Buster & David Schoenfield discuss Rhys Hoskins' leisurely HR trot, Vlad Jr.'s call-up, a budding star in San Diego and much more (14:12). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (33:36) and the latest Power 10 rankings (39:28).
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Justin Verlander pitched eight dominant innings, and Carlos Correa, Michael Brantley and Josh Reddick all homered to lead the Houston Astros to a 7-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer and Alex Bregman added three RBI as the Houston Astros rallied for a 10-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night to snap a three-game skid.
Jorge Polanco had four hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in four runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to their fourth straight win, 9-5 over the Houston Astros on Monday night.
The Astros and Dodgers usually rule the roost, but clubs such as the Rays, Brewers and Phillies are making their presence felt.
Joey Gallo had the first sacrifice fly of his career in his 1,337th plate appearance and matched his best with five RBI, helping Shelby Miller get his first major league victory in two years as the Texas Rangers held on to beat the Houston Astros...
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Wild one in Arlington as the Rangers hold on for an 11-10 win over the Astros after nearly blowing a 10-1 lead. Shawn Kelley fans Robinson Chirinos swinging with the bases loaded to end it. The Rangers torched the vaunted Houston pitching staff for 20 runs the past two games.
Joey Gallo hit another long home run, Asdrubal Cabrera accounted for five runs and the Rangers beat the Houston Astros 9-4 on Saturday night in another frustrating start for Gerrit Cole against Texas.
Here are seven players to follow this season who could help punch their tickets to Cooperstown.
Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman homered on consecutive pitches in the first inning, Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Friday night.
Are the Red Sox really on the ropes already? Which of the Braves' young arms will be the best? And how hot is Christian Yelich? Here's your guide to the weekend.
A run of extensions has changed the course of free agency. But these big names remain --- and here's where they could fit.
Frankie Montas pitched into the seventh inning to stop Houston's 10-game winning streak, Matt Chapman homered for the third time in six games and the Oakland Athletics beat the Astros 2-1 on Wednesday night.
From top to bottom, which are the offenses that no pitcher should want to face? Plus, the clubs that aren't scaring anyone.
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who was born and raised in Mexico City, says he hopes to see a franchise in Mexico when MLB expands.
Alex Bregman hit a grand slam, Josh Reddick connected for a two-run homer against his former team, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 9-1 on Tuesday night for their majors-best 10th straight win.
The Astros made a big move toward the top, but will they or any of April's hot starters still stand tall after this week?
Before an enlightening conversation with Jacob deGrom (49:22), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Jackie Robinson Day, the red hot Astros, dominant pitching staffs & more (11:38). Plus, Negro Leagues Museum President Bob Kendrick (38:36) and Todd Radom's Cap Talk and latest uniform quiz (41:44).
With an impressive sweep of upstart Seattle, Houston served notice that it is the team to beat in the American League.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The Astros cooled off the red-hot Mariners, sweeping three games in Seattle and reminding them who the real boss is in the AL West. Gerrit Cole matched Justin Verlander's line from Saturday with 11 strikeouts in six innings and Astros pitchers combined for 39 strikeouts in the three games.
Gerrit Cole struck out 11 in six innings, Aledmys Diaz homered and the Houston Astros completed a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 3-2 victory Sunday.