Tampa's Pete Alonso wins the Rookie of the Year award

Tampa native and New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso has won the National League Rookie of the Year award. With a rookie record 53 home runs and 120 RBI, Monday's announcement was a mere formality, with Alonso winning 29 of 30 first-place votes.

Astros power past Yanks for 3-1 ALCS lead

George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run homers and the Houston Astros got another wild ace off the hook to beat the sloppy New York Yankees 8-3 Thursday night and reach the cusp of a second World Series visit in three years.