Diamondbacks' Gallen has sore forearm, might miss opener
SETBACK IN THE BULLPENBlue Jays right-hander Kirby Yates will miss several weeks because of a strained muscle in his forearm. He allowed one run and five hits, striking out five without a walk. Ross Stripling struck out seven and walked none in 3 2/3 innings, but gave up three runs and five hits. Bryan Abreu, a top Astros pitching prospect who turns 24 next month, started and pitched three perfect innings, striking out four. Baltimore starter John Means allowed four hits and walked three over 3 2/3 innings, striking out three.
Dbacks beat Astros 5-4 on Calhouns single in ninth
PHOENIX Kole Calhoun lined a two-run single in the ninth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Thursday night to win their first series of the season. ROSTER MOVESArizona designated INF Ildemaro Vargas for assignment and optioned RHP Yoan Lopez to its alternate training site to get its active roster down to 28. The Astros got down to the 28-player limit by optioning RHP Bryan Abreu and INF Jack Mayfield to their alternate training site. TRAINING TABLEAstros: Reigning AL rookie of the year Yordan Alvarez took batting practice and did some running at the team's alternate training site. Diamondbacks: RHP Luke Weaver (0-2, 14.73) looks to get his shaky start to the 2020 season on track in Arizona's series opener against San Diego on Friday.
The Astros' World Series roster has one key change after ALCS
Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole waves to the crowd as he leaves the mound after striking out Texas Rangers designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo for his 300th season strikeout during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept.The Houston Astros released its World Series roster ahead of Game 1 Tuesday. The Astros' 25-man roster looks very similar to the American League Championship Series roster with one key difference: veteran reliever Chris Devenski. Devenski replaced rookie Bryan Abreu who played only once during ALCS in Game 1. You can find more coverage of all things Astros here. #TakeItBackCopyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Keys to game 2 of ALCS for Astros
Here are the keys to an Astros win in ALCS game 2 on Sunday. Bats must wake upThe zero runs scored by the Astros in game one of the ALCS is a guarantee that a victory isn't coming. Verlander's team is 5-0 in the other five games, including a pair of Astros wins in the ALCS in 2017. Verlander allowed just one run in 16 innings, struck out 21 and completely dominated. He'll need to get back to that, especially after the Yankees scored seven runs in game one and hit three home runs.