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Astros' Javier, bullpen combine to no-hit Yanks in 3-0 win

Jun. 25, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cristian Javier kept sending the New York Yankees back to their dugout in short order, taming his often inconsistent control and thwarting the team with baseball's best record, most runs and preeminent power. “We call him ‘The Reptile,’ because he doesn’t...

Brantley's slam highlights 10-run 6th as Astros down Chisox

Jun. 18, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After the Houston Astros erupted for 10 runs in the sixth inning Friday night in a victory over the Chicago White Sox, manager Dusty Baker was asked to sum up the big frame. “Boy," he said before taking in a deep breath, “that's as good of an inning as I’ve...

Tucker goes deep as Astros rally in 8th to beat Rangers 4-3

Jun. 15, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Altuve took off toward home plate hoping to get into a rundown so Houston could have runners at second and third. Things worked out even better than that in a four-run winning rally in the eighth inning. “We’re at a lull in the action ... then all...

Verlander wins 8th, Peña, Altuve homer, Astros beat Marlins

Jun. 12, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander earned his major league-leading eighth win, Jeremy Peña and Jose Altuve homered and the Houston Astros snapped their three-game losing streak with a 9-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. “I'm happy that we ended this losing streak,”...

Verlander strikes out 12 as Astros top Mariners 4-1

Jun. 08, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander struck out a season-high 12 in seven sparkling innings, Yordan Alvarez hit a two-run homer and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Tuesday night. There was no trouble between the teams one night after beanballs led to a bench-clearing...

Altuve, Urquidy lead Astros to 5-2 win over Rangers

May. 22, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit a leadoff home run and a double, José Urquidy tied a career high with 10 strikeouts and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 Sunday. Urquidy (4-1) allowed six hits and one run in a season-high 6 2/3 innings as the Astros won for the third...

Grand slam by Diaz vs. Tigers helps Astros to 7-0 homestand

May. 08, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Aledmys Díaz hit a grand slam, Jake Odorizzi threw five innings of one-hit ball and the Houston Astros beat the Detroit Tigers 5-0 on Sunday for a four-game sweep and their seventh straight win. Díaz’s second home run of the season came in the third inning on a...

Mr. 2,000: Baker becomes 12th manager to reach 2,000 wins

May. 04, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Just call him Mr. 2,000. Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker won his 2,000th game Tuesday night, becoming the 12th skipper in major league history to reach the milestone and the first Black man to do it. The benchmark victory came in Houston’s 4-0...

Alvarez has 2 HRs in return to lead Astros over Angels 8-3

Apr. 19, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston manager Dusty Baker considered giving Yordan Alvarez another day off after he missed five games because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols because he wasn't sure if Alvarez was ready to go. It quickly became apparent Monday night that the big slugger...

Brantley's clutch hit in 9th lifts Astros over D-backs 2-1

Apr. 13, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jose Siri could have been content with a single in the ninth inning. For better or worse, that's just not the way he plays the game. Siri sparked the Astros with a hustle double that started a two-out rally, Michael Brantley drove him home two batters later and...