Quick Hits: 26/10/17

Astros tie up World Series in 11

Astros 7- 6 Dodgers – WP: Denvenski (1-0) LP: McCarthy (0-1)

The Houston Astros tied the World Series on the road last night with an 11th inning 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The hometown Dodgers had lead 3-1 heading into the 8th and even held a one-run lead into the 9th inning but a bomb from Marwin Gonzalez sent the game into extra innings.

Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa went deep on back to back pitches in the tenth off the pitching of Josh Fields but the Dodgers weren’t done either scoring two in the bottom of the frame to extend the contest, Yasiel Puig homering and Logan Forsythe scoring on an Enrique Henriquez single.

The Astros finally took an unassailable lead in the 11th a two-run blast from George Springer scoring Cameron Maybin was enough to get the win even with the consolation homer from Charlie Culberson in the bottom of the frame. Chris Devenski took the win for the Astros ending the game striking out Puig after a 9 pitch battle.

The Astros host the Dodgers in game three on Friday with Yu Darvish (LAD) and Lance McCullers Jr (HOU) slated to start.

Girardi leaves the Yankees

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The New York Yankees are in the market for a new manager after having parted company with Joe Girardi after 10 years in charge. Girardi’s contract expired and the 53-year-old was not offered a new deal by the Bronx Bombers.

Girardi took the Yankees to 6 postseasons and the 2009 Championship as well as game 7 of the ALCS this season.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman released a statement thanking Girardi “for his 10 years of hard work and service” and that the team had “decided to pursue alternatives for the managerial position.”.

The Yankees are left in a strong position, with young talent including Rookie of the year standout and MVP candidate Aaron Judge and power hitting catcher Gary Sanchez.

Bristol City get Manchester United in League Cup

Bristol City hit the jackpot in the quarter-final draw of the Carabao Cup drawing Manchester United at home on the week of the 18th December.

The Championship club can look forward to a sell-out when they host Jose Mourinho’s stars knowing victory will guarantee two more fixtures in with a possible final at Wembley stadium.

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Fernando Alonso commits to Race the Rolex Daytona 24 hours in 2018

Former Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso will kick off his 2018 racing season at the traditional curtain raiser for the Endurance racing calendar, the Rolex Daytona 24.

Alonso will race for United Autosport debuting their new Ligier JS P217 which will run throughout the European Le Mans season and race at Le Mans.

Alonso is racing the Rolex 24 in preparation for his triple crown bid of winning Le Mans 24 Hours, Indy 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix.

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