Buster Olney talks to Astros SS Carlos Correa about the devastation in his native Puerto Rico, the stretch run and playoff preparation in Houston.
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The Astros' 837 runs scored easily sets a franchise record for their time in the American League, and a strong finish could propel them to the second highest-scoring team in Houston history.
Jose Altuve might still be the favorite, but here comes Aaron Judge. The rookie's recent hot stretch has him back in the conversation, as he holds a big edge in several notable stats.
Anyone can pick an MVP or Cy Young winner, but who's the best slugger, pound-for-pound? Which pitcher has great stuff, but can't fan anyone? We hand out the virtual hardware for this season's unique accomplishments.
Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning and Justin Upton tacked on an insurance run with a solo homer in the eighth, helping the Los Angeles Angels snap a six-game skid with a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday night.
ESPN Stats & Information's Mark Simon examines the impact Justin Verlander, at 34, could have on the Astros' postseason.
Can Dodgers hold on for MLB's best record?
Just a month ago, it seemed like a forgone conclusion that the Dodgers would have the best record in baseball. Then they slumped, the Indians won 22 games in a row and the Astros and Nationals continued to keep pace. With a week left in the season, Los Angeles is 99-57, Cleveland is 98-58, Houston is 95-59 and Washington is 94-61.
Altuve's resume might be Cooperstown worthy
Only two second basemen have ever tallied more than four seasons with 200-plus hits. Jose Altuve needs four hits to crack the bicentennial mark in his fourth consecutive campaign.
Mike Trout or Jose Altuve for AL MVP?
Trout has the edge in on-base percentage and slugging, but Altuve played in far more games while posting a higher WAR and much higher batting average.
Crowded leaderboard for Saturday's homers
Khris Davis barely clipped Daniel Murphy for the longest bomb in MLB Saturday. Evan Gattis and Justin Upton weren't far behind, while Giancarlo Stanton's 57th of the year landed at No. 5.
Devenski has been valuable as a multi-inning contributor, but perhaps his top quality is his ability to strike out batters in tight spots.
Evan Gattis hit a three-run homer to back a solid start by Charlie Morton, and the Houston Astros further dampened the AL wild-card hopes of the Los Angeles Angels with a 6-2 win Saturday.
Several Puerto Rican athletes are leading efforts to raise funds to help victims of Hurricane Maria, which tore through the island earlier this week and left thousands homeless and without power.
Justin Verlander pitched one-hit ball over seven innings to remain perfect with Houston and Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer to propel the Astros to a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
Carlos Beltran is donating $1 million to the victims of Hurricane Maria and has set up a page to raise money to help rebuild Puerto Rico.
Justin Verlander was a major addition, and you can trust Dallas Keuchel, for the most part. Houston's issues is its starters from there, but the postseason format should help to solve the problem.
Streaks and records are nice, but everyone is playing for one thing. Pick your champion before the Sunday Night Baseball crew weighs in.
The behind-the-scenes story of the Astros' fight to bring hope -- and a first World Series title -- to Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Chris Volstad and Chicago's bullpen covered 8 2/3 innings after starter Carson Fulmer left with a blister, and the White Sox beat the Houston Astros 3-1 on Thursday night.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch talks to Buster Olney about what Justin Verlander has meant to Houston since being acquired, the contributions of Jose Altuve and much more.
Yuli Gurriel had three hits, including a two-run double, Brad Peacock threw six solid innings and the Houston Astros extended their winning streak to six games with a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.