American League

Hinch: Astros will be 'ready to play' on Friday
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The Astros built a 10-game lead in the American League West by the end of May and ran away with the division from there. Other than what turned out to be an inconsequential battle with the Indians for the best record in the AL as the season wound down, they cruised through the regular season […]

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Hinch, Astros confident as ALCS heads home
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Now it’s back to a place where the Astros are most comfortable. To their own ballpark. To their own roaring crowd.

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Statcast offers optimism for Houston's offense
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The Astros’ offense, one of baseball’s most dangerous all year long — including in their American League Division Series win over the Red Sox — has gone quiet in the AL Championship Series presented by Camping World. The Astros have scored just nine runs against the Yankees in five games in the ALCS, and were […]

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ALCS Game 5: Girardi postgame interview
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks about his club’s 5-0 win over the Astros in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday.

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ALCS Game 5: Tanaka postgame interview
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Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka talks about the Yankees’ 5-0 win over the Astros in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday.

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ALCS Game 5: Headley postgame interview
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Yankees designated hitter Chase Headley discusses his club’s 5-0 win in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday.

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DYK? Facts from Wednesday's LCS action
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It was a good night for the home teams Wednesday as the Yankees continued to dominate at Yankee Stadium and the Cubs kept their hopes of a repeat alive by avoiding an National League Championship Series sweep at Wrigley Field.

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14 pitchers who could impact Rangers' plans
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Though the Rangers expect to be active and aggressive in acquiring pitching this offseason, they still must evaluate 14 arms on the 40-man roster.

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Rangers' Arizona Fall League overview
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Jim Callis checks in on the Rangers’ Arizona Fall League participants, led by recently converted catcher Josh Morgan.

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Brantley could be out 5 months after surgery
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When Michael Brantley walked out of the Indians’ clubhouse following Cleveland’s final game this season, the left fielder did so with a protective boot on his right foot. It was apparent that the right ankle injury that plagued him over the past two months was still problematic.

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Verlander delivers in tight postseason spots
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Justin Verlander hasn’t lost a postseason elimination game since the left side of the Astros’ infield was in middle school. Third baseman Alex Bregman and shortstop Carlos Correa were 12 years old the last time it happened, the last time a team gave Verlander the baseball in October and its season ended.

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Angels' Arizona Fall League overview
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Jonathan Mayo checks in on the Angels’ Arizona Fall League participants, led by first base prospect Matt Thaiss.

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