Rangers complete 3-game sweep of Mariners with 2-1 win

Baseball 05/22/19, 15:52

Hunter Pence homered, Adrian Sampson had another impressive long outing for a victory after not starting, and the Texas Rangers beat the slumping Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.The Mariners have lost 27 of 37 games to fall to the bottom of the AL West standings ...

Astros on a tear despite absence of Altuve

Baseball 05/20/19, 01:48

Take away George Springer and Jose Altuve, and maybe the Houston Astros start to look a little more beatable.Maybe.The Boston Red Sox finally snapped Houston's 10-game winning streak Sunday with a 4-3 victory after Springer left the game with lower back stiffness. The Astros were already playing without Altuve, on ...

Astros extend win streak to 6 with 8-1 win over Tigers

Baseball 05/13/19, 21:19

Aledmys Diaz, Robinson Chirinos, Jake Marisnick and Alex Bregman homered for Houston, and the Astros beat the Detroit Tigers 8-1 on Monday night, extending their winning streak to six games.Brad Peacock (4-2) allowed a run and three hits in five innings for Houston, which has won nine of its last ...

Banister back in Rangers ballpark, cherished time managing

Baseball 04/30/19, 18:30

When Jeff Banister was manager of the Texas Rangers, he would come out early in the day and walk around the ballpark, looking up at the seats, the lights and the flags whipping in the wind high above the field."I cherished it, I took it home with me and I ...

Long 3-run blast by Chirinos lifts Astros over Indians, 4-1

Baseball 04/28/19, 21:14

Robinson Chirinos hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in a four-run seventh inning to give the Houston Astros a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday night.The Astros were unable to do much against Carlos Carrasco (2-3) early and had just one hit when former Indian Michael Brantley singled with ...

Lynn goes 7 strong, 4 Rangers homer in rout of Mariners

Baseball 04/28/19, 18:40

Elvis Andrus, Hunter Pence, Logan Forsythe and Shin-Soo Choo homered, Lance Lynn allowed one run over seven innings and the Texas Rangers routed the Seattle Mariners again, 14-1 on Sunday.Lynn (3-2) had his best start of the year, matching his season highs in innings pitched and strikeouts (nine) and equaling ...

Padres’ Paddack shuts down Mariners for 1st victory, 1-0

Baseball 04/24/19, 16:57

Rookie Chris Paddack shut down baseball's highest-scoring offense for his first victory, holding Seattle to one hit in seven innings and retiring his final 19 batters, nine by strikeout, as the San Diego Padres beat the AL West-leading Mariners 1-0 on Wednesday.Paddack and relievers Trey Wingenter and Kirby Yates combined ...

Hedges’ homer bounces off Smith’s glove in Padres’ 6-3 win

Baseball 04/24/19, 00:13

Austin Hedges' two-run homer bounced out of center fielder Mallex Smith's glove and over the fence, Franmil Reyes homered twice and had three RBIs, and the San Diego Padres beat the AL West-leading Seattle Mariners 6-3 Tuesday night.The Padres have won five straight in the interleague series. They won all ...

Leading off: Homer-happy Mariners, Brewers-Dodgers rematch

Sports 04/12/19, 03:09

A look at what's happening around the majors today:EMERALD CITY SHOWDOWNThe surprising Mariners have a six-game winning streak and the best record in the majors at 13-2 heading into a home series against AL West favorite Houston. Seattle is the first big league team to homer in each of its ...

Astros set to contend for another title

Baseball 03/20/19, 15:56

The Houston Astros entered last season looking to defend the title after winning their first World Series in 2017.Being eliminated in the ALCS by the Boston Red Sox has done nothing to shake their confidence as the 2019 season arrives."I don't think the feeling's any different," manager AJ Hinch said. ...

Seattle Mariners season preview capsule

Baseball 03/18/19, 22:30

Seattle Mariners2018: 89-73, third place in AL West.Manager: Scott Servais (fourth season).Seattle Mariners' Tim Beckham hits an RBI double off Yomiuri Giants pitcher Koki Sakamoto in the fourth inning of their preseason exhibition baseball game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)He's Here: DH-1B Edwin ...

AL West teams at the start of spring training

Baseball 02/08/19, 09:48

A team-by-team look at the American League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:___Houston AstrosManager: AJ Hinch (fifth season).2018: 103-59, first place, lost to Boston in ALCS.Training Town: West Palm Beach, ...

Aching Astros miss chance to repeat after ALCS defeat

Baseball 10/19/18, 19:32

The Houston Astros entered the AL Championship Series aching.Jose Altuve was playing on just one good knee, Carlos Correa's back was never right and Lance McCullers was pitching through an injury that will likely require surgery.Now the Astros are hurting even worse, done after losing four straight to 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 ...

Leading off: Astros, Indians buck opener trend; Yanks-Sox

Baseball 10/04/18, 22:46

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:NO OPENERS NEEDEDCy Young Award winners Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber will start the AL Division Series between the Astros and Indians at Minute Maid Park in a matchup that figures to buck the October trend of bullpen "openers."Verlander, a 14-year veteran, ...

Khris Davis, slugging A’s hope to build off surprising year

Football 10/04/18, 18:54

The Oakland Athletics surprised most everyone but themselves.A young team that gained momentum with a strong September a year ago slugged its way right into the playoffs and onto the national radar by hanging tough in the difficult AL West this season.Still, it all ended with the same result: a ...

Rangers GM likely to interview 5-8 manager candidates

Baseball 10/02/18, 17:57

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says he expects to interview five to eight candidates in his search for the team's new manager.Daniels wasn't ready Tuesday to talk about a list of potential candidates to replace Jeff Banister, who was fired with 10 games left in the season. Don Wakamatsu, ...

Jones, Showalter preside over Orioles’ 4-0 win over Astros

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:01

Adam Jones began the season by hitting a game-winning home run in the 11th inning. He ended it by walking off the field to a standing ovation.In between opening day and the season finale, there was a whole lot of anguish for Jones and the Baltimore Orioles.The Orioles closed out ...

Cole tunes up for playoffs, helps Astros beat Orioles 2-1

Baseball 09/28/18, 22:22

Gerrit Cole knows the 2018 season will ultimately be judged on how he performs in the playoffs.So for at least a week, the Houston Astros right-hander will savor what he accomplished from April through September.Cole went over 200 innings with a sharp outing against the Baltimore Orioles, and Houston got ...

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