• ALCS preview: Astros vs. Red Sox might just be the real World Series

    8 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    With apologies to whatever might happen in the National League and even the final week of October, the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox playing for the AL pennant might as well be the World Series. The Red Sox, the team that won the most games in baseball, with the likely AL MVP, with one of the game's top pitchers, with a World Series berth on the line - that's sexy enough on its own. Then you add the Astros, the defending champs, with the reigning AL MVP, with another one of the game's top pitchers, with a relentless lineup loaded with stars - yeah, now we're talking.
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  • Astros win a rough-around-the-edges opener of the ALCS

    8 days ago - By Washingtonpost

    It wasn't pretty - there were walks and misplays aplenty - but Houston's 7-2 win has Red Sox in an early hole.
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  • Justin Verlander, Powerful Astros Offense Win Game 1 of ALCS vs. Red Sox

    8 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    The Houston Astros now hold home-field advantage in the ALCS. The Astros stole Game 1 on the road, dominating the Boston Red Sox 7-2 behind Justin Verlander 's six innings of two-run ball...
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  • Correa, Gurriel guide Astros past Red Sox in Game 1 of ALCS

    8 days ago - By Sportsnet

    BOSTON - Justin Verlander outlasted an uncharacteristically wild Chris Sale, overcoming control problems of his own to give Houston six innings of two-hit ball on Saturday night and lead the Astros over the Boston Red Sox 7-2 in the AL Championship Series opener.
    On a 48-degree night that left both aces struggling to find the plate - and rookie Red Sox manager Alex Cora struggling to control his temper - Carlos Correa fisted a single into left field to break a sixth-inning tie and give the defending World Series champions their fifth straight post-season victory.
    Josh Reddick hit a solo...
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  • Astros vs. Red Sox ALCS: Umpire Joe West plunked on catcher's throw to second and Twitter has jokes

    8 days ago - By CBSSports

    Veteran umpire Joe West found himself being part of the action in ALCS Game 1
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  • Umpires inspect Astros C Martin Maldonado's glove during ALCS

    8 days ago - By Yardbarker

    The umpires for the ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros checked the glove of Houston catcher Martin Maldonado on Saturday, potentially for foreign substances. At the start of the bottom of the sixth inning of Game 1 in Boston, TBS showed umpire crew chief Joe West examining Maldonado's glove. The announcers said the inspection took place during the middle of the sixth. They did not provide any further details about what initiated the examination, though they speculated the check was for potential foreign substances. Umpires will often take a look at a player's equipment...
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