Brian McCann and Josh Reddick hit back-to-back home runs, and the Houston Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Monday night to move one step closer to their second straight AL West title.
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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
El primera base de los Astros de Houston, Yuli Gurriel, fue nombrado el Jugador de la Semana de la Liga Americana. El cubano bateó para .462 con 8 carreras anotadas, 3 dobles, 3 jonrones y 10 carreras impulsadas en 6 partidos para ganar su primer galardón de Jugador de la Semana.
Charlie Morton left Houston's 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday after one inning because of discomfort in his pitching shoulder, a potential problem for the World Series champions as they close in consecutive AL West titles.
Justin Verlander struck out 11 in six dominant innings, Jose Altuve capped a nine-run eighth with a two-run homer, and the Houston Astros rallied for a 10-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam and a two-run homer on his way to a career-high seven RBI, and the Houston Astros clinched a postseason berth by routing the Los Angeles Angels 11-3 on Friday night.
The Gurriel brothers gave opposing teams headaches Friday night, with Toronto's Lourdes collecting two home runs and two RBIs against the Rays and Houston's Yuli collecting two home runs and seven RBIs against the Angels.
Buster talks to Keith Law about the Dodgers coming together at the right time, the level of concern over Boston's stumble & more (:33). Plus, a conversation with the great Dan Shulman (23:32), Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (35:23) and Josh acts out the dialogue of the guys who found the Red Sox's AL East championship banner (15:26).
In baseball, 5-foot-9 is the new 6-4. Boston's Mookie Betts and Cleveland's equally compact Jose Ramirez are pint-size sluggers who are built for big moments.
Robinson Cano drove in three runs, three players homered and seven pitchers combined for a five-hitter in Seattle's 9-0 rout of the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
Buster recaps all of Tuesdayâs MLB action, including a comeback win for the Yankees, the emergence of Josh James for the Astros, an update on Trevor Story and much more.
Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in a four-run third inning that helped the Houston Astros to a 7-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Rookie pinch-hitter Daniel Vogelbach's first career grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Mariners over the Houston Astros 4-1 on Monday night.
The American League might be riding high, but the National League teams that must win or go home will command center stage.
While the Rockies, Dodgers and Cardinals battle for two playoff spots, we have a new team at the top of the heap.
As we enter the final two weeks of the season, one team that has long seemed ticketed to hit the century mark has fallen off the pace. Who is still on track to reach 100 wins (or losses)?
At age 35, Justin Verlander is having one of his finest seasons and has been at his best when the Astros need him most.
Justin Verlander struck out 11 in seven solid innings and the Houston Astros extended their AL West edge, topping the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Sunday.
Alex Bregman knows how to hold a grudge, saying he wears No. 2 for the Astros partially because the Diamondbacks didn't draft him No. 1 overall in 2015.
George Springer had four hits and scored three runs to help the Houston Astros beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-4 Saturday night and extend their lead in the American League West.
Pickle juice? Superglue? Peeing on their digits? This is the gripping tale of how far pitchers go to get an upper hand.
Pinch-hitter Jon Jay's tiebreaking triple in the eighth inning helped the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Houston Astros 4-2 Friday night, tightening a pair of playoff races.
George Springer made a diving catch in the eighth inning to help preserve Houston's lead, and the Astros swept a series at Comerica Park for the first time, wrapping up a three-game set with a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.