L.A. Pro Sports Update

Vin Scully concludes a marvelous broadcasting career, Rams win second straight in convincing fashion.

Kyle Kohner, Writer

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NFL

L.A. Rams: With four seconds left in the fourth quarter and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston driving the Bucs offense inside the Rams’ 15 yard line, Los Angeles’ defensive end Robert Quinn tackled Winston from behind and saved a possible game-winning touchdown. The Rams held off a furious Buccaneers fourth quarter comeback that saw Tampa Bay cut their lead down from 31-20 to 37-32. With the Rams’ 37-32 win, they move to 2-1 on the year and hold the division lead in the NFC West.

Player of the Week: DE Robert Quinn: 3 Solo Tackles, 3 Total Tackles, 1 Sack (Game-Saving Tackle)

MLB

L.A. Dodgers: The Dodgers swept a four game set against division-rival Colorado Rockies to begin the week. Los Angeles backup infielder and ex-Rockie Charlie Culberson hit a walk-off home run on Sept. 25 to seal the deal and help the Dodgers clinch the NL West division title. The beloved Vin Scully called the dramatic finale of the series sweep as his final game as the Dodgers’ color commentator. The Dodgers hit the road on Sept. 27 for a matchup against the San Diego Padres with the division title already in hand. The Dodgers could not keep their winning momentum as they lost 7-1. All of the Padres’ runs came off the bat of rookie outfielder and highly touted prospect Hunter Renfroe.

Player of the Week: Broadcaster Vin Scully: Concluded an astonishing 66-year career as the Dodgers broadcaster.

L.A. Angels: The Angels played a superb week of baseball, winning three out of four games against the Houston Astros. Rookie catcher Jefry Marte hit a grand slam in front of his parents in their first time seeing him play American baseball. The Angels won two straight against the Oakland Athletics, including a gem pitched by Ricky Nolasco on Sep. 27. It marked the second straight quality start for the right-handed Nolasco.

Player of the Week: Pitcher Ricky Nolasco: 2W(8-14),15 innings, 10 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9K