Ducks and Dodgers post victories

RYAN GETZLAF had a goal and an assist in the Anaheim Ducks’ 6-2 win over Philadelphia on Tuesday (Flickr/Bridget Samuels photo).

The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 6-2 on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center to improve their record to 4-3-1. That’s worth nine points and fifth place in the eight-team NHL Pacific Division.

Ryan Getlzlaf returned from an injury in style, scoring a goal and getting an assist. Ondrej Kase scored two goals, and other tallies were by Brandon Montour, Nick Ritchie and Rickard Rakell.

John Gibson again excelled in goal, recording 31 saves on 33 shots. His record is now 4-2-1. The Ducks are next in action on Thursday visiting the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center.

Dodgers open series with win over Astros

In case you weren’t one of the millions of Southern Californians watched the first game of the 2017 World Series on TV Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers began the Fall Classic with a 3-1 victory at home over the Houston Astros.

Clayton Kershaw pitched a gem, working seven innings while giving up just three hits and one run. He struck out 11 batters and walked one.

The Dodgers got all their runs on home runs. Chris Taylor hit one in the first inning to give the locals a 1-0 lead. Alex Bergman of the Astros answered with a homer in the fourth to tie the game up, and Justin Turner had another game-winning home run, this time a two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth.

Game two of the Series will be on Wednesday, again at Dodger Stadium. The scene will shift to Houston for games on Friday and Saturday.

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