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Arizona Diamondbacks' Kole Calhoun (56) rounds the bases after hitting an inside-the-park two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Calhoun's inside-the-park HR sparks D-backs past Astros 14-7

Aug. 6, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kole Calhoun hit his first career inside-the-park homer with the help of a crazy bounce, David Peralta had four RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks used a nine-run burst in the fourth inning to beat the Houston Astros 14-7 on Wednesday night. The Diamondbacks broke out of their extended...

Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1) celebrates his solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Altuve, Correa homer, Astros tag Bumgarner, Diamondbacks 8-2

Aug. 5, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — José Altuve and Carlos Correa hit solo homers, George Springer added a two-run double and the Houston Astros roughed up Madison Bumgarner in an 8-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Altuve hit his homer in the first inning and Correa connected in the second. The...

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, walks off the mound after being taken out of the baseball game during the second inning against the Houston Astros on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Angels' Shohei Ohtani strains arm, won't throw for 4-6 weeks

Aug. 3, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has a right forearm strain that will prevent the Los Angeles Angels' two-way star from throwing for at least four to six weeks, possibly ending his season as a pitcher after just two starts. Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced Monday that Ohtani “has a...

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, right, is congratulated by Michael Brantley after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Astros outlast Angels 6-5 in 11; Ohtani has arm discomfort

Aug. 2, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros didn't even need to lift their bats from their shoulders to chase Shohei Ohtani from another wild performance in the second inning. Almost four hours later, Ohtani provided another worry for Angels fans when the two-way star said he felt discomfort in his pitching...

Los Angeles Angels' Taylor Ward, left, scores on a sacrifice fly by David Fletcher as Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado stands near the plate during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Angels rally twice, snap 3-game skid, beat Astros 5-4 in 10

Aug. 2, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hansel Robles gave up a go-ahead homer to George Springer with two outs in the ninth, and the Los Angeles Angels looked crushed. Their leaky bullpen had blown another late lead and put them on course for another discouraging loss. For the first time in this short season, the Angels...

Houston Astros' Kyle Tucker, center, scores on a sacrifice fly by George Springer as Los Angeles Angels catcher Jason Castro, right, takes a late throw and home plate umpire Cory Blaser watches during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Tucker drives in 4 runs to lead Astros over Angels 9-6

Aug. 1, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Houston manager Dusty Baker will take any wins he can get, even if they provide some anxiety. The Astros had a season-high 13 hits in their 9-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night, but it was far from a picturesque opening to their 10-game road trip. Six Houston...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich tosses his bat as he walks back to the dugout after striking out looking against Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Robbie Erlin during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

LEADING OFF: Yelich, Springer slumping, Blue Jays wandering

Jul. 31, 2020 2:35 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: SLOW STARTS Two-time defending NL batting champion Christian Yelich has a long way to go if he wants a three-peat. The Milwaukee star is 1 for 27 to start the season, an .037 average that’s worst among qualified hitters. Yelich also has struck out...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich strikes out during an intrasquad game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Miller Park in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MLB hitters slow out of the box to start 60-game season

Jul. 30, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time defending NL batting champion Christian Yelich has a long way to go if he wants a three-peat. The Milwaukee Brewers star is 1 for 27 to start the season, an .037 average that's worst among qualified hitters. Not by much. Houston's George Springer is batting .048, and teammates Jose...

Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr., left, throws to Seattle Mariners' Evan White during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

McCullers returns, Astros top Seattle for 15th straight time

Jul. 25, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. was solid in his return from Tommy John surgery, Yuli Gurriel and George Springer homered and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners for the 15th straight time, 7-2 on Saturday. McCullers (1-0) yielded five hits and two runs over six innings in his first game since...

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker waves toward the stands after a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Friday, July 24, 2020, in Houston. The Astros won 8-2. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Baker wins debut, Astros top M's in 1st game post sign scam

Jul. 25, 2020 1:42 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker has managed thousands of games in his big league career, and none were quite like his debut with the scandal-ridden Houston Astros. The 71-year-old manager posted a win in his first game as Houston's manager and the Astros, playing for the first time since their sign-stealing...