American League

McCann, Altuve awaken Astros' offense
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The Astros’ bats woke up just in time, coming to life in a three-run fifth inning sparked by Brian McCann and Jose Altuve in Game 6 of the ALCS.

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For Astros, all arms on deck for Game 7
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The Astros figure to have just about every pitcher available for Saturday night’s Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park, perhaps with the exception of Game 6 starter Justin Verlander.

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Yanks, Astros set for ALCS Game 7 clincher
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The Astros did their part to force a Game 7 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World on Saturday, as they knocked off the Yankees in Game 6 on Friday. In the clincher, the Yankees will turn to CC Sabathia, who defeated Houston in Game 3, tossing six scoreless innings. The Astros, […]

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Astros feel the love for newest ace
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There may not be a more popular person right now in the city of Houston than pitcher Justin Verlander, who continued his amazing run with the Astros on Friday night. He’s certainly the most popular man in Houston’s clubhouse.

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Inbox: What will Cron's role be next season?
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What’s expected from C.J. Cron, going forward? Will the Angels add starters? Beat reporter Maria Guardado answers these and more in the latest Inbox.

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'Old-school' Gardenhire open to using analytics
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The last time the Tigers hired a manager, their analytics department consisted of one person in baseball operations. Now, the department has grown to eight, and it is headquartered two doors down from general manager Al Avila’s office at Comerica Park. When Ron Gardenhire came through before his introductory press conference Friday, he couldn’t help […]

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Tucker makes AFL history as first placement runner
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Astros No. 1 prospect Kyle Tucker made Arizona Fall League history on Thursday as the first placement runner, going straight to second base to start the top of the 10th inning. He promptly scored on the first batter of the frame.

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Scouts honored: Yanks credit advance men
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Matt Daley is no longer in uniform, but he has made an impact on the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World. Now a Yankees scout, Daley had teamed with Jay Darnell for the better part of a month to track the Astros across the country, and the Yanks believe their advance scouting has […]

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Oct. 19 Joe Girardi ALCS off-day interview
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi addresses the media on Thursday’s workout day.

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Oct. 19 Luis Severino ALCS off-day interview
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Yankees right-hander Luis Severino meets the media during Thursday’s workout day.

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White Sox Arizona Fall League overview
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Jim Callis checks in on the Chicago White Sox Arizona Fall League participants, led by recovering left-hander Jace Fry.

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Duffy's attorney enters not guilty plea for DUI
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The attorney for Royals left-hander Danny Duffy entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf Friday morning to a charge of driving under the influence.

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