It wasn't a pretty victory, but the end result was a victory nonetheless for the Phillies in their season opener.
Relief pitchers, even the great ones, are rarely given serious consideration for Cy Young or MVP. The time has come to establish a new major award.
It's time to bid farewell to another season that was filled with highs, lows and so much in between. With that said, here come the awards.
Miguel Tejada spent Tuesday, his first day in an Astros uniform, deflecting questions about steroids, while Houston's general manager defended his acquisition of the slugger.
Astros owner Drayton McLane created the monster that led GM Tim Purpura and manager Phil Garner to the gallows.
The Astros have no interest in trading Brad Lidge. Instead, they want to get him back to what he used to be: dominant.
The Astros could have sent Roger Clemens to the Red Sox. But Drayton McLane nixed a chance to do the right thing -- for his team and for the Rocket.
While the world keeps looking for Brad Lidge's inner scars from last October, the Astros' closer has already turned the page.
Everyone was calling the White Sox chokers in September. Now they can call them champions.
Commissioner Bud Selig is expected to decide to open the Minute Maid Park roof for Game 3 of the World Series.
So no Yankees or Red Sox? Jayson Stark offers up 10 reasons why the World Series will be even better this year.
It took 43 years of heartache. But the ever-hovering Astros have finally landed in the World Series.
Will the disastrous events of Game 5 leave a scar on Brad Lidge and the Astros? We'll soon find out.
Can you believe it? With one magical, majestic swing, Albert Pujols brought the Cardinals back from the dead, writes Jayson Stark.
Game 4 was another warped thriller in favor of the Astros, who are one win from their first World Series.
Roger Clemens' extraordinary magnetism has transformed Houston into a baseball town.