Latest Chris Devenski News

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 pitches 3rd career no-hitter, Astros beat Jays 2-0

Sep. 1, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Justin Verlander took the mound for the ninth inning, fully aware of the no-hitters he finished — and his near misses, too. Zeroed in, he wouldn't be denied this time. Verlander pitched his third career no-hitter, punctuating a dominant season by striking out 14 to lead the Houston...

Twins set major league record for home runs on the road

Aug. 29, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Cave homered twice, C.J. Cron went deep and the surging Minnesota Twins set a major league record for home runs on the road in a 10-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Cave led off the third with drive off Dylan Cease (3-7) to give Minnesota 139 homers away from home,...

Choi hits key double, Rays rally past Astros 9-8

Aug. 29, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros had the Rays on the ropes, threatening to hand Tampa Bay a fifth straight loss in the thick of a postseason race. The Rays got themselves right in time to salvage a win. Ji-Man Choi put Tampa Bay ahead with a two-run double in the seventh, Travis d'Arnaud homered and drove in...

No-hitter or not, bullpens need to be ready

Aug. 26, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

If a pitcher takes a no-hitter into the sixth or seventh inning, that's usually around when it starts to feel possible. It's also apparently a decent time to pull him. In the past week, three pitchers were taken out with no-hitters in progress in the sixth inning or later, part of a growing trend in which...

A's hold off Houston 7-6 in a home run derby with 10 homers

Aug. 16, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, "Coors Field tonight, huh?" Oakland's manager joked. It sure felt like it the way balls were flying out. Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning to...

Cole says hamstring injury not serious

Aug. 14, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole said his sore right hamstring is "not super serious" a day after he was a late scratch in the second game of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. Cole experienced discomfort in his leg while warming up and never took the mound. Instead, Chris Devenski...

Astros and White Sox split doubleheader

Aug. 14, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Ivan Nova sparkled for nine innings to stay on a roll. Gerrit Cole's hot streak was put on hold before he even threw a pitch. Nova tossed a four-hitter and the Chicago White Sox took advantage of an injury to Cole, one of Houston's aces, for a 4-1 win and split of their doubleheader on...

Astros Gerrit Cole pulled before start with White Sox

Aug. 13, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Houston Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole didn't make a scheduled start in the second game of doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night because of right hamstring discomfort. Cole was listed on the starting lineup, but righty Chris Devenski took the mound in the bottom of the...

Rio Ruiz homers in 9th to lift Orioles over Astros 8-7

Aug. 11, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Justin Verlander lasted only five innings against the Baltimore Orioles and walked off the mound in position to take his first loss since early July. His struggle foreshadowed the shocking end of both the game and Houston's lengthy winning streak. Rio Ruiz hit a two-run homer with two outs...