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Cole reaches 300 Ks for season, Astros beat Rangers 3-2

Sep. 19, 2019 3:00 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole wanted to get his milestone strikeout at home, and he accomplished the feat in an important win for the Houston Astros. Cole struck out 10 batters, including his 300th of the season, in eight strong innings, Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve homered and the Astros beat the Texas...

Verlander wins 19th as Astros beat Rangers 4-1

Sep. 18, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander is approaching some important personal milestones. Houston's ace is far more concerned with the goals his team is on the cusp of achieving. Verlander picked up his major league-leading 19th win and Yuli Gurriel, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez all homered to help the Astros...

Reddick has 5 hits, Miley wins 14th as Astros sweep KC

Sep. 15, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — This time, Wade Miley stared down first-inning adversity. Miley bounced back from two disastrous starts with six strong innings and Josh Reddick's career-best five hits included a two-run homer Sunday as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 12-3, completing a three-game...

Greinke finally gets win over old club, Astros top Royals

Sep. 15, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It took five starts for five different teams over an eight-year span before Zack Greinke finally beat his old club, the Kansas City Royals. Greinke (16-5), now with the Houston Astros, went six strong innings and rookie Yordan Álvarez belted a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a...

Olson, Athletics top Astros 3-2, take over AL wild-card lead

Sep. 13, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Oakland Athletics left Houston feeling pretty good on Thursday night after taking three of four games from the imposing Astros as they look to lock down a playoff spot. Matt Olson hit a two-run homer to back a solid start by Homer Bailey and the Athletics beat the Astros 3-2 to take over...

Murphy, Semien HR; Luzardo sharp in debut as A's beat Astros

Sep. 12, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two players key to Oakland's future helped lead the Athletics to an important win. Sean Murphy and Marcus Semien homered, hyped pitching prospect Jesús Luzardo looked sharp in his major league debut, and the Athletics beat the Houston Astros 5-3. "What we are seeing from (Luzardo) and...

A's bounce back to pound Astros, hit 6 HRs in 21-7 romp

Sep. 11, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Oakland Athletics could think of no better way to erase the memory of a blowout loss to the Houston Astros than to turn things around on the AL West leaders on Tuesday night. Matt Olson and Sean Murphy each homered twice, and the Athletics tagged Wade Miley for seven runs in the first...

Astros hit MLB-record 6 HRs in 2 innings, beat A's 15-0

Sep. 10, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros showed how powerful their lineup can be for a second straight game. Zack Greinke struck out five in six strong innings, Robinson Chirinos and Yordan Alvarez each homered twice as Houston hit a major league-record six home runs in the first two innings, and the high-scoring...

Cole's birthday gem leads Astros over M's 21-1 for sweep

Sep. 8, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole had a special game on his 29th birthday Sunday. If not for Shed Long's homer into the short porch in left field, the day would have been perfect. Cole allowed one hit with 15 strikeouts in a season-high eight innings , and the Houston Astros routed Félix Hernández and...

Verlander gets MLB-best 18th win as Astros down Seattle 2-1

Sep. 7, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros continued their dominance against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night behind another strong start by ace Justin Verlander. Verlander pitched seven strong innings to get his MLB-leading 18th win in his first start since throwing his third no-hitter to lead the Astros to...