Astros power past Yanks for 3-1 ALCS lead, Verlander up next

Fort Bend Herald (Sports) 10/17 6:41P By JAKE SEINER AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run homers and the Houston Astros got another wild ace off the hook to beat the sloppy New York Yankees 8-3 Thursday night and reach the cusp of a…

Sabathia, Yanks come apart as Astros push them to brink

Fort Bend Herald (Sports) 10/17 6:37P By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Write
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia threw a cutter to George Springer and grimaced, then covered his face with his glove as he walked to the dugout after what was likely the final pitch of his career.

Hinch blows whistle, calls sign stealing suspicions 'a joke'

Fort Bend Herald (Sports) 10/17 2:54P By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball
NEW YORK (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch blew his own whistle Thursday on sign stealing and pitch tipping: He's had enough of allegations about Houston hitters going out of bounds to decipher what's coming at the plate.

Yanks' bullpen to be tested after rainout squeezes ALCS

Fort Bend Herald (Sports) 10/16 10:10A By JAKE SEINER AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — A rainy day in the Bronx has left a most daunting October test for the New York Yankees vaunted bullpen: four games, four days and already a deficit to overcome against the Houston Astros in their…

Tipped off: Pitch-tipping paranoia haunting teams in October

Fort Bend Herald (Sports) 10/15 9:18P By JAKE SEINER AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch has heard the chatter — that Rays starter Tyler Glasnow was offering a sneak peek on his offspeed deliveries, that Houston had a poker-worthy tell on Yankees hard throwers James Paxton and…

Reddick: Yankees fans 'disrespectful' for throwing debris

Fort Bend Herald (Sports) 10/15 4:35P By SCOTT ORGERA Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Houston Astros right fielder Josh Reddick called out Yankees fans for tossing water bottles, baseballs and other objects on the field during New York's 4-1 loss in the AL Championship Series on Tuesday night.

Yankees slumping at plate, fall behind 2-1 to Astros in ALCS

Fort Bend Herald (Sports) 10/15 4:19P By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Write
NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius turned on a first-pitch fastball from Gerrit Cole with two on and two outs in the fifth inning and sent it soaring toward the right-field seats. The crowd at Yankee Stadium rose and roared,…

Astros fan arrested, accused of slapping Yankees fan at ALCS

Fort Bend Herald (Sports) 10/15 12:44P
HOUSTON (AP) — An Astros fan is facing an assault charge after being accused by authorities of slapping a New York Yankees fan after the two got into an argument at Houston's Minute Maid Park during the second game of…
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