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The National League Championship Series is headed to St. Louis with the Cardinals and Giants tied at a game apiece. Ryan Vogelsong worked seven impressive innings and the Giants got four RBIs from their second basemen in a 7-1 rout of the Redbirds in San Francisco on Monday night. Vogelsong scattered four hits and struck out four to help the Giants earn their first home victory of the postseason. He blanked the Cardinals after pitcher Chris Carpenter tied the game with an RBI double in the second inning. Marco Scutaro hit a two-run single while the Giants were scoring four times in the fourth to take a 4-1 lead. Three of the runs were unearned following errors by Carpenter and left fielder Matt Holliday. The series resumes on Wednesday at Busch Stadium

In the ALCS the Tigers will bring a 2-0 advantage over the Yankees into Game 3 of the best-of-seven pennant showdown tonight following Sunday's 3-0 shutout of the Bombers in the Bronx.

Turning to Monday Night Football where the Denver Broncos own a share of the AFC West lead following the greatest comeback of Peyton Manning's NFL career. The Broncos trailed 24-0 until Manning completed 13 of 14 passes for 167 yards and three touchdowns in the second half to lead a 35-24 win over the Chargers in San Diego. Manning's final scoring strike was a 21-yard pass to Brandon Stokley, giving the Broncos their first lead with 9:03 remaining.

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will miss the remainder of the season with an arm injury, an enormous blow to an already depleted defense that has uncharacteristically struggled this year. Lewis tore his right triceps during Sunday's 31-29 victory over Dallas. The 37-year-old leads Baltimore in tackles.

A new arena in Seattle has been given the green light by local politicians. The King County Council unanimously approved the $490 million facility, while the City Council voted passed the proposal by a 7-2 margin. The city hasn’t had an NBA team since the SuperSonics became the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008 and there hasn’t been an NHL team since the 1917 Stanley Cup winners the Metropolitans, who disbanded in 1924. 

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press