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.
Altuve Hits 3 Homers, Astros Beat Red Sox 8-2 In ALDS OpenerBuoyed by chants of "MVP" in each trip to the plate, the 5-foot-6 Altuve hit solo homers in the first and fifth innings off Sale. He connected again in the seventh off reliever Austin Maddox to give Houston a quick boost in the best-of-five series.
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
Verlander To Start For Astros In Game 1 Of ALDSThe Houston Astros will start Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the AL Division Series against Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox on Thursday.
Astros Wrap Up Sweep, Rout Rangers 12-2Justin Verlander struck out 11 to win his fifth straight start since getting traded to Houston.
Willie Calhoun Hits First Career Home Run Off VerlanderIt was the first of many more to come for Rangers rookie Willie Calhoun on Wednesday afternoon.
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
Verlander Officially Introduced In Houston After TradeJustin Verlander only had about 30 minutes to decide whether to accept a trade the Astros. In the end, he figured that he couldn't pass up a chance to join the team with the American League's best record.