>>Cardinals Down Giants In Game One
(San Francisco, CA) -- Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer during a four-run fourth inning as the Cardinals held off the Giants, 6-4, in Game One of the NLCS. David Freese drilled a two-run shot in the second to help the defending World Series champions take the opener of the seven-game series. Edward Mujica was credited with the victory. Jason Motte earned the save. Gregor Blanco smacked a two-run triple for the Giants, who had won their last three playoff games. Madison Bumgarner allowed all six runs in only three-and-two-thirds innings to take the loss. The Giants will host Game Two on Monday.
>>Tigers Top Yanks In Game Two
(Bronx, NY) -- Anibal Sanchez struck out seven over seven innings of shutout ball to pace the Tigers to a 3-0 win over the Yankees in Game Two of the ALCS. Miguel Cabrera was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Detroit, which is up 2-0 in the best-of-seven series. Phil Coke pitched the final two frames to pick up the save. Hiroki Kuroda struck out 11 but gave up three runs in seven-and-two-thirds innings for the loss. The Yankees managed only four hits in the setback. Detroit hosts Game Three on Tuesday.
>>Jeter Likely To Have Surgery On Ankle
(Bronx, NY) -- New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is likely to have surgery on his broken left ankle. ESPN reports the surgery will be needed to repair potential ligament damage. Jeter suffered the injury in the 12th inning of Game One of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Jeter's ankle was placed in a splint and he is walking with crutches. He did not attend the Yankees' loss to the Tigers in Game Two on Sunday and is not expected to travel with the team as the series shifts to Detroit this week.