Astros go from woeful to World Series in just 4 years

Astros go from woeful to World Series in just 4 years

Just four years ago, the Houston Astros weren't just bad, they were embarrassing — so embarrassing that many dubbed them the "Lastros."

Ex-Cubs pitching coach Bosio could join friend Molitor with Twins

October 21
Ex-Cubs pitching coach Bosio could join friend Molitor with Twins
The former Cubs pitching coach was teammates with Paul Molitor.

Red Sox hire Alex Cora as new manager

October 22
Red Sox hire Alex Cora as new manager
The Boston Red Sox hired Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora as manager Sunday, turning to a player from their 2007 World Series championship roster to help the team out of its current playoff slump.
Twins
October 20

Gardenhire's the safe choice for Tigers. But is it the right one?

Ex-Twins manager Ron Gardenhire inherited a rebuild that was much further along in Minnesota than the one he'll find in Detroit.
Twins
October 19

Ron Gardenhire reportedly set to become Detroit Tigers' new manager

The former Twins manager spent this past season as the bench coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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October 19

Twins buy out Perkins' 2018 option, making him a free agent

If the Twins don't invite Glen Perkins to training camp, he'll need to decide whether to try hooking on with another team after spending his 14-year career with one organization.
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October 18

Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS

This time, it was Masahiro Tanaka who was untouchable on the mound.
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October 18

Twins looking at Willis, Hickey for pitching coach position

The former Twins pitcher and ex-Rays coach Jim Hickey are among the top choices to take over Neil Allen's job.

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 102 60 .630 0 49-32 53-28 7-3
    Minnesota 85 77 .525 17 41-40 44-37 7-3
    Kansas City 80 82 .494 22 43-38 37-44 5-5
    Chicago White Sox 67 95 .414 35 39-42 28-53 6-4
    Detroit 64 98 .395 38 34-47 30-51 2-8
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 93 69 .574 0 48-33 45-36 5-5
    NY Yankees 91 71 .562 2 51-30 40-41 6-4
    Tampa Bay 80 82 .494 13 42-39 38-43 6-4
    Toronto 76 86 .469 17 42-39 34-47 5-5
    Baltimore 75 87 .463 18 46-35 29-52 2-8
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 101 61 .623 0 48-33 53-28 8-2
    LA Angels 80 82 .494 21 43-38 37-44 4-6
    Seattle 78 84 .481 23 40-41 38-43 4-6
    Texas 78 84 .481 23 41-40 37-44 2-8
    Oakland 75 87 .463 26 46-35 29-52 6-4
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago Cubs 92 70 .568 0 48-33 44-37 7-3
    Milwaukee 86 76 .531 6 46-38 40-38 5-5
    St. Louis 83 79 .512 9 44-37 39-42 3-7
    Pittsburgh 75 87 .463 17 44-37 31-50 7-3
    Cincinnati 68 94 .420 24 39-42 29-52 2-8
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Washington 97 65 .599 0 47-34 50-31 5-5
    Miami 77 85 .475 20 42-36 35-49 5-5
    Atlanta 72 90 .444 25 37-44 35-46 3-7
    NY Mets 70 92 .432 27 37-44 33-48 5-5
    Philadelphia 66 96 .407 31 39-42 27-54 5-5
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 104 58 .642 0 57-24 47-34 8-2
    Arizona 93 69 .574 11 52-29 41-40 6-4
    Colorado 87 75 .537 17 46-35 41-40 5-5
    San Diego 71 91 .438 33 43-38 28-53 3-7
    San Francisco 64 98 .395 40 38-43 26-55 5-5
  • Batting Average
    J. Altuve HOU .346
    A. Garcia CWS .330
    E. Hosmer KC .318
    J. Ramirez CLE .318
    J. Reddick HOU .314
  • Home Runs
    A. Judge NYY 52
    K. Davis OAK 43
    J. Gallo TEX 41
    N. Cruz SEA 39
    (4) Players 38
  • Runs Batted In
    N. Cruz SEA 119
    A. Judge NYY 114
    K. Davis OAK 110
    J. Upton LAA 109
    E. Encarnacion CLE 107
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Kluber CLE 2.25
    C. Sale BOS 2.90
    L. Severino NYY 2.98
    M. Stroman TOR 3.09
    E. Santana MIN 3.28
  • Wins
    C. Carrasco CLE 18
    J. Vargas KC 18
    C. Kluber CLE 18
    D. Pomeranz BOS 17
    (2) Players 17
  • Saves
    A. Colome TB 47
    R. Osuna TOR 39
    C. Kimbrel BOS 35
    K. Giles HOU 34
    E. Diaz SEA 34
  • Batting Average
    C. Blackmon COL .331
    D. Murphy WAS .322
    J. Turner LAD .322
    J. Votto CIN .320
    B. Posey SF .320
  • Home Runs
    G. Stanton MIA 59
    C. Bellinger LAD 39
    C. Blackmon COL 37
    N. Arenado COL 37
    M. Ozuna MIA 37
  • Runs Batted In
    G. Stanton MIA 132
    N. Arenado COL 130
    M. Ozuna MIA 124
    P. Goldschmidt ARI 120
    A. Rizzo CHC 109
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Kershaw LAD 2.31
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.51
    S. Strasburg WAS 2.52
    R. Ray ARI 2.89
    G. Gonzalez WAS 2.96
  • Wins
    C. Kershaw LAD 18
    Z. Greinke ARI 17
    Z. Davies MIL 17
    M. Scherzer WAS 16
    A. Wood LAD 16
  • Saves
    K. Jansen LAD 41
    G. Holland COL 41
    F. Rodney ARI 39
    C. Knebel MIL 39
    W. Davis CHC 32
  • Saturday, October 21
    Houston 4, NY Yankees 0, F
  • Sunday, October 22
  • Today, October 23
  • Tuesday, October 24
    Houston @ LA Dodgers
  • Wednesday, October 25
    Houston @ LA Dodgers
  • Thursday, October 26
  • Friday, October 27
    LA Dodgers @ Houston
  • Saturday, October 28
    LA Dodgers @ Houston
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October 18

Say goodbye to some Twins rivalries under this baseball expansion plan

What if baseball added two teams and created four divisions with eight teams? How could that work out for the Twins?
Twins
October 17

Baseball America's John Manuel to join Twins scouting department

John Manuel, well-known in baseball circles as a writer/columnist for Baseball America, said that he pitched himself as a candidate for a job with the team.
Twins
October 12

Hartman: Molitor's patience helped Twins climb into AL postseason

Paul Molitor and the Twins front-office staff are making plans to keep the club ascending in the standings.
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Twins
October 12

Is Ron Gardenhire going to be the next manager of the Red Sox?

There are already a lot of candidate lists out there, and one consistent name near the top of them is former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire.
Nation
October 12

Yanks complete comeback, beat Indians 5-2 in Game 5 of ALDS

These young Yankees were unshaken, resilient and as tough as the city they represent.
Twins
October 11

Strasburg, Nationals beat Cubs 5-0, force NLDS to Game 5

Stephen Strasburg gave Washington everything he had, and it was more than enough.
Twins
October 11

Levine: Sano could face surgery on leg that sidelined him

Miguel Sano, sidelined for the season's final six weeks by a stress reaction in his left shin, might require surgery to insert a permanent rod to help support the bone.
Twins
October 11
The Minnesota Twins and chief baseball officer Derek Falvey announced...

Molitor, Falvey built relationship even if it wasn't 'love at first sight'

Twins owner Jim Pohlad said he monitored how manager Paul Molitor and the team's top baseball executives worked together this season and liked what he saw.
Twins
October 10

NLDS Game 4 of Nats-Cubs rained out, set to play Wednesday

The showers came a little late, but the rain that soaked Wrigley Field and washed out Game 4 of the NL Division Series followed Tuesday's forecast pretty closely.
Twins
October 10

Reusse: Big reason Molitor's still here? His Twins caught the ball

Skip the defensive analytics and look at the basics: Twins went from 126 errors to 78, and from 15th to second fewest in AL. "Most nights, we made the right plays," manager Paul Molitor said.
Twins
October 10
Twins pitching coach Neil Allen 941) and manager Paul Molitor (4) conf...

Souhan: Twins made the right moves with Allen, Molitor

Was this justified? Whatever the process, Ithe Twins made the right moves with both men, or at least made two defensible decisions.
Twins
October 10
New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez (24) celebrates with Greg Bird after hi...

Severino, Judge help Yankees top Indians 7-3 to force Game 5

Luis Severino, Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees are headed back to Cleveland for a decisive Game 5 — thanks to plenty of help from the Indians.
Twins
October 10

Astros beat Red Sox 5-4 in Game 4, advance to ALCS

The Houston Astros poured back onto the field after advancing to their first AL Championship Series, posing for pictures with the Green Monster as a backdrop before a few players bellyflopped in the puddles in the infield dirt.
Twins
October 10
Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger connects for a solo home run durin...

Bellinger, Dodgers beat D-backs 3-1 to return to NLCS

Led by a big Japanese right-hander and a rookie from just down the road, the Los Angeles Dodgers are headed back to the NL Championship Series.
Twins
October 10

Twins' turnaround gets Molitor new three-year contract

Pitching coach Neil Allen has been let go and the Twins have not yet announced the future of the rest of Paul Molitor's coaching staff.

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