The Astros figure to have just about every pitcher available for Saturday night's Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park, perhaps with the exception of Game 6 starter Justin Verlander.
Just-win Verlander: Astros loving newest ace
There may not be a more popular person right now in the city of Houston than pitcher Justin Verlander, who continued his amazing run with the Astros on Friday night. He's certainly the most popular man in Houston's clubhouse.
Determined Yanks confident going into Game 7
If you think the Yankees were shaken by Friday's Game 6 loss in the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World, you'd be wrong. To a man, the Yankees like their chances in Game 7 on Saturday against the Astros.
McCann, Altuve awaken Astros' offense
The Astros' bats woke up just in time, coming to life in a three-run fifth inning sparked by Brian McCann and Jose Altuve in Game 6 of the ALCS.
History of Game 7: Everything you need to know
For six games in the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World, the Astros and Yankees have traded punches. Each team has won three home games, with Houston evening things up with a 7-1 victory in Friday night's Game 6.
Missed chances in fateful seventh sink Yanks
Houston center fielder George Springer robbed Todd Frazier of a hit with a leaping catch in front of the wall with two on base, providing a key out in the seventh inning of Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the Yankees.
Yankees' offense stalls vs. crafty Verlander
There were those in the Yankees clubhouse who would have loved to play Thursday after reeling off three straight victories in front of sold-out, frenzied crowds at Yankee Stadium, viewing their travel day to the Magnolia City as the equivalent of a football team icing the kicker with a timeout. The deep freeze had more to do with Justin Verlander, who was dominant once again as he helped the Astros even the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World with a 7-1 victory in Game 6 on Friday.
Yanks confident giving ball to CC in Game 7
Now that there will be a deciding Game 7 after the Yankees' 7-1 loss in Game 6 on Friday, New York has the peace of mind knowing it will be turning to veteran left-hander CC Sabathia to face the Astros in the final game of the American League Championship Series on Saturday at Minute Maid Park.
Astros go with Morton for decisive showdown
After forcing a Game 7, the Astros picked right-hander Charlie Morton to start Saturday night at Minute Maid Park against the Yankees in the finale of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World.
Glory days here again for Dodgers
The Dodgers are returning to the World Series for the first time in 29 years, and they are doing so looking every bit a juggernaut.
Spring in his step, Verlander forces Game 7
Another dominant performance by Justin Verlander saved the Astros' season for at least one more day and forced a Game 7 against the Yankees in the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World, posting a 7-1 victory Friday night in Game 6 at Minute Maid Park.
Judge breaks up shutout with massive homer
Aaron Judge showed off his immense power yet again, as the slugger connected on the hardest-hit homer of the postseason with his solo blast in the eighth inning of Friday's Game 6 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World. His shot off Astros reliever Brad Peacock had an exit velocity of 112.1 mph, but it was all the Yankees mustered in a 7-1 loss that forced a decisive Game 7.
Blue Jays' Zeuch puts up more zeros in second AFL start
The Blue Jays made T.J. Zeuch the 21st overall pick in the 2016 Draft, and he demonstrated why on Friday night. Pitching for the Peoria Javelinas, Zeuch cruised through five scoreless innings in a 2-0 defeat of the Scottsdale Scorpions
ALCS Game 6: Verlander postgame interview
Astros right-hander Justin Verlander talks about his performance in Houston's 7-1 win over the Yankees in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Friday night.
George Springer's catch robbed Todd Frazier of extra bases and possibly saved the Astros season
Justin Verlander celebrated with a "Steve Holt!"
ALCS Game 6: Hinch postgame interview
Astros manager A.J. Hinch talks about his club's 7-1 win over the Yankees in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Friday night.
Happy home? Astros can join history with another win
Minute Maid Park has a retractable roof. It has a train. It has the Crawford Boxes. It has Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan often sitting behind home plate and a waffle cone stuffed with fried chicken and mashed potatoes and drizzled with honey mustard.
Yankees-Astros ALCS Game 6: In Real Life
The Astros defeated the Yankees, 7-1, on Friday night in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World, forcing a decisive Game 7 tonight (8 p.m. ET/FS1) in Houston.
DYK? Records fall in raucous ALCS Game 6
Houston's 7-1 victory over the Yankees ensured we'll see a winner-take-all Game 7 on Saturday to determine who will play the Dodgers in the 113th World Series presented by YouTube TV. Game 6 was defined by another performance for the ages by Astros starter Justin Verlander and an awakening by Houston's dynamic offense, setting up what should be a thrilling Game 7 between these rising AL powers.
A's help replace 9-year-old fan's memorabilia
In a touching moment on Friday, the Athletics helped replace memorabilia for a 9-year-old fan whose house was destroyed by Northern California wildfires.
Justin Verlander's pitch was so good, Todd Frazier thought it was a ball and struck out swinging
We fell for it, too.
Passion for hitting fuels Martinez's success
As a child growing up in southern Florida, J.D. Martinez -- who clubbed 29 homers in just 62 games with the D-backs this season -- picked up the game of baseball at a very young age.
First pitch glides in for NBA great Drexler
Perhaps it was not by coincidence that the person the Astros asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Friday was a former star athlete who knows a little about playing for a championship team in Houston.
SF names Bell director of player personnel
Adding an individual associated with the team's past success who they believe can generate future glory, the Giants appointed former big league infielder David Bell to be their new director of player personnel.
Rox prepare prospects for Coors' challenges
Rockies player development director Zach Wilson was greeted by the forceful winds at the organization's new California League affiliate in Lancaster. But as he considered what the conditions could do to -- and for -- the pitchers, he stopped to consider that the winds can blow both ways for young hitters, too.
Bar raised on North Side, Cubs begin '18 prep
Now that the Cubs' season is over, crews began preparations on Friday at Wrigley Field for the next phase of the ballpark's renovation project. Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein also began work on the 2018 team.
Petricka undergoes surgery on right elbow
White Sox reliever Jake Petricka underwent a nerve transposition in his right elbow Friday, according to information released by the team.
Cardinals' Knizner belts two homers in AFL
Andrew Knizner, the Cardinals' No. 27 prospect, has been soaking up every opportunity to gain experience during the Arizona Fall League. The catcher hit two home runs and notched three RBIs in Friday's game against the Mesa Solar Sox
Cubs' Vosler comes up big with walk-off triple in AFL
Chicago Cubs prospect Jason Vosler walked to the plate on Friday with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, his team trailing by a run. The third baseman was 0-for-4 in his at-bats that day, and he knew he needed something big. With runners on first and third, Vosler hit a sharp line drive to center field, sending both runners home. His walk-off triple lifted the Mesa Solar Sox to a 7-6 victory over Surprise.
Inbox: How do Braves plan to navigate winter?
Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers fan questions about offseason signings, coaching changes and more.
Roberts proving Dodgers found right man for job
All these teams looking for a new manager -- and another one joined the list Friday when the Nationals announced they're parting ways with Dusty Baker -- should hire somebody the way the Dodgers hired Dave Roberts.
Brewers' Harrison homers twice, including slam, in AFL
After a strong regular season, Monte Harrison got off to a slow start in the Arizona Fall League, but got back on track with a pair of homers in Salt River's 10-4 win over Glendale on Friday. The Brewers' No. 14 prospect hit a grand slam in the fourth and a two-run homer in the ninth on his way to a 3-for-5, seven RBI performance in the Rafters' third straight win.
Inbox: What will Cron's role be with Angels?
What's expected from C.J. Cron, going forward? Will the Angels add starters? Beat reporter Maria Guardado answers these and more in the latest Inbox.
Kahnle a postseason force for Yankees
When Brian Cashman was volleying trade proposals with White Sox counterpart Rick Hahn in advance of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, the Yankees' general manager refused to go any further in negotiations unless right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle was included in the deal.
Tigers, Gardenhire finalize 3-year deal
Ron Gardenhire tormented the Tigers for years while he managed the Twins through a golden era of success. He'll now lead the Tigers through their own Twins-like rebuilding process. The Tigers have finalized a three-year deal to have Gardenhire serve as their next manager, the club announced on Friday afternoon.
WATCH: 'Houston's Fortune' details Astros' rise
The best way to reach your goals? For the Astros & GM Jeff Luhnow, it was trusting their beliefs & staying the course.
WS berth one of Kershaw's 'best moments'
Clayton Kershaw could not move. He turned to his right, slamming into a wall of teammates and a shower of beer. He turned to his left. More of the same. Eventually, Kershaw ducked out of the huddle of screaming Dodgers, who had transformed Wrigley Field's weight room into a fraternity house following their 11-1, pennant-clinching Game 5 win over the Cubs on Thursday in the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World.
Hollywood & Vines: LA wins NLCS at Wrigley!
Enrique Hernandez smacked three home runs, including a grand slam in the third inning, and had seven RBIs to back Clayton Kershaw and power the Dodgers to an 11-1 victory in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series presented by Camping World and eliminate the defending World Series champion Cubs.
World Series on FOX: Tune-in, start times set
Major League Baseball has announced FOX's broadcast schedule for the 2017 World Series, which is set to begin at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 24, and is presented by YouTube TV. Baseball's 113th Fall Classic will feature the National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers facing either the New York Yankees or the Houston Astros representing the American League.
Murphy has microfracture surgery on right knee
Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy underwent surgery Friday to repair the articular cartilage in his right knee. The club announced the debridement and microfracture surgery was performed successfully by Dr. Timothy Kremchek, an orthopedic surgeon in Ohio.
Baker won't return as Nationals manager
Dusty Baker will not return as the Nationals' manager in 2018, the club announced Friday afternoon, a stunning development after Baker's two successful seasons at the helm.
The B.O.A.R.D.: The Dodgers win the pennant
Three dingers in a Postseason game? Welcome to The B.O.A.R.D.
Puig: "I want to be an owner of one bar'
That's just sound economic advice.
Photo: Vin Scully enjoys Dodgers' big win
He still has the Dodgers in his heart.
Whoooo would show for Game 7? Ric Flair!
No pressure, guys.
World cLAss! Epic NL title for Dodgers
The Dodgers partied Thursday night like it was 1988, but Clayton Kershaw isn't quite finished cleansing legacies and ending droughts.
Trio grand! Hernandez has 3-HR, 7-RBI clincher
Enrique Hernandez saw two pitches in the first three innings Thursday night. Turns out, that was all he needed to etch his name in the Dodgers' postseason record books. After homers in his first two at-bats, Hernandez added a two-run shot in the ninth to give him seven RBIs, a new LCS record for one game, in an 11-1 NLCS-clinching victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Game 5 broadcaster Ron Darling was the losing pitcher the last time the Dodgers won the pennant
Is he the Dodgers' good luck charm?
Dodgers 1st to earn home advantage for Series
The Dodgers will spend the weekend watching what goes down between the Yankees and Astros in the American League Championship Series, rooting not so much for a particular opponent, but rather general chaos and disorder.
Cubs shouldn't hang their heads
Maybe you could have seen this coming, but the Cubs didn't. When they ran onto the field to face Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on a gorgeous Thursday night, center fielder Albert Almora Jr. and left fielder Kyle Schwarber bathed in the enthusiasm of Wrigley Field's bleacherites.
Cubs salute Dodgers after falling in NLCS
The reigning World Series champion Cubs saw their season end with a loss to the Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World. Chicago only scored eight runs in the series.
Despite NLCS loss, Cubs still set for future
The Cubs aren't going to repeat as World Series champions, but manager Joe Maddon is quick to remind fans that getting to the National League Championship Series three years in a row is quite an accomplishment and that the future is bright.
Turner, Taylor share NLCS MVP honors
Justin Turner and Chris Taylor shared Most Valuable Player honors of the National League Championship Series following the Dodgers' 11-1 series-clinching victory over the Cubs in Game 5.
Dodgers latest top seed to reach World Series
The Dodgers went 104-58 in the regular season, claiming their fifth consecutive NL West title. They're now the 11th team in the Wild Card Era (since 1995) to punch their ticket to the World Series after finishing the regular season with the best record in baseball (including the 2013 Cardinals and Red Sox, who tied at 97-65). Among the previous 10 teams, five won it all.
Roberts, Dodgers seeing fruits of their labors
In December 2001, a speedy 29-year-old outfielder named Dave Roberts was dealt to the Dodgers for a pair of prospects. The following spring, Roberts donned Dodger blue for the first time. Sixteen seasons later, Roberts has earned himself a permanent place in Dodgers history as the third man to skipper Los Angeles to a World Series appearance.
LA pleased to beat 'incredibly talented' Cubs
It was nothing more than coincidence that the Dodgers happened to be at Wrigley Field on April 10, the quirk of a schedule printed long before any October storylines came to be. It was nonetheless uncomfortable. The Dodgers watched as the Cubs raised their 2016 World Series championship flag, knowing they stood on the same field six months earlier with a chance to prevent it.
Memories of '88 return with LA in World Series
Clayton Kershaw was seven months old the last time the Los Angeles Dodgers played in a World Series game. Here's the thing about that, really the coolest part of this whole deal with the Dodgers being back in the Fall Classic and all.
Cubs proud of season as repeat quest ends
During the National League Championship Series games at Wrigley Field, Cubs manager Joe Maddon glanced at the center-field scoreboard. For the third straight year, the Cubs were one of the final four teams still playing.
The Dodgers, Tommy Lasorda and Vin Scully celebrate team's first pennant in nearly 30 years
Cora in mix for Sox manager, but no decision
Astros bench coach Alex Cora has been linked to a number of open managerial jobs in recent weeks, and a report emerged Thursday saying that he could be named manager of the Red Sox as early as the conclusion of the American League Championship Series. And although Boston president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski confirmed the team hasn't made a final decision on its next manager, there are still indications that Cora would end up with the job.
DYK: Records toppled in NLCS Gm. 5 clincher
Enrique Hernandez and a relentless offense backed up a stellar Clayton Kershaw on Thursday night at Wrigley Field, as the Dodgers defeated the Cubs, 11-1, in Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by Camping World.
After Enrique Hernandez hit his third home run, Yasiel Puig was scared to high-five him
"No one man should have all that power."
MLB.TV Postseason Package available now
Signups are underway for the MLB.TV Postseason Package, and anywhere from 26 to 43 games (35 last year) will be played on the way to a trophy presentation at the 113th World Series.
Roberts encouraged by Seager's recovery
Shortstop Corey Seager reported continued progress in his rehabilitation from a lower back sprain in Los Angeles on Thursday, said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who is hoping to get him back for the World Series.
Dress for October: Get postseason gear
The Dodgers are in the World Series for the first time since 1988. Who will join them? Grab gear for all the playoff teams at MLBShop.com and get suited up for the postseason in official T-shirts, hoodies, caps and more.
Magic Johnson watched Enrique Hernandez's grand slam from Staples Center and had an amazing reaction
"That's what I'm talkin' about!"
Javier Baez fist-bumped Austin Barnes and looked super cool after striking out
A.J. Hinch 'feels horrible' for the Yankees and the fact a day off might affect their momentum
A day off after Game 2 didn't work so well for the Astros.
Inbox: Will Cubs' Alzolay enter Top 100?
Jim Callis discusses whether Cubs prospect Adbert Alzolay will enter the Top 100 eventually, compares Gleyber Torres and Javy Baez, talks prospects stealing bases and asses the changes of Matthew Liberatore going 1-1 in the Draft.
For 25th anniversary, 'Homer at the Bat' feted
We're talkin' softball.
Postseason sked: World Series times set
Check out complete tune-in info for the rest of the postseason as we prepare for the World Series, which begins Tuesday night on FOX. (Air time: 7:30 ET/Game time: 8 ET)
Postseason Picture: Track the bracket
10 clubs earned their spots in October. Which team will wind up winning the World Series title?
Take a walk down postseason memory lane
As we prepare to celebrate the 2017 World Series -- one of the most cherished and significant events in sports -- revisit your favorite moments from postseason history with summaries, statistics and game-by-game breakdowns, complete with multimedia.
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