With Too Many Starters, Houston's Hinch Must Make DecisionOn a championship team with Cy Young winners Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel, newcomer Gerrit Cole and Lance McCullers, Hinch will likely have to send one or more of his other starters into the bullpen to open the season.
Hinch Goes From Backstop Bust To Series-Winning SkipperAbout a dozen years ago, A.J. Hinch figured out that his future in baseball wasn't on the field. But as the Astros manager, he led his players to the first championship in franchise history.
Verlander Tries To Keep Astros From 0-2 HoleAfter dropping the World Series opener at Dodger Stadium, the Astros are confident they can rebound in Game 2 — with good reason. Justin Verlander is on the mound, and he's perfect in a Houston uniform.
Red Sox-Astros: Playoff Vet Verlander Opposes 1st-Timer SaleThe AL East champion Red Sox are in the playoffs for the second straight year. The West champion Astros return to the postseason for the second time in three years
Odor's Homer In 12th Lifts Rangers Over Astros, 4-3Rougned Odor had three hits and three RBIs, including a solo homer in the 12th inning that lifted the Texas Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros Monday night.
Hinch Hired To Manage AstrosThe 40-year-old is a former catcher who spent seven seasons in the majors with the Athletics, Royals, Tigers and Phillies.