Latest George Springer News

Hard-working rookie Peña shines for Astros this postseason

Oct. 27, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When Jeremy Peña played at the University of Maine, coach Nick Derba was treated to a familiar sight each morning when he arrived on campus. “He would be on the field every morning running sprints with a tire wrapped around him tied to a yellow piece of twine,”...

Love 'em or hate 'em, Series-bound Astros keep on winning

Oct. 24, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

They're off to the World Series for a fourth time in six seasons, a remarkable feat of staying power for a franchise in any era of baseball history, let alone one that includes a 12-team playoff gauntlet filled with potential pitfalls. Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. put it...

Blue Jays CF Springer carted off field after scary collision

Oct. 08, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays center fielder George Springer was carted off the field after he collided with shortstop Bo Bichette in the eighth inning of a 10-9 playoff loss to the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. Springer is “doing OK,” interim manager John Schneider said. “He’s...

Mariners erase 7-run deficit, sweep Blue Jays with 10-9 win

Oct. 08, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Carlos Santana and J.P. Crawford delivered before Adam Frazier capped Seattle's historic comeback with one sweet swing. A little October fun for a new generation of Mariners. Frazier hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the ninth inning, and Seattle erased...

Castillo sharp, Mariners blank Jays 4-0 in wild-card opener

Oct. 07, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners gave Luis Castillo a three-run lead before he threw his first pitch in Friday’s wild-card opener against the Toronto Blue Jays. It was all the support he would need, and more. Castillo and Andrés Muñoz combined on a shutout,...

Mariners, Blue Jays set rosters ahead of wild card series

Oct. 07, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are carrying 13 pitchers and 13 position players on their roster for the wild-card series against the Seattle Mariners, including former Seattle All-Star left-hander Yusei Kikuchi, who lost his spot in the rotation this season. The Mariners will...

Manoah, Blue Jays vs Castillo, Mariners in playoff opener

Oct. 06, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — There’s a whole lot riding on Alek Manoah’s first career playoff start, but the Toronto Blue Jays All-Star right-hander isn’t the least bit fazed about facing the Seattle Mariners in Friday’s wild-card opener. “My high school coach used to say pressure is...

Orioles split twinbill with Toronto to cap 31-game rise

Oct. 05, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — As the Toronto Blue Jays casually celebrated their victory on the field, the fans at Camden Yards weren't quite done with Baltimore's feel-good season. They gave the Orioles a standing ovation, and eventually the players came out of the dugout to acknowledge it. ...

Hernández homers twice, Jays win 9th straight over Red Sox

Oct. 02, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Teoscar Hernández hit two home runs, Whit Merrifield also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays edged closer to clinching home-field advantage in the wild-card round by beating the Boston Red Sox 6-3 Sunday. “Guys are hungry not just to get to the playoffs but to...

Guerrero homers, wild-card Blue Jays rout Red Sox 9-0

Oct. 01, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and George Springer homered, Alek Manoah pitched six innings and the playoff-bound Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 9-0 on Friday night. Raimel Tapia also connected for the Blue Jays, who clinched an AL wild-card berth Thursday when the...