The Chicago White Sox are going to go with one of their veteran hurlers for the start of Game 1 Thursday against the Houston Astros, with manager Tony La Russa announcing that Lance Lynn will get the ball for the opening game of the American League Division Series.
HOUSTON -- There will be no more playoff-tested team in the American League than the Astros, who are back in the postseason for the sixth time in seven seasons and are vying for their fifth consecutive trip to the AL Championship Series.
The Astros possess a deep and experienced lineup
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa seems resigned to what now appears inevitable. A Houston Astro since he was 17, his time with the team is probably approaching its expiration date — likely to end when the club's playoff run does.
The Minnesota Twins were determined to defend their division title and start this unusual postseason at home, even if the audience at Target Field this week will be confined to family members and cardboard cutouts.
It is often said that the Tufts community is a political echo chamber, but it also happens to be a sports echo chamber. Boston sports fans dominate the Medford Somerville campus like Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin dominate the Patriots in the Superbowl. This column is for the silent majority at Tufts, those who would rather go to class shirtless than in a Patriots jersey.Â
Carlos Correa said heâ€™s not interested in the criticisms of him or his team as the scandal-plagued Astros play in the postseason â€” and that includes the ones leveled at the shortstop and Houston byâ€¦
All eyes are on Mars this week. On Oct. 6 it will reach it's minimum distance from Earth of 38.6 million miles (62.1 million km) and shine incredibly bright, besting even mighty Jupiter. The two planets won't be this close again nor will Mars be as brilliant until September 2035. A week later on Oct. 13 Earth and Mars will be at opposition, precisely lined up together on the same side of the sun and only slightly less close.