Latest Houston Astros News

The Latest: Nats narrow Astros lead after Zimmerman homer

Oct. 22, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 8:00 p.m. The first player ever drafted by the Washington Nationals hit the team's first World Series home run. Ryan Zimmerman, picked by the Nationals in 2005 and the only player to wear their uniform all 15 seasons, hit a 413-foot homer to...

Left Out: Astros 1st WS team minus lefty pitcher since 1903

Oct. 22, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Something was left out when the Houston Astros submitted their World Series roster. Namely, left-handed pitchers. For the first time since the very first World Series in 1903, a team has no lefties on its Fall Classic staff. Instead, Houston has 12 pitchers, all right-handers. Lefties? Shut...

Cy Young winners, 1st-rounders fill World Series rotations

Oct. 22, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The starting rotations for the World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are filled with former Cy Young winners and first-round draft picks. Game 1 featured a pair of starting pitchers who were first-round draft picks — and so will Game 2. Two of the hurlers...

Astros executive apologizes, MLB to conduct interviews

Oct. 22, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The assistant general manager of the Houston Astros apologized Tuesday for using "inappropriate language" after a Sports Illustrated report said he repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters about closer Roberto Osuna during a clubhouse celebration. Brandon Taubman released a...

Ascending Astros soar from baseball's bottom to top

Oct. 22, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After losing 100 games in three straight seasons, the Houston Astros are in position to become the first team to win 100 in four consecutive years. A core of José Altuve, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman and George Springer has been supplemented with stud starting pitchers Justin Verlander,...

Devenski replaces Abreu on Astros' roster for World Series

Oct. 22, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Devenski replaced Bryan Abreu on the Houston Astros' World Series roster against the Washington Nationals in a swap of right-handed pitchers. A right-hander who turns 29 next month, Devenski has not pitched in a game since Sept. 29, the last day of the regular season. He made five...

Long wait over for some Astros, Nationals at World Series

Oct. 22, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — What a relief for Houston Astros pitcher Joe Smith that manager AJ Hinch was only joking about his team's makeup for the World Series. "I would bring (him) in my office and pretend like he's not going to make the roster, just to get a reaction from him, and he wouldn't buy it," Hinch said....

World Series: How the Nationals and Astros match up

Oct. 21, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

A position-by-position look at the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park: ___ First Base: Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman. The longtime face of the franchise, Zimmerman was Washington's first draft pick in 2005 after the team moved to the...

Kendrick, Zimmerman among vet first-timers in World Series

Oct. 21, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick is in the postseason for the eighth time in his 14 major league seasons, having played in October for three different teams. This time, he is finally on a World Series team. "This is a dream come true," the 36-year-old utilityman, who has been in 43 playoff games, said Monday...

Hot Cole, Astros face Scherzer, Nats in World Series opener

Oct. 21, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole rattles off the names of the pitching greats with ease, featuring the same command he shows with his vaunted four-seam fastball. Bob Gibson. Tom Seaver. Don Drysdale. Plus the guys he saw in person as a kid — Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling — when they dominated in...