HOUSTON (AP) – The American League Championship Series is tied at a game apiece after Carlos Correa belted a walk-off, solo homer off J.A. Happ in the 11th inning to give the Houston Astros a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees. Aaron Judge belted a two-run blast in the fourth inning to put the Yankees ahead 2-1, but Houston forced extra innings on George Springer’s fifth-inning blast. The series resumes tomorrow in New York when Luis Severino will take the mound for the Yanks against Gerrit Cole.
NEW YORK (AP) – LSU has moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll. The Tigers jumped from No. 5, past No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Ohio State, after beating Florida in a matchup of unbeaten teams. Georgia dropped from No. 3 to No. 10 after losing at home to South Carolina in double overtime. Alabama is No. 1 for the third consecutive week. Wisconsin has moved up to 6th this week and Iowa dropped to 23rd.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) – Yesterday’s NASCAR playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway was red-flagged and halted for the day because of rain. NASCAR called the red flag at the end of the first stage of Sunday’s race. They are scheduled to pick up the race this afternoon. Hendrick driver William Byron won the first stage, with teammates Alex Bowman and Jimmie Johnson right behind him.
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) – Lanto Griffin has qualified for the Masters by capturing the Houston Open. Griffin took the lead with a 35-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole and sank a 6-foot par on the final hole for a 3-under 69 and a one-shot victory over Mark Hubbard and Scott Harrington. None of the three had won on the PGA Tour. Harrington missed a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th and shot 67.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) – Simone Biles has broken the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam competition yesterday in Stuttgart. It’s the 24th world championship medal for Biles, breaking a tie on 23 with the Belarusian men’s gymnast Vitaly Scherbo. Biles scored 15.066 on the beam after a near-flawless routine.