By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
Oct 12, 2019

‘Today in Sports’ is a continuously updated daily article showcasing the real headlines only (none of the noise), all of the top highlights, interesting facts from around the NFL, NBA, & MLB, as well as the main games worth watching, the best performances of the day (posted at the end of the day), significant birthdays, and a quick recap of notable events on this day in sports history. 

Tanaka was brilliant again

Yanks looked like savages in Game 1

Scherzer’s masterful Game 2

Adam Eaton cleans things up in the 8th

Michael Taylor strikes first

Aaron Judge doubles them up

Stanton adds new dimension to NYY

Gleyber was MVP of Game 1

Bregman showing off the hops

Gleyber sticks with it for the out

Cards get their 1st run of NLCS

Adam Eaton stretches up for this 1

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4:08 PM: Washington Nationals (NL#4) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (NL#3) [NLCS Game 2 | WAS 1-0]

8:08 PM: New York Yankees (AL#2) vs. Houston Astros (AL#1) [ALCS Game 1]

*All game times listed are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)*

[Player of the Day] SP Max Scherzer, WAS (@STL): 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 11 K, 2 BB, W

SP Masahiro Tanaka, NYY (@HOU): 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 4 K, 1 BB, W

2B Gleyber Torres, NYY (@HOU): 3-5, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 R, 1 2B

OF Michael Taylor, WAS (@STL): 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R

1B DJ LeMahieu, NYY (@HOU): 2-4, 3 R, 1 BB

NFL: WR Miles Boykin, Baltimore Ravens (turns 23)

MLB: SS Ketel Marte, Arizona Diamondbacks (26)

MLB: RP Jandel Gustave, San Francisco Giants (26)

NFL: C Matt Paradis, Carolina Panthers (30)

1992: Redskins WR Art Monk caught his 820th career pass, making him the all-time leader in NFL history at the time

1989: The Dallas Cowboys traded running back Herschel Walker to the Minnesota Vikings for a multitude of players and draft picks that eventually became 18 players in one of the most infamous trades in NFL history

1982: Brewers 3B Paul Molitor set a World Series record with 5 hits against the Cardinals

1979: In Larry Bird’s NBA debut, Celtics guard Chris Ford hit the very first three-point shot in NBA history

1979: Earvin “Magic” Johnson made his Los Angeles Lakers debut, defeating the San Diego Clippers 103-102

1967: The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Red Sox in Game 7 of the World Series as Lou Brock stole a record 7 bases in the Series

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