Bregman homers twice as Astros rally past Cubs 9-6

Baseball 05/28/19, 22:29

Alex Bregman homered twice, his second a tiebreaking two-run shot in the sixth inning that propelled the injury-weakened Houston Astros to a 9-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night that gave manager AJ Hinch his 500th career victory.Bregman, who is tied for the American League lead with 17 ...

Marisnick, White homer as Astros beat White Sox 3-0

Baseball 05/20/19, 22:01

Jake Marisnick and Tyler White homered and Brad Peacock had another solid start to lead the Houston Astros over the Chicago White Sox 3-0 Monday night.Playing without George Springer, who leads the American League with 17 homers, the Astros got pop from the bottom of the lineup to give them ...

Springer hits 17th HR, Astros top Red Sox for 9th straight W

Sports 05/17/19, 21:33

George Springer hit his American League-leading 17th home run and the Houston Astros continued their torrid month of May with their ninth straight victory, 3-1 over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.Springer's two-run shot in the eighth off Rick Porcello put the Astros up 2-1 and Houston held on. ...

Verlander allows 1 hit in 7 innings, Astros beat Rangers 3-0

Baseball 05/10/19, 22:02

Justin Verlander pitched one-hit ball for seven dominant innings, right fielder Josh Reddick made another leaping catch and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 3-0 on Friday night.Jake Marisnick homered in the third, and Yuli Gurriel and Robinson Chirinos hit back-to-back solo home runs with two outs in the ...

Reddick, Miley lead Astros to 4-2 win over Rangers

Sports 05/09/19, 22:30

Josh Reddick hit the tiebreaking RBI single and preserved Houston's lead with a leaping grab over the wall in right field, and Wade Miley struck out seven in six solid innings as the Astros beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 Thursday for their fifth victory in six games.Reddick's single with two ...

Springer, Correa, Chirinos homer, Astros beat Royals 6-4

Baseball 05/06/19, 22:25

George Springer, Carlos Correa and Robinson Chirinos each homered to lead the Houston Astros to a 6-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.Springer opened the first with his 11th home run of the season, including three leadoff drives. He added an RBI double in the eighth.Correa had ...

Kemp hits tiebreaking homer, Astros beat Indians 4-3 in 10

Baseball 04/27/19, 18:43

Tony Kemp hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning, lifting the Houston Astros to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.Kemp led off with a pinch-hit drive off Adam Cimber (2-2) that traveled just inside the right-field foul pole for his second homer of the season.Roberto Osuna ...

Cole strikes out 11, Diaz homers, Astros win 3-2 at Seattle

Baseball 04/14/19, 18:01

Gerrit Cole struck out 11 in six innings, Aledmys Diaz homered and the Houston Astros completed a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 3-2 victory Sunday.Cole (1-2) gave up two runs on four hits, including a leadoff home run to Mitch Haniger, and did not walk a batter. ...

Astros top A’s 9-8 on Altuve’s bases-loaded walk in 9th

Baseball 04/07/19, 17:10

Jose Altuve drew a four-pitch walk from Oakland closer Blake Treinen with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, giving the Houston Astros a 9-8 win Sunday and a three-game sweep of the Athletics.Josh Reddick walked and Aledmys Diaz singled off Treinen (0-1) ...

Correa’s homer helps Astros over Athletics 3-2

Baseball 04/05/19, 22:29

Carlos Correa homered and Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman added two hits each to help the Houston Astros to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.The game was tied in the fourth when Correa connected off Frankie Montas (1-1) on his first home run of the season ...

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 ...

APNewsBreak: MLB payrolls dropped for 1st time since 2010

Baseball 01/08/19, 14:56

Spending on Major League Baseball payrolls dropped last season for the first time since 2010, an $18 million decrease attributable to drug and domestic violence suspensions and a player retiring at midseason.Still, even a year with flat payrolls is unusual for MLB. The only previous drops since 2002 were by ...

Verlander, Astros can’t soar into another World Series.

Baseball 10/19/18, 00:25

Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros couldn't soar into another World Series.A year after Houston won the first title in the team's 56 seasons, Verlander had a rare off night in an elimination game and the Astros lost the AL Championship Series to the Boston Red Sox in five games.Houston ...

Bradley’s slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Baseball 10/16/18, 21:27

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series.Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. celebrates after his grand slam ...

Assault charge against pitcher Roberto Osuna dropped

Baseball 09/25/18, 15:17

Canadian prosecutors dropped a domestic assault charge on Tuesday against Houston Astros closer Roberto Osuna, who agreed to stay away from the alleged victim for one year and continue counseling.Osuna, formerly with the Toronto Blue Jays, was charged with assault in May. The 23-year-old player was suspended without pay for ...

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