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


Astros insider: Wreaking havoc on the basepaths

Houston ChronicleThe Tampa Bay Rays, as resourceful as they are, showed a hole in the team they stitched together this season. The Astros scratched at it and tore it open without having to swing a bat. Houston's timely extra-base hits engineered their 6-2 win in Game 1 of the ...

October 5th 2019


Astros' Justin Verlander dominates in another postseason gem

ESPNIf the Astros enjoy a deep playoff run as expected, Verlander likely would pass Smoltz this month. The win was Verlander's 14th in the postseason, which moves him into a third-place tie with Hall of Famer Tom Glavine. He is one behind Smoltz, while Pettitte ...

October 5th 2019


Justin Verlander vintage as Astros beat Rays in ALDS Game 1

USA TODAYJustin Verlander tossed seven shutout innings and the Astros scored four runs in the fifth inning to beat the Rays 6-2 in Game 1 of the American League Division Series at Minute Maid Park. The Rays managed just one hit against Verlander, who struck out ...

October 4th 2019


Astros vs. Rays score: Justin Verlander's historic performance sets tone in Houston's Game 1 ALDS win

CBSSports.comOn Friday, the Houston Astros took down the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of their American League Divisional Series by a 6-2 final. Justin Verlander and Tyler Glasnow traded zeroes through the first four-plus innings before the Astros found a way to plate four ...

October 4th 2019


MLB playoffs: Rays face uphill battle versus Astros in ALDS

USA TODAYThe Rays have a tall order to fill against the mighty Astros. While the Rays have had a great year of their own, they are up against arguably the best team in baseball in the best-of-five set starting Friday at Minute Maid Park. The Astros, who won an MLB-high ...

October 4th 2019


On paper, the Houston Astros have the best postseason roster since ... ever

ESPNThat the Astros are a consensus pick is very different than saying they are a unanimous pick. Here at ESPN, we had 30 of our observers cast a ballot in our annual playoff picks poll. Twenty-nine of the 30 picked the Astros to win their ALDS matchup against ...

October 4th 2019


Live updates: Rays-Astros Game 1 of the AL Division Series in Houston

Tampa Bay TimesAstros starter Justin Verlander left a 1-2 curveball in the middle of the plate, and Brandon Lowe used it to break up a no-hitter to start the fifth inning. Lowe's single to center was the Rays' first hit and only their third baserunner of Game 1 at Minute Maid Park in ...

October 4th 2019


World Series or bust: Confident fans buckle in for Astros' playoff ride

Houston ChronicleDon't blame Astros fans for being confident. The 107-win team has flattened the competition in sealing the American League's top seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. So as the Astros begin their postseason quest Friday for a second ...

October 4th 2019


Astros vs. Rays prediction: Take Justin Verlander, Houston in ALDS Game 1

New York PostFront-row seats to a World Series game at Yankee Stadium, should they make it, will run you $2,006. Front-row seats for Michelle Obama's “Moderated Conversation” at Prudential Center will run you $4,200. Hard to believe, but the Obamas and Steinbrenners ...

October 4th 2019


2019 ALDS Preview: Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays

The Crawfish BoxesThese two teams meet after a couple of excellent regular seasons, though obviously the Astros' was a cut above the wild card Rays. Still, the Rays will be a tough opponent for the Astros to draw, as one would expect any 96-win team to be. The two teams met ...

October 4th 2019