Perhaps it was fitting that in Justin Verlander’s Astros debut, his former Detroit Tigers teammate was responsible for the biggest swing of the game.
Ariel Miranda allowed no hits through six innings, but was pulled after throwing 112 pitches. Houston’s Cameron Maybin hit a two-run homer in the seventh to snap a 1-1 tie as the Astros won in Justin Verlander’s debut with the club.
By tanking and stacking top prospects for several seasons, the Astros have turned into a powerhouse, one that the Mariners and the rest of the AL West could be chasing for years to come.
On Wednesday night at Safeco Field, the day after they will have officially welcomed Justin Verlander into their rotation, the Astros will get back Lance McCullers Jr.
IT'S SATURDAY AFTERNOON, just minutes before the first pitch inside Minute Maid Park, where the Astros returned to face the Mets in a post-Harvey series meant to bring a glimmer of hope and a moment of normalcy back to a town still in shock after one of the worst storms in U.S. history.
The only comparison Justin Verlander could come up with for his Houston Astros debut was opening day.
And finally, a couple of roster moves within the organization are set to take place today:
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Because when you think “entertainment” you think “a 19-inning game with a total of five runs scored.”
The struggling Cleveland club from the beginning of the season has been left far behind.
We are back to work after Labor Day, so that means its time for a good long look through the MLB standings.
After having been crowned the American League's Player of the Month for August, Manny Machado is showing no signs of slowing down.