MLB: ALCS-Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros

MLB: ALCS-Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros

Oct 13, 2020; San Diego, California, USA; Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) makes a catch off a hit from Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) to end.

8 days ago

Messy inning leads to trio of Rays' runs, Tampa leads Houston 3-1 in Game 3 of ALCS

Messy inning leads to trio of Rays' runs, Tampa leads Houston 3-1 in Game 3 of ALCS

SAN DIEGO — Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros are facing a 2-0 hole against Tampa Bay in the AL Championship Series and have hardly looked like a club that's won two of the past three AL pennants. Altuve made two throwing errors from second base ...

8 days ago

MLB: ALCS-Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros

MLB: ALCS-Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros

Oct 13, 2020; San Diego, California, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy (65) throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning in game three of the 2020.

8 days ago

LCS matchups start slow on TBS, Fox

LCS matchups start slow on TBS, Fox

The two MLB League Championship Series matchups started this week, and viewership is not off to a good start. Game 1 of the Astros-Rays series on TBS drew just 2.069 million viewers, going head to head with both Game 6 of the NBA Finals and Sunday ...

8 days ago

Rays gave Oakland's Mike Brosseau $1K to fill out low-level roster, got a postseason hero

Rays gave Oakland's Mike Brosseau $1K to fill out low-level roster, got a postseason hero

Brett Impemba used to live down the street from a scout for the Oakland A's, and one day, in the throes of casual conversation, he decided to make a pitch for his then-teammate at Oakland University. Mike Brosseau. Check him out. "And he kind of brushed it ...

8 days ago

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros ALCS Game 3 odds, picks and best bets

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros ALCS Game 3 odds, picks and best bets

The Tampa Bay Rays look to take a commanding lead vs. the Houston Astros in their AL Championship Series Tuesday as Game 3's first pitch is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. ET (on TBS) at San Diego's Petco Park. After playing the first two games as the visitors, ...

9 days ago

Margot's homer, catch highlight Rays' 4-2 win over Astros

Margot's homer, catch highlight Rays' 4-2 win over Astros

SAN DIEGO — Back in the ballpark where he started his big league career, Manuel Margot of the Tampa Bay Rays had a breakout game in the AL Championship Series with a three-run home run and a spectacular catch while tumbling over a wall in right ...

9 days ago

LEADING OFF: Altuve, shaky Astros in 2-0 hole vs Rays

LEADING OFF: Altuve, shaky Astros in 2-0 hole vs Rays

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___. SHAKY 'STROS. Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros face a 2-0 hole against Tampa Bay in the AL Championship Series and have hardly looked like a club that's won two of the past three AL pennants ...

9 days ago

LEADING OFF: Altuve, shaky Astros in 2-0 hole vs Rays

LEADING OFF: Altuve, shaky Astros in 2-0 hole vs Rays

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ SHAKY 'STROS Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros face a 2-0 hole against Tampa Bay in the AL Championship Series and have hardly looked like a club that's won two of the past three AL pennants.

9 days ago

LEADING OFF: Altuve, shaky Astros in 2-0 hole vs Rays

LEADING OFF: Altuve, shaky Astros in 2-0 hole vs Rays

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:

9 days ago

LEADING OFF: Altuve, shaky Astros in 2-0 hole vs Rays

LEADING OFF: Altuve, shaky Astros in 2-0 hole vs Rays

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ SHAKY 'STROS Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros face a 2-0 hole against Tampa Bay in the AL Championship Series and have hardly looked like a club that's won two of the past three AL pennants.

9 days ago

Margot's homer, catch highlight Rays' 4-2 win over Astros

Margot's homer, catch highlight Rays' 4-2 win over Astros

San Diego • Back in the ballpark where he started his big league career, Manuel Margot of the Tampa Bay Rays had a breakout game in the AL Championship Series with a three-run home run and a spectacular catch while tumbling over a wall in right field.

9 days ago

Josh Donaldson took shot at umpire John Tumpane during Rays-Astros game

Josh Donaldson took shot at umpire John Tumpane during Rays-Astros game

Minnesota Twins slugger Josh Donaldson took a shot on Monday at umpire John Tumpane, who was behind home plate for the Rays-Astros ALCS game.

9 days ago

ALCS Blowout? Astros in Grave Danger of Exiting 2020 with a Whimper vs. Rays

ALCS Blowout? Astros in Grave Danger of Exiting 2020 with a Whimper vs. Rays

SAN DIEGO – The end of the Houston Astros isn't official yet, but you can hear the trash cans banging off in the distance. The rumbling garbage trucks are getting closer...

9 days ago

Astros' Lance McCullers Jr. takes tough loss in Game 2

Astros' Lance McCullers Jr. takes tough loss in Game 2

In his best start since returning from Tommy John surgery, the righthander allowed only one earned run in seven innings and struck out 11 Rays.

9 days ago

Margot's homer, catch carry Rays to 2-0 ALCS lead

Margot's homer, catch carry Rays to 2-0 ALCS lead

EditorsNote: adds quotes plus new final graf Manuel Margot slammed a three-run homer and made a spectacular catch to lead the Rays to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday in San Diego, giving Tampa Bay a 2-0 lead in the American League.

9 days ago

Margot's homer, catch carry Rays to 2-0 ALCS lead

Margot's homer, catch carry Rays to 2-0 ALCS lead

Manuel Margot slammed a three-run homer and made a spectacular catch to lead the Rays to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday in San Diego, giving…

9 days ago

Around the horn: Rays keep Astros at bay for two-game lead in ALCS

Around the horn: Rays keep Astros at bay for two-game lead in ALCS

This Tampa Bay Rays triumph was brought to you by M&M. That's Charlie Morton and Manuel Margot. Delicious baseball, to be sure. The pitcher, with five shutout innings, and the outfielder, with a seize-the-opportunity home run and a harrowing out on a foul ...

9 days ago

Margot's homer, catch carry Rays to 2-0 ALCS lead

Margot's homer, catch carry Rays to 2-0 ALCS lead

Manuel Margot slammed a three-run homer and made a spectacular catch to lead the Rays to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday in San Diego, giving…

9 days ago

Margot's homer, catch highlight Rays' 4-2 win over Astros

Margot's homer, catch highlight Rays' 4-2 win over Astros

SAN DIEGO — Manuel Margot hit a three-run home run one batter after a crucial Houston error and made a spectacular catch in right field in his former home ballpark, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Astros 4-2 Monday to take a 2-0 lead in the AL Champi.

9 days ago

Altuve's 2 early throwing errors doom Astros in ALCS Game 2

Altuve's 2 early throwing errors doom Astros in ALCS Game 2

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Whether they're in the field or at the plate, the Houston Astros are finding it tough to summon their usual postseason proficiency so far in the AL Championship...

9 days ago

Error on routine play costs Astros three runs in ALCS Game 2

Error on routine play costs Astros three runs in ALCS Game 2

The error is on Altuve in the stat sheet, but Gurriel shares blame as well. The Astros first baseman was visibly frustrated in the dugout after Margot's home run.

9 days ago

Video: Insane Catch In Game 2 Of The ALCS

Video: Insane Catch In Game 2 Of The ALCS

Rays right fielder Manny Margot is single-handedly beating the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the ALCS this afternoon. Margot got his team on the board in the bottom of the first inning thanks to a three-run bomb at Petco Park. The ball just kept carrying as ...

9 days ago

10/12 MLB Playoffs Open Thread

10/12 MLB Playoffs Open Thread

Well, this week's Vanderbilt football game has been postponed, so I guess you all will have to make do with MLB playoff baseball. Which is... probably better to watch anyway. 3:00 PM CT: Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays (TBS). The Rays took Game 1 last ...

9 days ago

Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays FREE LIVE STREAM (10/12/20): How to watch MLB playoffs, time, channel

Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays FREE LIVE STREAM (10/12/20): How to watch MLB playoffs, time, channel

Here's all the information you need to watch the Astros take on the Rays in Game 2 of the ALCS.

9 days ago

Astros Vs. Rays Live Stream: Watch ALCS Game 2 Online

Astros Vs. Rays Live Stream: Watch ALCS Game 2 Online

The Tampa Bay Rays on Monday will try to take a 2-0 lead in the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros.

9 days ago

The Yankees' greatest enemy is invisible

The Yankees' greatest enemy is invisible

The Yankees are good, but there's nothing they can do to change a postseason format that often leaves juggernauts twisting in the wind.

9 days ago

Fantasy Baseball Picks: Top DraftKings MLB DFS Lineup Strategy for Rays vs. Astros Showdown on October 12

Fantasy Baseball Picks: Top DraftKings MLB DFS Lineup Strategy for Rays vs. Astros Showdown on October 12

Greg Ehrenberg gives his top lineup advice for Monday's fantasy baseball Showdown contest on DraftKings between the Rays and Astros, which starts at 4:07 p.m. ET.

10 days ago

Rays edge Astros in series opener

Rays edge Astros in series opener

Mike Zunino on Sunday drove in the winning run and Diego Castillo thwarted two comeback bids as the Tampa Bay Rays edged Houston 2-1 in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. “We take pride in our pitching and our defense, and it was ...

10 days ago

VEB Open Thread - Monday, 10/12/20

VEB Open Thread - Monday, 10/12/20

Good morning, everyone! Hope you enjoyed the weekend. If you're on the Rays bandwagon this fall (I am), last night's game was a good one. The Rays took Game One of ALCS from the Astros, 2-1. Randy...

10 days ago

The Stable will be essential as the ALCS continues

The Stable will be essential as the ALCS continues

The Rays bullpen will need to continue to provide consistent service in order to advance.

10 days ago

Astros vs Rays Odds, Probable Pitchers, Betting Lines, Spread & Prediction for MLB Playoffs ALCS Game 2

Astros vs Rays Odds, Probable Pitchers, Betting Lines, Spread & Prediction for MLB Playoffs ALCS Game 2

Betting preview for the Sunday, Oct. 11, MLB ALCS Game 2 between the Houston Astros ...

10 days ago

The Offseason: 10/12/2020

The Offseason: 10/12/2020

Where the LCS is starting and the Rays have started vanquishing our nightmare scenario.

10 days ago

Valdez shines again in loss, Cash lives to regret questionable call

Valdez shines again in loss, Cash lives to regret questionable call

The best-of-seven American League Championship Series got underway Sunday night at Petco Park, where the Tampa Bay Rays - as per usual - parlayed a masterful performance from their vaunted pitching staff into a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros.

10 days ago

MLB Trade Rumors and News: Who do you think will win the ALCS?

MLB Trade Rumors and News: Who do you think will win the ALCS?

Things are about to start cooking in the American League.

10 days ago

Tampa Bay Rays: Charlie Morton hoping to return in 2021

Tampa Bay Rays: Charlie Morton hoping to return in 2021

If Charlie Morton has a say in the matter, he will be back with the Tampa Bay Rays for the 2021 season. But can they afford to keep him?

10 days ago

Rays pull out Game 1 victory over Astros in ALCS

Rays pull out Game 1 victory over Astros in ALCS

Mike Zunino plated the go-ahead run with a first-pitch single in the fifth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays' bullpen produced another exceptional effort in a 2-1…

10 days ago

Handcuffed by a New Rule, Rays Manage to Escape

Handcuffed by a New Rule, Rays Manage to Escape

The three-batter-minimum rule gives managers a different set of variables, and the decisions can be just as intriguing.

10 days ago

MLB Roundup 10/12: The Rays take Game One

MLB Roundup 10/12: The Rays take Game One

In a game dominated by pitching, Tampa Bay squeaked by for the Game One victory.

10 days ago

Monday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are quiet but the Rays are winning

Monday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are quiet but the Rays are winning

Happy Monday, Camden Chatters! We are getting deeper into fall and closer to the conclusion of the truly bizarre 2020 baseball season. Last night the Astros and Rays faced off for game one of the ALCS with most of the baseball world rooting for the Rays.

10 days ago

One pitch to decide Game 1: Inside the Rays' crucial ALCS bullpen decision

One pitch to decide Game 1: Inside the Rays' crucial ALCS bullpen decision

A seven-game series in seven days means pitching depth will be tested. In Game 1, the Rays still had just the right arm on the mound at just the right time.

10 days ago

Rays pull out Game 1 victory over Astros in ALCS

Rays pull out Game 1 victory over Astros in ALCS

EditorsNote: Adds quotes; other edits Mike Zunino plated the go-ahead run with a first-pitch single in the fifth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays' bullpen produced another exceptional effort in a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday in Game 1.

10 days ago

Where MLB breakout postseason star Randy Arozarena came from

Where MLB breakout postseason star Randy Arozarena came from

With four postseason homers, Arozarena makes hitting look easy, but his road to get here from Cuba was anything but.

10 days ago

Rays cool Astros' big bats to take ALCS opener

Rays cool Astros' big bats to take ALCS opener

Randy Arozarena homered again at Petco Park and Mike Zunino drove in the go-ahead run for the Tampa Bay Rays, who beat the Houston Astros 2-1 Sunday night in the opener of the AL Championship Series.

10 days ago

ALCS Recap: Nailbiter Goes Rays' Way

ALCS Recap: Nailbiter Goes Rays' Way

In a tightly contested Game 1, the Tampa Bay Rays pulled out a victory over the red-hot Houston Astros.

10 days ago

Rays strike first in ALCS with a Game 1 win over the Astros

Rays strike first in ALCS with a Game 1 win over the Astros

SAN DIEGO — October swings have a way of making a clean break from a larger sample. Mike Zunino, for instance, had three hits in his first 20 plate appearances of these Major League Baseball playoffs. That somehow was a better average than his regular ...

10 days ago

Astros' Big Bats Go Silent in ALCS Opener Loss to Tampa Bay

Astros' Big Bats Go Silent in ALCS Opener Loss to Tampa Bay

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After the Houston Astros bashed the ball all over Dodger Stadium for the past week, they found it a whole lot harder to slug when they moved a couple of hours down the coast for the AL Championship Series.

10 days ago

Arozarena, Rays beat Astros in ALCS opener

Arozarena, Rays beat Astros in ALCS opener

SAN DIEGO — Randy Arozarena homered again at Petco Park and Mike Zunino drove in the go-ahead run for the Tampa Bay Rays, who beat the Houston Astros 2-1 Sunday night in the opener of the AL Championship Series. Blake Snell allowed José ...

10 days ago

Astros' big bats go silent in ALCS opener loss to Tampa Bay

Astros' big bats go silent in ALCS opener loss to Tampa Bay

The Houston Astros' powerhouse offense found it hard to produce in the AL Championship Series opener.

10 days ago

Rays bullpen shuts down Houston Astros as Tampa Bay takes Game 1 of ALCS

Rays bullpen shuts down Houston Astros as Tampa Bay takes Game 1 of ALCS

Tampa Bay got five innings out of ace Blake Snell, then the bullpen took over and shut the door as the Rays beat the Astros in Game 1 of the ALCS.

10 days ago

ALCS Game 1: Astros learn the hard way just how tough it is to beat the Rays

ALCS Game 1: Astros learn the hard way just how tough it is to beat the Rays

A lesson learned by the Houston Astros on Sunday night: It will take more than a first-inning solo home run to beat the Tampa Bay Rays. Game 1 of their American League Championship Series was tight, all the way to the 2-1 final score in the Rays' favor.

10 days ago

Jose Altuve made MLB history with Game 1 homer

Jose Altuve made MLB history with Game 1 homer

With his Game 1 home run vs. the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2020 ALCS, Houston Astros second basemen Jose Altuve just made MLB history with the four-bagger.

10 days ago

Gameday Live: Astros vs. Rays - Game 1

Gameday Live: Astros vs. Rays - Game 1

The Rays lead the Astros 2-1 in the sixth inning of Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Sunday at San Diego's Petco Park. The Astros grabbed the lead on a first-inning solo homer by Jose Altuve off Rays ace Blake Snell. The Rays' ...

10 days ago

Astros vs. Rays score: Live MLB postseason updates as Houston and Tampa meet for ALCS Game 1

Astros vs. Rays score: Live MLB postseason updates as Houston and Tampa meet for ALCS Game 1

The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays kicked off their best-of-seven American League Championship Series on Sunday night. The Rays, the AL's top seed, ousted the New York Yankees in five games to reach this round. The Astros, meanwhile, took out ...

10 days ago

ALCS Game 1 Thread: Astros vs Rays, 7:37 PM

ALCS Game 1 Thread: Astros vs Rays, 7:37 PM

Sunday, October 11, 2020 • 7:37 PM Petco Park • San Diego, CA - TBS LHP Framber Valdéz (2-0, 1.50) vs LHP Blake Snell (1-1, 2.81) Fresh off the heels of their.

10 days ago

ALCS Game One: Open Game Thread

ALCS Game One: Open Game Thread

Trash can bros vs. the flappy bois.

10 days ago

Rays make first ALCS appearance in 12 years

Rays make first ALCS appearance in 12 years

Now the Rays next battle begins as Game 1 of the ALCS gets underway at 7:37 p.m. ET, Sunday at Petco Park.

10 days ago

2020 American League Championship Series: Astros vs. Rays Game 1, Sunday 10/11, 6:37 CT

2020 American League Championship Series: Astros vs. Rays Game 1, Sunday 10/11, 6:37 CT

Pretty sure I know who most of you are rooting for.

10 days ago

Charlie Morton To Start ALCS Game 2

Charlie Morton To Start ALCS Game 2

The Rays will turn to right-hander Charlie Morton to start tomorrow afternoon's ALCS Game 2 against the Astros, per Juan Toribio of MLB.com. Manager Kevin Cash indicated earlier today (via Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times) that this would be the likely ...

10 days ago

Rays report: Righty-heavy lineup for opener, uncertain Game 2 starter

Rays report: Righty-heavy lineup for opener, uncertain Game 2 starter

Charlie Morton is the choice for Monday but not a certainty based on how he feels.

10 days ago

Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays Game 1 FREE LIVE STREAM (10/11/20): Watch ALCS, MLB playoffs online | Time ...

Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays Game 1 FREE LIVE STREAM (10/11/20): Watch ALCS, MLB playoffs online | Time ...

The Houston Astros face the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of their 2020 American League Championship Series (ALCS) at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on Sunday, October 11, 2020 (10/11/20).

10 days ago

Rays vs. Astros prediction: Houston will take down Tampa

Rays vs. Astros prediction: Houston will take down Tampa

OK. We hit the reset button after a disastrous start to the postseason and focus on how to re-establish some sense of pride in the LCS's. Game 1 on Sunday...

10 days ago

Rays and Astros in ALCS: Root of all evils for Yankees

Rays and Astros in ALCS: Root of all evils for Yankees

Rays or Astros. Easy pick in this ALCS, right? Like choosing between summer or winter, ice cream or green beans, happy hour or root canal. In a matchup with baseball's most reviled cheaters, everyone outside Houston loves Tampa Bay. But what about the ...

10 days ago

MLB League Championship Series expert picks, predictions: Are we in for a Dodgers-Astros World Series?

MLB League Championship Series expert picks, predictions: Are we in for a Dodgers-Astros World Series?

Who is heading to the Fall Classic? Let's check out CBS Sports expert picks for the LCS.

10 days ago

Starting 9: TCB Staff Predicts the 2020 ALCS

Starting 9: TCB Staff Predicts the 2020 ALCS

The staff of the Crawfish Boxes weigh in on how they think Astros vs Rays will go down.

10 days ago

AL Championship Series Preview: Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays

AL Championship Series Preview: Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays

We need your support to make FanGraphs sustainable so you can continue to enjoy all of the articles you've come to rely on and enjoy, like this one. We're asking for your help to make it through the offseason and ensure that we're here to cover baseball in ...

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ALCS preview: Can the Rays stop the Astros revenge tour before it reaches the World Series?

ALCS preview: Can the Rays stop the Astros revenge tour before it reaches the World Series?

Who has the upper hand as the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros duel for a ticket to the World Series?

11 days ago

MLB playoff schedule 2020: Updated bracket, dates, times, TV channels for ALCS, NLCS

MLB playoff schedule 2020: Updated bracket, dates, times, TV channels for ALCS, NLCS

The Astros and Rays meet in the ALCS, while the Dodgers continue their quest for another World Series vs the Braves in the NLCS. Sporting News has everything you need to know about the Championship Series.

11 days ago

Six players who could have significant impact on ALCS

Six players who could have significant impact on ALCS

With the American League Championship Series set to begin Sunday, these six players could have a significant impact on the outcome of this series between the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays.

11 days ago

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