A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday:


Astros leadoff man George Springer has a chance to tie the postseason record for most consecutive games with a home run. Springer connected for the fifth game in a row Friday as Houston beat Cleveland 7-2 to open the AL Division Series.

Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates his solo home run with teammate Tony Kemp (18) during fifth inning in Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Springer homered in the final four games of the World Series last year, earning the MVP award and powering Houston to its first championship. He’ll next face Carlos Carrasco of the Indians in Game 2 at Minute Maid Park.

Daniel Murphy set the big league mark by homering in six straight postseason games for the Mets in 2015. Springer’s five in a row is tied for second with Carlos Beltran, who did it with the Astros in 2004.


Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price throws a heavy ball during a baseball workout at Fenway Park, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Boston, in preparation for Game 1 of the ALDS against the New York Yankees on Friday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

David Price (16-7, 3.58 ERA) pitches for Boston against Masahiro Tanaka (12-6, 3.75) and the rival Yankees in Game 2 of their AL Division Series at Fenway Park. Price has a 4.90 ERA in 42 career appearances (41 starts) vs. the Yankees and has struggled badly against them since signing a $217 million, seven-year contract with the Red Sox before the 2016 season. He was 0-3 with a 10.34 ERA in four starts versus New York this year, but 9-2 with a 2.98 ERA at Fenway overall.

The wild-card Yankees could be without center fielder Aaron Hicks, who left the series opener with tightness in his right hamstring and was replaced by Brett Gardner. Hicks tweaked the same hamstring in late September and missed three games before returning to the lineup.

Colorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado reacts after striking out during the third inning of Game 2 of the National League Divisional Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies get a day to rest and regroup after falling into an 0-2 deficit at Milwaukee. Game 3 of their NL Division Series is Saturday at Coors Field, with the Brewers trying to win their 11th straight overall and finish off a sweep.

Trevor Story, Charlie Blackmon and the rest of the big-hitting Rockies managed a total of just two runs and 10 hits in the two losses at Miller Park.

Source: The Associated Press

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