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2020 Schedule
3-4, 1st in AL West
20d

BBTN: Michael Kay on Yankees-Rays in game five of the ALDS

Michael Kay joins Buster to discuss game five of the ALDS between the Yankees and Rays, why he’s confident in Gerrit Cole on short rest, how a win tonight will rescue Aaron Boone’s game two platooning, what he expects from Tyler Glasgow, Tampa needing Brandon Lowe to breakout and the Astros advancing to the ALCS (12:41). Later, Todd Radom hops on to talk about his new hockey (?!) book, baseball needing a polarizing villain like Houston and if the AL teams should fear the Dodgers or Braves more (24:02).

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20d

Greinke: Was signaling Maldonado, not Laureano

Houston starter Zack Greinke held up two fingers facing Ramon Laureano and catcher Martin Maldonado before Laureano homered to left. It might have seemed that Greinke was signaling his pitch, but the 36-year-old said the reality was much more routine.

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21dAlden Gonzalez

Astros bash way past Athletics to reach ALCS

After a sluggish regular season, the Houston Astros' offense continued its resurgence Thursday with an 11-6 win over the Oakland Athletics in Game 4 of the AL Division Series, sending the Astros to the AL Championship Series.

20d

Correa powers Astros past A's 11-6 to clinch ALDS

Carlos Correa hit a go-ahead, three-run homer after Michael Brantley's two-run shot in the fourth inning, helping the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 11-6 on Thursday to clinch their home-run heavy AL Division Series in four games.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Astros are going to the ALCS for the fourth straight year. They knew they needed to hit to beat the A's, and that they did. They scored 33 runs in 35 innings. Carlos Correa drove in 11 and was one of three Astros with multi-homer games. Correa, Alex Bregman, George Springer and Jose Altuve in the ALDS: .419 batting average, 8 home runs, 22 RBIs.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Astros have 7 runs and 10 hits through the first five innings of this game. The Nos. 3-6 hitters in their lineup (Michael Brantley, Alex Bregman, Kyle Tucker, Carlos Correa) are a combined 8-for-11 with 3 home runs and 7 RBIs and have scored all but one of their runs. That'll work.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

A's pitching coach Scott Emerson has come out to make the pitching change both times today. Not sure why.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Astros have flipped this game on its head in the fourth inning, erupting for five runs on home runs from Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa before recording their first out against Frankie Montas.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Astros put a runner on second to lead off the third on a dropped pop-up by Matt Olson, but Frankie Montas came back to retire three in a row, including a strikeout of George Springer.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Ramon Laureano, who gave the speech that a lot of A's players credited for their comeback victory in Game 3, hits a three-run shot off Zack Greinke in the second inning. He pimped it, then yelled towards his teammates as he rounded third base.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The A's caught a break that the fastball that hit Tommy La Stella didn't catch him in an area that swells up; it's mainly about pain tolerance, so he's in the lineup. But Yusmeiro Petit has appeared in three straight games and is likely unavailable. Liam Hendriks, who got the last 18 outs yesterday? We'll see.

21d

BBTN: Karl Ravech on emotion of Dodgers-Padres, the A’s coming back from the dead and Randy Arozarena’s tear. Plus, Bill Shaikin on fans in the stands for the World Series

Karl Ravech joins Buster Olney to discuss calling games on the radio for the first time since college, the emotion of Dodgers-Padres, the A’s coming back from the dead, Randy Arozarena’s tear, second-guessing Aaron Boone’s decision to platoon his pitchers in game two and Ian Anderson’s confidence (16:19). Later, The Los Angeles Times’ Bill Shaikin hops on to talk about the hunger for a title in L.A., MLB’s plan to allow fans in the stands at the World Series and the reorganization of the minor leagues (39:47).

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

A's OF Robbie Grossman came into the dugout after his ninth-inning at-bat, found his closer and said, "Hey, Liam — just go right after them. They can't see anything." The shadows are, have been and will be a problem in the late innings. "It's dangerous as hell," Astros manager Dusty Baker said.

21d

Pinder's HR helps rally A's past Astros 9-7, trail ALDS 2-1

Chad Pinder tied the score with a three-run homer in the seventh inning, Sean Murphy hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday to avoid elimination in their AL Division Series.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

An A's team that entered the day 1-29 when trailing by at least three runs after the sixth inning in postseason games came back to beat the Astros and save their season under that very scenario. Liam Hendriks recorded the final 9 outs to preserve a 9-7 win. Game 4 mañana.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Hercu-Liam Hendriks in to begin the ninth inning against the top of the Astros' order. Quite interesting. Joakim Soria is ready if/when he's needed.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dusty Baker left LH Brooks Raley in this game to face back-to-back RHHs even though a RH, Andre Scrubb, was ready. He allowed a sac fly, then struck out Khris Davis. The A's tacked on two runs to take a 9-7 lead with six outs to get.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Tommy La Stella, a key piece to the top of the A's lineup, took a 91-mph fastball near his right elbow and is in a lot of pain. He's coming out of the game.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

A three-run home run from Chad Pinder, his second of the series, on a fly ball that appeared to just keep carrying out to right field and barely made it over. We're tied at 7 in the seventh, and Liam Hendriks might be able to give the A's two innings.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs274Tied-16th
Batting Average.22525th
On Base Percentage.32215th
Slugging Percentage.39621st
Earned Run Average3.775th
Quality Starts0Tied-21st
WHIP1.2310th
BAA.24014th