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Alvarez's RBI double in 9th lifts Astros to 2-1 win over Sox

Jun. 19, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After slugging their way to their last four wins, the Houston Astros found a different way to extend their winning streak Friday night. Yordan Álvarez had a game-ending double in the ninth inning for his third hit and Houston's only extra-base hit,...

Seacor: pay debt with $25M in overturned boat's insurance

Jun. 18, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of an offshore oilfield boat that overturned off Louisiana plans to use $25 million in insurance on the vessel to pay down part of the Texas company’s debts. Attorneys for families of men killed when the Seacor Power flipped in April are...

Altuve homers again, Astros beat White Sox 10-2

Jun. 17, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve homered for the fourth time in three games, Michael Brantley and Abraham Toro also connected, and the Houston Astros beat the Chicago White Sox 10-2 on Thursday night. “He continues to amaze us hitting the ball out of the ballpark," manager...

Houston 3B Bregman placed on injured list with quad strain

Jun. 17, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston third baseman Alex Bregman was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a strained left quadriceps. Bregman was injured in the first inning of a win against Texas on Wednesday night while running to first base when he grounded into a...

Texas joins list of states dropping permit rules for guns

Jun. 17, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will now let people carry handguns without first getting a background check and training, becoming the latest and largest on a growing list of states to roll back permitting requirements for carrying guns in public. Republican Gov. Greg...

Altuve slugs way into MLB history as Astros down Rangers 8-4

Jun. 17, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — José Altuve started this game the same way he ended the one before. With a bang. Altuve homered twice and made major league history by hitting a leadoff homer one game after belting a walk-off grand slam to lead the Houston Astros...

Houston 3B Bregman leaves game with strained quadriceps

Jun. 16, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros third baseman Alex Bregman left a game Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers with a strained left quadriceps. Bregman was injured in the first inning while running to first base when he grounded into a double play. He pulled up a few steps...

Altuve slam in 10th lifts Astros over Rangers on Baker B-day

Jun. 16, 2021 00:43 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston manager Dusty Baker capped his 72nd birthday in grand fashion, thanks to a slam by Jose Altuve in the 10th inning on Tuesday night. “That was a wonderful birthday present," Baker said. Altuve belted a grand slam and the...

Texas bullet train group inks deal with Milan design firm

Jun. 15, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The developer of a long-planned — and controversial — high-speed rail line that would get passengers from Dallas to Houston in 90 minutes announced Tuesday that it signed a $16 billion contract with an Italian company to build the project, in what could be a step toward...

TCU promotes former MLB pitcher Saarloos as new head coach

Jun. 15, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former big league pitcher Kirk Saarloos was named TCU's new head baseball coach Tuesday after nine seasons as the team's pitching coach that included four consecutive trips to the College World Series. Saarloos replaces Jim Schlossnagle, who...