The Texas Rangers rallied from a three-run deficit by scoring three runs in the seventh inning and two more in top of the ninth to edge the host Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Friday in Surprise, Ariz., in the preseason opener for both teams.
Howie Kendrick hit an opposite-field, two-run home run in the seventh inning, and the Washington Nationals completed an upset of the Houston Astros, claiming the decisive Game 7 with a 6-2 victory on Wednesday to secure the franchise's first championship.
Stephen Strasburg overcame a bumpy opening frame to pitch 8 1/3 sterling innings, and Anthony Rendon drove in five runs as the Washington Nationals forced a decisive Game 7 of the World Series with a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
Yordan Alvarez, Carlos Correa and George Springer each hit two-run home runs as the visiting Houston Astros took advantage of a late Washington Nationals pitching change to move one win away from their second World Series title in three years, following a 7-1 victory in Game 5 on Sunday.
Rookie Jose Urquidy eased the burden of a bullpen game, dominating over five scoreless innings on Saturday night as the visiting Houston Astros evened the 2019 World Series at 2-2 with an 8-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Robinson Chirinos hit a home run, and Michael Brantley drove in a pair of runs as the visiting Houston Astros made their presence known in Game 3 of the World Series with a 4-1 victory Friday over the Washington Nationals.
Kurt Suzuki smacked a tiebreaking home run, and the Washington Nationals took complete advantage of a seventh-inning collapse by the Houston Astros to post a 12-3 victory in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday.
Juan Soto recorded a three-hit, three-RBI game in his World Series debut as the Washington Nationals rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Tuesday.
Jose Altuve drilled a walk-off, two-run home run in the ninth inning to deliver the Houston Astros a heart-stopping 6-4 victory over the visiting New York Yankees on Saturday, clinching the American League Championship Series in six games.
James Paxton pitched six gritty innings, DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks hit first-inning homers off Justin Verlander, and the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros 4-1 Friday night in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series to stave off elimination.
George Springer and Carlos Correa hit three-run homers and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 8-3 Thursday night to take took a commanding three games to one lead in the American League Championship Series.
Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the visiting Houston Astros and New York Yankees has been postponed because of expected inclement weather on Wednesday night.
The Washington Nationals can be excused for their haste, rushing into the franchise's first World Series with a seven-run first inning to earn a 7-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday and finish off a four-game sweep of the National League Championship Series.
Gerrit Cole dodged trouble at times and pitched seven shutout innings as the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 4-1 on Tuesday to take a two-games-to-one lead in the American League Championship Series.
Howie Kendrick drove in three runs, and Stephen Strasburg gave the Washington Nationals yet another strong pitching performance Monday in an 8-1 National League Championship Series victory over the visiting St. Louis Cardinals that moved the franchise one victory away from its first World Series appearance.
Carlos Correa slugged a walk-off home run on the first pitch of the bottom of the 11th inning and the Houston Astros evened this American League Championship Series with a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.
Masahiro Tanaka faced the minimum through six masterful innings, Gleyber Torres produced a three-hit game with five RBIs, and the New York Yankees claimed Game 1 of the American League Championship Series 7-0 over the Houston Astros on Saturday at Minute Maid Park.
Max Scherzer allowed one hit over seven shutout innings as the visiting Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Saturday to gain a 2-0 advantage in the National League Championship Series.
Anibal Sanchez held the St. Louis Cardinals hitless for the first 7 2/3 innings as the Washington Nationals earned a 2-0 win Friday in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series.
Gerrit Cole struck out 10 in eight stellar innings, making an early offensive eruption stand in the Houston Astros' 6-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in a decisive Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Thursday.