LOS ANGELES (AP) — Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves last night, sending Los Angeles into the National League championship series for the first time since 2009. Yasiel Puig doubled down the right-field line leading off the eighth against losing pitcher David Carpenter. Brian Wilson pitched the eighth to get the victory. Kenley Jansen came on in the ninth to earn the save.
DETROIT (AP) — The Tigers have fallen behind the Oakland Athletics for the first time, and there's plenty of blame to go around. Detroit struggled on the mound, at the plate and in the field during a 6-3 loss yesterday that left the Tigers trailing 2-1 in the best-of-five AL division series. Anibal Sanchez matched a career high by allowing three homers. Miguel Cabrera had a costly error.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and eight rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers opened the preseason last night with an 89-81 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Chris Paul added 15 points and eight rebounds. Nicolas Batum led Portland with 12 points. Blazers guard Damian Lillard, last season's NBA rookie of the year, added 11 points and six assists.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson had 17 points and four rebounds playing his second straight preseason game as a reserve, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings 94-81 last night. Stephen Curry scored 23 points and David Lee had 14 points and 13 rebounds to help the Warriors build a 16-point lead. Iguodala finished with seven points, three assists and three rebounds in 32 minutes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brad Richards scored two goals, Ryan McDonagh got credit for a short-handed goal on a comical mistake by Jonathan Quick, and the New York Rangers beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 last night for their first victory of the season. Quick stopped 25 shots in the Kings' home opener. Rick Nash assisted on both of Richards' goals for the Rangers.