LA Pro Sports Update

Rams win first game of the year by surprising Seahawks, Dodgers keep San Francisco at bay.

Kyle Kohner, Writer

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NFL

L.A. Rams– In their return to Los Angeles, the Rams scored three field goals off kicker Greg Zuerlein to upend the Seattle Seahawks 9-3 on Sept. 18. L.A. linebackers Mark Barron and Alec Ogletree shut down the Seattle quarterback, Russell Wilson, with 19 tackles between them. The defense still has kinks to smooth out, as the secondary gave up several big plays to Seattle receiver Tyler Lockett. The Rams play the 1-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road on Sunday.

Player of the week: LB Alec Ogletree: 8 Solo Tackles, 9 Total

MLB

L.A. Angels– After getting swept by the Seattle Mariners, the Angels split a weekend four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays. After that series, L.A. unfortunately dropped the series against the Texas Rangers. Despite the rough week, star outfielder Mike Trout continued to show why he deserves MVP consideration.

Player of the week: OF Mike Trout: 8 Hits, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBIs

L.A. Dodgers– The Dodgers began the week with a series split against the Arizona Diamondbacks, followed by a vital series win against the San Francisco Giants. The series with San Francisco provided drama, highlighted by a bench-clearing brawl involving Giants’ pitcher Madison Bumgarner and Dodgers’ outfielder Yasiel Puig.

Player of the week: SS Corey Seager: 7 Hits, 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBIs