Houston Astros win their first American League West Division crown

Verlander celebrates with Houston fans (photo: ESPN)For the first time since the 2001 season, the Houston Astros are division champions.For the first time in franchise history, they are the champions of the American League West Division.The Astros drubbed the visiting Seattle Mariners by a 7-1 score on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park to clinch … Continue reading Houston Astros win their first American League West Division crown

Texas Rangers ride back into AL Wildcard race

The Rangers have ridden back into the AL playoff raceThe Texas Rangers have been champions of the American League West Division in four of the last seven years. In eight of the last nine they have either won the division or finished as the runners-up.But for much of the 2017 campaign, the Rangers struggled. Jeff Banister‘s … Continue reading Texas Rangers ride back into AL Wildcard race

Mike Trout plots his return as Angels hang in playoff race

Trout tore left thumb ligaments at the end of MayOn Sunday, May 28, in the Los Angeles Angels game at Marlins Park in Miami, something big happened. Something that could have been devastating for the Angels 2017 season.In the 5th inning of that game, center fielder Mike Trout took off in an attempt to steal second base. … Continue reading Mike Trout plots his return as Angels hang in playoff race

Mariners sail back into early contention

Not since the 2003 season have the Seattle Mariners been a consistent contending ball club. The Mariners won 93 games that season. It was a fourth consecutive year above the 90 victory mark for the team at that time.But in the 13 full seasons since then, Seattle has not reached that 90 victory mark even once. … Continue reading Mariners sail back into early contention

Streaking Rangers powered by Joey Gallo

On Friday night at Tigers Stadium, the Texas Rangers held off the host Detroit Tigers by a 5-3 score. The victory was a 10th straight for the streaking Rangers.Now at 23-20, they have slipped to within 6.5 games of their in-state AL West Division rivals, the Houston Astros.The Rangers have made this move without their … Continue reading Streaking Rangers powered by Joey Gallo