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Dodgers Win Game 3, Sox Prepare For Tigers

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The Los Angeles Dodgers finally generated enough runs to win a game in the National League Championship Series.

The Dodgers are within two games to one in the series after Hyun-Jin Ryu scattered three hits in seven innings of the Dodgers' 3-0 shutout of St. Louis. Dodgers starters have allowed just two earned runs in the series but had wasted those great pitching performances until Adrian Gonzalez sparked a two-run fourth. Gonzalez put Los Angeles ahead with an RBI double before scoring on Yasiel Puig's triple. Hanley Ramirez capped the offense with an RBI single in the eighth.

Monday was an off-day for the Tigers and Red Sox as the two teams prepare for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in Detroit. The Tigers will send Doug Fister to the mound today against Boston's John Lackey.

In the NFL, the San Diego Chargers played a great game of keepaway while ending the Indianapolis Colts' three-game winning streak.

Philip Rivers engineered three scoring drives of at least 74 yards as the Chargers downed the Colts 19-9, ruining Andrew Luck's first game on Monday Night Football. Rivers helped San Diego control the ball for more than 38 minutes, while the defense kept the Colts out of the end zone.

Meanwhile, the New York Giants could be without running back Brandon Jacobs for next Monday's game against Minnesota due to a left hamstring injury.

Checking hockey news, Detroit topped Boston 3-2. Washington doubled up Edmonton 4-2 and it was Minnesota over Buffalo 2-1.

In NBA preseason action, Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 127-97. Orlando bested Dallas 102-94. Denver won against San Antonio 98-94 and the Clippers fell to Sacramento 99-88.

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