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Altuve, Urquidy lead Astros to 5-2 win over Rangers

May. 22, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit a leadoff home run and a double, José Urquidy tied a career high with 10 strikeouts and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 Sunday. Urquidy (4-1) allowed six hits and one run in a season-high 6 2/3 innings as the Astros won for the third...

Grand slam by Diaz vs. Tigers helps Astros to 7-0 homestand

May. 08, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Aledmys Díaz hit a grand slam, Jake Odorizzi threw five innings of one-hit ball and the Houston Astros beat the Detroit Tigers 5-0 on Sunday for a four-game sweep and their seventh straight win. Díaz’s second home run of the season came in the third inning on a...

Mr. 2,000: Baker becomes 12th manager to reach 2,000 wins

May. 04, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Just call him Mr. 2,000. Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker won his 2,000th game Tuesday night, becoming the 12th skipper in major league history to reach the milestone and the first Black man to do it. The benchmark victory came in Houston’s 4-0...

Alvarez has 2 HRs in return to lead Astros over Angels 8-3

Apr. 19, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston manager Dusty Baker considered giving Yordan Alvarez another day off after he missed five games because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols because he wasn't sure if Alvarez was ready to go. It quickly became apparent Monday night that the big slugger...

Brantley's clutch hit in 9th lifts Astros over D-backs 2-1

Apr. 13, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jose Siri could have been content with a single in the ninth inning. For better or worse, that's just not the way he plays the game. Siri sparked the Astros with a hustle double that started a two-out rally, Michael Brantley drove him home two batters later and...

Syndergaard bests Verlander in returns, Halos top Astros 2-0

Apr. 10, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Noah Syndergaard and Justin Verlander spent most of the past two years working toward Saturday night, when their journeys back from Tommy John surgery coincidentally converged at Angel Stadium. Although Syndergaard emerged slightly happier than Verlander,...

American League West Preview Capsules

Mar. 30, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

Capsules of American League West teams, listed in order of finish last year: ___ HOUSTON ASTROS 2021: 95-67, first place, lost to Atlanta in World Series. Manager: Dusty Baker (third season). Opening Day: April 7 at Los...

College ball poised to gain fans longer MLB lockout drags on

Mar. 08, 2022 08:13 AM EST

Kush Patel showed up at Minute Maid Park wearing the No. 43 jersey of Houston Astros ace Lance McCullers Jr. and hankering for some baseball. This time, instead of watching his favorite team, Patel was there to see the Tennessee Volunteers play the Texas Longhorns in a battle of...

MLB 4 days from deadline to cancel games and shorten season

Feb. 24, 2022 21:28 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Another negotiating session produced only minor movement and no proposals on big-money issues, leaving Major League Baseball four days from management's Monday night deadline for a deal to salvage opening day and a 162-game season. Both sides appeared Thursday...