Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros predictions: Tarik Skubal toes the rubber in first meeting between the teams this season
The Detroit Tigers split their doubleheader on Wednesday against the Pirates and will roll out Tarik Skubal to start against the Houston Astros on Thursday night. Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros oddsThe Tigers are unsurprisingly the underdogs after they played two games on Wednesday and now need to travel for this game. Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros money line prediction: Astros ML (-165)The Astros are slowly picking up speed after finishing a series sweep of the Mariners with a 7-2 win on Wednesday. Another integral part of this Tigers’ team is their bullpen, as they are first in the MLB with just a 2.26 ERA over 95.2 innings. Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros total over/under prediction: Under 8.5 (-120)This Detroit lineup is one of the worst-hitting teams in baseball.mlive.com
Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves - World Series: Game 3 (10/29/21) | How to Watch, Start Time
After a the first two games in Houston, the World Series shifts to Atlanta for the middle-stretch of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros, with the series all knotted up at one game apiece. After the Braves used their offense early to pace themselves to a game one win, the Astros returned the favor in game two. After Alex Bregman drove in Jose Altuve in the first inning, Houston put up a four spot in the bottom of the second inning to jump ahead, 5-1. Watch the World Series on FuboTV (7-day free trial)Jose Altuve added his fourth home run of the postseason in the seventh inning to help cap off a 7-2 win, tying the series 1-1. What: World Series (Game 3)Who: Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves (Series tied 1-1)When: Friday, October 29Time: 8:00 p.m.mlive.com
Astros vs. White Sox - ALDS Game 4 (10/12/21) | How to Watch, Start Time
Watch the MLB Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)HOUSTON ASTROS vs. CHICAGO WHITE SOX(Astros lead 2-1)When: Monday, October 11Time: 2:07 p.m. ETWhere: Guarantee Rate Field (Chicago, Ill.)Channel: Fox Sports 1Stream: FuboTV (7-day free trial), Sling, DirecTV StreamThe White Sox were not about to go quietly in their series with the Astros, especially in front of the home crowd on Sunday. Despite Houston going up 5-1 early in the ball game, the White Sox posted five runs in the bottom half of the third to take a 6-5 lead, thanks to a two-run homer from Yasmani Grandal, and a three-run shot by Leury Garcia. The White Sox southpaw had an incredible regular season, going 13-5 in 24 games, striking our 185 while posting a 2.37 earned-run-average. Watch the MLB Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)Check out the MLB Playoffs results heremlive.com
Ohtani fans 5 in return to mound; Harper HR on 1st swing
The 2018 AL Rookie of the Year is off to a strong start this spring on both sides. PHILLIES 3, PIRATES 0Bryce Harper homered on his first swing of spring training, launching a opposite-field drive to left. Chad Kuhl made his second start for Pittsburgh, allowing two runs on three hits. Brad Keller worked three innings in the start for the Royals and allowed a run on four hits and two walks. BRAVES 4, TWINS 0 (7)Kyle Wright fared much better in his second start for Atlanta, allowing one hit in three shutout innings with two strikeouts.
LEADING OFF: Altuve, shaky Astros in 2-0 hole vs Rays
I’m sure he’ll do that.”The Astros have also had a lousy go with runners on base. THE KID AND THE ACEOff to an impressive start in his first postseason, rookie Ian Anderson tries to give Atlanta a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series when he faces Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw. CHANGE OF SOXAfter ending a 12-year playoff drought, the Chicago White Sox are looking for a new manager. The club announced Monday that Renteria won’t return after guiding the White Sox to a 35-25 record in his pandemic-shortened fourth season. Hahn said Renteria’s replacement probably will come from outside the White Sox.
LEADING OFF: Stanton's HR streak, Kershaw at home, Acuña hit
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday:STANTON'S STREAKYankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton has homered in all four of the team's postseason games this year. The two-time NL home run champion is from the Los Angeles area and says “that SoCal air" is helping the ball fly. If the Dodgers advance to the NL Championship Series or World Series, fans will be allowed at those games. “At this point I think we’ve grown accustomed to it.”Alcantara insisted he didn’t intend to hit Acuña and that Miami’s game plan is simply to pitch inside to him. Springer’s 17 postseason homers tied Nelson Cruz and Jim Thome for most through a player’s first 54 postseason games.
Springer hits 2 HRs, Astros beat A's 5-2 for 2-0 ALDS lead
Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, left, and George Springer celebrate after the Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. The Houston Astros can't miss these days. “With every victory, the energy and the confidence grows,” first-year Houston manager Dusty Baker said. Five of Springer’s postseason homers have come at Dodger Stadium, where the Astros beat the Dodgers in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. The scandal led to season-long suspensions of Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch, who both were fired.
Astros sweep as Twins lose 18th straight in playoffs
"But what are they going to say now?”Nine months after Houston's rules-breaking, sign-stealing system was revealed, the Astros advanced to the Division Series in Los Angeles. The Twins are 0-18 in the playoffs since winning Game 1 of their Division Series at the New York Yankees on Oct. 5, 2004, a total of seven rounds lost. Since that date, the Astros are 43-35 in postseason play, winning 10 of 15 rounds with three trips to the World Series. In a three-game division series sweep by the Yankees last year, the Twins totaled seven runs and 22 hits. Baldelli declined to confirm whether Buxton was experiencing a recurrence of concussion symptoms that kept him out of the last two regular season games.
Trout sets franchise HR mark, Angels rally to beat Astros
One out later, Adell lined a two-run single to right off Enoli Paredes (1-2) for his first game-ending hit. Kyle Tucker homered and drove in three runs for the Astros, who lost in walk-off fashion for the second straight game. With two outs and runners on second and third, Martin Maldonado hit a two-run single to right-center. After Yuli Gurriel's two-run single in the third, Tucker extended the lead to 4-1 with a run-scoring infield single. It is the seventh game to start with triple-digit temperatures since the ballpark opened in 1966.
Baker wins debut, Astros top M's in 1st game post sign scam
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker (12) kneels for social justice with players before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Friday, July 24, 2020, in Houston. The 71-year-old Baker posted a victory in his 3,500th regular-season game as a manager. Houston tied it at 2 on an RBI single by Altuve that chased starter Marco Gonzales (0-1). Martn Maldonado tied it with an RBI single in the Houston third an added an RBI with a single in the sixth. Hell be opposed by Seattle RHP Taijuan Walker, who appeared in just one game last season after having Tommy John surgery in 2018.
'It's over now' - Astros eager to put scandal behind them
HOUSTON The Houston Astros spent the offseason reeling from a sign-stealing scandal that cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs. The change didnt stop the Astros from being the villains of baseball this spring. The Astros are preparing for the possibility of being without designated hitter Yordan Alvarez for the start of the season and potentially longer. The Astros are counting on McCullers to have a big season in his return after missing last season following Tommy John surgery. Tucker, who can play outfield and first base, has appeared in just 50 MLB games over the past two seasons.
Correa asks wife to stay out of salons until season ends
HOUSTON Houston Astos shortstop Carlos Correa is so serious about not contracting the coronavirus that hes asked his wife, Daniella, a former pageant queen, to stay out of beauty salons until the season is over. When I talk to my wife she knows, he said Sunday. Were going to focus on the baseball season and once everything is done, then you can go to get your nails done and do everything else." Correas wife was Miss Texas in 2016. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks.