BOSTON (AP) — Anibal (AH'-nih-bahl) Sanchez combined with four relievers on a one-hitter as the Detroit Tigers downed the Boston Red Sox 1-0 in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. The Tigers were within two outs of tossing the third no-hitter in postseason history until Daniel Nava singled in the bottom of the ninth. Jhonny Peralta (JAH'-nee peh-RAHL'-tah) had three of the Tigers' nine hits, including an RBI single in the sixth for the game's lone run.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Wacha (WAH'-kah) pitched into the seventh and combined with four relievers on a five-hitter as the St. Louis Cardinals blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the National League Championship Series. David Freese (freez) doubled in the fifth and came around to score the game's lone run on Jon Jay's sacrifice fly. Clayton Kershaw gave up just two hits and an unearned run for the Dodgers, who haven't scored in 19 straight innings.
UNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Alabama and second-ranked Oregon won easily on Saturday, but No. 3 Clemson needed two touchdowns 62 seconds apart in the fourth quarter to turn a 14-10 deficit into a 24-14 win over unranked Boston College. T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake each ran for two touchdowns to help the Crimson Tide blow out Kentucky 48-7. Marcus Mariota accounted for 454 total yards and four touchdowns in the Ducks' 45-24 romp over No. 16 Washington.
UNDATED (AP) — Unranked Utah's defense made a goal-line stand in the final minute to preserve a 27-21 win over fifth-ranked Stanford, ending the Cardinal's 13-game winning streak. James Franklin completed 18 of 27 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown as No. 25 Missouri shocked seventh-ranked Georgia 41-26 in Athens. And 12th-ranked Oklahoma was a 36-20 loser at Texas as Case McCoy threw two touchdowns and defensive tackle Chris Whaley returned an interception 31 yards for a score.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski (khez-LOW'-skee) had gone 37 Sprint Cup races without a victory until he chased down Kasey Kahne (kayne) in the closing laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Keselowski led only 11 laps, and passed Kahne with nine to go to get the win. Matt Kenseth now has a four-point lead over Jimmie Johnson in the Sprint Cup standings after the two finished third and fourth respectively.