Tuesday Afternoon Roundup: NLCS Preview, Hockey

By Jim McCoy Tue 15th October SportsMajor League BaseballNational Hockey League
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The fourth game of the National League Championship Series is tonight in Los Angeles. The Dodgers trail the best-of-seven series 2-1 after beating the Cardinals 3-0 yesterday. The pitching matchup this evening has Ricky Nolasco going for L.A. against Lance Lynn. CLEVELAND (AP) - The season ended on a sour note for the Cleveland Indians with a loss in the wild card game to Tampa. Now comes news that center fielder Michael Bourn has had surgery on his left hamstring. He suffered the injury in the final game of the regular season, three days before the Tampa game. The team says Bourn will need six weeks to recover at his home in Houston before he can begin his normal offseason program. DENVER (AP) - Walt Weiss has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Colorado Rockies. He led the Rockies to a record of 74-88 this season, a 10-game improvement over the previous season. A former All-Star shortstop, Weiss spent 14 seasons in the major leagues, including four seasons with the Rockies in the 1990s. ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two of the NHL's three unbeaten teams are squaring off tonight in St. Louis as the Blues face the Sharks. The Blues start the game 4-0 and the Sharks 5-0. DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche are off to a great start this season as they have won all five of their games. Tonight they are playing host to the Dallas Stars in a Central division game. A sixth straight win would bring Colorado within a game of the franchise record for best start, set in 1985-86, when the then Quebec Nordiques won their first seven games of the season.

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