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• The Boston Red Sox last night staged a late inning comeback to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5, evening the best-of-seven American League Championship Series at one game apiece.

And the St. Louis Cardinals go into tonight's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven National League Championship Series.




• In Week Six of the National Football League...

Green Bay 19
Baltimore 17

Cincinnati 27
Buffalo 24

Detroit 31
Cleveland 17

St. Louis 38
Houston 13

Oakland 7
Kansas City 24

Carolina 35
Minnesota 10

Philadelphia 31
Tampa Bay 20

Pittsburgh 19
NY Jets 6

Jacksonville 19
Denver 35

Tennessee 13
Seattle 20

New Orleans 27
New England 30

Arizona 20
San Francisco 32

Washington 16
Dallas 31
KC's View:
I've gotten some emails from folks wondering how come I haven't been commenting on the MLB playoffs, or making picks.

The problem is that I don't really have a rooting interest in any of the teams in the playoffs, but have personal fondness for all of them...

I like the Cardinals because my friend Joanie Taylor (one of the best people on the planet) is as dedicated a Cards fan as one could find, plus she took me to the game when the Cardinals won the World Series in 2011.

I like the Tigers because I have friends at Westborn Markets there who are enormous fans, plus, how can I root against Detroit, a city that could use a World Series champion?

I like the Dodgers because I remain a big Brooklyn Dodgers fan, mostly because of Jackie Robinson, one of the most important people (not just athletes) of the 20th century.

And, I like the Red Sox because they're the Sox ... the team of Spenser and Robert B. Parker and Ted Williams and because Fenway Park in summer is my idea of a religious experience.

Since none of the teams are the Mets or the Mariners, I've decided to just sit back and enjoy the games, because it's baseball, which reminds us of all that once was good, and that could be again.