As the days left before October dwindle and the Astros' postseason roster comes into clearer focus, the likelihood of Brad Peacock's inclusion in their American League Division Series rotation trends closer to a certainty.
Jose Abreu said he "never had a doubt" White Sox rookie Yoan Moncada would find a groove like the one he continued Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros secured their first division title in 16 years with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
Perhaps the most significant development of the Astros' 3-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night was the spike in Will Harris' fastball velocity, which had lacked some since his return from the disabled list late last month.
With a week-and-change left before the end of the regular season, the Dodgers, Indians, Nationals, and Astros have all clinched playoff spots. But if one of them wins the World Series, it won’t necessarily answer the question.
Yuli sets Houston's rookie record with 57th extra-base hit
There have been other natural disasters since Hurricane Harvey, of course. The attention of the country and the world have shifted their attention to other places, other disasters, which seem to come, out of the earth and out of the sky, with a frightening regularity.
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Pedro Martinez had 313 strikeouts in 1999.
Looking for some hot September pennant race action? Sorry. Moose out front should have told you.
The Yankees easily completed a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday and bolstered their bid for a postseason berth, but all of that was overshadowed by an unsettling incident in the fifth inning, when a line drive off the bat of Todd Frazier appeared to hit the face of a young girl who was seated directly behind the third-base dugout.
A few years ago, the phrase “Too Many Homers” became a popular way to turn one’s nose up at a brand of winning baseball.