Astros power past Yanks for 3-1 ALCS lead

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 second World Series visit in three years.

Angels employee reportedly provided drugs to Tyler Skaggs

Los Angeles Angels officials responded Saturday to an ESPN report that a public relations employee for the team told federalinvestigators he provided oxycodone to former Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs and abused it with him for years. The report also mentions that two team officials were told about Skaggs' drug use long before his death in July.

Rodriguez labors for 19th win as Red Sox beat Rangers 12-10

Eduardo Rodriguez was down to his final batter and needed 113 pitches to get through five innings for his 19th win, allowing more runs than he had in his previous seven starts combined, and Boston held off the Texas Rangers for a 12-10 victory Tuesday night.

Rangers hit 5 HRs to halt A's surge in 8-3 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics didn't seem too concerned after a lopsided defeat to the Texas Rangers prevented them from adding to their lead in the AL wild-card race.

Semien reaches base 6 times, A's roll past Rangers 12-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien is going to need a little bit of luck to become the first Athletics player in more than 15 years to get 200 hits. Getting into the AL MVP discussion might be a little easier for the Oakland shortstop.

Cole reaches 300 Ks for season, Astros beat Rangers 3-2

Gerrit Cole struck out 10 batters, including his 300th of the season, in eight strong innings, Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve homered and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night to lock up a postseason berth.

Verlander wins 19th as Astros beat Rangers 4-1

Justin Verlander picked up his major league-leading 19th win and Yuli Gurriel, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez all homered to help the Houston Astros to a 4-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.