Manila Bulletin : 2020-10-16

Sports : 10 : 10

Sports

SPORTS EDITOR: TITO S. TALAO 10 mbulletins­ports @mbsportson­line FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2020 LINE SCORES Houston Astros Los Major League Angeles Dodgers Baseball Atlanta World Series American League Championsh­ip Tampa Series Bay Rays Braves National League Championsh­ip Series Max Muncy’s Mookie Betts Kyle Wright Corey Seager Will Smith’s Joc Pederson Edwin Rios Chris Taylor Grant Dayton Cam Newton NFL’s New England Patriots Denver. 2015 Most Valuable Player, Super Bowl Broncos Brian Hoyer Jarrett Stidham NFL 2021 Pro Bowl Allegiant Stadium NFL Players Associatio­n Caleb Ewan Grand Prix de l’Escaut Mark Cavendish Tour de France Eddy Merckx Asian Nations Online Chess Cup 2020 Banjo Barcenilla Paulo Bersamina Mark Paragua John Paul Gomez, Lady Agilas (Kristel Satumbaga) Games Today (AUF Arena-Powered by Smart 5G) 4 p.m. — Terrafirma vs Rain or Shine 6:45 p.m. — San Miguel vs TNT The stayed alive by the slimmest of margins Wednesday while the rewrote the playoff record book with a 15-3 rout of in the battles for a berth. The Astros, facing eliminatio­n at 3-0 down in the best-of-seven in San Diego, held off the 4-3 as the missed their chance to return to the MLB championsh­ip showcase for the first time since 2008. In Arlington, Texas, the Dodgers erupted for a record-setting 11 runs in the first inning on the way to a dominant victory over the that trimmed the deficit in their to 2-1. grand slam was the Dodgers’ third homer of the first inning, capping the highest-scoring inning in post-season history. The Dodgers, buoyed by a late surge that saw them come up just short in an 8-7 loss to the Braves on Tuesday, came out firing. ‘’The big thing for us was to carry that over,’’ Muncy said of the momentum built from scoring seven runs in the final three innings on Tuesday night. ‘’We were able to do that.’’ led off with an infield single on the first pitch from Atlanta starter and belted a double off the next pitch to score Betts. Wright retired two batters before double scored Seager. and homered on back-to-back pitches, with Pederson’s blast scoring three runs. Wright walked before he was replaced by – who surrendere­d a run-scoring single to Seager and loaded the bases to set the stage for Muncy’s 435-foot blast to center. (AFP) 000 was removed from the COVID-19 reserve list on Wednesday by the and the star quarterbac­k is on pace to play Sunday against The 31-year-old run-pass threat, the NFL’s has been on the COVID-19 inactive list since October 3, which caused him to miss the Patriots’ 26-10 loss two nights later at reigning champion Kansas City. Newton is likely to practice with the Patriots (2-2) on Thursday and could be back on the field when the (1-3) visit on Sunday in a game postponed from last Sunday after other multiple Patriots positive tests. New England struggled offensivel­y without Newton as and combined to toss three intercepti­ons and produce the Patriots’ fewest points since December 2018. Newton has completed 62-of-91 passes for 714 yards and two touchdowns and run 35 times for 149 yards and four touchdowns. (AFP) 000 The canceled the on Wednesday due to the COVID-19 pandemic while awarding the 2022 edition of the all-star contest to Las Vegas. The 2021 Pro Bowl was to have been played January 31 at in Las Vegas, the new $2 billion, 65,000-seat home of the Las Vegas Raiders, who relocated from Oakland for the start of the 2020 campaign. The league and the will work with partners to create “virtual activities” to replace the game and pay tribute to the 88 players selected to the Pro Bowl all-star rosters. (AFP) 000 The world’s current top cycling sprinter won the on Wednesday in a race where the great British veteran possibly made his last appearance. Cavendish wiped away tears this week saying he was possibly at the end of a career which has produced 30 stages, a record only bettered by on 34. While the Belgian was an all rounder Cavendish was the greatest pure sprinter the Tour has ever seen and would surely have surpassed Merckx but for fallow spells in his career. The 35-year-old has suffered with EpsteinBar­r virus and depression in recent times and does not yet have a contract for 2021. (AFP) 000 The Philippine­s seeks to keep its grip on the lead as it clashes with Iran in the fourth round of the men’s division of the today. The Filipinos, who had blitzed past Palestine, Syria and Thailand, have six match points as Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Iran but have the highest tiebreak among the four to cling to the solo lead. But the Agila ng Pilipinas will have their hands full against the Iranians, seeded higher at third against the latter’s fourth seed. Grandmaste­r and Internatio­nal Master are expected to suit up after sweeping their first three matches on boards two and three along with GMs and who each have 2.5 points on top and fourth board. In women’s action, the tackle Kyrgyzstan with hopes of getting back on the winning track.