Reds and Tigers go up 2-0...Yanks and Nats win openers...Brees' NFL record


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds routed San Francisco 9-0 last night to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five National League Division Series. Ryan Ludwick homered and Bronson Arroyo retired the first 14 batters in a dominating pitching performance for the Reds, holding the Giants to one hit over seven innings.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Russell Martin's leadoff home run in the ninth inning keyed a five-run uprising in the ninth in the New York Yankees' 7-2 win over Baltimore in the opener of that AL Division Series. This was the Orioles' first playoff game in 15 years and they will home again for Game 2 Monday night.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In their first postseason appearance in their history, the Washington Nationals rallied for a 3-2 victory of St. Louis in the opener of their NL Division Series. Rookie Tyler Moore delivered a two-out, two-run pinch-hit single in the eighth inning for the go-ahead run.

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have taken a 2-0 lead in their AL Division Series against Oakland. Don Kelly's walkoff sacrifice fly gave the Tigers a 5-4 victory with Game 3 set for Oakland on Tuesday night.

NEW ORLEANS (AP)— New Orleans QB Drew Brees threw four TD passes last night to set the NFL record with touchdown passes in 48 straight games, breaking the mark set by Johnny Unitas a half-century ago. The record-setting scoring strike was a 40-yard pass to Devery Henderson in the Saints' 31-24 win over the San Diego Chargers.

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