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.