ATLANTA (AP) — Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 during seven dominant innings, Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the bumbling Atlanta Braves 6-1 in Game 1 of the NL division series Thursday night. The Dodgers jumped out to a 5-0 lead by the fourth against Kris Medlen, taking advantage of some shoddy Atlanta defense.
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, a three-time All-Star, says he is "disappointed and upset" to be left off the NL division series roster. Uggla hit only .179 with 22 homers and ranked third in the NL with 171 strikeouts. His struggles continued following laser eye surgery in August.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After spending several years working alongside Mark Richt at Georgia, Tennessee defensive coordinator John Jancek and secondary coach Willie Martinez now are trying to beat their former boss. Jancek and Martinez downplay the notion that their personal connections to Georgia give them added incentive to beat the Bulldogs.
ROANOKE, Texas (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he isn't feeling a lot of pressure in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Earnhardt has rebounded from an engine failure and 35th-place finish in the first week of the Chase with a pair of top-10 finishes.
Created: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 04:17:03 EST
Updated: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 04:17:03 EST