SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum (LINZ'-ih-kuhm) threw a
two-hitter last night as the Giants beat Atlanta 1-0 to win the
opening game of their best-of-five National League playoff series
with Atlanta. The second game is being played tonight in San
Francisco with Matt Cain going for the Giants against Tommy Hanson.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia's Phillies are looking to take
a two-games-to-none lead in their best-of-five NLDS with Cincinnati
tonight. The Phillies, behind the no-hit pitching of Roy Halladay
on Wednesday, lead the series 1-0. Bronson Arroyo toes the rubber
tonight for the Reds against Roy Oswalt (OHZ'-wahlt).
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - New York took a two-games-to-none lead in its
best-of-five American League playoff series with Minnesota
yesterday. The Yankees stopped the Twins 5-2 as Andy Pettitte got
the win. New York has beaten the Twins in eight straight post
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays are a loss away
from being eliminated from the playoffs. The Rays were beaten
yesterday by Texas 6-0 and now trail the best-of-five ALDS two
games to none. Game 3 is tomorrow in Arlington, Texas.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - In college football last night,
seventh-ranked Nebraska destroyed Kansas State, 48-13. The
Cornhuskers are now unbeaten in five games this season. 'Huskers
quarterback Taylor Martinez rushed for 242 yards and four
touchdowns and now has run for 737 yards in his first five games.
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