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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...

Berríos pitching, Polanco power carry Twins past Astros 5-2

Jun. 12, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pitching has frequently been failing the Minnesota Twins this season. Not if José Berríos can help it. Berríos threw seven commanding innings against the highest-scoring team in the majors, Jorge Polanco had three RBIs and the...

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...

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...

Greinke throws 8 solid innings, Astros beat Padres 7-4

May. 30, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Greinke pitched eight effective innings, Kyle Tucker homered and the Houston Astros beat Blake Snell and the San Diego Padres 7-4 on Sunday. Greinke (5-2) permitted one run and six hits. The right-hander, who retired 11 of his first 12 batters,...

Astros slug 3 homers to end skid with 5-2 win over Dodgers

May. 27, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa denied that Houston's win meant more because it came against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Trevor Bauer, who has been one of the loudest critics of the Astros since their sign-stealing scandal was uncovered. “A lot of people have said a lot...

García hits 2 more home runs, powers Rangers past Astros 8-4

May. 22, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adolis García kept up his home run barrage, connecting twice Saturday and helping power the Texas Rangers past the Houston Astros 8-4. García, who hit a three-run, walk-off drive in the 10th inning to beat the Astros 7-5 on Friday night, had a...

García's homer in 10th gives Rangers 7-5 win over Astros

May. 22, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The boos were loud from Texas fans getting their first chance to tell the Houston Astros what they think of their sign-stealing scandal, and overshadowed the big league debut of a hometown kid pitching for their rival. Adolis García had them all...

McCormick keys 4-run 8th, Astros beat Rangers 6-2

May. 16, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Chas McCormick had a two-run single as part of a four-run eighth, Lance McCullers Jr. threw six scoreless innings and the Houston Astros won their sixth straight, 6-2 over the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Houston loaded the bases with one out in the eighth on...