Cole tunes up for playoffs, helps Astros beat Orioles 2-1

Baseball 09/28/18, 22:10

Gerrit Cole tuned up for the postseason by pitching six sharp innings for the Houston Astros, who got a home run from Josh Reddick in a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.The Astros close out the regular season at Camden Yards this weekend after clinching the AL ...

Astros-Orioles rained out; makeup doubleheader Saturday

Baseball 09/27/18, 18:56

The Houston Astros aren't going to simply go through the motions while closing out the regular season.Houston's game against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night was postponed by rain, meaning the Astros will squeeze in four games over the final three days, including a doubleheader on Saturday.Not a problem for ...

Blue Jays give Gibbons winning home finale, Astros party on

Sports 09/26/18, 19:07

The Toronto Blue Jays gave outgoing manager John Gibbons a winning home sendoff Wednesday with a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros, who broke out the bubbly anyway.The World Series champion Astros actually clinched another AL West title when Oakland lost in extra innings at Seattle well past midnight Tuesday. ...

Astros stay up late to celebrate back-to-back AL West titles

Sports 09/26/18, 16:28

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander had never before been in a conference room to celebrate winning a division title.Verlander and the Astros clinched their second straight AL West championship just after 2 a.m. Wednesday when Seattle beat visiting Oakland 10-8 in 11 innings on pinch-hitter Chris Herrman's home run.The Twitter ...

Herrmann homer lifts Marlins over A’s, gives Astros AL West

Baseball 09/26/18, 02:41

Pinch-hitter Chris Herrmann's two-run homer in the 11th inning gave the Seattle Mariners a 10-8 win over Oakland on Tuesday night, clinching the AL West for Houston and leaving the Athletics with a wild-card matchup against the New York Yankees.Seattle overcame an 8-5 eighth-inning deficit and dropped the A's 2½ ...

Astros win 100th, close in on 2nd straight AL West title

Baseball 09/25/18, 23:33

Houston Astros is heating up as October approaches.The Astros reached 100 wins for the second straight season and closed in on another AL West title, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Tuesday night behind Alex Bregman's two-run homer.Houston improved to 100-57 and would clinch the division with one more win ...

Leading off: Astros, Cubs can clinch; Wright makes comeback

Baseball 09/25/18, 05:18

A look at what's happening around the majors today:ON THE CUSPHouston can clinch its second consecutive AL West title — and a best-of-five playoff matchup against Cleveland — with a win at Toronto and an Oakland loss in Seattle. Rookie right-hander Josh James (1-0, 2.81 ERA) makes his third career ...

A’s clinch playoff berth, then beat Mariners 7-3

Sports 09/25/18, 01:41

The Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth since 2014, then beat the Seattle Mariners 7-3 Monday night behind Khris Davis' major league-leading 46th home run.Jonathan Lucroy, Jed Lowrie and Matt Chapman also homered for the A's, assured no worse than a wild-card berth.Oakland was one out into the game ...

Athletics clinch postseason spot; Yanks lose Hicks to injury

Sports 09/25/18, 00:37

The Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years, then beat the Seattle Mariners 7-3 Monday night behind Khris Davis' major league-leading 46th home run.Jonathan Lucroy, Jed Lowrie and Matt Chapman also homered for the A's, assured no worse than an AL wild card.Oakland was one out into ...

McCann, Reddick go back-to-back, Astros beat Blue Jays 5-3

Baseball 09/25/18, 00:12

The Houston Astros kept rolling on the road and moved to the brink of their second straight AL West title.Brian McCann and Josh Reddick hit back-to-back home runs, and the Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Monday night to close in on another division crown.The defending World Series ...

Athletics clinch playoff berth with Rays’ loss to Yankees

Baseball 09/24/18, 22:49

The Oakland Athletics have clinched their first playoff berth in four years, earning at least an American League wild card when the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the New York Yankees.Following three straight last-place finishes in the AL West, the A's found out just a couple of minutes after the ...

Gurriel homers twice as Astros punch playoff ticket

Sports 09/21/18, 23:33

Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam and a two-run homer on his way to a career-high seven RBIs, and the Houston Astros clinched a postseason berth by routing the Los Angeles Angels 11-3 on Friday night.George Springer added a three-run shot in the eighth for the Astros, who are still ...

Texas Rangers fire Banister after consecutive losing seasons

Basketball 09/21/18, 14:30

The Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister on Friday, more than a week before the end of what will be the team's first consecutive losing seasons in 10 years.Bench coach Don Wakamatsu will serve as interim manager for the remainder of the season, starting with Friday night's game against Seattle ...

Marcus Semien has 3 and 5 RBIs, A’s pound Angels 22-3

Football 09/20/18, 19:23

Marcus Semien had three hits and a career-high five RBIs, Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in four runs and the Oakland Athletics hammered the Los Angeles Angels 22-3 on Thursday.The Athletics reduced their magic number for clinching a playoff berth to five, setting season high for runs and hits with ...

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