Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress unraveling, trying to preserve a three-run lead over the most resilient team in baseball, the Astros loaded the bases for their hottest hitter: Marwin Gonzalez.
Baseball's bearded good-luck charm, Mike Napoli has played on three World Series teams in six years, so he's known his share of big moments. A fairly routine play in the Rangers' 10-4 win over the Astros on a blustery Thursday of a miserable May might not qualify in your book. Then again, maybe you haven't been where the Rangers have lately.
Former major league pitcher Josh Beckett will make his television studio debut Tuesday night on Root Sports Southwest on the pre- and postgame shows for the Braves-Astros game.
With 11 hits in his last 22 at-bats, Marwin Gonzalez vaulted from a utility man to an indispensable weapon the last week. He has hit six home runs in his last five starts. His one stray at-bat came in a pinch-hit situation on April 29, in which he grounded out.
It will be the American League Pitcher of the Month going against the AL's Player of the Month on Friday, when the Astros and Angels open a three-game series in Anaheim.
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Perhaps you're not surprised, because you know Hamilton is fast. By the time you're done reading this post, he could have run across the United States three times. Probably.
Friday morning’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the Yankees big weekend in Chicago, the Twins’ hot start, and replacements for Noah Syndergaard.
The Twins have a share of first place. This is unexpected.
If there’s one thing Star Wars has given sports, it’s the phrase “Evil Empire.” It’s used liberally by people who hate a team, and fans who love them and relish being the villain.