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Dodgers Hammer Atlanta 13-6, Americans Win Presidents Cup


In baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates are one victory away from winning a postseason series for the first time since the 1979 World Series. Pedro Alvarez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 to take a 2-1 lead in best-of-five NL division series.

The Los Angeles Dodgers hammered Atlanta 13-6. Juan Uribe and Carl Crawford both homered for the Dodgers.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox are hoping to take their division series 3-0 against Tampa Bay tonight.

In the NFL, former Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman is signing with the Vikings for a one-year deal worth about $3 million dollars.

It was busy Sunday on the scoreboard; Philadelphia topped the Giants 36-21. Cincinnati passed New England 13-6. Baltimore beat Miami 26-23. It was Green Bay over Detroit 22-9. St. Louis took Jacksonville 34-20. Kansas City Tennessee 26-17. New Orleans edged Chicago 26-18. Indianapolis slid past Seattle 34-28. Arizona cruised ahead of Carolina 22-6. Denver defeated Dallas 51-48. San Francisco crushed Houston 34-3 and San Diego fell to Oakland 27-17.

Checking the NHL, Carolina topped Philadelphia 2-1. It was Anaheim over Winnipeg 3-2 and Vancouver beat Calgary 5-4.

In racing, Kevin Harvick won the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.

In golf, the Americans won the Presidents Cup 18 ½ to 15 ½ for the fifth straight time and once again Tiger Woods delivered the winning point.

Finally in tennis, Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 to win the China Open for the fourth time.

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