Tags: Houston Astros

The Yankees Continue to Dominate. Is That Enough?

The Yankees, with 36 games remaining and a 9½ game lead in the American League East, might seem like a team whose dominance has dulled the edges of a successful season. But there’s been more going on in the Bronx than calisthenics in preparation for October. At stake, in the final six weeks of the…

Yordan Alvarez, a Forgotten Deadline Pickup, Is Taking a Star Turn

BALTIMORE — The Houston Astros have mastered the art of the high-impact midseason trade. In 2017 they got Justin Verlander, an ace who helped lead them to their first World Series title. Last season it was reliever Ryan Pressly, who has since become an All-Star. This summer they welcomed starters Zack Greinke and Aaron Sanchez,…

With Zack Greinke, the Astros Return to What Worked in 2017

Two summers ago, the Houston Astros traded for a right-handed pitcher born in 1983 who had once won the American League Cy Young Award. That pitcher, Justin Verlander, carried the Astros to the World Series, which they won for the first time. The Astros made that deal in August, after Verlander had gotten through waivers.…