Houston hitters continue to seize second chances
Alvarez, Bregman spark rally in decisive 7th inning of ALCS Game 4
NEW YORK -- For much of the 2022 season, en route to their respective division titles, the Astros and Yankees jockeyed for position atop the American League. The No. 1 seed and home-field advantage in a best-of-seven series were on the line in anticipation of a heavyweight bout between two
'We want to win for him': Baker relishes another chance for WS title
Astros advance to Fall Classic after ALCS sweep of Yankees
NEW YORK -- As the Astros cruised to a dominant Game 3 win in the American League Championship Series on Saturday, Dusty Baker peered to the end of the visiting dugout and saw Framber Valdez mouthing lyrics to the song playing on the Yankee Stadium loudspeakers.
Peña's clutch HR caps ALCS MVP performance
Rookie continues hot hitting to erase Yankees' early Game 4 lead
NEW YORK -- Jeremy Peña might not win the American League Rookie of the Year Award, but the Astros rookie is heading back to Houston as the AL Championship Series MVP.
The 25-year-old shortstop punctuated his epic four-game run in Houston’s sweep of the Yankees with his third homer of
Astros ride perfect postseason back to World Series
Houston sweeps Yankees for 4th AL pennant in 6 years
NEW YORK -- Astros third baseman Alex Bregman carried the American League championship trophy from the Yankee Stadium field toward the third-base dugout, where a few thousand orange-clad Houston fans filled an otherwise vacant ballpark with cheers. Bregman disappeared into the clubhouse, where the real celebration was about to take
What might future hold for Judge, Yankees?
With New York eliminated, slugger set to become free agent following World Series
NEW YORK -- It came down to Aaron Judge once again, a situation that the Yankees have steered into all summer long. Assuming the familiar, imposing stance that cracked an American League-record 62 home runs during the regular season, the game’s most recognizable slugger was the team’s last hope of
Bader's big October an encouraging sign for '23
Yankees CF goes deep in ALCS Game 4, finishes postseason with 5 HRs
NEW YORK -- The Harrison Bader trade still has more fruit to yield after his brilliant 2022 postseason.
A glimmer of hope throughout a frustrating American League Championship Series for the Yankees, Bader closed out his year with a three-hit night in New York's season-ending 6-5 loss to Houston in
A familiar foe, Vázquez does it all vs. Yanks
Former Red Sox catcher delivers clutch two-run knock, guides staff to three-hit shutout
NEW YORK -- Astros manager Dusty Baker made it known after Saturday’s 5-0 victory in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium that Martín Maldonado isn’t the team’s only great catcher. The skipper pointed out that Christian Vázquez can hold his own, too.
Astros ride all-around dominance to 3-0 ALCS lead
Javier, McCormick, Vázquez key contributors as Houston moves within 1 game of World Series
NEW YORK -- When the Astros came to Yankee Stadium in June and split four games with the Yankees, it wasn’t really a true indication of how much they had dominated. Houston never trailed at any point in the four games, with the exception of two walk-off swings by Aaron
Chas hits 2-run 'chomp,' makes Yanks pay for error
McCormick, Astros continue to exploit opponents' mistakes in Game 3 win
NEW YORK -- There’s no easy way to statistically contextualize a team's ability to exploit its opposition’s mistakes. A search filter on FanGraphs or Baseball Savant doesn’t exist for a metric illustrating when one squad blunders and the other responds with a gut punch.
Call to bullpen backfires after Cole gets in a jam
Yankees' ace goes five-plus innings in Game 3, with line hurt by a costly error
NEW YORK -- Yankee Stadium fell into a collective sigh of shock and exasperation when manager Aaron Boone pointed to the bullpen after Gerrit Cole loaded the bases with nobody out in the sixth.
The Yankees’ ace had kept the Astros in check for most of Game 3 of the
Gurriel reminding what he's capable of in October
First baseman is 9-for-22 through the Astros' first five postseason games
HOUSTON -- If this is the swan song for Yuli Gurriel with the only organization he’s ever known, the seasoned Astros veteran is making the most of it.
Houston’s 38-year-old first baseman went 2-for-3 with a pair of hard-hit singles in the club’s 3-2 win over the Yankees in Game