Chris Devenski replaced Bryan Abreu on the Houston Astros' World Series roster against the Washington Nationals in a swap of right-handed pitchers
Jose Altuve homered off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros outlasted the New York Yankees 6-4 to advance to the World Series for the second time in three years
A man seen on video wearing a red "Make America Great Again" baseball cap as he doused demonstrators with bear spray at the Santa Monica Pier remained jailed without bail in connection with the alleged attack, authorities said.
DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks stunned Justin Verlander with first-inning home runs, James Paxton made the lead stand up and the New York Yankees beat Houston 4-1, cutting the Astros' lead in the AL Championship Series to 3-2
Love it or hate it, there may be no other cheer in the world that can get tens of thousands of fans involved quite like The Wave. The Wave has been around the world at soccer, baseball and football games, but do you know where it all began? Krazy George Henderson created one of the world's most famous cheers, The Wave, in 1981 at an Oakland A's playoff game. Now, the cheer is as common as lines on a baseball field. For more information about Krazy George, visit his website at KrazyGeorge.com
George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run home runs, and the Houston Astros got another wild ace off the hook to beat the sloppy New York Yankees 8-3 and reach the cusp of a second World Series visit in three years
As team valuations continue to rise (MLB average is now $1.78 billion, +8% YoY), pro sports leagues have become concerned about the dearth of individuals wealthy enough to buy-in. So, to grow the potential investor pool, Major League Baseball decided it would amend its rules to allow investment funds to buy limited stakes in multiple franchises. Bloomberg has reported that sports banker Sal Galagioto has created a $500 million investment vehicle explicitly for that purpose. But, Galatioto isn't the only one in the market looking for investment capital. Multiple sources tell JohnWallStreet that a pair of former MSG executives - Doc O'Connor and Jordan Solomon - are working to raise an "$800 or $900 million private equity fund to take limited partner shares" in premium global sports assets. It's unclear just how the duo plans to do that. Unlike Galatioto, neither has experience in valuing pro sports teams or negotiating their sales. One source who heard their pitch said, "they could not articulate how they were going to get out." Of course, it must be noted that as it currently stands none of the other big four sports leagues even permit cross-team ownership. Former Diamondbacks shareholder Jeff Moorad is also said to be working on raising capital to invest in sports teams across multiple leagues - except he's looking to acquire controlling interests in those clubs. Presumably Moorad is thinking about buying up international clubs and/or minor league teams because the structure runs afoul of majority ownership guidelines of all four major sports leagues.
The Yankees overcame Houston's Justin Verlander in a 4-1 Game 5 victory to stave off elimination, and they're primed to unleash Aroldis Chapman and all of his acclaimed relief allies on the road for Game 6 of this AL Championship Series