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Astros' added ace Greinke drops 2nd playoff start in ALCS G1

Oct. 13, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's added ace is still looking for his first playoff win with the Astros after getting taken deep again. At least the Astros have two All-Star pitchers lined up next after the New York Yankees tagged Zack Greinke in the AL Championship Series opener. Greinke allowed two home runs in a...

A capsule look at the Yankees-Astros playoff series

Oct. 11, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

A look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Saturday, at Houston, 8:08 p.m.; Game 2, Sunday, at Houston, 8:08 p.m.; Game 3, Tuesday, at New York, 4:08 p.m; Game 4, Wednesday, at New York, 8:08 p.m.: x-Game...

Rays disappointed, not discouraged by ALDS exit

Oct. 11, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are disappointed, though hardly discouraged. The overachieving franchise with baseball's smallest payroll returned home from losing to the Houston Astros in the AL Division Series confident that getting its first taste of postseason success since 2013 will...

Mammoth matchup: Astros meet Yankees in ALCS

Oct. 11, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — It's the AL Championship Series matchup most everyone expected entering the season. But the paths the Houston Astros and New York Yankees took to get here weren't exactly what either team envisioned. "It's definitely been brewing," Houston ace Justin Verlander said. "We heard from the first...

Rays can't beat 3 aces, finally fold in ALDS vs Astros

Oct. 11, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Unable to beat three aces in a row, the Tampa Bay Rays finally folded against Houston. It didn't help that starter Tyler Glasnow was sure he tipped pitches in the first inning, when the Astros scored four fast runs. With baseball's most inexpensive roster, the young Rays tried all they could...

Cole, Astros beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game 5; Yankees next

Oct. 11, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — All season long, it seemed inevitable. Yankees-Astros for the American League pennant. "It's the matchup that we wanted," Houston shortstop Carlos Correa said. "It's the matchup that everybody wants to watch. It's must-see TV right there. So everybody is going to be tuning in. It's going to...

Houston Astros beat Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 in Game 5, advance to AL Championship Series against New York Yankees

Oct. 10, 2019 10:21 PM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros beat Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 in Game 5, advance to AL Championship Series against New York Yankees.

Sogard HR in 1st playoff start with Rays in ALDS finale

Oct. 10, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Eric Sogard homered in the first at-bat of his first start this postseason for Tampa Bay, going deep in the decisive Game 5 of the AL Division Series at Houston on Thursday night. Sogard hadn't started in nearly a month while dealing with lingering right foot discomfort. The second baseman...

LEADING OFF: Cole, Astros host Rays for spot in ALCS vs NYY

Oct. 10, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: IT'S ALL ON THE LINE Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole has won a franchise-record 17 straight decisions heading into the deciding Game 5 of their AL Division Series against visiting Tampa Bay. The winner meets the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series...

Cole looks to close out ALDS for Astros against Rays

Oct. 9, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — All those regular season wins for Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros have manager AJ Hinch feeling just fine entering a winner-take-all game with the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night. "They've got to come into our house and beat us again," Hinch said. "With Cole on the mound, I don't know...