Dodgers Win Game 7, Ohio State Loses, Rockets and Lakers Brawl

Jonathan Grant | October 21st, 2018

In Game 6, the Los Angeles Dodgers went ahead a by a run in the first inning only to see the Milwaukee Brewers rally at home and win. On Saturday, in Game 7, however, it was their turn to do something similar. Following Christian Yelich’s first inning home run, the visiting Dodgers failed to give up another run as they went on to win 5-1 to clinch a second straight trip to the World Series. And not for the first time in the series, Cody Bellinger was a big, big part of the reason they’ll be doing so. His two run homer in the second inning put them up 2-1, and that would have been enough in the end. Later in the game, he would get on base and score on Yasiel Puig’s three run shot that put them up 5-1 and clinched it for them. Due to his performances in the series, Bellinger was named NLCS MVP. At 23 years of age, he became the youngest player to win an award in the playoffs. Despite having only five hits against the Brewers, nearly all of them were crucial and clutch ones, which means gave him the award. The Dodgers have opened as underdogs to the Boston Red Sox in betting markets, with many believing the Red Sox are favored to sweep them. Game 1 of the World Series is on Tuesday at 8:09 PM on Fox, live from Fenway Park.

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College Football week 8 certainly shook up the picture a little, with the biggest bit of news being a loss by Ohio State to Purdue. The Boilermakers did it emphatically as well, racking up 49 points at home and only allowing 20 as running back D.J. Knox went for three TD’s and 128 yards on the ground. The no. 2 Buckeyes could well find themselves out of the hunt for the CFB Playoffs now with that loss. No. 12 Oregon also saw their shot come to an end as they lost their second game of the year away to Washington State 34-20. Elsewhere, LSU dominated Mississippi State 21-3 and Michigan overcame rival Michigan State 21-7 to further underline their claims to a potential spot in the playoffs.

While the Dodgers were making their way to the World Series, LeBron James was getting ready to debut at home for the Lakers. However, his opening night was marred by happenings in the fourth quarter at the Staples Center as his Lakers and the Houston Rockets had a quarrel with around four minutes left to play. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a legit fight with punches thrown, but it occurred here. Chris Paul, a former Clipper, and Rajon Rondo threw punches toward one another, and then Brandon Ingram, who had started the nonsense threw one of his own. All three were ejected, and the Rockets went on to win 124-115 in the end. Not the greatest hour for basketball, but it will get people talking.

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