Vogelbach's Slam In 8th Powers Seattle Over Houston 4-1Rookie pinch-hitter Daniel Vogelbach hit his first career grand slam two batters, lifting the Mariners over the Houston Astros 4-1 on Monday night.
Verlander, Astros Beat Diamondbacks 5-4, Extend AL West LeadJustin Verlander struck out 11 in seven solid innings and the Houston Astros extended their AL West edge, topping the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4.
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.
Rangers Hungry To Get Back To Leading AL WestAfter winning back-to-back AL West championships, the Rangers went from winning 97 games in 2016 to a 78-84 record last season and finishing 23 games behind the Houston Astros.
AL West Teams At The Start Of Spring TrainingA team-by-team look at the American League West entering spring training.
Rangers Lose To Astros 14-3, Wild-Card Hopes DashedCarlos Correa, Brian McCann and Cameron Maybin had three RBIs each and Dallas Keuchel allowed one earned run and five hits in six innings as the Astros routed the Texas Rangers 14-3 on Tuesday night
Rangers Score In 8th For 3-1 Win Over MarinersWith the win, Texas pulled within 3½ games of Minnesota for the second American League wild card.
Astros Clinch AL West With 7-1 Win Over MarinersVerlander struck out 10 over seven innings in his first home start for Houston, Derek Fisher and Marwin Gonzalez homered in a big fifth inning and the Astros clinched the American League West with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners
Indians Set AL Record With 21st Straight WinMoving past the "Moneyball" Athletics, the Indians set the AL record with their 21st straight win on Wednesday, 5-3 over the Tigers, to join only two other teams in the past 101 years to win that many consecutive games.
Zunino Homers Twice In Mariners' 8-1 Win Over RangersZunino broke a scoreless tie in the fifth with a rare shot into the second-level club deck in left field, and the Mariners went on to an 8-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night
Angels Make Deals For Upton, PhillipsThe Angels acquired outfielder Justin Upton from Detroit and infielder Brandon Phillips from Atlanta on Thursday, adding two veterans with seven combined All-Star selections to their lineup.