The Houston Astros know they have to forget about these last three losses quickly. Especially with a playoff berth still within reach. Kole Calhoun had a season-high three hits and two RBIs, and the Los Angeles Angels scored nine runs in the final two innings to rally for the second straight game in a 10-4 victory over the Astros on Saturday night. It was another blow for the Astros, who fell to three games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild card. This loss came after the Angels scored six runs in the ninth inning on Friday night to win 10-6. "We've just got to move on and come out tomorrow and win," George Springer said. "There's really no secret. We have to win. They know it. We know it
Jean-Jacques Taylor joined ESPNDallas.com in August 2011. A native of Dallas, Taylor spent the past 20 years writing for The Dallas Morning News, where he covered high schools sports, the Texas Rangers and spent 11 seasons covering the Dallas Cowboys before becoming a general columnist in 2006. When the Texas Rangers clinch the AL West, which could happen as early as Friday night, reliever Matt Bush won't be participating in any champagne celebration. A ginger ale celebration? Now that's one Bush can handle. "I talked a little bit with [pitcher] Colby [Lewis] about it and Roy Silver," Bush said. "We'll see what happens. I'm sure the team is prepared. I think you'll probably see something similar
Detroit Tigers left-handed reliever Kyle Ryan has been dealing with a rib/back issue on his left side. That’s why he hasn’t pitched since Sept. 15. “Got a little fatigue in my back right now,” Ryan said. “Right around the (scapula) area. They said it was supposedly a rib that popped out. We tried popping it back in. They said it was back in a couple times, but I guess it kept popping back out. “When I get extension, it hurts." Asked whether he has dealt with this before, Ryan said: “No, not to this extent.” Ryan said he has no idea how the injury occurred. “A lot of people never find out that that’s what they’ve got going on,” athletic trainer Kevin Rand said. “It pulls the rib a little bit.