Roberto Osuna to close for Houston Astros

Sports 02/15/19, 16:29

Roberto Osuna will close for the Houston Astros."I can pretend and create some false competition, and that doesn't gain any credibility," manager A.J. Hinch said. "Transparency goes a long way, and maybe the closer question can be put to rest."Hinch used Ken Giles, Hector Rondon and Luke Gregerson to finish ...

Altuve is Astros DH vs. Red Sox in ALCS Game 3

Baseball 10/16/18, 13:49

Six-time All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is a designated hitter for the Houston Astros in the playoffs for the first time.Astros manager A.J. Hinch has Altuve as the DH for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against Boston. Altuve bruised his right knee during the playoffs and it ...

Red Sox shuffle lineup heading into Game 2 of ALCS vs Astros

Baseball 10/14/18, 17:10

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora has shuffled his lineup for Game 2 against the Houston Astros, putting infielders Ian Kinsler and Rafael Devers and catcher Christian Vazquez in the starting lineup for the first time in the AL Championship Series.Devers was batting sixth and playing third base in place ...

Astros bulk up with pitchers for ALCS against Red Sox

Baseball 10/12/18, 16:59

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch has added pitchers Hector Rondon and Joe Smith and to the roster for the AL Championship Series against Boston.Outfielder Myles Straw and reliever Will Harris will not be active for the best-of-seven series that begins Saturday night at Fenway Park.Hinch said Friday he wanted an ...

After Series win with Astros, Cora aims to knock them out

Baseball 10/11/18, 03:08

Alex Cora led Boston to a victory over the hated Yankees. Next up for the first-year Red Sox manager: The team he left after winning a World Series as a bench coach last season."I've been talking about them the whole season, so now we go," he said after the Red ...

Easy as 1-2-3: Astros put on spectacular show in ALDS sweep

Baseball 10/09/18, 03:15

When the challenge arose in August, the Houston Astros responded like champions.They're doing it again in October.Two months ago, last year's World Series winners hit one of those predictable lulls that every team encounters during the dog days of a season. Maybe feeling a bit overconfident and invincible, the Astros ...

Indians tweak slugging lineup for Game 3 of ALDS

Baseball 10/08/18, 11:31

Indians manager Terry Francona juggled his struggling lineup for Game 3 of the AL Division Series against Houston.With his club batting .100 (6 for 60) in the series and facing left-hander Dallas Keuchel, the Indians are starting right-handed hitters Yandy Diaz at designated hitter and Brandon Guyer in right field. ...

Astros-Orioles rained out; makeup doubleheader Saturday

Baseball 09/27/18, 18:56

The Houston Astros aren't going to simply go through the motions while closing out the regular season.Houston's game against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night was postponed by rain, meaning the Astros will squeeze in four games over the final three days, including a doubleheader on Saturday.Not a problem for ...

Astros win 100th, close in on 2nd straight AL West title

Baseball 09/25/18, 23:33

Houston Astros is heating up as October approaches.The Astros reached 100 wins for the second straight season and closed in on another AL West title, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Tuesday night behind Alex Bregman's two-run homer.Houston improved to 100-57 and would clinch the division with one more win ...

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