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New Marlins assistant GM Oz Ocampo sees Miami's potential

Nov. 09, 2022 19:32 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Oz Ocampo already sees a similarity between the Miami Marlins and the two teams that just played in the World Series. Miami’s new assistant general manager — who came to the Marlins from Houston — cites a stat that suggested that the World Series champion Astros...

Tucker's 2 HRs, 4 RBIs fall short, Astros lose Series opener

Oct. 29, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Tucker got the fans jumping with a leadoff homer in the second inning. Then he hit a three-run drive in the third. Ahead 5-0, the Houston Astros finally were going to win a World Series opener. Instead, the first multi-homer Series game for the...

Pads pitchers Clevinger, Manaea tagged by Phils in NLCS loss

Oct. 23, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — San Diego Padres pitchers Mike Clevinger and Sean Manaea had outings they’d quickly like to forget. Clevinger, San Diego’s starter, didn’t record an out while facing four batters in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series. Manaea was tagged for the loss after...

NLCS-bound Padres find their identity, eliminate Dodgers

Oct. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — As a rare October rainstorm drenched Petco Park in the eighth inning, nobody at the packed downtown home of the San Diego Padres flinched. Fans pulled over hoodies, put on ponchos and covered their heads with whatever they could to try to stay dry, including...

Peña's 18th-inning HR sends Astros past Mariners for sweep

Oct. 16, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jeremy Peña and the Houston Astros just kept going. Scoreless inning after scoreless inning, as day turned into night in front of a frenzied crowd in Seattle. They eventually found a way. That's how the Astros reached the AL Championship Series for the sixth...

Alvarez homers again, Astros top Mariners 4-2, lead ALDS 2-0

Oct. 13, 2022 21:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — With every big swing, Yordan Alvarez is owning this October A ferocious comeback for the powerful slugger who struggled in Houston's loss to the Atlanta Braves in last year's World Series. Alvarez and his mighty bat did it yet again, launching a...

Astros starters rock hair extensions for postseason 'dos

Oct. 12, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros starters Framber Valdez and Luis Garcia look like naturals on the mound, even in the hairiest of situations. A lot of work to make it seem that easy — at the ballpark and, as it turns out, at the barber shop. Both pitchers completed their...

Astros' Phil Maton out for playoffs after punching locker

Oct. 11, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros reliever Phil Maton revealed Tuesday that he broke his right pinkie when he punched a locker in frustration after Houston's regular-season finale and will miss the postseason. Maton had surgery Monday to repair the fractured finger on his pitching hand. ...

Pena homers, drives in 3 to lead Astros over Rays 3-1

Oct. 02, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jeremy Pena hit an early two-run homer and drove in an insurance run late, lifting the Houston Astros to a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. One pitch after Jose Altuve’s leadoff bunt single, Pena belted a cutter by Rays starter Corey Kluber (10-10)...

Javier throws 6 strong innings, AL-best Astros beat Rays 2-1

Oct. 01, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Cristian Javier threw six shutout innings and Jake Meyers had two hits in the Houston Astros' 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night. It’s the 103rd victory for the American League-leading Astros. They are tied with the 2018 team for second-most...