The Astros still have the chance to be the only team to beat the Red Sox and the Yankees in the same postseason. But they need Justin Verlander to pitch like he did in Game 2, flipping the narrative of what's already been a dramatic ALCS. More»
Aaron Judge might not win the AL MVP Award. But what he has established in his hit-or-miss postseason is that he continues to be one of the most magnetic players in the game, whether it's with his big bat or stellar play in the field. More»
Justin Turner's shot was over the wall at Dodger Stadium on Sunday night, giving LA an NLCS Game 2 victory over the Cubs. It was one of those October home runs that are as much a pageant of baseball as Opening Day in April. More»
The long, great moment that began last year with the World Series, continues in baseball. With so much of the 2017 postseason yet to be written, there is this: The Astros are looking to beat both the Red Sox and the Yankees in October. More»
The Houston Astros may or may not win the World Series this season, but what they reminded us of in their American League Division Series against the Red Sox, is that they are the most entertaining baseball team on the planet. More»
On Sunday night, Masahiro Tanaka pitched a gem for the Yankees and Aaron Judge robbed a homer. Earlier, Mookie Betts helped save the Red Sox season. There has been so much going on in all the Division Series. We're just getting started. More»
There are so many stories this October in MLB, but maybe there is no better story than the Washington Nationals and their 68-year old manager, Dusty Baker, a great baseball man who has to believe he is past due at this time of year. More»
What fans had really come for at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night, as the Yankees surged past the Twins in the AL Wild Card Game, was a signature October moment from rookie sensation Aaron Judge. And he delivered. More»
A year after losing 103 games, the Twins have made the playoffs. It is the kind of turnaround they once had when they were going from worst to first in 1991. This one might not end in a title, but it sure is something to see. More»
Protest, as a symbol and statement of your beliefs and your own love of country, happens to be as American as the flag, which we always like to wave around in sports, but only when it suits us. Those who took a knee in the NFL shouldn't be vilified. More»
With all the ups and downs of this thrilling MLB regular season that is still providing plenty of drama, we start looking ahead to October, which is the best part in baseball. Last year was one of the best postseasons in history: Can 2017 top that? More»
The Astros didn't change what Harvey did to Houston, but they did what sports can sometimes do at times like this, in places like this: They produced some normalcy for a few hours a day and made people cheer. Now, it's time for October. More»
The Indians have won 21 games in a row, five away from the Major League record set by the 1916 New York Giants. But in all the big ways, in the modern world, this is already the greatest team streak in baseball history. More»
The Dodgers were winning all summer long, but now come 15 losses in 16 games, including 10 in a row. If they want to know what it's like to crawl into the postseason and still rule October, they should ask Joe Torre about the 2000 Yankees. More»
On a day when Florida, which each of them has called home, braced for the attack of Hurricane Irma, Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys played for our country's national championship in tennis. And Stephens played the match of her life. More»
Gene Michael would never have thought of himself as somebody who was worthy of a plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. But in so many ways, he is. Such an unlikely Yankee immortal, gone now at the age of 79. More»
First it was the Astros as world beaters in 2017. Then the Dodgers, followed by the Indians. This is all about the beauty of the long season in Major League Baseball, and why it is still the best regular-season narrative we have in sports. More»
Sports doesn't fix damage or make things the way they were after tragedy. But maybe things will be better in Houston by October. And the Astros, with their trade for Justin Verlander, gave themselves more reason for hope. More»
Now, and by a lot, Giancarlo Stanton is the home run hitter to talk about in a home run season for baseball. He's approaching 20 home runs in the month of August, as the Marlins try to make a push for the playoffs. Even his manager is amazed. More»
Aaron Judge made everything look easy in the first half of the season, but now things have gotten hard. Doesn't mean they will stay that way for the young Yankees slugger. It just means he's human and has to make some adjustments. More»
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