Astros Prevail As Justin Verlander Outduels Cy Young Award Winner Blake SnellThe Astros star delivered, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 in a rare season-opening matchup between pitchers who finished first and second in balloting for the Cy Young Award.
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.
Verlander Saluted In Return To Detroit As Astros Beat TigersJustin Verlander made it seem like old times at Comerica Park, drawing several big cheers and pitching seven sharp innings in his return to his former home.
Rangers Fall To Astros On Opening DayGeorge Springer led off the game with a home run and the World Champion Houston Astros added three more runs throughout the game to defeat the Texas Rangers 4-1 at Globe Life Park on Opening Day.
Traded Aces: Verlander, Hamels Start Astros-Rangers OpenerJustin Verlander and Cole Hamels were both acquired in midseason trades by teams looking for championships.
Cole Excited To Join Verlander, Keuchel On Astros StaffWearing a No. 45 uniform, the 27-year-old right-hander Gerrit Cole was introduced at Minute Maid Park.
Baseball World Reacts To Roy Halladay's DeathThe baseball community flooded social media with condolences after news came of Halladay's death.
Dodgers Beat Astros 3-1, Force World Series To Game 7Chris Taylor hit a tying double off Justin Verlander during a two-run rally in the sixth inning , Corey Seager followed with a go-ahead sacrifice fly and the Dodgers beat the Astros 3-1 on Tuesday night to push this dramatic Fall Classic to the ultimate game.
WS Game Two Lineups: LA's Pederson, Utley StartingLeft fielder Joc Pederson and second baseman Chase Utley get the start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series.
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.
Astros Beat Red Sox 5-4 In Game 4, Advance To ALCSJustin Verlander outpitched Chris Sale in a relief role reversal of aces, and the Houston Astros advanced to the ALCS.