ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Freddie Freeman belted a two-run homer and had three RBIs as the Atlanta Braves got past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-7. Ozzie Albies was 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBIs as Atlanta took a two-games-to-none lead in the National League Championship Series. The Braves led 7-0 in the seventh and carried an 8-3 lead into ninth before hanging on.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Atlanta Braves will play the rest of the postseason without left fielder Adam Duvall. He was put on the injured list with an injury to his left side, the result of a swing during the second inning of Game 1 of the NLCS on Monday. Johan Camargo has replaced Duvall on the roster.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have a three-games-to-none lead in the AL Championship series after scoring five times in the sixth inning to beat the Houston Astros, 5-2. Joey Wendle put Tampa Bay on top with a two-run single and pinch-hitter Hunter Renfroe came through with a two-run double to close out the rally. Astros second baseman Jose Altuve contributed to the big inning with his third error in two games.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry scored three touchdowns and the Tennessee Titans improved to 4-0 with a 42-16 thrashing of the Buffalo Bills. Henry grabbed a scoring pass from Ryan Tannehill and rushed for two TDs as the Titans pinned the Bills with their first loss of the season. Tannehill completed 21 of his 28 passes for 195 yards and three touchdowns.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have released disgruntled running back Le’Veon Bell, who has clashed with head coach Adam Gase during their two years together. Bell’s latest frustrations were evident when he liked a few Twitter posts in which some suggested he should be used more in the passing game. He had just 22 touchdowns in his two games with the Jets this season, rushing for 74 yards and grabbing three passes for 39 yards.