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With a postseason berth all but guaranteed, Astros manager A.J. Hinch has begun the process of mapping out the number of starts his frontline starters will make over the final two weeks of the season in deference to their workload and potential first-round matchups. Right-hander Gerrit Cole, the scheduled... [Read More]
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Astros rookie righthander Josh James will start Tuesday's game as manager A.J. Hinch rearranges his rotation to give Gerrit Cole an extra three days' rest and to plan out the workload for his starters over the last two weeks of the regular season. [Read More]
Houston's Justin Verlander struck out 11 in seven innings and the host Astros extended their American League West edge over the second-place A's to 4½ games by topping Arizona 5-4 on Sunday. Arizona, which is 4-12 since Aug. 31, fell 4½ games behind the first-place the Rockies in the National League West. The Diamondbacks are four games behind the Dodgers and Cardinals for the NL's second wild-card berth. Verlander allowed one run on three hits. He matched his career high for strikeouts in a season with 269 as he passed teammate Gerrit Cole, who has 260,... [Read More]
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he passed teammate Gerrit Cole, who has 260, for most in the AL. Zack Greinke (14-10) allowed four runs on eight hits in 61/3 innings. Rays 5, A's 4: The A's Khris Davis hit a grand slam in the ninth off Sergio Romo, his major league-leading 43rd homer, but Tampa Bay held on. [Read More]
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Justin Verlander ponchó a 11 en siete dominantes entradas y los Astros de Houston ampliaron su ventaja en la cima del Oeste de la Liga Americana al derrotar el domingo 5-4 a los Diamondbacks de Arizona. Los Astros aventajan a Oakland por 4,5 juegos en la disputa divisional. Arizona comenzó la jornada cuatro juegos detrás en el Oeste de la Liga Nacional y 3,5 juegos detrás del segundo comodín. Verlander (16-9) permitió una carrera y tres hits. Igualó su marca personal de ponches en una campaña con 269 y rebasó a su compañero Gerrit Cole, quien tiene... [Read More]
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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. The Astros lead Oakland by 4 ½ games in the division race. Arizona began the day four games behind in the NL West and 3 ½ games back for the second NL wild-card spot. Verlander (16-9) allowed one run on three hits. He matched his career high for strikeouts in a season with 269... [Read More]
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The Yankees probably could have had righthanded starting pitcher Gerrit Cole if they wanted to part with Miguel Andujar. They might have had a better rotation, but where would that have left their off... [Read More]
Like a reservoir of hope that cannot be tapped, the specter of Madison Bumgarner hangs over the approaching wild-card game between the A's and Yankees. If these teams had one wish, it would be to borrow the big left-hander for just one day. Since the one-game, winner-take-all format was instituted in 2012, teams have done everything possible to line up their ace pitchers. We've seen the likes of Zack Greinke, Dallas Keuchel, Gerrit Cole, Jon Lester (2014 A's) and Johnny Cueto (2013 Reds) start the game — and Bumgarner set the all-time standard by winning two of these games,... [Read More]
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