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Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, left, and Houston Astros' George Springer, leap in celebration after they defeated the Minnesota Twins 3-1 in Game 2 to clinch the American League wild-card baseball series, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Astros sweep as Twins lose 18th straight in playoffs

Sep. 30, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shaken up by a scandal before the virus outbreak shrunk the season, the Houston Astros barely played well enough to reach the playoffs — with the rest of baseball actively rooting against them. Well, they're not ready to leave yet. Carlos Correa hit a two-out, tiebreaking home run...

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. signals as he walks to the mound to change pitchers during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

A capsule look at the Astros-Twins playoff series

Sep. 29, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-three playoff series between the Houston Astros and Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis beginning Tuesday: ___ HOUSTON ASTROS Record: 29-31. Playoff Entry: second place, AL West. Playoff Seed: No. 6. Manager: Dusty Baker (first season). Projected Rotation: RHP Zack Greinke (3-3, 4.03 ERA,...

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...

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...

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...

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) and center fielder George Springer (4) celebrate the team's 7-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Astros rally to beat Dodgers 7-5 despite angry LA fans

Sep. 13, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Astros were whooping it up on the Dodgers' field again, just like they did after winning Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. In Houston's first visit since being punished for cheating en route to that infamous championship, the Astros rallied with five runs for a 7-5 victory under smoky...

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...

Oakland Athletics' Sean Murphy is tagged out at home by Houston Astros' Martin Maldonado during the seventh inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Gurriel hits go-ahead sacrifice fly, Astros end 6-game skid

Sep. 9, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dusty Baker waited for the Houston Astros to catch even a small break, and then his club finally got a few. Yuli Gurriel hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning set up by an Oakland error, and the Astros beat the Athletics 5-4 Tuesday to split a doubleheader and end a...

Houston Astros' Michael Brantley (23) celebrates with George Springer (4) after hitting a home run against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Brantley homers early, Astros hold on for 2-1 win over Texas

Sep. 2, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer early to back up a strong start from rookie Cristian Javier and the Houston Astros held on for 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. Brantley, who had a three-run shot in a loss on Tuesday night, connected off Kolby Allard (0-4) with one out...