Four days after being told he was out of the Astros' rotation, Mike Fiers came back with one of his best starts in a mostly struggle-filled first two months of the season.
Twins manager Paul Molitor winced at the thought of Jose Berrios needing to be a stopper on Tuesday.
Astros starting pitcher Joe Musgrove was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday because of discomfort in his pitching shoulder he experienced Monday when playing catch.
Twenty-year-old outfielder Kyle Tucker, the Astros' best prospect and also their most valuable minor league trade chip, was promoted to Class AA Corpus Christi on Tuesday.
Lefthanded reliever Reymin Guduan will join the Astros at Target Field ahead of Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Minnesota Twins.
Somewhat silently over the past couple years as the Chicago Cubs were turning into a championship-caliber team, another one has been following the same blueprint like the Yankees are now as I have written about in the recent past.
The Twins and Astros will conclude their three-game series on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. CT at Target Field. Left-hander Hector Santiago will take the ball for Minnesota, while Houston will trot out right-hander David Paulino for the finale.
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Throwing a baseball and starting an altercation are worse than throwing a helmet and continuing it, according to MLB.
Harper is nearly doubling the votes of the next-closest outfielder, and I’m sure that’s all everyone will be able to talk about today.
The American League’s hitting superiority over the National League was essentially etched in stone when the designated hitter was introduced in 1973. When it came to leaguewide numbers, baseball’s Senior Circuit had no chance of competing with its counterpart because the NL was constantly being weighted down by its weak-hitting pitchers who got a regular turn in the lineup.
A refresher on the rules: Both teams’ managers start the game with one challenge, and receive another if their first challenge is successful.
And I will leave you with a couple of big home runs: