Yuli Gurriel blasted two home runs, including a grand slam, as the defending World Series champion Houston Astros clinched a playoff spot with an 11-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Gurriel hit his grand slam in the first inning and added a two run homer in the third en route to a career high seven RBIs for the Astros, who joined the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians in the postseason.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 5:38 am
Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, mired in an extended batting slump linked to debilitating back soreness, will not play this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels. Correa (.238, 14 home runs, 62 RBIs) missed 36 games after landing on the 10-day disabled list on June 26. Presumed healthy upon his return, Correa has struggled instead, posting a .174/.257/.223 slash line with only four extra-base hits in 140 plate appearances since being reinstated from the DL on Aug. 10.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 5:13 am
Yulieski Gurriel of the Astros and Loudres Gurriel of the Blue Jays made MLB history on Friday, becomming the first pair of brothers to register multi-homer games on the same day. Loudres didn’t take long to mash two dingers for Toronto, hitting one in the first inning and one in the fourth. After Loudres blasted two homers for Toronto, his brother Yulieski wouldn’t be outdone down in Texas.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 3:34 am
There was no World Series hangover for the Houston Astros this season. On Friday, the defending champions punched their ticket back to October with a dominant 11-3 win against the Los Angeles Angels. Yuli Gurriel took the drama out of the clincher early with a pair of historic home runs.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 3:08 am