Bullpen’s stumble puts Astros in 2-1 ALCS hole

A bullpen that was supposed to be a strength faltered badly. An offense which had been so potent at home in the postseason the last two years scuffled. And now the Astros find themselves two losses away from elimination. The Red Sox wrestled control of the American League Championship Series away from the defending champs, getting a tiebreaking homer from Steve Pearce in the sixth inning and a grand slam from Jackie Bradley Jr. in the eighth to thump the Astros, 8-2, in Game 3 on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.… Read More
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Astros start Altuve at DH in ALCS Game 3

Six-time All-Star Jose Altuve is starting at designated hitter for the Astros in Tuesday's Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Red Sox. Altuve has been nursing a sore right knee for much of the second half of the season and the playoffs and was favoring the knee in Sunday's loss to Boston in Game 2.… Read More
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Energized James flashing high velo in ALCS

While Major League players get their own hotel rooms, and in some cases hotel suites, Minor Leaguers have roommates and shared spaces. Astros rookie pitcher Josh James got his first taste of travel in The Show last month when he was called up to make his Major League debut, but it was a Minor League roommate who helped vault his career.… Read More
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Astros head home with 1-1 ALCS split after loss

The Red Sox punched back in Game 2 of the ALCS on Sunday night at Fenway Park, scoring five early runs against starter Gerrit Cole and pulling away for a 7-5 victory that evened the best-of-seven series at one game apiece heading back to Houston.… Read More
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Astros turn to Keuchel, Morton for Games 3, 4

The Astros will throw 2015 Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel in Tuesday's Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Red Sox at Minute Maid Park and 15-game winner Charlie Morton in Wednesday's Game 4.… Read More
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Behind crafty JV, Astros break free to win Game 1

Justin Verlander escaped a fifth-inning mess, then breezed through the bottom of the sixth after the Astros took a lead en route to a 7-2 win over the Red Sox on Saturday night in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park.… Read More
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Gattis ready to do damage off Astros’ bench

Astros manager AJ Hinch said he's going to pick his spots to use slugger Evan Gattis, who was replaced at designated hitter by Tyler White late in the regular season and got only two at-bats in the American League Division Series against the Indians.… Read More
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