The Astros were the talk of MLB after posting a 42-16 record through June 5. Then, as soon as Houston lost some steam, the Dodgers rolled off the best 50-game stretch that baseball has had in more than a century.
The best way to reach your goals? For the Astros & GM Jeff Luhnow, it was trusting their beliefs & staying the course.
Perhaps it was not by coincidence that the person the Astros asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Friday was a former star athlete who knows a little about playing for a championship team in Houston.
The Astros have had an emotionally charged season with an exciting postseason run and the challenge of overcoming Hurricane Harvey. Two moments in particular have earned nominations for this year’s Esurance MLB Awards.
The Yankees and Astros have announced tonight’s starting lineups ahead of Game 7 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World, scheduled for 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on FS1.
Bret Saberhagen turned 20 early during his rookie season in 1984, which ended with his Royals losing to the Tigers in the American League Championship Series. The next year, Saberhagen, at age 21, started and won Game 7 of the World Series.
While Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz has made a name for himself hitting mammoth home runs, it’s his personality that really shined throughout the 2017 season.
The Indians had a historic 2017 season with an American League-record 22-game winning streak and their highest win total since 1954.
MLB.com is on the scene in and around Minute Maid Park as excitement builds for a winner-take-all Game 7 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World between the Yankees and Astros.
When Brian Cashman was volleying trade proposals with White Sox counterpart Rick Hahn in advance of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, the Yankees’ general manager refused to go any further in negotiations unless right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle was included in the deal.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks about his club’s 7-1 loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Friday night.