Here's how the top-seeded Astros match up with the Rays


The wait is over and the Astros now know who they will be facing in the ALDS.

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Oakland A's 5-1 on Wednesday night, so the Rays will head to Houston for Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday at 1pm.

SportsMap's Charlie Pallilo, Jake Asman, and Raheel Ramzanali share their thoughts on how the Astros stack up to the Rays, and predict how the series will play out. Astros Roundtable is presented by Texas Star Grill Shop.

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Jose Abreu has been released. Photo by Brandon Vallance/Getty Images.

It's official, the Houston Astros have released first baseman Jose Abreu after almost two disappointing seasons.

The Astros announced the news on social media Friday afternoon.

Abreu had the ninth-worst OPS in baseball in 2023, and recorded a .124 batting average in 2024.

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