NEW YORK (AP) — The Kansas City Royals looked uncharacteristically shaky in a 9-3 loss to the New York Mets that cut their lead to 2-1 in the best-of-seven World Series. That Gold Glove defense led by Eric Hosmer bungled several key plays. Those bats that couldn’t miss in the first two World Series games were flailing helplessly against Noah Syndergaard once the rookie settled in. The nearly unhittable bullpen had trouble getting outs. Yordano Ventura gave back two early leads.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City pitcher Chris Young will be working on three days’ rest to try to push the Royals to the brink of their first World Series championship since 1985. He’s set to start Game 4 tonight (Saturday) against the Mets’ Steven Matz. Young won the opener in relief Tuesday, throwing 53 pitches and striking out four over three hitless innings. He says his body feels fine and he’s not worried about bouncing back.
LONDON (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are about to play their strangest “home” game in team history — in front of 84,000 mostly English spectators 4,300 miles from Arrowhead Stadium. Sunday’s matchup with the Detroit Lions (1-6) in London is part of the NFL’s effort to build a British base for American football. It will be the Chiefs’ (2-5) first regular-season game played on foreign soil. Coach Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith have vowed to ensure that the sacrifice of a real home game won’t cost the team a win. You can hear the game Sunday morning on KJAN, beginning with the pre-game show at 7-a.m.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Joey Logano has won the pole at Martinsville Speedway as he seeks his fourth consecutive Sprint Cup victory. Logano turned a lap at 98.548 mph in qualifying to finish ahead of Martin Truex Jr. and non-Chase drivers AJ Allmendinger and Jamie McMurray. No driver has won four straight Cup races since Jimmie Johnson in 2007.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods says he had a follow-up procedure on his back Wednesday to relieve discomfort. Woods underwent a pair of microdiscectomy last year and new says he returned to the Tour too early. There is no timetable on his return.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Scott McCarron and Steve Pate shared the lead at 8-under 63 after the first round of the Champions Tour’s Toshiba Classic. McCarron eagled the par-5 15th and had six birdies and an eagle at Newport Beach Country Club. Billy Andrade (AN’-drayd) and Rod Spittle were a stroke back in the final full-field event of the season.