Yuli Gurriel isn't known as much of a home run hitter. Unlike most who play his position, the Astros' first baseman's swing is more tailored toward racking up singles and doubles.
For four innings, the Houston Astros couldn’t touch Dan Straily.
Charlie Morton has sustained the electric sinker-curveball combination he flashed in spring training through his first eight starts in an Astros uniform.
Theories ran amok after Astros manager A.J. Hinch pinch-ran for Jose Altuve at third base in the ninth inning of a six-run game Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.
Remember a few weeks ago when Carlos Correa was struggling? Through his first 15 games, he was hitting .196 with one extra-base hit -- a home run on Opening Day.
Yuli Gurriel nearly broke up Dan Straily's no-hit bid in the fourth inning with a hard line drive that was run down in center field. An inning later, the Houston first baseman connected on his first career grand slam to power the Astros to a 7-2 victory over Miami on Monday at Marlins Park.
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We know there is a whole lot of 2017 left, and things can change. With that being said, it's hard not to already be taken in by what Bryce Harper and Mike Trout have managed in the first month-and-a-half of the season.
Scott Boras + otherworldly talent + age + timing = a lotta clams.
Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout smashed back-to-back home runs off Mike Pelfrey in the fifth inning to power the Angels to a 5-3 comeback win over the White Sox in Monday night's series opener at Angel Stadium.
Corey Dickerson isn't a household name. Not yet, anyway. We're headed that way, but still. Likewise, Eugenio Suarez, Zack Cozart and Avisail Garcia aren't there yet, either. No big deal.
Maybe we owe the creators of Superman an apology for all those years of making fun of Clark Kent's not-so-subtle disguise. The glasses look seems to be working for Aaron Judge.