Quick Glance: Astros Bryan Abreu Suspension: MLB Extends Ban to 2024 Regular Season
- Astros reliever Bryan Abreu's two-game suspension for intentionally hitting Rangers slugger Adolis Garcia with a pitch was upheld by an arbitrator and will be served at the start of the 2024 regular season, Major League Baseball announced on Monday.
- The decision allowed Abreu to be available for Game 7 of the ALCS on Monday and meant he would not serve his suspension in the World Series if the Astros advanced.
- MLB disciplined Abreu for intentionally throwing at Garcia.
- Garcia later hit a ninth-inning grand slam off Ryne Stanek, leading to the Rangers' 9-2 win.
Quick Glance: Diamondbacks Shock Phillies in Game 7, Advance to World Series
- Corbin Carroll goes 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs to lead the Diamondbacks to victory in Game 7 of the NLCS.
- Diamondbacks reach the World Series for the first time in 22 years.
- Bryce Harper and the Phillies left to question how they let another World Series trip slip away.
- Diamondbacks relief pitcher Kevin Ginkel celebrates the final out in the ninth inning of Game 7 against the Phillies.
Houston is 7-0 in ALDS openers and 12-0 in ALDS after winning opener against Minnesota Twins
Quick Glance: Verlander Impresses with Six Scoreless Innings Against Twins
- Verlander had a significant number of runners on the bases early in the game, but he found his rhythm in the Astros' convincing victory in Game 1.
- The Astros right-hander scattered four hits and three walks, keeping the Twins from scoring in six innings.
- In the first two innings, Verlander surrendered a walk and a single, but managed to escape with a double play and another ground ball.
- Verlander didn't allow any further hits and exited the game after six innings with a 5-0 lead.
Quick Glance: Astros end Royals' Four-Game Win Streak
- Yordan Alvarez and Jake Meyers each hit solo home runs while Framber Valdez allows one unearned run in seven innings as the Houston Astros defeat the Kansas City Royals 7-1.
- The Astros (84-66) salvage the final game of the series after dropping the first two, and the Royals (48-102) see their four-game winning streak end.
- Royals starter Jordan Lyles (4-17) is tagged for four runs on six hits in six innings.
- Meyers puts Houston ahead 3-1 in the fourth inning with a solo home run, his 10th of the year.
Quick Glance: Astros Disappoint in Series-Finale Against Angels
- Houston stranded nine men on base and went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position in the 2-1 loss to the Angels on Sunday.
- Bregman (Third Baseman) and McCormick (Center Fielder) both recorded two hits, while the rest of the Astros managed only three hits.
- The Astros had multiple opportunities but were unable to bring the runners in scoring position home.
- The Astros had one final chance at a comeback in the eighth inning when McCormick singled and stole second base during Dubón’s at-bat.
Quick Glance: Verlander and Singleton Lead Astros to Victory
- Verlander celebrates his 500th career start and Singleton hits two homers, leading the Astros to a memorable victory in Houston.
- Verlander's longevity sets him apart.
- He delivered a quality performance as the Astros hammered the Angels, 11-3.
- The Astros scored a total of 10 runs in the first four innings, including two homers by Singleton.
Quick Glance: Astros surpass Guardians, now half-game away from first
- Astros close in and are now only half a game away from first.
- J.P. France plays a crucial role in the Astros' comeback.
- France achieves his fifth consecutive win.
- Yordan Alvarez hits a 19th home run, giving the Astros a 4-2 lead.
Quick Glance: Angels win against Astros thanks to 10th-inning error
- Trey Cabbage scored a run in the 10th inning due to a throwing error, securing a 13-12 win for the Los Angeles Angels against the Houston Astros.
- Los Angeles starter Reid Detmers allowed four runs and five hits in six innings, with six strikeouts and three walks.
- Rengifo hit a three-run homer in the second inning, giving Los Angeles a 3-0 lead.
- Martin Maldonado's two-run double in the fourth inning gave Houston a 4-3 lead.
Quick Glance: Rays tie a record with a 13-0 start then rally to defeat the Red Sox 9-3.
- "We're a small-market team and people around the league not all the time have great things to say about us, but we play together," Manuel Margot said through a translator after the Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Thursday, extending their winning streak to 13-0.
- Rays starter Jeffrey Springs exited the game two pitches into the fourth inning with ulnar neuritis, an inflammation of the ulnar nerve that causes numbness or weakness.
- Springs is expected to miss at least one start, according to Cash.
- Rob Refsnyder hit a first-inning home run, the first run off Springs in three starts this season.
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