SCOREBOARD
Sunday, Oct. 28
Boston at Colorado (8:29 p.m. EDT). Aaron Cook starts for the first time since sustaining a strained oblique muscle Aug. 10, facing Jon Lester in Game 4 of the World Series.

Monday, Oct. 29
Boston at Colorado (8:40 p.m. EDT), if necessary. Josh Beckett faces Jeff Francis if the Rockies force a Game 5.

STARS
-Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox. The two rookies combined for seven hits at the top of the lineup, leading Boston to a 10-5 win over Colorado and a 3-0 series lead.

WHIFF
Colorado's Brad Hawpe struck out twice in a 10-5 Game 3 loss to Boston on Saturday and has whiffed eight times in three games. The record for a four-game series is seven, held by Bob Meusel in 1927 for the Yankees, Ken Caminiti in 1998 with San Diego, and Morgan Ensberg for Houston in 2005.

STREAKING
Boston's 10-5 win in Game 3 was its seventh straight World Series win, the longest such streak since the Yankees won 14 in a row from 1996 through 2000. ... Boston's Terry Francona became the first manager to start 7-0 in World Series history.

FOR THE RECORD
Boston's 10-5 win over Colorado in Game 3 took 4 hours, 19 minutes - the longest nine-inning game in Series history.

ROCKIN' ROOKIE
Jacoby Ellsbury went 4-for-5 in Boston's 10-5 win over Colorado on Saturday to become the first rookie with four hits in a World Series game since Joe Garagiola accomplished the feat for St. Louis in 1946.

SPEAKING
``It looks like we're in groundbreaking territory.'' - Colorado manager Clint Hurdle, in response to the fact that no team has ever come back from a 3-0 World Series deficit. Boston's 10-5 victory on Saturday put the Red Sox one win from the championship.

SEASONS
Oct. 28
1958 - Construction began on the new ballpark for the Giants in San Francisco. The rocks in the area resembled candlesticks.
1981 - The Los Angeles Dodgers, behind Pedro Guerrero's five RBIs, beat the New York Yankees 9-2 to take the World Series in six games.
1989 - The Oakland Athletics swept the San Francisco Giants in the World Series with a 9-6 win.
1995 - The Braves won their first World Series since moving to Atlanta with a 1-0 win over Cleveland in Game 6. Tom Glavine and Mark Wohlers combined on a one-hitter and David Justice homered in the sixth inning.
Today's birthdays: Jeremy Bonderman 25; Nate McLouth 26; Braden Looper 33.
Oct. 29
1931 - Lefty Grove, winner of 31 games for the Philadelphia A's, was named the American League MVP.
1942 - Branch Rickey, the architect of the St. Louis Cardinals' farm system, resigned as the team's vice president. Rickey was named president of the Dodgers on Nov. 1.
1979 - Willie Mays severed all ties to Major League Baseball after signing a contract with the Bally Corporation, which is involved with legalized gambling in Atlantic City, N.J.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Reds vs. Cardinals Prediction Will Mike Leake lead the Cardinals to a win against his former team when St. Louis hosts the Reds today at 2:15PM ET?
Thumbnail White Sox vs. Tigers Prediction Will the over hit again for bettors when the Tigers host the White Sox at 1:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Rays vs. Blue Jays Prediction The Blue Jays host the Rays at 1:07PM ET today in Toronto. Will the over hit for bettors?
Thumbnail Mets vs. Nationals Prediction Will the over cash today when the Nationals host the Mets at 1:05PM ET today in D.C.?
Thumbnail Orioles vs. Yankees Prediction Will the Orioles pull off the upset when their take on their AL East rivals the Yankees at 8.5 runs?

MLB Team Pages