In Major League Baseball action, the Kansas City Royals have moved a half-game ahead of Detroit in the AL Central with a 3-2 win against Oakland as the Royals cut the Athletics' lead in the AL West to 3 ½ games over the Los Angeles Angels.
In baseball, one run was enough for the Red Sox to take a two-games-to-one lead in the American League Championship Series. John Lackey combined with three relievers on a six-hitter as Boston blanked the Tigers 1-0 in Detroit. Mike Napoli homered off losing pitcher Justin Verlander in the top of the seventh.
Meanwhile in the National League Championship Series, St. Louis got within one victory of another World Series appearance. Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer as the Cards beat the Dodgers 4-2 to take a three-games-to-one lead in the series.
In the NFL, the New York Giants played one of their two best games of the season on Thursday, but it wasn't enough for them to avoid their first 0-6 start in 37 years.
Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes to Brandon Marshall and the Chicago Bears intercepted Eli Manning three times in a 27-21 win over the Giants. Marshall had both of his scoring grabs in the second quarter to help the Bears build a 27-14 lead.
Brandon Jacobs became the first Giant to rush for more than 55 yards this season, finishing with 106 and two touchdowns on 22 carries.
In baseball, the Red Sox overcame a tough start for a 15-10 win over Houston last night. Jacoby Ellsbury homered twice, Jonny Gomes added a three-run shot and the Red Sox rallied from a five-run deficit.
Elsewhere in the American League, Chicago won 3-2 over the Yankees. Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-2 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch as the Yankees' designated hitter. A-Rod's first major league game since October drew the YES Network's highest rating this year for a Yankees game, even though New York lost 8-1 at the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.