Cole pitches Astros to 3-2 Series lead over Nats
The Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the World Series. © Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters The Astros' starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) pitches during the sixth inning against the Nationals in game five of the World Series on Oct. 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. Cole looked exactly like the stud who dominated baseball most of this season, bouncing back from a Game 1 clunker to pitch the Astros to a 7-1 win Sunday night and a 3-2 lead.BOX SCORE: ASTROS 7, NATIONALS 1Minus ailing ace Max Scherzer, the Nationals were no match in this Washington wipeout.
Houston Astros outfielder/designated hitter Yordan Alvarez was named the 2019 American League Rookie of the Year on Monday night. He prevailed in the voting over John Means of the Orioles and Brandon Lowe of the Rays. Alvarez was voted a unanimous winner.
Astros slugger Alvarez named AL Rookie of Year . Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez capped a meteoric rise by becoming the franchise's third-ever Rookie of the Year An 11th-round pick by the Orioles in 2014 out of West Virginia, Means led Baltimore with 4.6 wins above replacement.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yordan Àlvarez of the Houston Astros has been unanimously chosen AL Rookie of the Year.
Five defining moments in the Astros' Game 5 victory over the Nationals
The Nationals finished off their subpar showing at home in the World Series, losing their third game in a row.The series shifts back to Houston with the Astros needing just one victory to wrap up their second championship in three years. But that won’t be easy; the road team has won each of the first five games this series, and the Nationals have Stephen Strasburg on the mound.
Astros slugger Alvarez named AL Rookie of Year . Alvarez was a unanimous selection of the award's 30 voters. Baltimore Orioles pitcher John Means finished second, with Rays An 11th-round pick by the Orioles in 2014 out of West Virginia, Means led Baltimore with 4.6 wins above replacement.
Astros ' Àlvarez unanimous pick for AL Rookie of the Year . The USMNT announced on Monday that Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic and Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley have pulled out of the team with injuries ahead of must-win CONCACAF Nations League games with Canada and Cuba.
The slugging designated hitter earned all 30 first-place votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America revealed Monday night. He's the 24th unanimous pick. Mets slugger Pete Alonso could become the 25th when the NL prize is unveiled later Monday.
The 22-year-old from Cuba ranked second among AL rookies with 27 homers despite playing 87 games after debuting in June. He batted .313, drove in 78 runs and had a 1.067 OPS for the pennant-winning Astros. He struggled at times in the postseason, but that was after voting had concluded.
He's the third Houston player to win the award, following teammate Carlos Correa in 2015 and Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell in 1991.
Àlvarez easily beat out the other AL finalists, with Orioles left-hander John Means second and Rays infielder Brandon Lowe third.
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Report: Astros executive asked scouts for help stealing signs .
Another piece of incriminating evidence has emerged as MLB continues to investigate claims that the Astros illegally stole signs.According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich, an unnamed front-office executive wrote an email in August 2017 asking scouts to pursue stealing signs from the stands and suggested using cameras to accomplish it.