Mother Nature deals a body blow to the Yankees' World Series hopes

USA TODAYNEW YORK -- If the New York Yankees don't have enough problems with the Houston Astros, they took a body blow Wednesday from Mother Nature, and suddenly are in real trouble. The Yankees, down 2 games to 1 in the American League Championship ...

October 16th 2019


For Yankees, Rainout Complicates the ALCS Pitching Plan

The New York Times (blog)With heavy rain falling in New York on Wednesday afternoon and more expected at night, Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Yankees and Houston Astros was postponed a day, until 8 p.m. on Thursday. Game 5, originally ...

October 16th 2019


MLB Playoffs: Astros' Josh Reddick calls Yankees fans disrespectful after ALCS Game 3 in New York

CBSSports.comHouston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick told reporters fans at Yankee Stadium threw objects on the field during the team's Game 3 AL Championship Series win Tuesday night. Reddick described fans throwing water bottles, baseballs and other objects onto ...

October 16th 2019


Yankees will be haunted by failure to knock out Astros ace Gerrit Cole in ALCS Game 3

USA TODAYThe New York Yankees were bidding to not only become the first team in five months to beat Cole, but perhaps even knock him out in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. By the end of the night, they were the ones screaming in sheer anguish, letting Cole ...

October 16th 2019


An Astros Ace Imposes His Will on the Yankees

The New York TimesSo I sat to watch the Astros' ace of aces, Gerrit Cole, take on the Yankees, and their fearsome, stuffed to the gills power lineup on Tuesday in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. For an inning it appeared Cole's day would end early.

October 16th 2019


Houston Astros fan beat New York Yankees fan during ALCS while he sat with his mom

ABC NewsThe Washington Nationals may have just booked their first trip to the World Series but the heated series taking place between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees has caused some serious friction in the stands when an Astros season ticket holder ...

October 16th 2019


An Astros Ace Imposes His Will on a Potent Yankees Offense

The New York Times (blog)Let me confess bias. I adore watching a dominant ace, one of those pitchers who in the flower of his power and guile imposes his will on a powerful adversary. So I sat to watch the Astros' ace of aces, Gerrit Cole, take on the Yankees, and their fearsome, ...

October 16th 2019


ALCS Game 3: Why Yankees-Astros could already be over

Yahoo SportsNEW YORK — It's not easy to lose a seven-game series in Game 3, but the New York Yankees may have done just that Tuesday night. For the second straight game, they caught one of the nastiest starting pitchers in the game at less than his nastiest, and let ...

October 16th 2019


Astros Ace Gets the Upper Hand Against a Yankees Platoon of Arms

The New York TimesActually, at four and one-third innings, Severino worked more than the typical Yankees starter in the postseason under Manager Aaron Boone. This series matches two data-savvy organizations that have opposite beliefs about how to pitch to a title, and their ...

October 16th 2019


Astros vs. Yankees takeaways: Jose Altuve remains a playoff monster; Yanks' fly balls die on warning track

CBSSports.comIn Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday in the Bronx, the Astros prevailed over the Yankees by a score of 4-1 (box score). In doing so, Houston took a 2-1 lead in this best-of-seven series to determined who wins the pennant.

October 16th 2019


MLB Playoffs: Yankees miss out on big chances to crack Astros ace Gerrit Cole in ALCS Game 3

CBSSports.comNEW YORK -- Gerrit Cole bent, but he did not break. The Houston Astros co-ace -- and former New York Yankees first-round draft pick -- wiggled in and out of danger in Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday night, helping the Astros to a 2-1 series advantage (HOU ...

October 16th 2019


Yankees vs. Astros score: Live ALCS Game 3 updates, MLB playoffs highlights, full coverage

CBSSports.comGame 3 of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees is underway in Yankee Stadium. The series is knotted at one game apiece and, obviously, this game is a huge deal. The team taking a 2-1 lead in ...

October 16th 2019


Astros' Cole Stifling Yankees: Live Score and Updates

The New York Times (blog)The Yankees are shaking things up slightly, with Aaron Hicks, who had been injured, starting for the first time since Aug. 3. The Astros, meanwhile, have flipped Jose Altuve to the No. 2 spot and moved Michael Brantley to No. 3. Gerrit Cole's preferred catcher, ...

October 16th 2019


Astros Oust the Rays and Earn Another ALCS With the Yankees

The New York TimesHOUSTON — The warning signs came the night before when two heavily favored teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves, were each stunned in a deciding fifth game of a division series, losing in their home ballparks. The Houston Astros had ...

October 11th 2019


Astros vs. Rays: Five things to know about Houston's series-clinching win in ALDS Game 5

CBSSports.comOn Thursday, the Houston Astros defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 in Game 5 of the American League Divisional Series. The win means the Astros advance to the AL Championship Series, their third consecutive, to square off against the New York Yankees ...

October 11th 2019


Live updates: Rays-Astros Game 5 in Houston

Tampa Bay TimesNone of that matters if the Rays can't get Astros starter Gerrit Cole out of cruise control, as Fox analyst A.J. Pierzynski called it. Cole set the Rays down in order in the sixth, fanning Ji-Man Choi for his eighth strikeout. He's not as dominating as in Game 2.

October 11th 2019


Astros vs. Rays score: Live ALDS Game 5 updates, highlights, full coverage

CBSSports.comThe best-of-five ALDS is now a best-of-one ALDS. Game 5 at Minute Maid Park (GameTracker) is underway. The Houston Astros jumped out to a 4-1 lead over Tampa Bay Rays. Houston knocked in four runs on five hits off Rays starter Tyler Glasnow in the ...

October 11th 2019


Rays-Astros: Could Game 5 decide who fleeced Pittsburgh more?

Tampa Bay TimesPower pitchers Gerrit Cole and Tyler Glasnow will take the mound in a winner-take-all postseason game on tonight in Houston. If a Pirates fan read that in 2017, he or she would be elated. If these former top prospects are pitching in the 2019 postseason, that ...

October 11th 2019


Rays vs. Astros odds, line: 2019 ALDS picks, Game 5 predictions from advanced model

CBSSports.comThe Houston Astros look to stay hot at home when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of the 2019 ALDS on Thursday. The Rays (96-66) forced a series-deciding game by sweeping Games 3 and 4 at Tampa. The Astros (107-55) have been a tough ...

October 11th 2019