Salem Radio Network News Saturday, October 23, 2021



SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The United States had a great opening day at the Ryder Cup, taking a 6-2 lead over Europe despite dropping the opening match. Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele (SHAH’-flee) each went 2-0 on the opening day, while Rory McIlroy lost both of his matches. All six U.S. rookies contributed at least a half-point in giving Europe its largest first-day deficit in Cup history.

CHICAGO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals ran their winning streak to 14 games, one off the team record set in July 1935. Paul Goldschmidt, Tyler O’Neill and pinch-hitter José Rondón belted two-run homers as the Redbirds downed the Chicago Cubs, 8-5 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Tyler O’Neill provided a three-run homer and pair Lars Nootbaar smacked a pair of solo shots in the second game, a 12-4 blowout at Wrigley Field.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays rookie Wander Franco was reinstated from the 10-day injured list after missing two weeks with a right hamstring injury. Franco had a walk and a hit last night to run his on-base streak to 40 games. Franco’s on-base stretch is the second-longest in major league history by a player under 21, four behind Frank Robinson in 1956.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) was scratched from last night’s start at Oakland and placed on the injured list due to neck soreness. The IL stint is retroactive to Tuesday, one day after Greinke allowed five runs over four innings against Arizona. The Astros’ magic number to win the AL West remains three after their 14-2 loss at Oakland.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says it will play one of its first six playoff games on Monday night beginning this season. The NFL added a third wild-card team in each conference last season, and then played three wild-card games on both Saturday and Sunday during its first weekend of the playoffs. The new schedule means the league will play two games on Saturday, three on Sunday and one on Monday night.


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