With Oakland becoming the latest to wrap up a postseason spot, we look at who hopes to join them and more.
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Kole Calhoun hit two home runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over former teammate Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros 6-3 on Friday night.
Framber Valdez tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts in 6 1/3 solid innings, Kyle Tucker homered and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Thursday night.
BBTN: Eduardo Peréz on Fernanmber do Tatis Jr.'s Septecollapse and Jason Benetti on Tim Anderson’s development into an MVP candidate
Eduardo Peréz joins Buster to discuss the jersey collection he’s amassed while calling games at home, Fernando Tatis Jr.’s poor September, why the Marlins are dangerous coming down the home stretch, and the pitching-catching combination of Gerrit Cole and Kyle Higashioka. Later, Jason Benetti drops by to talk about why the Yankees look like the biggest postseason threat to the White Sox and Tim Anderson’s development into an MVP candidate.
Eric and Tristan discuss the struggles of some fantasy stars, tackle the middle field ranks for 2021 and preview the weekend slate.
Kyle Gibson threw a four-hitter and Joey Gallo hit a ground-rule RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Texas Rangers over the Houston Astros 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has a bone bruise in his left ankle after fouling a pitch off of it on Tuesday night.
George Springer and Martin Maldonado homered, Alex Bregman hit a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning and the Houston Astros got a needed 4-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
BBTN: Tim Kurkjian on Alec Mills' no-hitter. Plus, Alden Gonzalez on Albert Pujols and the big Dodgers-Padres series
Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss Alec Mills' unlikely no-hitter, Matt Chapman's injury, the Rays being the best team in the AL despite hitting a snag, the Dodgers' eternal bitterness about losing the World Series to the Astros, why Ian Anderson is the most important rookie in the NL and Nelson Cruz leading the league in home runs (9:47). Then, Alden Gonzalez stops by to talk about Albert Pujols and the how the Angels should handle its aging superstar, and the huge Dodgers-Padres series starting tonight (25:18).
With the White Sox and Padres surging toward the top of the charts, we look at the most unexpected thing this year for every club.
Mookie Betts' two-run homer highlighted a four-run fifth inning, Chris Taylor added a three-run shot, and the Dodgers defeated Houston 8-1 on Sunday night with angry Los Angeles fans letting the Astros have it again.
With L.A. and Houston meeting again this weekend, we get you set for the Sunday night game on ESPN.
Alex Bregman singled in the go-ahead run during a five-run ninth inning, and the Astros rallied past the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5 under smoky skies Saturday night in Houston's first visit since the infamous 2017 World Series.
Last time these rivals met, L.A. reliever Joe Kelly made a famous facial expression and the benches cleared. But Houston isn't looking back -- it's looking to get back over .500.
BBTN: Matt Vasgersian on the Dodgers sticking Mookie Betts at 2B and the Dodgers-Astros series this weekend; Todd Radom on Comerica Park, Chandler Rome on Justin Verlander's return
Matt Vasgersian joins Buster to talk about the Dodgers being a little too cute sticking Mookie Betts at second base, if we’ll see any ugliness between the Dodgers and Astros this weekend, if Zack Greinke is a Hall of Famer, why he’d take Juan Soto over Ronald Acuña Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr., micing up players, and an interesting baseball memorabilia anniversary (8:25). Next, Todd Radom stops by to talk about Comerica Park and to administer the weekly quiz (30:24). Later, the Houston Chronicle’s Chandler Rome calls in from the West Coast to hit on Dusty Baker navigating this strange season, the Astros’ lineup struggling to hit for power and Justin Verlander’s return (39:12).
Sean Manaea carried a perfect game into the sixth inning en route to winning his fourth straight start, Matt Olson hit a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the stumbling Houston Astros 3-1 on Thursday.
Karl Ravech joins Buster to discuss Atlanta’s 29-run night, the remarkable feat of completing a season during a pandemic, what changes implemented this year are here to stay, Trevor Bauer chirping, why he thinks the White Sox are the best team in the AL and Justin Timberlake leading the charge for a team in Nashville (8:29). Later, Michael Kay drops by to talk about Gleyber Torres’ poor play, Gary Sanchez’s inability to hit a middle-middle pitch, the Yankees resting players as they are spiraling, why he thinks the team will still make the playoffs and how Steve Cohen buying the Mets will affect business in the Bronx (26:40).
Ramon Laureano, suspended last month for charging the Houston dugout and triggering a bench-clearing brawl, hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning that lifted the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics over the Astros 3-2 Wednesday night.
Yuli Gurriel hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning set up by an Oakland error, and the Houston Astros beat the Athletics 5-4 Tuesday to split a doubleheader and end a six-game losing streak.
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman was reinstated from the injured list Tuesday and is batting second in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Athletics.
Sean Murphy homered and hit a two-run single to help Chris Bassitt snap a three-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 6-0 on Monday night with both teams missing star players.
Can the Padres get even better? What's left for the Dodgers to do? Whether it's fighting for a playoff spot or checking out prospects, everyone still has something to play for.
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