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This Date In Baseball

1972 - The Oakland A's rallied for two ninth-inning runs for a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds to take a 3-1 lead in the World Series.

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1976 - The Cincinnati Reds took a commanding 3-0 lead over the New York Yankees in the World Series with a 6-2 victory at Yankee Stadium. Cincinnati designated hitter Dan Driessen had a single, double, home run and a walk to lead the attack. Jim Mason had a solo homer in the seventh inning for the only home run by the Yankees in the series.

1981 - Los Angeles' Rick Monday hit a ninth-inning home run to give the Dodgers a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Expos and the National League pennant.

1986 - The Boston Red Sox took a 2-0 lead in the World Series with a 9-3 rout of the New York Mets. The Red Sox had 18 hits, and battered Dwight Gooden for six runs in five innings.

1999 - Kenny Rogers walked Andruw Jones with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 11th inning, sending the Atlanta Braves to the World Series with a 10-9 victory over the New York Mets in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series.

2004 - Curt Schilling, pitching on a dislocated ankle tendon held down by three sutures put in the day before, gave up one run over seven innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 4-2 to save their season for the third day in a row and force a winner-take-all Game 7 for the AL pennant and a trip to the World Series. The series was three outs from a sweep on Oct. 17.

2005 - Roy Oswalt allowed three hits over seven innings and struck out six as Houston clinched its first World Series berth with a 5-1 win over St. Louis in Game 6 of the NLCS.

2006 - Yadier Molina hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth to help St. Louis beat the New York Mets 3-1 in Game 7 of the NL championship series. St. Louis overcame Endy Chavez's astounding grab at the wall to pull back a drive by Scott Rolen that was headed for a tiebreaking, two-run homer.

2008 - The Tampa Bay Rays held off the defending champion Boston Red Sox 3-1 behind Matt Garza's masterful pitching in Game 7 of the AL championship series.

2009 - Jeff Mathis drove home Howie Kendrick with a two-out double in the 11th inning, and the Angels survived a second straight ALCS thriller, beating New York 5-4 to trim the Yankees' series lead to 2-1.

2009 - Jimmy Rollins lined a two-run double with two outs in the ninth inning off closer Jonathan Broxton and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 for a 3-1 lead in the NL championship series.

Today's birthdays: Daniel Descalso 27; Josh Tomlin 29; James McDonald 29; J.A. Happ 31; Jose Bautista 33; Rajai Davis 33; Mike Young 37.

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