SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks are within one game of the NFC West lead after handing the first-place San Francisco 49ers their first loss of the season, 27-24 in overtime. Jason Meyers hit a game-winning, 42-yard kick in OT after Chase McLaughlin missed a kick earlier in overtime. Russell Wilson was 24 of 34 for 232 and a touchdown for the 8-2 Seahawks.
NEW YORK (AP) – New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is the NL Rookie of the year after leading the majors with 53 home runs while batting .260 with 120 RBIs. He broke the major league rookie record for home runs set by New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge in 2017. Alonso received 29 of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, while Atlanta pitcher Mike Soroka picked up the other No. 1 vote.
NEW YORK (AP) – Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Àlvarez has been unanimously chosen AL Rookie of the Year. The 22-year-old Cuban received all 30 first-place votes after batting .312 with 27 homers and 78 RBIs despite playing 87 games after debuting in June. Baltimore Orioles left-hander John Means was second in the balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, just ahead of Tampa Bay Rays infielder Brandon Lowe.
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton is expected to be sidelined three to four weeks after suffering a left thigh contusion during Sunday’s win at Oklahoma City. Middleton started the Bucks’ first 10 games this season and is averaging 18.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists. The Bucks are 7-3 this season and have won five of their last six games.
BOSTON (AP) – Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward has undergone surgery after breaking his left hand in a collision with Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge during Saturday night’s game in San Antonio. The team says Hayward had successful surgery “to repair a fourth metacarpal fracture in his left hand.” Hayward is expected to miss six weeks after averaging 18.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in eight games this season.