Latest Michael Brantley News

Brantley has 4 of Astros' 20 hits in 14-3 rout of Twins

Jun. 13, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Brantley had his second four-hit game of the series and drove in four runs, part of a 20-hit attack that helped the Houston Astros rout Minnesota 14-3 Sunday to take two of three from the Twins. Minnesota’s Michael Pineda (3-4) left after...

Maldonado, Astros make late noise, overcome 4 Twins homers

Jun. 12, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martín Maldonado hit a go-ahead double in the ninth, prompting a fan to toss an inflatable trash can onto the field, and the Houston Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Friday night. This was Houston’s first trip to Target Field with fans in the...

Odorizzi solid in 1st win since '19, Astros beat Red Sox 8-3

Jun. 09, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker doesn’t believe he’s seen the best of Jake Odorizzi. The Astros manager is hoping the 2019 All-Star right-hander’s latest performance against the Red Sox is a glimpse of what may be on tap going forward. Jose Altuve...

Alvarez, Correa lead Astros, end Boston's 5-game win streak

Jun. 09, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Not many teams have had a great deal of luck against the Boston Red Sox rotation this year. The Houston Astros continue to lead the short list of those that have. Carlos Correa and Yordan Alvarez homered to back Framber Valdez, and...

Altuve leadoff HR, Garcia wins 5th in row, Astros top Jays

Jun. 06, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y, (AP) — Jose Altuve led off the game with a home run, rookie Luis Garcia earned his fifth straight win and the Houston Astros beat Toronto 6-3 Sunday, finishing the Blue Jays' first homestand of the season in Buffalo. Chas McCormick also homered, Yuli...

Greinke 1st CG since '17, Correa 2 HRs, Astros rout Jays

Jun. 04, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Zack Greinke pitched his first complete game since 2017, Carlos Correa homered twice and Martin Maldonado hit a grand slam, leading the Houston Astros over the Toronto Blue Jays 13-1 on Friday night. Maldonado drove in five runs and Aledmys Díaz...

Pérez's strong start helps Boston over Houston 5-1

Jun. 03, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In a series where the Boston Red Sox struggled to find their offense, Martín Pérez's best start of the season allowed them to avoid being swept by the Houston Astros. Pérez pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings, and the Red Sox headed into their first...

Valdez pitches 7 strong innings, Astros beat Red Sox 2-1

Jun. 02, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez continued an impressive streak of starts by Houston pitchers on Wednesday night, and it helped the Astros to another win on a night the offense was held largely in check. Valdez pitched seven strong innings and Kyle Tucker had two hits as...

Padres score 7 in 11th, beat Astros 10-3; SD now 7-0 vs AL

May. 29, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. and Tommy Pham both homered, then helped out with an RBI each in a seven-run 11th inning that sent the San Diego Padres over the Houston Astros 10-3 on Friday night. The Padres improved to an MLB-best 7-0 in interleague play this...

García beats Astros in 10th again, Rangers sweep in 3-2 win

May. 23, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adolis García's infield single scored automatic runner Nick Solak in the 10th inning, giving the Texas Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros and a sweep of their Texas rivals Sunday. It was the second game-ending hit in the 10th in the...