Kansas City 9
Oakland 8 (12)
Pirates Vs. Giants
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Edinson Volquez gets a chance to continue his remarkable resurgence Wednesday night when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the San Francisco Giants in the NL wild-card game.
A year after being released by San Diego, Volquez has found a home in Pittsburgh. He went 13-7 this season and is unbeaten since July.
He'll face a tough test in the Giants, who stumbled down the stretch but have a roster filled with players who have already won two World Series titles this decade. San Francisco will send 18-game winner Madison Bumgarner to the mound.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy says his players won't be intimidated by the raucous environment at PNC Park.
The winner faces the Washington Nationals in the NL Division Series beginning Friday.
Royals Beat Athletics In 12
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Christian Colon and Salvador Perez hit RBI singles in the bottom of the 12th to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card game. The A's had an 8-7 lead until Eric Hosmer tripled and scored on Colon's high chopper down the third-base line. The A's wasted a nice game by Brandon Moss, who hit a two-run homer and a three-run blast while Oakland was building a 7-3 lead.
Steelers Look Ahead To Jacksonville
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers spent training camp talking about the need to get to the quarterback and get the ball. A month into the season, neither has happened with any regularity. The Steelers (2-2) managed just one sack in last Sunday's upset loss to Tampa Bay and rank 18th in the league with seven through the first four weeks. Pittsburgh has created only three turnovers in 16 quarters, one of them produced by the special teams in a win over Carolina. An influx of new faces and injuries haven't helped. Harrison says the biggest problem isn't physical right now but mental. The five-time Pro Bowl linebacker says the Steelers need to be more consistent starting Sunday when they travel to winless Jacksonville (0-4).
Raiders Name Sparano Interim Coach
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have promoted offensive line coach Tony Sparano to interim coach after firing head coach Dennis Allen on Monday. Sparano had a 29-32 record as head coach in Miami from 2008-11, winning the 2009 AFC East title after inheriting a team that was 1-15 the previous year. He takes over a team that has dropped 10 straight since last season.
No Penalty For Praying
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The NFL says Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for dropping to his knees in prayer in the end zone after an interception in last night's game. An NFL spokesman wrote in an email to The Associated Press that "the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expression. The flag thrown in the fourth quarter of Kansas City's 41-14 victory over New England Monday night touched off a firestorm on social media.
Changes In Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan has announced changes to its injury protocol, including the presence of a medical professional in the press box or video booth at future football games, after what happened over the weekend. The school admitted it made a mistake in handling quarterback Shane Morris following a suspected concussion because of a "serious lack of communication" and "confusion" among the coaching staff. Coach Brady Hoke has been criticized for not immediately sitting Morris for the rest of the game after the sophomore took a hard hit in the fourth quarter against Minnesota on Saturday.
UNDATED (AP) - U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested for the second time on DUI charges in his hometown of Baltimore. Maryland Transportation Authority police charged the 18-time gold medalist Tuesday morning after he failed field sobriety tests after officers caught him speeding. Phelps issued an apology that sounded very familiar to the one he made after a drunken-driving arrest a decade ago, as well as when a British tabloid published a photograph in 2009 that showed him using a marijuana pipe.
NL WildCard Game
San Francisco Giants
at Pittsburgh Pirates
at Green Bay Packers
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Thomas More (KY)
at Wash & Jeff
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