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10/5/2022 Sports

New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is now the all-time single season home run leader in the American League after hitting number 62. Judge broke his tie with Roger Maris after a homer against the Texas Rangers in his first at bat of the second game of a double header in Arlington. He now solely owns seventh place on the all-time single season homer list behind Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. Bonds still holds the record for most home runs in a Major League season at 73.

The Atlanta Braves are celebrating a fifth straight NL East Division title after beating the Marlins 2-1 on Tuesday. The Braves overcame a 10-and-a-half game deficit to the Mets at the start of June to earn their 22nd division title in franchise history, which is the most all-time. Atlanta will have a first-round bye with the second-best record in the National League.

The MLB Playoff matchups are now set.  The Mariners locked up the second AL Wild Card with a win on Tuesday, sending the Rays to the third AL Wild Card.  Seattle will open up the playoffs in Toronto on Friday. The Rays will face Cleveland in the other AL Wild Card series.  Meanwhile, the Padres secured the second NL Wild Card and will begin the postseason in New York against the Mets. The Phillies settled for the third NL Wild Card and will meet the St. Louis Cardinals. All four of the best-of-three Wild Card series will take place Friday through Sunday.  The Yankees, Astros, Braves, and Dodgers have first-round byes.

The Phoenix Suns are expected to fetch a record price.  ESPN reports Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver has selected an investment bank to oversee the sale of both franchises, and the purchase price is expected to break the NBA record.  The Brooklyn Nets hold the current record after being sold for 2.35-billion dollars in 2019.

According to all 30 of the NBA’s general managers, the Milwaukee Bucks are the slight favorites to win the 2023 NBA championship.  The 21st edition of NBA-dot-com’s annual survey of all the GMs was released Tuesday, and the Bucks received 43 percent of the vote to win The Finals.  The other teams to receive votes were the Golden State Warriors with 25 percent, the LA Clippers with 21 percent and the Boston Celtics with 11 percent.  Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic received 48 percent of the vote as the favorite to win the league’s MVP.

Tuesday’s Scoreboard

MLB

St. Louis Cardinals 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 7  (F/10)

New York Yankees 5, Texas Rangers 4  (G1)

Texas Rangers 3, New York Yankees 2  (G2)

Seattle Mariners 7, Detroit Tigers 6  (F/10)  (G1)

Seattle Mariners 9, Detroit Tigers 6  (G2)

Cleveland Guardians 5, Kansas City Royals 3

Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles  (Postponed)

Boston Red Sox 6, Tampa Bay Rays 0  (F/5)

Chicago White Sox 8, Minnesota Twins 3

Oakland Athletics 2, Los Angeles Angels 1  (F/10)

New York Mets 4, Washington Nationals 2  (G1)

New York Mets 8, Washington Nationals 0  (G2)

Cincinnati Reds 3, Chicago Cubs 2

Atlanta Braves 2, Miami Marlins 1

Milwaukee Brewers 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 0

San Diego Padres 6, San Francisco Giants 2

Colorado Rockies 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

Interleague 

Houston Astros 10, Philadelphia Phillies 0

NBA Preseason 

New York Knicks 117, Detroit Pistons 96

Minnesota Timberwolves 121, Miami Heat 111

New Orleans Pelicans 129, Chicago Bulls 125

Utah Jazz 118, Portland Trail Blazers 101

NHL Preseason 

New York Islanders 4, Philadelphia Flyers 3  (OT)

Ottawa Senators 5, Montreal Canadiens 4

Buffalo Sabres 4, Carolina Hurricanes 2

St. Louis Blues 4, Minnesota Wild 2

Vegas Golden Knights 4, Arizona Coyotes 3

Anaheim Ducks 5, Los Angeles Kings 4

Here’s Today’s Schedule

H.S. Volleyball

ECHS vs Eldorado – 6:15 p.m.

MLB – End of MLB Regular-Season

St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates   – Listen Live on WOKZ 105.9FM starting at 3:05pm

Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles (DH)

Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics

New York Yankees at Texas Rangers

Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners

Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Guardians

Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox

Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds

Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins

Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers

San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers

Interleague

Philadelphia Phillies at Houston Astros

NBA Preseason

Indiana Pacers at Charlotte Hornets

Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers

Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics

Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder (at Tulsa, OK)

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers  (at Las Vegas, NV)

NHL Preseason

Detroit Red Wings at Washington Capitals

Boston Bruins at New York Rangers

Calgary Flames at Winnipeg Jets

Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche

Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks (at Abbotsford, BC)

 

10/4/2022 Sports

Baseball slugger Albert Pujols is making more history.  During Monday’s game against the Pirates in Pittsburgh, the Saint Louis Cardinal passed Babe Ruth for second place on MLB’s all-time runs batted in list.  That came as he hit career home run number 703.  With more than 22-hundred career RBIs, Pujols only trails Hank Aaron.  The 42-year-old is expected to retire after this season.

The MLB playoff field is set after the Phillies punched their ticket on Monday night.  The Phils locked up their first trip to the postseason in 11 years with a 3-0 win in Houston.  While the 12-team playoff field is now complete, matchups have not yet been determined and will be decided over the final two days of the regular-season.  The Phillies can still catch the Padres for the second NL Wild Card spot.  The Braves and Mets are battling for the NL East Division title, with Atlanta currently a game-and-a-half ahead of New York.  The division loser will take the top NL Wild Card spot.  Meanwhile, the Mariners hold a game-and-a-half lead on the Rays for the second AL Wild Card.

Monday’s Scoreboard

H.S. Football

FCHS (JV) 40, CZR 0 – The JV Mules are now 5-1 on the season.

NFL 

San Francisco 49ers 24, Los Angeles Rams 9

MLB

Pittsburgh Pirates 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2

Kansas City Royals 5, Cleveland Guardians 2  (F/10)

Toronto Blue Jays 5, Baltimore Orioles 1  (F/8)

New York Yankees 3, Texas Rangers 1

Boston Red Sox 4, Tampa Bay Rays 3

Chicago White Sox 3, Minnesota Twins 2

Oakland Athletics 5, Los Angeles Angels 4  (F/10)

Detroit Tigers 4, Seattle Mariners 3

Cincinnati Reds 3, Chicago Cubs 1

Miami Marlins 4, Atlanta Braves 0

Washington Nationals at New York Mets  (Postponed)

Milwaukee Brewers 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 5  (F/10)

San Diego Padres 7, San Francisco Giants 4

Colorado Rockies 2, Los Angeles Dodgers 1

Interleague 

Philadelphia Phillies 3, Houston Astros 0

NBA Preseason 

Philadelphia 76ers 127, Brooklyn Nets 108

Memphis Grizzlies 109, Orlando Magic 97

Oklahoma City Thunder 112, Denver Nuggets 101

Sacramento Kings 105, Los Angeles Lakers 75

Los Angeles Clippers 102, Portland Trail Blazers 97  (at Seattle, WA)

NHL Preseason 

Nashville Predators 4, SC Bern 3

New Jersey Devils 1, Boston Bruins 0

Toronto Maple Leafs 5, Montreal Canadiens 1

Carolina Hurricanes 8, Columbus Blue Jackets 1

Pittsburgh Penguins 3, Detroit Red Wings 2

Colorado Avalanche 3, Dallas Stars 1

Edmonton Oilers 7, Vancouver Canucks 2

Calgary Flames 4, Seattle Kraken 1

 

10/3/2022 Sports

Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina played their final regular season game at Busch Stadium yesterday as the Cardinals lost 7-5 to Pittsburgh.  Pujols hit his 702nd career home run, and Molina drove in a run.  Pujols also tied Babe Ruth for the second-most RBI in MLB history with his 2,214th run driven in.  Adam Wainwright suffered his 12th loss after surrendering six runs in four-and-two-thirds innings.  The Cardinals fall to 92-and-67.  St. Louis wraps up the regular season with a road series against the Pirates that begins tonight.

The St. Louis Blues are no longer undefeated in the preseason following a 5-2 loss to Dallas at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence.  The Blues never led in the contest.  Pavel Buchnevich and Logan Brown each lit the lamp for St. Louis.  The Blues are now 4-1-and-0 in exhibition play.  St. Louis hosts Minnesota tomorrow night.

Legendary Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw is recovering from cancer treatments.  The hall-of-famer and football analyst announced two separate diagnoses during NFL pre-game coverage yesterday.  Bradshaw says he underwent surgery and other treatments for bladder cancer last November, and for a rare skin cancer-related tumor in March.  He says he is now cancer free, feeling great, and working toward returning to his old self.

Chase Elliott is moving on to the round of eight in the NASCAR Playoffs.  Elliott took home the win at the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.  Ryan Blaney finished second while Michael McDowell was third.  The playoffs continue at the Charlotte Roval next week.

Sunday’s Scoreboard

NFL 

Minnesota Vikings 28, New Orleans Saints 25  (at London, England)

Atlanta Falcons 23, Cleveland Browns 20

Dallas Cowboys 25, Washington Commanders 10

Seattle Seahawks 48, Detroit Lions 45

Tennessee Titans 24, Indianapolis Colts 17

New York Giants 20, Chicago Bears 12

Philadelphia Eagles 29, Jacksonville Jaguars 21

New York Jets 24, Pittsburgh Steelers 20

Buffalo Bills 23, Baltimore Ravens 20

Los Angeles Chargers 34, Houston Texans 24

Arizona Cardinals 26, Carolina Panthers 16

Green Bay Packers 27, New England Patriots 24  (OT)

Las Vegas Raiders 32, Denver Broncos 23

Kansas City Chiefs 41, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31

MLB

Pittsburgh Pirates 7, St. Louis Cardinals 5

Detroit Tigers 5, Minnesota Twins 2

Baltimore Orioles 3, New York Yankees 1

Toronto Blue Jays 6, Boston Red Sox 3

Cleveland Guardians 7, Kansas City Royals 5

Houston Astros 3, Tampa Bay Rays 1

Los Angeles Angels 8, Texas Rangers 3

Oakland Athletics 10, Seattle Mariners 3

Philadelphia Phillies 8, Washington Nationals 1  (F/6)

Miami Marlins 4, Milwaukee Brewers 3  (F/12)

Chicago Cubs 8, Cincinnati Reds 1

San Francisco Giants 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 3  (F/10)

Colorado Rockies 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 1

Atlanta Braves 5, New York Mets 3

Interleague 

Chicago White Sox 2, San Diego Padres 1

NBA Preseason 

Golden State Warriors 104, Washington Wizards 95  (at Saitama, Japan)

Boston Celtics 134, Charlotte Hornets 93

Toronto Raptors 114, Utah Jazz 82  (at Edmonton, Alberta)

Houston Rockets 134, San Antonio Spurs 96

Adelaide 36ers 134, Phoenix Suns 124  (at Phoenix, AZ)

NHL Preseason 

New York Islanders 2, Philadelphia Flyers 1

Minnesota Wild 3, Chicago Blackhawks 0  (at Milwaukee, WI)

Los Angeles Kings 2, Anaheim Ducks 1

PGA  – Sanderson Farms Championship

  1. Machenzie Hughes (-17) 2. Sepp Straka  (-17)   3. Garrick Higgo  (-16)

NASCAR  – YellaWood 500  (at Talladega, AL)  

  1. Chase Elliott 2. Ryan Blaney 3. Michael McDowell