“You’ve got to appreciate every moment that you get to make the postseason,” Astros shortstop Carlos Correa said. “Now we’ve got to go out there and get hot and be able to perform in order for us to be able to win another World Series,” Correa added. Winning a second World Series in four years seems unlikely for the Astros.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 9:09 am
Houston Astros (29-30, second in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (21-38, fifth in the AL West) Arlington, Texas; Sunday, 3:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Houston: Chase De Jong (0-0, 14.73 ERA) Texas: Jordan Lyles (1-6, 7.08 ERA) LINE: Astros favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs BOTTOM LINE: Houston’s Springer puts 12-game hit streak on the line against Rangers. The Rangers are 15-24 against opponents from the AL West.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 6:48 am
The Astros rested almost one-third of their regular position players one day after clinching a berth in the postseason, their fifth in the past six seasons. ARLINGTON, Texas — Jeff Mathis hit a three-run home run and Leody Taveras followed with a solo blast in a five-run seventh inning as the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 6-1. It was only Mathis’ third homer of the season.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 6:38 am
Chris Morgan urges you to take the best available pitcher on today’s slate.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 5:23 am
Condensed Game: Jeff Mathis and Leody Taveras smashed go-ahead, back-to-back home runs in the 7th inning to lift the Rangers to a 6-1 win
Posted: September 27, 2020, 3:12 am
Choo still undecided Shin-Soo Choo is going to try to play Sunday, even if it’s for only one at-bat in which he pretty much can’t do anything with the bat. His sprained wrist is badly bruised but can’t be injured any worse. He doesn’t want his time with the Texas Rangers to end, if it ends, with him on the injured list.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 3:00 am
Astros third base coach Gary Pettis has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma and will miss the rest of the 2020 season.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 2:37 am
Willie Calhoun singles to right center field. Isiah Kiner-Falefa flies out to deep left field to Kyle Tucker. Joey Gallo singles to deep right center field.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 2:02 am
Brad Johnson finds the best MLB DFS Plays for Friday, September 25. (Sam Greene/Cincinnati Enquirer via Imagn Content Services, LLC)
Posted: September 25, 2020, 3:16 pm
Rookie Wyatt Mathisen hit his first two career homers, fellow rookie Daulton Varsho knocked in the go-ahead run with a triple, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. The Diamondbacks trailed 3-1 going into the sixth but rallied for a six-run inning off Rangers pitchers Wes Benjamin, Nick Goody and Brett Martin. Arizona sent 10 batters to the plate.
Posted: September 24, 2020, 2:00 am
Carson Kelly had a three-run homer, Caleb Smith and Riley Smith combined to throw a six-hitter and the Arizona Diamondbacks rolled to a 7-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Eduardo Escobar added two singles and Nick Ahmed had a triple for the Diamondbacks. The three-run homer was a good moment in a disappointing season for the 26-year-old Kelly, who emerged as Arizona’s starting catcher in 2019.
Posted: September 23, 2020, 5:03 am
Texas State men’s basketball coach Danny Kaspar resigned on Tuesday in the midst of an investigation into allegations he repeatedly made racist statements to student-athletes. Former Texas State point guard Jaylen Shead, now at Washington State, said in a social media post in June that Kaspar pushed players to run faster in practice by yelling “chase that chicken.”
Posted: September 23, 2020, 2:36 am