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Chirinos an unlikely slugger for Astros in World Series

Oct. 27, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch had so little faith in Robinson Chirinos' bat that he pinch hit for the catcher in a big spot early in the World Series. Seems unlikely he'd do it again. Chirinos has homered in consecutive games, emerging as a most unlikely slugger for Houston when the team needed...

Brantley's big hits help Astros win Game 3 of World Series

Oct. 26, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Brantley pulled up a chair and waited. Hours after his two big hits propelled the Houston Astros to victory in Game 3 of the World Series, the veteran outfielder put his foot up and listened as a young teammate expressed confidence about his chance to make a mark on this Fall...

Strasburg stars as Nats rout Astros 12-3 for 2-0 Series lead

Oct. 24, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg's time had come. Famously held out of the postseason seven years ago, Strasburg delivered on the biggest stage of all Wednesday night. The right-hander outpitched fellow ace Justin Verlander, overcoming a shaky start to help the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros...

Astros' Verlander 1st pitcher to go 0-5 in World Series

Oct. 24, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — All of Justin Verlander's illustrious accomplishments mean little right now. Not those 225 wins, not the 3,006 regular season strikeouts, not the record 202 postseason Ks. Not the eight All-Star selections, not the 2011 Cy Young Award and Most Valuable Player prize. Verlander dropped to 0-5...

The Latest: Nats dominate Astros, take 2-0 World Series lead

Oct. 24, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Stephen Strasburg outdueled fellow ace Justin Verlander, overcoming a shaky start to give the Washington Nationals a 12-3 victory Wednesday night and a commanding 2-0 lead in the World Series. Kurt Suzuki hit a tiebreaking homer in...

Late call: Springer phones Hinch, rehashes baserunning play

Oct. 23, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Before going to sleep, George Springer wanted to put to bed what happened on the bases. So the Astros star phoned manager AJ Hinch well after a 5-4 loss to Washington on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series to rehash what went wrong. "He called me. He initiated the conversation,"...

Max-imum effort: Scherzer, Nats wiggle to win Series opener

Oct. 23, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — He could have been Mad Max on a night his best was missing. Instead, he fenced and fought, shuffled and juggled. And so did the Washington Nationals bullpen. As the Houston Astros kept clawing within one big hit of a comeback, Scherzer and the Nationals just held on. Scherzer got through...

The Latest: Astros close to within 5-4 in eighth inning

Oct. 22, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The Houston Astros are closer, but still have some work to do in the ninth inning to avoid losing Game 1 of the World Series at home. Washington held on to a 5-4 lead after eight innings in its first-ever World Series game, after...

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,...

Yankees alter ALCS opener lineup for 1st change in playoffs

Oct. 12, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone moved his two left-handed hitters down in the lineup for AL Championship Series opener against Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros after using the same order for all three games in the AL Division Series. Gleyber Torres moved into the third spot in the...