ALDS yesterday afternoon at
Comerica Park.
Kelly also scored the tying run on a wild pitch in the eighth for Detroit, which
heads to Oakland with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five set.
Triple-crown winner Miguel Cabrera went three-for-five with two RBI and a run
scored for the Tigers.
Al Alburquerque was credited with the win.
Josh Reddick hit a go-ahead solo homer during a two-run eighth for the A's, who
held leads of 1-0, 2-1 and 4-3. Grant Balfour was charged with the loss.
The A's host Game Three Tuesday night in California.

Russell Martin's solo homer to lead off the ninth broke a two-all tie and sent
the Yankees past the Orioles, 7-2.
New York tacked on four more runs to take Game One of the ALDS.
CC Sabathia struck out seven and allowed two runs over eight-and-two-thirds
innings for the win. Ichiro Suzuki and Robinson Cano each drove in a pair for
the Yanks after the game was delayed nearly two-and-a-half hours by rain.
Jason Hammel pitched five-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball in the start
for the O's but Jim Johnson was charged with all five runs in the ninth to
suffer the loss.
Nate McLouth's two-run single in the third inning gave Baltimore its lone
runs.The Birds will host Game Two of the five-game set Monday.

Tyler Moore's pinch-hit, two-run single in the eighth pushed the Nationals to a
3-2 win over the Cardinals in Game One of their NLDS. Kurt Suzuki smacked an
RBI single to help Washington grab a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five set.
Ryan Mattheus was credited with the win. Drew Storen closed things out for the
Jon Jay plated a run during a two-run second inning for the Cardinals, who will
host Game Two on Monday.
Adam Wainwright struck out 10 over five-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball
in a no-decison. Mitchell Boggs was charged with the loss.

Bronson Arroyo tossed seven innings of one-hit ball as the Reds rolled the
Giants 9-0 in Game Two of the NLDS.
Ryan Ludwick blasted a solo shot and scored twice for Cincinnati, which holds a
2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.
Ryan Hanigan knocked in three runs, while Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with two runs
scored in the win.   
Madison Bumgarner gave up four runs in four-and-a-third frames for the
setback.The Reds host Game Three on Tuesday.

Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy has resigned from his post, the team
announced Sunday.
Tracy held the position since being promoted from bench coach in May 2009
following the firing of Clint Hurdle.
The 56-year-old won National League Manager of the Year in '09 after leading the
Rockies to a franchise-best 92-and-70 record. However, the team finished with
its worst record ever this year at 64-and-98. Overall, he went 202-and-238 with

                 (M-L-B Scoreboard)

Detroit Tigers 5, Oakland Athletics 4
(Tigers Lead series 2-0)
New York Yankees 7, Baltimore Orioles 2
(Yankees lead series 1-0)

Washington Nationals 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Cincinnati Reds 9, San Francisco Giants 0


The Detroit Lions had a Bye-week this week, and will be back in NFL action next
Sunday when they travel to take on the Philadelphia Eagles.
The 1-and-3 Lions are coming off a 20-to-13 loss to the now 4-and-1 Minnesota

The Indianapolis Colts went the extra mile following Sunday's surprising 30-27
win over the Green Bay Packers.
Team owner Jim Irsay visited the Simon Cancer Center after the victory to
deliver the game ball to ailing head coach Chuck Pagano (puh-GAH-noh), who is
battling leukemia.
Pagano was diagnosed with the treatable form of the disease early last week and
will continue to undergo treatment in the coming weeks.
Irsay, along with interim head coach Bruce Arians, spoke to the team following
the victory and dedicated the triumph to their coach. Pagano is expected to
miss six-to-eight weeks as he battles the disease.

Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Eric Winston didn't hold back his feelings
about the home fans at Arrowhead Stadium following Sunday's 9-6 loss to the
Baltimore Ravens.
Winston blasted the crowd for cheering when quarterback Matt Cassel exited the
game with a head injury.
Cassel was later diagnosed with a concussion.
Winston said fans should be ashamed if they applauded any injury. He added that
NFL players work hard and that people need to recognize that they play a
dangerous game that carries risks.

The Houston Texans put their unbeaten mark on the line against the reeling New
York Jets on "Monday Night Football" at MetLife Stadium.
The 4-and-0 Texans are one of two undefeated teams left in the NFL this season,
along with the 5-and-0 Atlanta Falcons.
Houston toppled Tennessee 38-14 last weekend and has outscored opponents
126-to-56 through the first four weeks. The Jets are coming off an embarrassing
34-0 home loss to the 49ers in Week Four that dropped them to 2-and-2.

                   (N-F-L Scoreboard)

Indianapolis Colts 30, Green Bay Packers 27
Miami Dolphins 17, Cincinnati Bengals 13
Baltimore Ravens 9, Kansas City Chiefs 6
New York Giants 41, Cleveland Browns 27
Pittsburgh Steelers 16, Philadelphia Eagles 14
Atlanta Falcons 24, Washington Redskins 17
Seattle Seahawks 16, Carolina Panthers 12
Chicago Bears 41, Jacksonville Jaguars 3
Minnesota Vikings 30, Tennessee Titans 7
New England Patriots 31, Denver Broncos 21
San Francisco 49ers 45, Buffalo Bills 3
New Orleans Saints 31, San Diego Chargers 24

                               ---College Football---

Andrew Maxwell tossed for 290 yards and two scores as the Michigan Sate Spartans
rallied past Indiana, 31-27 on Saturday. Le'Veon Bell rushed for two scores and
121 yards for Michigan State, which was down 17-0 in the first quarter and 27-14
at the half. The Spartans improved to 4-and-2 and 1-and-1 in the Big Ten. MSU
hosts Iowa on Saturday.

Denard Robinson rushed for 235 yards on 24 carries as the Michigan Wolverines
rolled past Purdue, 44-13 on Saturday.
He added 105 yards and a score through the air.
Fitzgerald Toussaint found the endzone twice on the ground for Michigan, which
moved to 3-and-2. The Wolverines host Illinois on Saturday.

Alabama remained the undisputed choice as the top-ranked team in the nation,
while South Carolina moved up three spots to third in the rankings.
The Crimson Tide received all 60 first-place votes and a total of 1,500 points
from a nationwide media panel.
Alabama was not in action this past weekend due to a bye-week.
Oregon remained second following its 52-21 victory over Washington.
South Carolina, Florida and West Virginia all moved up multiple spots to round
out the top-five.


Matt Kenseth came through a 24-car wreck in the final turn to win the fourth
race in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship at Talladega
Superspeedway Sunday.
The massive pileup was triggered by defending Cup champion Tony Stewart.
NASCAR spent nearly one hour reviewing video to determine the final finish of
each driver after the wreck.
Jeff Gordon was slotted second followed by Kyle Busch, David Ragan and Regan
With six races to go in the Chase, Brad Keselowski holds a 14-point lead on
Jimmie Johnson. Denny Hamlin is 23 points back of Keselowski followed by Kasey
Kahne and Clint Bowyer.

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