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Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros to even ALDS

Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros to even ALDS

Verlander, starting on short rest after dominating the wild-card Rays in Game 1, looked uncomfortable on the mound at Tropicana Field and was pulled in the fourth after giving up four runs. Read full article:: Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros ...→

Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros to even ALDS

Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros to even ALDS

Verlander, starting on short rest after dominating the wild-card Rays in Game 1, looked uncomfortable on the mound at Tropicana Field and was pulled in the fourth after giving up four runs. Read full article:: Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros ...→

Astros eliminate Rays 6-1, will play Yankees for AL pennant

Astros eliminate Rays 6-1, will play Yankees for AL pennant

Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series. Read full article:: Astros eliminate Rays 6-1, will play Yan...→

Astros eliminate Rays to set up ALCS battle vs. Yankees

Astros eliminate Rays to set up ALCS battle vs. Yankees

HOUSTON — The Yankees better get their game on. With unbeatable Gerrit Cole on the mound, the Astros got back to being the Astros on Thursday night, thumping the Rays, 6-1, in Game 5 of the ALDS at… Read full article:: Astros eliminate Rays to set up ALCS bat...→

Astros Headed Back To ALCS For 3rd Straight Season After Beating Rays In Game 5

Astros Headed Back To ALCS For 3rd Straight Season After Beating Rays In Game 5

Gerrit Cole and the Astros defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night at Minute Maid Park to win their American League Divisional Series three games to two. Read full article:: Astros Headed Back To ALCS For 3rd Strai...→

Astros-Rays Game Five: Four Things to Watch

Astros-Rays Game Five: Four Things to Watch

For as good as the Astros were in the regular season, and they were very good, their 107-win season comes down to a winner-take-all game five at Minute Maid Park Thursday. They played right down to the final few games of the season to earn home field advantage and they... Read full article:: Astros-Rays Game Five: Four Things to Wa...→

Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros 4-1 to even ALDS

Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, Tommy Pham also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays chased Justin Verlander early in beating the Houston Astros 4-1 Tuesday... Read full article:: Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros ...→

Rays pummel Greinke, Morton clutch vs Astros to force Game 4

Rays pummel Greinke, Morton clutch vs Astros to force Game 4

Kevin Kiermaier hit a go-ahead, three-run homer as Tampa Bay teed off on Zack Greinke, and the Rays backed another clutch playoff pitching performance by Charlie Morton to beat the Houston Astros 10-3 Monday and cut their AL Division Series deficit to 2-1. Read full article:: Rays pummel Greinke, Morton clutch vs As...→

Charlie Morton, Rays try to prevent the Astros from sweeping ALDS

Charlie Morton, Rays try to prevent the Astros from sweeping ALDS

Charlie Morton hopes to start the Tampa Bay Rays' comeback in the AL Division Series against the Astros, two years after pitching Houston to its first championship. Read full article:: Charlie Morton, Rays try to prevent the ...→

Astros Fans and On-Field Action During the 2019 ALDS

Astros Fans and On-Field Action During the 2019 ALDS

The Houston Astros took a 2-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division Series Saturday. Justin Verlander and Garrit Cole both tossed gems to stymie the Rays hitters. Game 3 will take place in Tampa on Monday afternoon. (Photos by Jack Gorman) Read full article:: Astros Fans and On-Field Action During t...→

Cole fans 15, Bregman homers as Astros top Rays 3-1

Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved and the Houston Astros survived a wild ninth... Read full article:: Cole fans 15, Bregman homers as Astros t...→

Masterful Justin Verlander Leads Astros To ALDS Game 1 Win Vs Rays

Masterful Justin Verlander Leads Astros To ALDS Game 1 Win Vs Rays

Verlander allowed just a soft single in seven shutout innings. He struck out eight and improved to 8-0 in 12 career ALDS appearances. Read full article:: Masterful Justin Verlander Leads Astros ...→

Astros-Rays ALDS: Four Things to Watch For

Astros-Rays ALDS: Four Things to Watch For

The Tampa Bay Rays polished off the Oakland A's Wednesday night earning a trip to the American League Divisional Series in Houston. Their ace was none other than former Astros hero Charlie Morton, who became the first pitcher ever to win three win-or-go-home games in the playoffs. The Astros have... Read full article:: Astros-Rays ALDS: Four Things to Watch F...→

Astros aces amped to face Rays in AL Division Series

HOUSTON (AP) — In an era when openers are in vogue and they’re facing the team who started the trend, everything’s coming up aces for the Houston Astros this postseason. Houston will st… Read full article:: Astros aces amped to face Rays in AL Div...→

Rays ALDS playoff tickets for Astros series on sale Thursday

Rays ALDS playoff tickets for Astros series on sale Thursday

After a thrilling AL Wild Card performance against the Oakland A's, the Tampa Bay Rays are moving on to the American League Division Series where they will face the MLB best Houston Astros. Read full article:: Rays ALDS playoff tickets for Astros ser...→

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in AL wild-card game

Yandy Diaz slugged baseball's lowest spender into a matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton silenced the powerful Athletics on the mound, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Oakland at its own... Read full article:: Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in...→

Astros Close Out Rays to Move On to ALCS

Astros Close Out Rays to Move On to ALCS

For the third straight year, the Astros will be playing in the American League Championship Series after closing out the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 in the ALDS Thursday night. The 'Stros put up four runs in the first while pitcher Gerrit Cole was dominant once again going eight innings allowing... Read full article:: Astros Close Out Rays to Move On to ALCS...→

Gerrit Cole shuts down Rays again, pitches Astros into American League Championship Series

Gerrit Cole shuts down Rays again, pitches Astros into American League Championship Series

On deck is the heavyweight matchup so many fans wanted to see: Jose Altuve and the 107-win Astros against Aaron Judge and the 103-win Yankees. Read full article:: Gerrit Cole shuts down Rays again, pitch...→

Cole, Astros Beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game 5; Yankees Next

Cole, Astros Beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game 5; Yankees Next

Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees... Read full article:: Cole, Astros Beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game ...→

Rays look to complete comeback and eliminate Astros in Houston

Rays look to complete comeback and eliminate Astros in Houston

The Rays are looking to complete a remarkable comeback and take down the top seeded Astros in Game 5 of the ALDS Thursday. Read full article:: Rays look to complete comeback and elimi...→

Astros Lose to Rays, Face Win-or-Go-Home Game 5 on Thursday

Astros Lose to Rays, Face Win-or-Go-Home Game 5 on Thursday

Putting Justin Verlander on the hill on three days rest seemed the obvious choice. Put your staff ace out there and nip this series in the bud. But Tampa Bay had other ideas. Verlander lasted only three-and-two-thirds innings giving up four runs. The Astros bats were, once again, anemic. And... Read full article:: Astros Lose to Rays, Face Win-or-Go-Home...→

Astros Blown Out in Game 3, Verlander to Start Game 4

Astros Blown Out in Game 3, Verlander to Start Game 4

Much of the buzz surrounding game three of the ALDS in Tampa Bay was with former Astros pitcher Charlie Morton. The staff ace for the Rays had been outstanding all season, but was unable to play in the first two games of the series because he started the Wild Card... Read full article:: Astros Blown Out in Game 3, Verlander to...→

Astros pushing Justin Verlander could become Yankees gold

Astros pushing Justin Verlander could become Yankees gold

ST . PETERSBURG, Fla. — There is a giant wrench in the Astros’ grand plans — the Rays. A.J. Hinch is going to use his Justin Verlander card to try to correct the problem. Just call Verlander The Fi… Read full article:: Astros pushing Justin Verlander could be...→

HAPPENING NOW: Astros behind Rays in ALDS Game 3

HAPPENING NOW: Astros behind Rays in ALDS Game 3

The Astros drew first blood with a Jose Altuve home run, but the Tampa Bay Rays have put on a hitting clinic in Game 3. Read full article:: HAPPENING NOW: Astros behind Rays in ALD...→

Astros, Up 2-0 in ALDS, Head to Tampa: Four Things to Watch

Astros, Up 2-0 in ALDS, Head to Tampa: Four Things to Watch

The Astros won the first two games of the ALDS against the Rays thanks to a pair of brilliant pitching outings from their dueling aces, Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Cole, in particular, turned in one of the most dominant postgame performances in recent memory. The Astros also got timely... Read full article:: Astros, Up 2-0 in ALDS, Head to Tampa: F...→

Astros top Rays 3-1 as Cole fans 15, Bregman homers

Astros top Rays 3-1 as Cole fans 15, Bregman homers

Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved and the Houston Astros survived a wild ninth inning to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in their AL Division Series. Read full article:: Astros top Rays 3-1 as Cole fans 15, Bre...→

Cole fans 15, Bregman homers as Astros top Rays 3-1

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved and the Houston Astros survived a wild n… Read full article:: Cole fans 15, Bregman homers as Astros t...→

Astros hold moment of silence for fallen deputy before ALDS Game 1

Astros hold moment of silence for fallen deputy before ALDS Game 1

After the ballpark honored America with the national anthem, a local hero was lifted up before the Astros postseason game. Read full article:: Astros hold moment of silence for fallen...→

Yankees vs. Twins, Rays vs. Astros: Betting lines and odds for the 2019 American League Division Series

Yankees vs. Twins, Rays vs. Astros: Betting lines and odds for the 2019 American League Division Series

For many baseball fans across the country, October means the start of the MLB postseason. Every team has the dream of making it to the World Series but before then, they must battle throughout October in their respective division series. Read full article:: Yankees vs. Twins, Rays vs. Astros: Bett...→

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in AL wild-card game

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in AL wild-card game

Yandy Diaz slugged baseball’s lowest spender into a matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton silenced the powerful Athletics on the mound, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Oakland at its own ga… Read full article:: Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in...→

Cole, Astros beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game 5; Yankees next

Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with... Read full article:: Cole, Astros beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game ...→

Rays fall to Gerrit Cole, Astros in ALDS Game 5

Rays fall to Gerrit Cole, Astros in ALDS Game 5

Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series. Read full article:: Rays fall to Gerrit Cole, Astros in ALDS...→

Astros and Rays head into winner-take-all Game 5

Astros and Rays head into winner-take-all Game 5

Houston could be watching the rest of the postseason at home. On the flipside, third time to clinch is a charm, right? Read full article:: Astros and Rays head into winner-take-al...→

Rays rough up Justin Verlander in Yankees godsend

Rays rough up Justin Verlander in Yankees godsend

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, Tommy Pham also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays chased Justin Verlander early in beating the Houston … Read full article:: Rays rough up Justin Verlander in Yankee...→

Astros to start Verlander on short rest in Game 4 after loss

Astros to start Verlander on short rest in Game 4 after loss

JV DAY ARRIVES EARLY: In a sign that Houston wants to rid itself of the Rays for good, the Astros will start their ace on three days' rest. Read full article:: Astros to start Verlander on short rest ...→

Astros give Zack Greinke nod in potential ALDS Game 3 clincher

Astros give Zack Greinke nod in potential ALDS Game 3 clincher

Up 2-0, the 'Stros will also have to beat an old friend, Tampa Bay Rays' Charlie Morton, to get to the AL Championship Series. Read full article:: Astros give Zack Greinke nod in potentia...→

Gerrit Cole strikes out 15 as Astros grab 2-0 lead in ALDS

Gerrit Cole strikes out 15 as Astros grab 2-0 lead in ALDS

HOUSTON — Pure superstar strikeout power from Gerrit Cole. You can’t beat it. The stuff of legends. The Rays could not Saturday night at Minute Maid Park. There was the stunning pitching genius fro… Read full article:: Gerrit Cole strikes out 15 as Astros gra...→

Rays fall to Verlander, Astros in ALDS opener

Rays fall to Verlander, Astros in ALDS opener

Justin Verlander looked every bit the October ace, Jose Altuve polished his postseason resume and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the Rays 6-2 Friday to open their AL Division Series. Read full article:: Rays fall to Verlander, Astros in ALDS o...→

Pioneer Press staff picks Twins to beat Yankees in ALDS

Pioneer Press staff picks Twins to beat Yankees in ALDS

JACE FREDERICK Twins in 3 games. All season long, this Twins team has proven to be different. Why would that change now? BETSY HELFAND Twins in 5. The Twins have spent a season proving doubters wro… Read full article:: Pioneer Press staff picks Twins to beat ...→

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in AL wild-card game

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in AL wild-card game

When he got to second base, Yandy Diaz stole a glance back toward the dugout and saw all his teammates going crazy. He gleefully kept running. Read full article:: Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in...→

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s in AL wild-card game

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s in AL wild-card game

Yandy Diaz slugged baseball's lowest spender into a matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton silenced the powerful Athletics on the mound, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Oakland at its own game 5-1 in the AL wild-card round Wednesday night. Read full article:: Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s in AL ...→

Cole, Astros beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game 5; Yankees next

Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with... Read full article:: Cole, Astros beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game ...→

Gerrit Cole shuts down Rays again, pitches Astros into American League Championship Series

Gerrit Cole shuts down Rays again, pitches Astros into American League Championship Series

On deck is the heavyweight matchup so many fans wanted to see: Jose Altuve and the 107-win Astros against Aaron Judge and the 103-win Yankees. Read full article:: Gerrit Cole shuts down Rays again, pitch...→

Astros eliminate Rays to set up ALCS battle vs. Yankees

Astros eliminate Rays to set up ALCS battle vs. Yankees

HOUSTON — The Yankees better get their game on. With unbeatable Gerrit Cole on the mound, the Astros got back to being the Astros on Thursday night, thumping the Rays, 6-1, in Game 5 of the ALDS at… Read full article:: Astros eliminate Rays to set up ALCS bat...→

Rays look to complete comeback and eliminate Astros in Houston

Rays look to complete comeback and eliminate Astros in Houston

The Rays are looking to complete a remarkable comeback and take down the top seeded Astros in Game 5 of the ALDS Thursday. Read full article:: Rays look to complete comeback and elimi...→

Astros-Rays Game Five: Four Things to Watch

Astros-Rays Game Five: Four Things to Watch

For as good as the Astros were in the regular season, and they were very good, their 107-win season comes down to a winner-take-all game five at Minute Maid Park Thursday. They played right down to the final few games of the season to earn home field advantage and they... Read full article:: Astros-Rays Game Five: Four Things to Wa...→

Rays rough up Justin Verlander in Yankees godsend

Rays rough up Justin Verlander in Yankees godsend

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, Tommy Pham also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays chased Justin Verlander early in beating the Houston … Read full article:: Rays rough up Justin Verlander in Yankee...→

Astros Blown Out in Game 3, Verlander to Start Game 4

Astros Blown Out in Game 3, Verlander to Start Game 4

Much of the buzz surrounding game three of the ALDS in Tampa Bay was with former Astros pitcher Charlie Morton. The staff ace for the Rays had been outstanding all season, but was unable to play in the first two games of the series because he started the Wild Card... Read full article:: Astros Blown Out in Game 3, Verlander to...→

Astros to start Verlander on short rest in Game 4 after loss

Astros to start Verlander on short rest in Game 4 after loss

JV DAY ARRIVES EARLY: In a sign that Houston wants to rid itself of the Rays for good, the Astros will start their ace on three days' rest. Read full article:: Astros to start Verlander on short rest ...→

HAPPENING NOW: Astros behind Rays in ALDS Game 3

HAPPENING NOW: Astros behind Rays in ALDS Game 3

The Astros drew first blood with a Jose Altuve home run, but the Tampa Bay Rays have put on a hitting clinic in Game 3. Read full article:: HAPPENING NOW: Astros behind Rays in ALD...→

Charlie Morton, Rays try to prevent the Astros from sweeping ALDS

Charlie Morton, Rays try to prevent the Astros from sweeping ALDS

Charlie Morton hopes to start the Tampa Bay Rays' comeback in the AL Division Series against the Astros, two years after pitching Houston to its first championship. Read full article:: Charlie Morton, Rays try to prevent the ...→

Astros top Rays 3-1 as Cole fans 15, Bregman homers

Astros top Rays 3-1 as Cole fans 15, Bregman homers

Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved and the Houston Astros survived a wild ninth inning to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in their AL Division Series. Read full article:: Astros top Rays 3-1 as Cole fans 15, Bre...→

Cole fans 15, Bregman homers as Astros top Rays 3-1

Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved and the Houston Astros survived a wild ninth... Read full article:: Cole fans 15, Bregman homers as Astros t...→

Masterful Justin Verlander Leads Astros To ALDS Game 1 Win Vs Rays

Masterful Justin Verlander Leads Astros To ALDS Game 1 Win Vs Rays

Verlander allowed just a soft single in seven shutout innings. He struck out eight and improved to 8-0 in 12 career ALDS appearances. Read full article:: Masterful Justin Verlander Leads Astros ...→

Astros aces amped to face Rays in AL Division Series

HOUSTON (AP) — In an era when openers are in vogue and they’re facing the team who started the trend, everything’s coming up aces for the Houston Astros this postseason. Houston will st… Read full article:: Astros aces amped to face Rays in AL Div...→

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in AL wild-card game

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in AL wild-card game

When he got to second base, Yandy Diaz stole a glance back toward the dugout and saw all his teammates going crazy. He gleefully kept running. Read full article:: Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in...→

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in AL wild-card game

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in AL wild-card game

Yandy Diaz slugged baseball’s lowest spender into a matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton silenced the powerful Athletics on the mound, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Oakland at its own ga… Read full article:: Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in...→

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in AL wild-card game

Yandy Diaz slugged baseball's lowest spender into a matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton silenced the powerful Athletics on the mound, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Oakland at its own... Read full article:: Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in...→

Astros Close Out Rays to Move On to ALCS

Astros Close Out Rays to Move On to ALCS

For the third straight year, the Astros will be playing in the American League Championship Series after closing out the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 in the ALDS Thursday night. The 'Stros put up four runs in the first while pitcher Gerrit Cole was dominant once again going eight innings allowing... Read full article:: Astros Close Out Rays to Move On to ALCS...→

Astros eliminate Rays 6-1, will play Yankees for AL pennant

Astros eliminate Rays 6-1, will play Yankees for AL pennant

Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series. Read full article:: Astros eliminate Rays 6-1, will play Yan...→

Rays fall to Gerrit Cole, Astros in ALDS Game 5

Rays fall to Gerrit Cole, Astros in ALDS Game 5

Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series. Read full article:: Rays fall to Gerrit Cole, Astros in ALDS...→

Cole, Astros Beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game 5; Yankees Next

Cole, Astros Beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game 5; Yankees Next

Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees... Read full article:: Cole, Astros Beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game ...→

Astros Headed Back To ALCS For 3rd Straight Season After Beating Rays In Game 5

Astros Headed Back To ALCS For 3rd Straight Season After Beating Rays In Game 5

Gerrit Cole and the Astros defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night at Minute Maid Park to win their American League Divisional Series three games to two. Read full article:: Astros Headed Back To ALCS For 3rd Strai...→

Astros and Rays head into winner-take-all Game 5

Astros and Rays head into winner-take-all Game 5

Houston could be watching the rest of the postseason at home. On the flipside, third time to clinch is a charm, right? Read full article:: Astros and Rays head into winner-take-al...→

Astros Lose to Rays, Face Win-or-Go-Home Game 5 on Thursday

Astros Lose to Rays, Face Win-or-Go-Home Game 5 on Thursday

Putting Justin Verlander on the hill on three days rest seemed the obvious choice. Put your staff ace out there and nip this series in the bud. But Tampa Bay had other ideas. Verlander lasted only three-and-two-thirds innings giving up four runs. The Astros bats were, once again, anemic. And... Read full article:: Astros Lose to Rays, Face Win-or-Go-Home...→

Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros 4-1 to even ALDS

Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, Tommy Pham also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays chased Justin Verlander early in beating the Houston Astros 4-1 Tuesday... Read full article:: Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros ...→

Astros pushing Justin Verlander could become Yankees gold

Astros pushing Justin Verlander could become Yankees gold

ST . PETERSBURG, Fla. — There is a giant wrench in the Astros’ grand plans — the Rays. A.J. Hinch is going to use his Justin Verlander card to try to correct the problem. Just call Verlander The Fi… Read full article:: Astros pushing Justin Verlander could be...→

Rays pummel Greinke, Morton clutch vs Astros to force Game 4

Rays pummel Greinke, Morton clutch vs Astros to force Game 4

Kevin Kiermaier hit a go-ahead, three-run homer as Tampa Bay teed off on Zack Greinke, and the Rays backed another clutch playoff pitching performance by Charlie Morton to beat the Houston Astros 10-3 Monday and cut their AL Division Series deficit to 2-1. Read full article:: Rays pummel Greinke, Morton clutch vs As...→

Astros give Zack Greinke nod in potential ALDS Game 3 clincher

Astros give Zack Greinke nod in potential ALDS Game 3 clincher

Up 2-0, the 'Stros will also have to beat an old friend, Tampa Bay Rays' Charlie Morton, to get to the AL Championship Series. Read full article:: Astros give Zack Greinke nod in potentia...→

Astros, Up 2-0 in ALDS, Head to Tampa: Four Things to Watch

Astros, Up 2-0 in ALDS, Head to Tampa: Four Things to Watch

The Astros won the first two games of the ALDS against the Rays thanks to a pair of brilliant pitching outings from their dueling aces, Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Cole, in particular, turned in one of the most dominant postgame performances in recent memory. The Astros also got timely... Read full article:: Astros, Up 2-0 in ALDS, Head to Tampa: F...→

Astros Fans and On-Field Action During the 2019 ALDS

Astros Fans and On-Field Action During the 2019 ALDS

The Houston Astros took a 2-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division Series Saturday. Justin Verlander and Garrit Cole both tossed gems to stymie the Rays hitters. Game 3 will take place in Tampa on Monday afternoon. (Photos by Jack Gorman) Read full article:: Astros Fans and On-Field Action During t...→

Gerrit Cole strikes out 15 as Astros grab 2-0 lead in ALDS

Gerrit Cole strikes out 15 as Astros grab 2-0 lead in ALDS

HOUSTON — Pure superstar strikeout power from Gerrit Cole. You can’t beat it. The stuff of legends. The Rays could not Saturday night at Minute Maid Park. There was the stunning pitching genius fro… Read full article:: Gerrit Cole strikes out 15 as Astros gra...→

Cole fans 15, Bregman homers as Astros top Rays 3-1

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved and the Houston Astros survived a wild n… Read full article:: Cole fans 15, Bregman homers as Astros t...→

Rays fall to Verlander, Astros in ALDS opener

Rays fall to Verlander, Astros in ALDS opener

Justin Verlander looked every bit the October ace, Jose Altuve polished his postseason resume and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the Rays 6-2 Friday to open their AL Division Series. Read full article:: Rays fall to Verlander, Astros in ALDS o...→

Astros hold moment of silence for fallen deputy before ALDS Game 1

Astros hold moment of silence for fallen deputy before ALDS Game 1

After the ballpark honored America with the national anthem, a local hero was lifted up before the Astros postseason game. Read full article:: Astros hold moment of silence for fallen...→

Astros-Rays ALDS: Four Things to Watch For

Astros-Rays ALDS: Four Things to Watch For

The Tampa Bay Rays polished off the Oakland A's Wednesday night earning a trip to the American League Divisional Series in Houston. Their ace was none other than former Astros hero Charlie Morton, who became the first pitcher ever to win three win-or-go-home games in the playoffs. The Astros have... Read full article:: Astros-Rays ALDS: Four Things to Watch F...→

Pioneer Press staff picks Twins to beat Yankees in ALDS

Pioneer Press staff picks Twins to beat Yankees in ALDS

JACE FREDERICK Twins in 3 games. All season long, this Twins team has proven to be different. Why would that change now? BETSY HELFAND Twins in 5. The Twins have spent a season proving doubters wro… Read full article:: Pioneer Press staff picks Twins to beat ...→

Yankees vs. Twins, Rays vs. Astros: Betting lines and odds for the 2019 American League Division Series

Yankees vs. Twins, Rays vs. Astros: Betting lines and odds for the 2019 American League Division Series

For many baseball fans across the country, October means the start of the MLB postseason. Every team has the dream of making it to the World Series but before then, they must battle throughout October in their respective division series. Read full article:: Yankees vs. Twins, Rays vs. Astros: Bett...→

Rays ALDS playoff tickets for Astros series on sale Thursday

Rays ALDS playoff tickets for Astros series on sale Thursday

After a thrilling AL Wild Card performance against the Oakland A's, the Tampa Bay Rays are moving on to the American League Division Series where they will face the MLB best Houston Astros. Read full article:: Rays ALDS playoff tickets for Astros ser...→

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s in AL wild-card game

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s in AL wild-card game

Yandy Diaz slugged baseball's lowest spender into a matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton silenced the powerful Athletics on the mound, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Oakland at its own game 5-1 in the AL wild-card round Wednesday night. Read full article:: Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s in AL ...→

Astros Close Out Rays to Move On to ALCS

Astros Close Out Rays to Move On to ALCS

For the third straight year, the Astros will be playing in the American League Championship Series after closing out the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 in the ALDS Thursday night. The 'Stros put up four runs in the first while pitcher Gerrit Cole was dominant once again going eight innings allowing... Read full article:: Astros Close Out Rays to Move On to ALCS...→

Cole, Astros beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game 5; Yankees next

Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with... Read full article:: Cole, Astros beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game ...→

Astros eliminate Rays 6-1, will play Yankees for AL pennant

Astros eliminate Rays 6-1, will play Yankees for AL pennant

Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series. Read full article:: Astros eliminate Rays 6-1, will play Yan...→

Gerrit Cole shuts down Rays again, pitches Astros into American League Championship Series

Gerrit Cole shuts down Rays again, pitches Astros into American League Championship Series

On deck is the heavyweight matchup so many fans wanted to see: Jose Altuve and the 107-win Astros against Aaron Judge and the 103-win Yankees. Read full article:: Gerrit Cole shuts down Rays again, pitch...→

Rays fall to Gerrit Cole, Astros in ALDS Game 5

Rays fall to Gerrit Cole, Astros in ALDS Game 5

Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series. Read full article:: Rays fall to Gerrit Cole, Astros in ALDS...→

Astros eliminate Rays to set up ALCS battle vs. Yankees

Astros eliminate Rays to set up ALCS battle vs. Yankees

HOUSTON — The Yankees better get their game on. With unbeatable Gerrit Cole on the mound, the Astros got back to being the Astros on Thursday night, thumping the Rays, 6-1, in Game 5 of the ALDS at… Read full article:: Astros eliminate Rays to set up ALCS bat...→

Cole, Astros Beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game 5; Yankees Next

Cole, Astros Beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game 5; Yankees Next

Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees... Read full article:: Cole, Astros Beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game ...→

Astros Headed Back To ALCS For 3rd Straight Season After Beating Rays In Game 5

Astros Headed Back To ALCS For 3rd Straight Season After Beating Rays In Game 5

Gerrit Cole and the Astros defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night at Minute Maid Park to win their American League Divisional Series three games to two. Read full article:: Astros Headed Back To ALCS For 3rd Strai...→

Rays look to complete comeback and eliminate Astros in Houston

Rays look to complete comeback and eliminate Astros in Houston

The Rays are looking to complete a remarkable comeback and take down the top seeded Astros in Game 5 of the ALDS Thursday. Read full article:: Rays look to complete comeback and elimi...→

Astros and Rays head into winner-take-all Game 5

Astros and Rays head into winner-take-all Game 5

Houston could be watching the rest of the postseason at home. On the flipside, third time to clinch is a charm, right? Read full article:: Astros and Rays head into winner-take-al...→

Astros-Rays Game Five: Four Things to Watch

Astros-Rays Game Five: Four Things to Watch

For as good as the Astros were in the regular season, and they were very good, their 107-win season comes down to a winner-take-all game five at Minute Maid Park Thursday. They played right down to the final few games of the season to earn home field advantage and they... Read full article:: Astros-Rays Game Five: Four Things to Wa...→

Astros Lose to Rays, Face Win-or-Go-Home Game 5 on Thursday

Astros Lose to Rays, Face Win-or-Go-Home Game 5 on Thursday

Putting Justin Verlander on the hill on three days rest seemed the obvious choice. Put your staff ace out there and nip this series in the bud. But Tampa Bay had other ideas. Verlander lasted only three-and-two-thirds innings giving up four runs. The Astros bats were, once again, anemic. And... Read full article:: Astros Lose to Rays, Face Win-or-Go-Home...→

Rays rough up Justin Verlander in Yankees godsend

Rays rough up Justin Verlander in Yankees godsend

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, Tommy Pham also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays chased Justin Verlander early in beating the Houston … Read full article:: Rays rough up Justin Verlander in Yankee...→

Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros 4-1 to even ALDS

Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, Tommy Pham also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays chased Justin Verlander early in beating the Houston Astros 4-1 Tuesday... Read full article:: Rays chase Verlander early, beat Astros ...→

Astros Blown Out in Game 3, Verlander to Start Game 4

Astros Blown Out in Game 3, Verlander to Start Game 4

Much of the buzz surrounding game three of the ALDS in Tampa Bay was with former Astros pitcher Charlie Morton. The staff ace for the Rays had been outstanding all season, but was unable to play in the first two games of the series because he started the Wild Card... Read full article:: Astros Blown Out in Game 3, Verlander to...→

Astros pushing Justin Verlander could become Yankees gold

Astros pushing Justin Verlander could become Yankees gold

ST . PETERSBURG, Fla. — There is a giant wrench in the Astros’ grand plans — the Rays. A.J. Hinch is going to use his Justin Verlander card to try to correct the problem. Just call Verlander The Fi… Read full article:: Astros pushing Justin Verlander could be...→

Astros to start Verlander on short rest in Game 4 after loss

Astros to start Verlander on short rest in Game 4 after loss

JV DAY ARRIVES EARLY: In a sign that Houston wants to rid itself of the Rays for good, the Astros will start their ace on three days' rest. Read full article:: Astros to start Verlander on short rest ...→

Rays pummel Greinke, Morton clutch vs Astros to force Game 4

Rays pummel Greinke, Morton clutch vs Astros to force Game 4

Kevin Kiermaier hit a go-ahead, three-run homer as Tampa Bay teed off on Zack Greinke, and the Rays backed another clutch playoff pitching performance by Charlie Morton to beat the Houston Astros 10-3 Monday and cut their AL Division Series deficit to 2-1. Read full article:: Rays pummel Greinke, Morton clutch vs As...→

HAPPENING NOW: Astros behind Rays in ALDS Game 3

HAPPENING NOW: Astros behind Rays in ALDS Game 3

The Astros drew first blood with a Jose Altuve home run, but the Tampa Bay Rays have put on a hitting clinic in Game 3. Read full article:: HAPPENING NOW: Astros behind Rays in ALD...→

Astros give Zack Greinke nod in potential ALDS Game 3 clincher

Astros give Zack Greinke nod in potential ALDS Game 3 clincher

Up 2-0, the 'Stros will also have to beat an old friend, Tampa Bay Rays' Charlie Morton, to get to the AL Championship Series. Read full article:: Astros give Zack Greinke nod in potentia...→

Charlie Morton, Rays try to prevent the Astros from sweeping ALDS

Charlie Morton, Rays try to prevent the Astros from sweeping ALDS

Charlie Morton hopes to start the Tampa Bay Rays' comeback in the AL Division Series against the Astros, two years after pitching Houston to its first championship. Read full article:: Charlie Morton, Rays try to prevent the ...→

Astros, Up 2-0 in ALDS, Head to Tampa: Four Things to Watch

Astros, Up 2-0 in ALDS, Head to Tampa: Four Things to Watch

The Astros won the first two games of the ALDS against the Rays thanks to a pair of brilliant pitching outings from their dueling aces, Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Cole, in particular, turned in one of the most dominant postgame performances in recent memory. The Astros also got timely... Read full article:: Astros, Up 2-0 in ALDS, Head to Tampa: F...→

Astros Fans and On-Field Action During the 2019 ALDS

Astros Fans and On-Field Action During the 2019 ALDS

The Houston Astros took a 2-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division Series Saturday. Justin Verlander and Garrit Cole both tossed gems to stymie the Rays hitters. Game 3 will take place in Tampa on Monday afternoon. (Photos by Jack Gorman) Read full article:: Astros Fans and On-Field Action During t...→

Astros top Rays 3-1 as Cole fans 15, Bregman homers

Astros top Rays 3-1 as Cole fans 15, Bregman homers

Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved and the Houston Astros survived a wild ninth inning to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in their AL Division Series. Read full article:: Astros top Rays 3-1 as Cole fans 15, Bre...→

Gerrit Cole strikes out 15 as Astros grab 2-0 lead in ALDS

Gerrit Cole strikes out 15 as Astros grab 2-0 lead in ALDS

HOUSTON — Pure superstar strikeout power from Gerrit Cole. You can’t beat it. The stuff of legends. The Rays could not Saturday night at Minute Maid Park. There was the stunning pitching genius fro… Read full article:: Gerrit Cole strikes out 15 as Astros gra...→

Cole fans 15, Bregman homers as Astros top Rays 3-1

Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved and the Houston Astros survived a wild ninth... Read full article:: Cole fans 15, Bregman homers as Astros t...→

Cole fans 15, Bregman homers as Astros top Rays 3-1

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved and the Houston Astros survived a wild n… Read full article:: Cole fans 15, Bregman homers as Astros t...→

Rays fall to Verlander, Astros in ALDS opener

Rays fall to Verlander, Astros in ALDS opener

Justin Verlander looked every bit the October ace, Jose Altuve polished his postseason resume and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the Rays 6-2 Friday to open their AL Division Series. Read full article:: Rays fall to Verlander, Astros in ALDS o...→

Masterful Justin Verlander Leads Astros To ALDS Game 1 Win Vs Rays

Masterful Justin Verlander Leads Astros To ALDS Game 1 Win Vs Rays

Verlander allowed just a soft single in seven shutout innings. He struck out eight and improved to 8-0 in 12 career ALDS appearances. Read full article:: Masterful Justin Verlander Leads Astros ...→

Astros hold moment of silence for fallen deputy before ALDS Game 1

Astros hold moment of silence for fallen deputy before ALDS Game 1

After the ballpark honored America with the national anthem, a local hero was lifted up before the Astros postseason game. Read full article:: Astros hold moment of silence for fallen...→

Astros-Rays ALDS: Four Things to Watch For

Astros-Rays ALDS: Four Things to Watch For

The Tampa Bay Rays polished off the Oakland A's Wednesday night earning a trip to the American League Divisional Series in Houston. Their ace was none other than former Astros hero Charlie Morton, who became the first pitcher ever to win three win-or-go-home games in the playoffs. The Astros have... Read full article:: Astros-Rays ALDS: Four Things to Watch F...→

Pioneer Press staff picks Twins to beat Yankees in ALDS

Pioneer Press staff picks Twins to beat Yankees in ALDS

JACE FREDERICK Twins in 3 games. All season long, this Twins team has proven to be different. Why would that change now? BETSY HELFAND Twins in 5. The Twins have spent a season proving doubters wro… Read full article:: Pioneer Press staff picks Twins to beat ...→

Astros aces amped to face Rays in AL Division Series

HOUSTON (AP) — In an era when openers are in vogue and they’re facing the team who started the trend, everything’s coming up aces for the Houston Astros this postseason. Houston will st… Read full article:: Astros aces amped to face Rays in AL Div...→

Yankees vs. Twins, Rays vs. Astros: Betting lines and odds for the 2019 American League Division Series

Yankees vs. Twins, Rays vs. Astros: Betting lines and odds for the 2019 American League Division Series

For many baseball fans across the country, October means the start of the MLB postseason. Every team has the dream of making it to the World Series but before then, they must battle throughout October in their respective division series. Read full article:: Yankees vs. Twins, Rays vs. Astros: Bett...→

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in AL wild-card game

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in AL wild-card game

When he got to second base, Yandy Diaz stole a glance back toward the dugout and saw all his teammates going crazy. He gleefully kept running. Read full article:: Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in...→

Rays ALDS playoff tickets for Astros series on sale Thursday

Rays ALDS playoff tickets for Astros series on sale Thursday

After a thrilling AL Wild Card performance against the Oakland A's, the Tampa Bay Rays are moving on to the American League Division Series where they will face the MLB best Houston Astros. Read full article:: Rays ALDS playoff tickets for Astros ser...→

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in AL wild-card game

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in AL wild-card game

Yandy Diaz slugged baseball’s lowest spender into a matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton silenced the powerful Athletics on the mound, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Oakland at its own ga… Read full article:: Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in...→

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s in AL wild-card game

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s in AL wild-card game

Yandy Diaz slugged baseball's lowest spender into a matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton silenced the powerful Athletics on the mound, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Oakland at its own game 5-1 in the AL wild-card round Wednesday night. Read full article:: Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s in AL ...→

Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in AL wild-card game

Yandy Diaz slugged baseball's lowest spender into a matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton silenced the powerful Athletics on the mound, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Oakland at its own... Read full article:: Diaz hits 2 homers, Rays beat A’s 5-1 in...→