SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Houston Astros are still alive in the AL Championship Series after Carlos Correa slammed a walk-off, solo homer in the bottom of the ninth to close out a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay. George Springer also homered and Michael Brantley hit a two-run single that put the Astros ahead, 3-1 in the third inning. Brandon Lowe (low) and Randy Arozarena hit solo homers for the Rays before Ji-Man Choi’s blast tied the game in the eighth inning.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Atlanta Braves own a 3-1 lead in the National League Championship Series after exploding for six runs in the sixth inning of a 10-2 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Marcell Ozuna laced an RBI double in the sixth and also provided a pair of solo homers and a run-scoring single. Bryse (brys) Wilson tossed one-hit ball over six innings of his first postseason start, allowing only a solo homer by Edwin Rios.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyronn Lue will become the next head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers if the two sides can hammer out a contract. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that final terms are still being worked out. Lue had been serving as an assistant to Doc Rivers, who left the Clippers after seven seasons and was hired as head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is stepping down on his own accord, effective Nov. 1. The Rockets have made the playoffs 10 times since Morey was hired in 2007, including the last eight seasons for the longest active streak in the NBA. Morey caused an international uproar last year when he tweeted support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, which caused businesses in China to cut ties with the Rockets.
UNDATED (AP) — Cincinnati’s game at Tulsa on Saturday has been postponed to Dec. 5 because of positive COVID-19 tests among Bearcats players. The number of players who have tested positive or have been quarantined through contact tracing has not been revealed by Cincinnati. The school has not been making those numbers public throughout its testing of athletes.