Saturday, October 22
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus saw a goal and an assist from rookie defenseman Zach Werenski as they beat the Chicago Blackhawks at home last night, 3-2. Sergei Bobrovsky blocked 32 shots as the Blue Jackets got their first win of the season.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Second-ranked Ohio State is on the road tonight at Penn State, where the Nittany Lions plan to have fans all clad in white for a 'white-out.' Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer says Penn State's program has a lot of "energy," particularly after a playing their best game against Maryland. Rain in the area is expected to end before gametime.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians may have starting pitcher Danny Salazar back as they go into the World Series against either the Chicago Cubs or Los Angeles Dodgers. Salazar has thrown well in recent bullpen sessions off of tightness in his right forearm. Manager Terry Francona says he believes Salazar is ready to pitch. He'll throw a simulated game today.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland manager Terry Francona is still waiting to set his rotation for the World Series although ace Corey Kluber is expected to start Tuesday's opener. The Indians hope Trevor Bauer will be available, with his stitched up finger healing. Bauer worked out yesterday and the team met with a hand specialist, who was adding another suture to the finger.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Indians pitcher Ryan Merritt has suddenly made a lot of new friends after his pitching performance in the pennant-clinching win Wednesday over Toronto. Indians fans have been sending wedding gifts to Merritt and his fiancee. At first, Merritt says he thought the flood of blenders, glasses and more gifts was a joke but he calls it "awesome."
CLEVELAND (AP) — There will be no 'first pitch' appearance by "Wild Thing" Vaughn, Charlie Sheen's character in the movie "Major League." Some fans online had pushed to have Sheen be part of the pre-game festivities but MLB officials say the choices for the first pitch have already been made, involving former franchise greats. An announcement is expected early next week.