A meltdown uncharacteristic of one of baseball's best bullpens cost the Astros a chance at their franchise record-setting winning streak.
The most epic comeback of this Royals season is Alex Gordon stumbling and tripping and face-planting across home plate in the eighth inning Tuesday night. It is second baseman Whit Merrifield ripping a bases-loaded, game-tying double to left field off Astros closer Ken Giles. It is Mike Moustakas, extinguishing the longest winning streak in baseball with a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth.
The Astros reportedly will add another member to their 2016-2017 international class before the current signing period ends June 15.
The Astros have an agreement to sign 20-year-old Cuban righthander Elian Rodriguez for $2 million, pending a physical.
Marwin Gonzalez avoided a stint on the 10-day disabled list stemming from the left hand injury he sustained during the Astros' 7-3 win Monday night against the Kansas City Royals.
The Astros' 11-game winning streak came to a screeching halt when Mike Moustakas hit a walk-off, two-run homer in the ninth to propel the Royals to a 9-7 victory on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
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The Reds’ infielder came into Tuesday’s game with three home runs this season. He hit four in one game.
Sixteen tickets were punched over the past three days to the NCAA baseball tournament super regionals, with five of eight national seeds emerging from four-team regionals in addition to five other host schools.
In February, I decided to build a Retrosheet database to help analyze some data on the Colorado Rockies. I was a bit surprised, at first, to see there was temperature, wind speed and wind direction data in the data set. I say “at first,” because I realized that often when I’ve seen a box score on the internet or in a newspaper, it usually includes those weather details in the same section as the official attendance. Since weather gets wacky in Colorado, especially in April and May, I thought that would be a neat topic.
Mitch Moreland and Hanley Ramirez hit back-to-back home runs while Andrew Benintendi also went deep to continue Masahiro Tanaka's baffling slide as the Red Sox defeated the Yankees, 5-4, on Tuesday evening at Yankee Stadium.