Sports: Cards Fall To Dodgers On Walk-Off In Ninth

LOS ANGELES (10/06/21) — Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer with two out in the ninth to lift the Dodgers to a 3-1 win over the Cardinals in the National League Wild Card game Wednesday night. The Dodgers take on the Giants beginning tomorrow.

UNDATED (10/07/21) — The American League Divisional Series begins today with the Chicago White Sox facing Houston, followed by Boston at Tampa Bay.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy has made Justin Fields his first-string quarterback going forward, moving veteran Andy Dalton into the backup role. The former Ohio State quarterback and a first-round draft pick had played against Detroit and Cleveland.

UNDATED (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are moving on from linebacker Jaylon Smith without getting into the specifics of the decision to release their leading returning tackler four games into 2021. One of the factors was a looming $9.2 million guarantee on Smith’s 2022 salary if he got injured.