38.6 F
Fort Worth
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Sports Altuve, shaky Astros in 2-0 hole vs Rays

Altuve, shaky Astros in 2-0 hole vs Rays

Other News

Rays, Dodgers grateful to have fans at neutral-site Series

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Individual whistles echo during quieter moments, and a single...

Dodgers look to finish off Rays in Game 6 of World Series

Tampa Bay Rays (40-20, first in the AL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (43-17, first in the NL West)

Kershaw, Dodgers beat Rays for 3-2 lead in World Series

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — As much as Clayton Kershaw has dominated hitters throughout...

Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Baseball Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brandon Lowe kept finding his name near the top...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros face a 2-0 hole against Tampa Bay in the AL Championship Series and have hardly looked like a club that’s won two of the past three AL pennants. Altuve made two throwing errors  from second base during a 4-2 defeat in Game 2, including a short-hop toss that preceded a three-run homer by Manuel Margot.

After the second error — both from shallow right field as part of infield shifts — Altuve and shortstop Carlos Correa began to swap positions in the formation.

“You just hope he isn’t getting the yips, because invariably they come in bunches,” said manager Dusty Baker, who gave Altuve a hug in the dugout after the second error. “Everything comes in bunches. I just told him to flush it. This guy has been awesome for us. You’ve got to flush it and move on, or else it multiplies. I’m sure he’ll do that.”

The Astros have also had a lousy go with runners on base. They’re 3 for 16 in the series with men in scoring position, including Alex Bregman’s bases-loaded flyout at the end of Game 2.

Of course, Rays pitchers have something to do with that. Tampa Bay relievers have stranded each of the first 17 runners they’ve inherited in these playoffs, matching the 2006 Cardinals for the longest such streak to start a postseason, according to MLB.com.

Rays left-hander Ryan Yarbrough will start Game 3, giving towering righty Tyler Glasnow an extra day to recover after he pitched on two days’ rest in Game 5 of the AL Division Series against the Yankees. Houston will turn to right-hander Jose Urquidy.

Latest News

Rays, Dodgers grateful to have fans at neutral-site Series

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Individual whistles echo during quieter moments, and a single...

Dodgers look to finish off Rays in Game 6 of World Series

Tampa Bay Rays (40-20, first in the AL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (43-17, first in the NL West)

NASCAR’s Cup playoff at misty TMS put on hold another day

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas...

Big 12 sets kickoff time for TCU game with Tech

The Big 12 Conference announced that TCU's Nov. 7 home football game versus Texas Tech will have a 2:30 p.m. kickoff and...

Kershaw, Dodgers beat Rays for 3-2 lead in World Series

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — As much as Clayton Kershaw has dominated hitters throughout...