One full month of the MLB season is in the books, what are the biggest surprises?
Joining the 40-40 club (40 homers and 40 steals in a single season) has always been a rare feat, evidenced by the fact that it’s been accomplished just four times in baseball history. But if you were to make a list of baseball’s top candidates to even have a shot at reaching the milestone, Astros outfielder George Springer would be at or near the top.
Another key contributor to two of the three World Series titles for San Francisco Giants appears to be headed elsewhere, according to published reports.
The “Take It on Back” singer does just that as he reminisces about the glory days of the Houston Astros and watching the legendary Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan hurl when he was a kid.
Jed Lowrie hit a game-ending RBI single in Oakland’s 3-run 9th inning, sending the A’s to a 4-3 victory over the Astros on Saturday.
Here’s a quick and easy guide to Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city and the largest city in Texas.
Brandon Moss was having a frustrating night before the ninth inning.
Chris Carter, Jason Castro, Marc Krauss and Matt Dominguez each hit a home run as the Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 7-3 win over the A’s on Monday night.
Both the Giants and A’s played extra innings Tuesday night — the Giants beating the Phillies in 14 and the A’s losing to the Astros in 12.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.