BoSox/Cardinals World Series Game V Preview, NFL Highlights and Lowlights, Oregon passes Florida State, Jeff Gordon wins, Surgery Tuesday for Miguel Cabrera + Weekend Recap: Monday, October 28, 2013

BoSox/Cardinals World Series Game V Preview

The 2013 World Series got even weirder last night as the Red Sox evened the series at 2-2 with the final out recorded on a pickoff. Game three was decided by an obstruction call at third base.

Tonight’s Game V is a rematch of Game I with Jon Lester taking on Adam Wainwirght. Lester and the Red Sox won Game I 8-1 after the Cards showed unusual first game jitters in committing three errors and getting down 5-0 after two innings. The Cards are 13-2 in their L15 home games and a capping “standard” is to take the loser in a five day pitching rematch.

NFL Highlights and Lowlights

Highlights

Matt Stafford threw for 488 yards, 329 to Calvin Johnson, and scored on a sneak with 12 seconds left as the Lions edged Dallas 31-30 despite being -4 in the turnover battle.

Megatron’s big day was the second best ever by an NFL wide receiver but the best in regulation. The Rams Flipper Anderson had 336 receiving yards in a game that included overtime.

The Chiefs stayed unbeaten with a 23-17 win over the Browns. Of the last 20 teams to open up 8-0, all 20 made the playoffs, 12 went to the Super Bowl and eight went on to win.

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning both came from double-digits down in the second half to win. The Patriots came from 17-3 down at the half to beat Miami 27-17. Denver trailed Washington 21-7 late in the third quarter before going on to win 45-21. The Broncos outscored the Skins 31-0 in the fourth quarter.

Also from the Cowboys/Lions game was an epic sideline meltdown by the Pokes Dez Bryant. If you havent already seen this lowlight on Sports Center, here ya go.

Oregon leapfrogs Florida State to No.2

BCS Standings

RK TEAM RECORD

1 Alabama 8-0
2 Oregon 8-0
3 Florida State 7-0
4 Ohio State 8-0
5 Stanford 7-1
6 Baylor 7-0
7 Miami (FL) 7-0
8 Clemson 7-1
9 Missouri 7-1
10 Oklahoma 7-1
11 Auburn 7-1
12 Texas A&M 6-2
13 LSU 7-2
14 South Carolina 6-2
15 Texas Tech 7-1
16 Fresno State 7-0
17 Northern Illinois 8-0
18 Oklahoma State 6-1
19 Louisville 7-1
20 UCLA 5-2
21 Michigan 6-1
22 Michigan State 7-1
23 UCF 6-1
24 Wisconsin 5-2
25 Notre Dame 6-2

Jeff Gordon wins at Martinsville

Jeff Gordon won his first race of 2013 and Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson are now tied for the lead in the Chase after Sunday’s result at Martinsville. Gordon snapped a personal 32-race winless straight with his eighth career win at “The Paper Clip” (88th of his career) and moved into third place in The Chase, 27 points behind the leaders. Kenseth finished second with Clint Bowyer in third. Johnson finished fifth.

Cabrera set for groin surgery on Tuesday

Detroit Tiger third baseman Miguel Cabrera will have surgery on Tuesday to repair the injured groin that hampered him through the final two months of the regular season and playoffs. Cabrera hit .348 with 44 home runs and 137 RBIs this season and batted .262 with two home runs in 11 postseason games. In 2012, Cabrera became the first Triple Crown player in baseball since 1967 leading the majors in average, homers and RBIs.

Rory tops Tiger in China

With the PGA Tour over for 2013, the superstars are globetrotting to the places where they get the most in “show” money. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy split $3.5 million for a head-to-head match at the Mission Hills Golf Club of China. McIlroy won $2 million for beating Woods by a stroke for the round. McIlroy made $1.8 million this year for playing in 16 PGA events.

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