NEW YORK (AP) – Rain has pushed Game 4 of the AL Championship Series to tonight. And the Houston Astros and New York Yankees will play Game 5 on Friday at Yankee Stadium and Game 6 in Houston on Saturday if necessary. Houston leads the series 2-1. It’s expected that Houston will start Zack Greinke against the Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka in a rematch of Game 1. Tanaka pitched six sterling innings as New York won the opener 7-0.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Connor McDavid had a goal and four assists, Leon Draisaitl added two goals and one assist, and the Edmonton Oilers’ dynamic duo continued their sizzling start to the season in a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. It was McDavid’s third career five-point game.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Brandon Tanev scored a short-handed goal in overtime, and the Pittsburgh Penguins handed the Colorado Avalanche their first loss of the season with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night. Tanev, Pittsburgh’s biggest free-agent pickup in the offseason, scored his first goal with his new team 3:57 into the extra session. He became the second player in franchise history with a short-handed overtime goal, joining Mario Lemieux on Jan. 22, 1996.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Joe Maddon has agreed to become the Los Angeles Angels’ manager. Maddon and the Angels agreed to terms on a deal to reunite the veteran manager with the organization where he spent the first three decades of his baseball career. Maddon left the Chicago Cubs by mutual consent last month after they missed the playoffs for the first time in his five-year tenure. In 2016, he led the Cubs to their first World Series title in 108 years.
CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett says he was punched in the face by a “fan” who wanted to take a picture with him. Garrett posted on his Twitter account that the man delivered a blow that had little effect. The muscular 6-foot-4, 270-pounder joked that his attacker should have “put your legs into it.” A Browns spokesman said the team is aware of the incident “and appropriate law enforcement authorities have been notified.”