>>Tigers Move On To The ALCS
(Bronx, NY) -- The Tigers are heading to the American League Championship Series after a 3-2 win over the Yankees last night in Game Five of the ALDS. Don Kelly and Delmon Young had back-to-back solo homers in the first inning and Victor Martinez knocked in the game winning run with an RBI single in the fifth. Starter Doug Fister got the win, giving up one run on five hits while striking out four through five innings of work, Max Scherzer and Joaquin Benoit came out of the bullpen in relief and Jose Valverde pitched a perfect ninth to notch his second save of the post season. Tomorrow night, the Tigers take the field in Game One of the ALCS against the Texas Rangers in Arlington.
>>Cardinals, Phillies Game Five Tonight
(Philadelphia, PA) -- It's do-or-die for the Cardinals and Phillies tonight as they play Game Five of their National League Division Series at Citizens Bank Park. The Cards squared the series at two games each with a 5-3 home win on Wednesday. Third baseman David Freese had a home run and four RBI for St. Louis. Chris Carpenter opposes Philadelphia's Roy Halladay tonight.
>>White Sox Name Robin Ventura New Manager
(Chicago, IL) -- The Chicago White Sox have found their replacement for Ozzie Guillen. The Sox have named two-time All-Star third baseman Robin Ventura as their new manager. The 44-year-old spent the first 10 seasons of his 16-year big league career with Chicago. The six-time Gold Glove winner also played for the Mets, Yankees and Dodgers. He takes over for Guillen, who was released from his contract during the final week of the season to become manager of the Florida Marlins. The White Sox finished third in the AL Central this season at 79-and-83, 16 games out of first.
>>Brewers Battle Snakes In Decisive Game Five
(Milwaukee, WI) -- The Brewers will battle the Diamondbacks in the decisive Game Five of their National League Division Series at Miller Park today. Arizona evened the set with a 10-6 home win in Game Four Wednesday. Each team has won two games at home.
Yovani Gallardo is slated to get the start on the mound for Milwaukee. Arizona will counter with Ian Kennedy. Gallardo and the Crew beat Kennedy and the Snakes, 4-1, in Game One. With a win, the Brewers can advance to their first LCS since 1982. First-pitch today is set for 4:07 p.m.