Still feeling a "sting" after another successful season for Cleveland ended in disappointment, Indians manager Terry Francona got defensive on Wednesday while defending star Jose Ramirez, who went hitless in 11 at-bats.
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Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about Boston's blowout of the Yankees, the Astros playing the respect card, the Dodgers taking care of the Braves and more (2:10). Plus, TBS' Brian Anderson weighs in on calling Red Sox-Yankees as well as what he expects from the Brewers for the remainder of the postseason (24:49). Finally, Sarah Langs plays "The Numbers Game" (42:21).
Buster recaps all the action from both divisional series as the Astros and Dodgers punch their ticket to the next round
Buster recaps the Astros and Dodgers punching their tickets to the next round, while the Red Sox punch the Yankees in the mouth.
The Astros were in high gear in their sweep of the Indians in the ALDS, with pitching that was suffocating and hitting that was relentless. "Once we hit the postseason," manager AJ Hinch said, "our guys really, really turned it on."
The Houston Astros advanced to the AL Championship Series for the second straight year, completing a division-round sweep of Cleveland on Monday with an 11-3 win in Game 3 helped by two key throwing errors from Indians reliever Trevor Bauer.
Indians manager Terry Francona juggled his struggling lineup for Game 3 of the AL Division Series against Houston.
Jim Bowden and Dave Flemming preview Game 3 of the ALDS between Houston and Cleveland.
Before hearing from J.D. Martinez (23:32) & Dave Roberts (26:51), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss the Brewers' dominance & more (:57). Plus, Andrea Pelkey on her viral video of Aaron Judge (17:38), and Todd Radom's #ThirtyUnis examines the Mets (29:15).
The Astros and Dodgers, who were last year's pennant winners, could advance, while there's instant drama as the Red Sox-Yankees series resumes.
Marwin Gonzalez hit a go-ahead, two-run double, Alex Bregman homered for the second straight day and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Saturday to take a 2-0 AL Division Series lead.
Reunited in Cleveland, the pair would like nothing more than to go further in the playoffs with the Indians than they did with the Blue Jays.
Houston and Boston started the postseason on a winning note. Will they move within one victory of an ALCS collision in Saturday's Game 2s?
Crushing four home runs, three off a two-time Cy Young winner? Houston showed it's ready to overpower opponents -- same as last year.
George Springer and the Houston Astros picked up right where they left off last postseason, hitting four home runs to power past the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Friday in Game 1 of the AL Division Series.
Cleveland manager Terry Francona speaks with Dave Flemming before Game 1 of the ALDS vs. Houston.
Buster & Karl Ravech discuss big wins for the Brewers and Dodgers, look ahead to the weekend and more (2:15). Plus, E:60 producer Max Brodsky joins Buster to discuss their feature on Carlos Correa (29:40).
Buster recaps Thursday's MLB action including a walk-off win for the Brewers, a dominant game for the Dodgers and more. Plus, a look ahead to Friday's games.
Tim Kurkjian makes the case for a Houston-Boston ALCS -- and why he might be completely wrong about both teams.
Seven decades after Cleveland's last World Series title in 1948, skipper Terry Francona says, "We have been pushed around a lot, but now, we are pushing back."