Astros starter Gerrit Cole wasn’t at his best Tuesday, but he still held the Yankees scoreless over seven innings to help Houston to a 4-1 win in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. Houston holds a 2-1 lead in the series.
The Los Angeles Angels could face sanctions or fines if MLB determines team employees were told of Tyler Skaggs’ opioid use before his death and didn’t inform the commissioner’s office.
Plate umpire Jeff Nelson had to leave Game 3 of the American League Championship Series after suffering a concussion when hit in the mask by a foul tip Tuesday. Kerwin Danley took over behind the plate.
Among the Cardinals’ Game 4 lineup changes were Tommy Edman playing third base and hitting leadoff, Harrison Bader replacing Dexter Fowler in center field, and Jose Martinez drawing another start in right and hitting second.
Washington is within a win of the World Series because its starters have been historically good this postseason.
Veteran Howie Kendrick went 3-for-4 with three doubles and three RBIs Monday night to power the Nationals to within a game of their first World Series appearance in franchise history.
Nothing has gone right for St. Louis in the NLCS, but things really fell apart in the third inning of Game 3, as the Nationals put a hammerlock on the series.