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Verlander, Altuve lead Astros to 12-4 win over Rangers

Jul. 14, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Verlander shook off a shaky first inning with the help of his rookie shortstop. The result was a four-game series split for the Houston Astros against the Texas Rangers that felt like much more. The eight-time All-Star followed a two-run first inning with five no-hit innings...

Astros with 2 in 11th beat Texas 7-6, avoid 3rd loss in row

Jul. 14, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — While Jose Altuve had the tiebreaking two-out double in the 11th inning, he gave most of the credit to George Springer for putting the Houston Astros ahead for good. Springer scored from first base and Altuve then came home on a single by Myles Straw as the AL West-leading Astros...

Gurriel hits 2 HRs, Astros beat Rockies, 9-8

Jul. 3, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Yuli Gurriel made himself at home at Coors Field and delivered another big hit for Houston. Gurriel homered twice, including a go-ahead blast in the seventh inning, and also drove in four runs to lead Astros over the Colorado Rockies 9-8 on Tuesday night. It was the third time in four games...

Álvarez hits 2-run HR in MLB debut as Astros blank O's 4-0

Jun. 9, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After hitting 23 homers in just 56 games at Triple-A this season, the pressure was on Yordan Álvarez to see if he could replicate that power in the majors. The 21-year-old didn't disappoint in his big league debut. Álvarez hit a two-run drive to back up a solid start by Wade Miley...

Astros beat Athletics 6-4 in 12 innings for 3-game sweep

Jun. 2, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Myles Straw has got off to a running start in his second stint in the big leagues. Straw had three hits, three stolen bases and scored his third run of the game on Michael Brantley's go-ahead single in the 12th inning to help the Houston Astros complete their second three-game...

Bregman homers twice as Astros rally past Cubs 9-6

May. 29, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — With three of their biggest stars out with injuries, the Houston Astros needed someone to step up on Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs. That player was Alex Bregman, who homered twice, his second a tiebreaking two-run shot in the sixth inning that propelled the injury-weakened Astros to...

Jiménez hits 2 HR, White Sox turn triple play to beat Astros

May. 23, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Chicago White Sox used a rare combination to beat the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Charlie Tilson hit a grand slam for his first career homer and the White Sox turned the only triple play in the majors this season during a 9-4 victory. It's the first time in franchise history the...