Astros and Yankees to feature bullpens in ALCS Game 6
Instead of using starters Gerrit Cole and Luis Severino on short rest, the Astros and Yankees will rely on their bullpens to get through Game 6 of the ALCS, managers AJ Hinch and Aaron Boone said Friday night.
Verlander fighting through Game 5 was 'too little, too late'
Justin Verlander credits his playoff experience for settling down after a four-run first inning, but admits his mistakes ultimately determined the game.
LeMahieu, Hicks lift Yanks over Astros, close to 3-2 in ALCS
DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks stunned Justin Verlander with first-inning home runs, James Paxton made the early lead stand up and the New York Yankees beat Houston 4-1 Friday night, cutting the Astros' lead in the AL Championship Series to 3-2.
Verlander settles down with 9 K's after 4-run 1st
After allowing four runs on two home runs in the first inning of Game 5, Justin Verlander rebounds with nine strikeouts over seven innings.
LeMahieu, Hicks hammer HRs off Verlander in 1st
DJ LeMahieu launches a leadoff home run off of Justin Verlander, then Aaron Hicks pings the foul pole on a three-run blast later in the 1st inning.
Reports: MLB proposes overhaul of minor leagues, elimination of 40 teams
Major League Baseball is looking to make some major changes, according to reports, that would overhaul all levels of the minor leagues -- especially at low Class A and below -- while also moving and shortening the draft.