After ALCS win, Astros in pursuit of perfection

10:57 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” NEW YORK — There’s a hardness to this Houston Astros team, one honed by years hearing every insult imaginable, existing as flypaper for vitriol, living a life of perpetual villainy. It’s something … Read more

Aaron Judge hasn’t ‘even thought about next step’ after Yanks swept in ALCS

4:23 AM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. NEW YORK — When Aaron Judge took his last swing Sunday night — a grounder for the final out of the 2022 American League Championship Series — the biggest question of the Yankees offseason began: Would the presumptive AL … Read more

Astros sweep Yankees to reach 4th World Series in 6 years

NEW YORK — The Houston Astros made going to the World Series look easy. This is October, after all, the time of year when it’s easy to pencil in the Astros for making a deep postseason run — and 2022 marked their sixth straight trip to the American League Championship Series. And somehow, this year’s … Read more

MLB championship series Sunday – Highlights, scores, takeaways

The 2022 MLB playoffs are down to just four teams. After today, it could be down to two. Will the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros punch their tickets to the World Series? Or will the San Diego Padres and New York Yankees save their seasons? A potential double-elimination Sunday begins with Game 5 of the … Read more

MLB playoffs 2022 – Yankees’ Game 3 ALCS loss a new low

12:32 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” NEW YORK — The empty blue seats started to grow in numbers during the sixth inning, by which time it had become abundantly clear that the first two games of the American … Read more

Yankees’ bats fall silent as unbeaten Astros dominate Game 3

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees clubhouse went silent. During the regular season — win or loss — New York always played music over the speakers after games. But that pattern died Saturday after the Yankees lost 5-0 in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, putting them in a 3-0 deficit to … Read more

Frankie Montas addition among Yankees’ ALCS roster tweaks

1:41 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. HOUSTON — The New York Yankees made several changes as they announced their 26-man roster for the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros. The No. 1-seeded Astros, on the other hand, made only one addition, with both … Read more

Yankees eliminate Guardians to set up ALCS showdown vs. Astros

NEW YORK — Houston, here come the Yankees. Riding off a strong start from lefty Nestor Cortes, the New York Yankees booked a ticket to the American League Championship Series with a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday. The Game 5 victory capped a back-and-forth series in which the Yankees faced elimination in … Read more

Guardians vs. Yankees – best moments from ALDS Game 5

Monday’s rainout shuffled the pitching strategy for both teams in Game 5 of their American League Division Series. While Jameson Taillon was supposed to start on Monday, the New York Yankees will send out Nestor Cortes on short rest to face Aaron Civale of the Cleveland Guardians. Cleveland has reinforcements, with Shane Bieber on normal … Read more

Guardians-Yankees ALDS Game 5 moved to Tuesday afternoon

The Houston Astros will have to wait at least another day to find out their opponent in the American League Championship Series. Monday night’s scheduled Game 5 of the AL Division Series between the Cleveland Guardians and New York Yankees in the Bronx was postponed due to weather. Major League Baseball made the announcement just … Read more