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MLB's postseason is here: A guide to the 12-team playoffs

Oct. 06, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

Major League Baseball’s postseason has a little more heft this season. The playoffs are here, with the first games played on Friday. The postseason begins with a field of 12 teams — up from last year’s 10 — and includes a best-of-three format for the opening wild-card round. ...

Verlander, bullpen keep Phils hitless until 9th in 10-0 win

Oct. 05, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After capping his magnificent comeback season with another stellar start Tuesday night, Justin Verlander was too busy looking ahead to reflect too much on what he's accomplished already. “I wouldn’t be who I am or in this position now if I just was happy with...

Phillies down Astros for 1st playoff berth since 2011

Oct. 04, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi after a 22-29 start to the season, it was hard to imagine that Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber and interim manager Rob Thomson would be dancing in a champagne shower come October. But this team persevered through...

Pena homers, drives in 3 to lead Astros over Rays 3-1

Oct. 02, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jeremy Pena hit an early two-run homer and drove in an insurance run late, lifting the Houston Astros to a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. One pitch after Jose Altuve’s leadoff bunt single, Pena belted a cutter by Rays starter Corey Kluber (10-10)...

Javier throws 6 strong innings, AL-best Astros beat Rays 2-1

Oct. 01, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Cristian Javier threw six shutout innings and Jake Meyers had two hits in the Houston Astros' 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night. It’s the 103rd victory for the American League-leading Astros. They are tied with the 2018 team for second-most...

Altuve homers twice as Astros rout Diamondbacks 10-2

Sep. 28, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit two of Houston's five home runs to lead the Astros to a 10-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in a game where Yordan Alvarez left with an ankle injury. The Astros, who have already won the American League West title, moved within...

Kremer tosses 4-hitter, Rutschman HR, Orioles blank Astros

Sep. 23, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — One good start deserves another — and then another. The Baltimore Orioles have received a string of exceptional performances from their starting rotation, and these razor-sharp hurlers are equally efficient against last-place teams and the best club in the...

Bradish brilliant as Orioles top Verlander, Astros 2-0

Sep. 22, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Kyle Bradish upstaged Justin Verlander and Trey Mancini. Not a bad night's work for the Baltimore rookie. Bradish came within one out of his first career shutout, outpitching Verlander in a stellar performance to lift the Orioles over the Houston...

Astros sweep struggling Rays behind Tucker, McCullers

Sep. 21, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Tucker hit a two-run homer, Lance McCullers Jr. pitched seven effective innngs and the AL West champion Houston Astros completed a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 on Wednesday night. Houston second baseman Jose Altuve was hit on...

Rays' Shane McClanahan pulled vs Astros with neck tightness

Sep. 20, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays ace Shane McClanahan was pulled in the fifth inning with neck tightness during a 5-0 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. “He did not want to come out, was not happy about that, but we’re trying to make the best decision,"...