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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve rounds third on his way home, scoring on a Yuli Gurriel single in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Yuli Gurriel takes pay cut to $7M to stay with Astros

Sep. 29, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — First baseman Yuli Gurriel and the Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2022 that guarantees $7 million, a cut of nearly 20% from his 2020 deal. The agreement was announced hours before the defending AL champions started their first-round playoff matchup...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Twins tout home-field edge against Astros, even without fans

Sep. 29, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins were determined to defend their division title and start this unusual postseason at home, even if the audience at Target Field this week will be confined to family members and cardboard cutouts. The ease and predictability of playing in their own ballpark during this...

Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. throws to the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Five-run 7th inning powers Rangers past Astros 6-1

Sep. 26, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jeff Mathis hit a tie-breaking, three-run home run and Leody Taveras followed with a solo blast in a five-run seventh inning as the Texas Rangers beat the playoff-bound Houston Astros 6-1 on Saturday night. Mathis homered to left center, his third of the season, against rookie...

Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo, center, is doused as the team celebrates his baseball game-ending fielder's choice that scored Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Astros clinch final AL playoff spot despite loss to Rangers

Sep. 26, 2020 1:58 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Pressly had no interest in waiting to see if the Astros would get the help they needed to clinch the last spot in the expanded American League playoffs after the Houston reliever couldn’t finish it himself when he was a strike away. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitched in...

Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford slides safely home past Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Seattle. Crawford scored on a double hit by Kyle Seager. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Mariners keep slim playoff hopes alive, beat Astros 3-2

Sep. 23, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In what was supposed to be a rebuilding season the Seattle Mariners will go into the final weekend with an outside shot at the postseason. It's a very slim chance. But for a young team, it's a valuable learning opportunity. “We’re still playing for something. We still have a...

Seattle Mariners' Evan White (12) is congratulated by Kyle Seager after hitting a three-run home run against the Houston Astros in the seventh inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Gonzales shuts down Astros as Mariners roll to 6-1 victory

Sep. 22, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Marco Gonzales pumped his fist and let out a scream after striking out Michael Brantley on a full-count pitch to finish off eight shutout innings. The emotion poured out. Seattle’s ace was determined to finally get the best of the Astros, and in the process he helped provide the...

Houston Astros George Springer, right, dives for home plate on his inside the park home run as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly, left, waits for the ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Springer hits inside-the-park HR, Astros top D-backs 3-2

Sep. 20, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer homered twice, including an inside-the-park shot, to lead the Houston Astros over the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Sunday. Carlos Correa drove in the go-ahead run for Houston with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. Springer’s two home runs gave him 13 this year. He...

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Kyle Gibson, right, celebrates with catcher Jeff Mathis after a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Houston. The Rangers won 1-0. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Gibson throws 4-hitter as Rangers edge Astros 1-0

Sep. 16, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Gibson threw a four-hitter and Joey Gallo hit a ground-rule RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Texas Rangers over the Houston Astros 1-0 on Wednesday night. It was the first career shutout for the 32-year-old Gibson and third complete game — his previous...

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman watches his two-run single against the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Springer and Maldonado homer, Astros beat Rangers 4-1

Sep. 15, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer and Martín Maldonado homered, Alex Bregman hit a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning and the Houston Astros got a needed 4-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. The Astros, who are two games ahead of Seattle for second place in the AL West with the...

Oakland Athletics's Ramón Laureano drives in the winning run with a single against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Laureano strikes back, 2-out hit in 9th puts A's past Astros

Sep. 10, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ramón Laureano might have celebrated a little harder for this hit. Suspended last month for charging the Houston dugout and triggering a bench-clearing brawl, he delivered an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning that lifted the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics over the...