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Houston Astros' Aledmys Diaz, left, congratulates Jose Altuve, right, after he scores the go-ahead run on the single by Kyle Tucker during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Altuve, Tucker lead Astros past D'backs to get back to .500

Sep. 19, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve drove in two, Kyle Tucker had a tiebreaking single and the Houston Astros beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Saturday night to get back to .500. Altuve tied it at 2 in the sixth with an RBI double, and Tucker put Houston ahead with his single three batters later, chasing...

FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander reacts after a pitch during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla.  The Astros announced Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, that Verlander needs Tommy John surgery and could miss the entire 2021 season.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

LEADING OFF: Verlander set for TJ, Bumgarner seeks 1st win

Sep. 19, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ___ SHUT DOWN Justin Verlander’s bid to rejoin the Astros for a playoff push is over. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner says he needs Tommy John surgery, likely putting him out of action through all of next year. The 37-year-old right-hander threw to...

FILE- In this July 24, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game in Houston. The Astros announced Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, that Verlander needs Tommy John surgery and could miss the entire 2021 season.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Astros' Verlander needs elbow surgery, likely out thru 2021

Sep. 19, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander will undergo Tommy John surgery and is expected to be out through the 2021 season, ending his bid to make a late return for a playoff push. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner announced the news Saturday on his Instagram account in a 1½-minute...

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander says he needs Tommy John surgery

Sep. 19, 2020 2:07 PM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander says he needs Tommy John surgery.
Arizona Diamondbacks' Kole Calhoun (56) celebrates with Nick Ahmed (13) after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Calhoun homers twice in Arizona’s 6-3 win over Houston

Sep. 19, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kole Calhoun hit two home runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over former teammate Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros 6-3 on Friday night. Calhoun connected on Greinke's fastball in the fourth inning for an upper-deck shot to right. The three-run homer put Arizona ahead 3-2. His second...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

LEADING OFF: Bieber starts, Verlander limbers up, deGrom OK?

Sep. 17, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: NOW AND LATER Shane Bieber (7-1, 1.53 ERA) tries to get the Indians headed in the right direction when they open a series at Detroit. Cleveland has dropped eight straight, its longest slide since June 2013. Bieber, a top contender for the AL Cy Young Award and...

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...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

LEADING OFF: Bieber starts, Verlander limbers up, deGrom OK?

Sep. 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: NOW AND LATER Cleveland ace Shane Bieber (7-1, 1.53 ERA) tries to get the Indians headed in the right direction when they open a series at Detroit. Bieber, a top contender for the AL Cy Young Award and perhaps the best pitcher in baseball this season, was...

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...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills is swarmed by teammates after throwing a no hitter at a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Cubs won 12-0. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Cubs' Mills throws MLB's 2nd no-hitter in 12-0 win over MIL

Sep. 13, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — From college walk-on to major league starter, Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills had to earn most every break he got. On the brink of big league history, he was happy to welcome this bit of luck: expecting to see two-time batting champion Christian Yelich in the on-deck circle, Mills...