Wade Miley bounced back from two disastrous starts with six strong innings and Josh Reddick's five hits included a two-run homer Sunday as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 12-3, completing a three-game sweep.
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Zack Greinke finally beat his old club and Yordan Alvarez belted a pinch-hit three-run homer as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Saturday night.
Here's which teams at the top of the standings could punch their October tickets soon and how the playoff field looks right now.
George Springer hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the ninth inning, Gerrit Cole win his 13th straight decision and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Friday night to stop a three-game losing streak.
We picked the best players from the worst rosters in baseball and pitted them against the game's big three. The results reflect the absurdity of our era.
Matt Olson hit a two-run homer to back a solid start by Homer Bailey and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 3-2 Thursday night to take over the AL wild-card lead.
Sean Murphy and Marcus Semien homered, hyped pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo looked sharp in his major league debut, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 5-3 Wednesday night.
Matt Olson and Sean Murphy both homered twice, and the Oakland Athletics tagged Wade Miley for seven runs in the first inning and scored a season high in a 21-7 rout of the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
Buster and Dave Schoenfield discuss the ugly ending for Dave Dombrowski in Boston, James Paxton's importance to the Yankees, a sticky situation involving Noah Syndergaard and more (10:02). Then, Sarah Langs plays "The Numbers Game" (28:38) and The Athletic's Peter Gammons takes Buster inside the firing of Dombrowski before giving his opinion on how desirable that job really is (34:28).
There's a new challenger battling Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger and the game's best pitchers look for an edge in the season's final stretch.
Zack Greinke struck out five in six strong innings, Robinson Chirinos and Yordan Alvarez each homered twice as Houston hit a major league-record six home runs in the first two innings, and the high-scoring Astros routed the Oakland Athletics 15-0.
Where did the Diamondbacks come from? Can the Indians save their season? Buckle up for late-season drama.
Gerrit Cole celebrated his 29th birthday by allowing one hit with 15 strikeouts in a season-high eight innings, and the Houston Astros routed Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners 21-1 Sunday to complete a four-game sweep.
Astros outfielder George Springer is back in the lineup after missing three games with a concussion.
Justin Verlander pitched seven strong innings to get his MLB-leading 18th win in his first start since throwing his third no-hitter to lead the Houston Astros to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
Josh Reddick homered for the second straight game and Alex Bregman had two hits and stole home to help the Houston Astros to a 7-4 win on over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Buster talks to Karl Ravech about the biggest threats to the Yankees, Dodgers and Astros and what makes the Rays and A's so special (11:27). Then, Boog Sciambi discusses the MLBPA's perception of the juiced ball and how Aaron Boone should manage his lineup once all of his players return (29:54). Plus, Rena Banena brings the Bleacher Tweets (43:22).
The Rangers' ace leads all MLB pitchers in WAR? Nick Ahmed is having a better year than Freddie Freeman? Kolten Wong over Gleyber Torres? That's what the numbers say.
Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Houston Astros an 11-9 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night in a game they trailed by seven runs.
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is in the process of leaving longtime agent Greg Genske for WME and agent Jon Rosen, following the advice of Alex Rodriguez, sources told ESPN.
The AL West-leading Astros will be without pitcher Aaron Sanchez (shoulder) for the remainder of the season, while center fielder George Springer (concussion) has been sidelined until early next week.