Latest Dusty Baker News

Ohtani hits 45th HR while surging Astros rout Angels 10-5

Sep. 22, 2021 01:23 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani's latest majestic homer wasn't nearly enough to turn back the Houston Astros as they steamroll toward another AL West title. Ohtani hit his 45th homer in the eighth inning, but Aledmys Díaz and Kyle Tucker hit back-to-back homers...

Valdez, González, Maldonado send Astros past Angels 10-0

Sep. 21, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — With a well-rested Framber Valdez on the mound turning in one of his best performances in an outstanding season, the Houston Astros really didn't need all the runs they racked up on a blowout night at the Big A. Valdez pitched seven innings of...

Siri, McCormick rally AL West-leading Astros past D-backs

Sep. 19, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Siri and Chas McCormick hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning, rallying the AL West-leading Houston Astros over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday. Carlos Correa also homered as the Astros held their comfortable division lead over...

Calhoun, Varsho key 3-run 10th, Arizona beats Houston, 6-4

Sep. 19, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kole Calhoun knocked in the go-ahead run with an RBI single and Daulton Varsho homered as the Arizona Diamondbacks scored three runs in the 10th inning for a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Calhoun hit a run-scoring single off Yimi...

Diamondbacks lose 100th of season, fall 4-3 to Astros

Sep. 18, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Chas McCormick was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning as the Houston Astros sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to their 100th loss with a 4-3 win on Friday night. Houston tied it in 10th with an RBI bloop single...

LEADING OFF: Angels' Ohtani might not pitch again this year

Sep. 17, 2021 03:15 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ ONE WAY TO GO? Two-way star Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start for the Angels against Oakland because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a...

LEADING OFF: Angels' Ohtani might not pitch again this year

Sep. 17, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Friday: ___ ONE WAY TO GO? Two-way star Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start for the Angels against Oakland because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a...

Correa HR triggers 7-run 4th, Astros roll past Rangers 12-1

Sep. 17, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros are closing in on another AL West title after dominating their last-place Texas rival again. Manager Dusty Baker just isn't sure how much his club is paying attention to the standings. ...

Astros lefty Valdez scratched from start with cut on finger

Sep. 16, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston left-hander Framber Valdez was scratched from his start against Texas on Thursday night, a day after cutting the index finger on his pitching hand. Manager Dusty Baker said Valdez sustained the cut after putting his hand on the outfield...

Urquidy solid, Astros belt three HRs in 7-2 win over Rangers

Sep. 15, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jake Meyers and Marwin Gonzalez hit consecutive homers in a three-run second inning, Kyle Tucker homered among his three hits, and Jose Urquidy allowed one run and two hits in six innings for his first win since June 23 as the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers...