ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Beltran capped his latest scintillating postseason performance with an RBI single in the 13th inning early this morning that lifted the St. Louis Cardinals over the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in the NL championship series opener. Beltran hit a two-run double early, then threw out a runner at the plate from right field in the 10th to keep the score tied. In the 13th, he singled into the right-field corner with one out against Kenley Jansen. It was the longest postseason game for the Dodgers since the 1916 World Series.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Carter scored the shootout winner to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Dwight King also scored for the Kings while Jonathan Quick made 27 saves. Carter went to his backhand in the shootout to beat Ward. Quick stopped Nathan Gerbe, Alexander Semin and Skinner in the shootout to make Carter's goal hold up as the winner.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Camryn Kate rallied to win the $54,000 feature at Santa Anita yesterday, beating Miss Lucky Sevens by a neck. Ridden by Corey Nakatani, Camryn Kate ran 6½ furlongs on the downhill turf course in 1:11.48 and paid $20, $8.20 and $3.80 at 9-1 odds in the field of nine. The victory, worth $32,400, increased Camryn Kate's career earnings to $132,630, with three wins in nine starts.
NEW YORK (AP) — Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl. The NHL made the announcement yesterday. The hit came late in the second period of Vancouver's 4-1 loss to San Jose on Thursday night.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Although Jim Mora realizes today's visit from California has every earmark of a dangerous spot for No. 11 UCLA, the coach insists there's no chance of the Bruins getting caught unaware of the Golden Bears. The Bruins are still smarting from last season's trip to Berkeley, where the Bears drilled the Bruins 43-17 in the most embarrassing loss of Mora's tenure. Mora blames himself for failing to prepare the Bruins, and he had a few extra days of preparation for the rematch.