LOS ANGELES (AP) – Walker Buehler tossed one-hit ball while striking out eight over six innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals, 6-0 to take Game 1 of their National League Division Series. Buehler worked around three walks and didn’t allow a hit after Juan Soto led off the second inning with a single. Max Muncy drove in three runs before pinch-hitters Gavin Lux and Joc Pederson belted solo homers to close the scoring.
ATLANTA (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals took Game 1 of their NL Division Series in Atlanta by scoring six runs over their final two at-bats in a 7-6 downing of the Braves. The game was tied 3-3 in the ninth until Marcel Ozuna and Kolton Wong hit two-run doubles. Ronald Acuna Jr. and Freddie Freeman homered off Carlos Martinez in the bottom of the ninth before the Redbirds closed out the win.
NEW YORK (AP) – There are now seven managerial vacancies in the majors after the New York Mets dismissed Mickey Callaway following the team’s 86-76 campaign. The Mets went 46-26 following the All-Star break and made an unlikely charge into the National League wild-card race, only to be eliminated during the final week. Former New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi and Houston Astros bench coach Joe Espada have been mentioned as possible replacements for Callaway, who was 163-161 in his two seasons at the helm.
SEATTLE (AP) – Russell Wilson threw for four touchdowns and Greg Zuerlein missed a 44-yard field goal with 11 seconds left to allow the Seattle Seahawks to escape with a 30-29 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams led until Wilson hit Chris Carson for a five-yard TD on fourth-and-goal with 2:28 remaining. Wilson was 17 of 23 for 268 yards as he Seahawks improved to 4-1 while dropping the Rams to 3-2.
CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Blackhawks forward Alex DeBrincat has agreed to a three-year, $19.2 million contract extension through the 2022-23 season. The 21-year-old DeBrincat tied for sixth in the NHL and was second on the team to Patrick Kane last season with 41 goals. He also finished with 76 points while becoming the second-youngest Blackhawks player to score 40 goals.