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Arizona Diamondbacks' Kole Calhoun (56) celebrates with Nick Ahmed (13) after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Calhoun homers twice in Arizona’s 6-3 win over Houston

Sep. 19, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kole Calhoun hit two home runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over former teammate Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros 6-3 on Friday night. Calhoun connected on Greinke's fastball in the fourth inning for an upper-deck shot to right. The three-run homer put Arizona ahead 3-2. His second...

Texas Rangers third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa throws to first for the out after fielding a ground ball by Houston Astros' Alex Bregman during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Valdez, Tucker lead Astros to 2-1 win over Rangers

Sep. 17, 2020 10:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in 6 1/3 solid innings, Kyle Tucker homered and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Thursday night. Tucker gave the Astros a 2-0 lead with a two-run homer to right in the second that just made it over the wall. Tucker said he...

Los Angeles Angels' Anthony Rendon, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Mike Trout, center, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Rendon, Trout power Angels past D-backs 7-3 in series finale

Sep. 17, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Angels probably will miss the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year, their offense is finally performing up to its pedigree and looking like one of the AL's best. Manager Joe Maddon hopes that's good news for a brighter future amid the Angels' fairly dismal...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts, right, gets congratulations from Enrique Hernandez, after Betts hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Betts homers, Dodgers beat Astros 8-1; LA fans still sore

Sep. 14, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers gave the Astros a lot of different looks. They used eight pitchers in all, with the bullpen redeeming itself a night after a tough finish. Mookie Betts’ two-run homer highlighted a four-run fifth inning, Chris Taylor added a three-run shot, and the Dodgers defeated...

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) and center fielder George Springer (4) celebrate the team's 7-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Astros rally to beat Dodgers 7-5 despite angry LA fans

Sep. 13, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Astros were whooping it up on the Dodgers' field again, just like they did after winning Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. In Houston's first visit since being punished for cheating en route to that infamous championship, the Astros rallied with five runs for a 7-5 victory under smoky...

Oakland Athletics' Sean Murphy is tagged out at home by Houston Astros' Martin Maldonado during the seventh inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Gurriel hits go-ahead sacrifice fly, Astros end 6-game skid

Sep. 9, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dusty Baker waited for the Houston Astros to catch even a small break, and then his club finally got a few. Yuli Gurriel hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning set up by an Oakland error, and the Astros beat the Athletics 5-4 Tuesday to split a doubleheader and end a...

LEADING OFF: Clevinger makes home debut versus Padres

Sep. 8, 2020 2:39 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: CLEVINGER’S NEW DIGS Mike Clevinger (1-2, 3.14) will make his home debut for the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park. He was obtained in a blockbuster deal with Cleveland just before last week’s...

Oakland Athletics Tony Kemp hits an RBI double against the Houston Astros during the second inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Murphy hits homer, two-run single, A's take 1st from Astros

Sep. 8, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When their star players go down, the Oakland Athletics turn to their depth. Sean Murphy homered and hit a two-run single to help Chris Bassitt snap a three-start winless stretch, and the A's beat the Houston Astros 6-0 on Monday night with both teams missing star players. Tony Kemp...

Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws against the against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Díaz, Brantley 3 RBIs each, Astros beat Lynn, Rangers 8-4

Sep. 3, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Aledmys Díaz hit a three-run homer and Michael Brantley added three RBIs, leading Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros to an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday. Greinke (3-0) struck out a season-high nine in six innings, allowing three runs and six hits. “He struggled...

Houston Astros' Michael Brantley (23) celebrates with George Springer (4) after hitting a home run against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Brantley homers early, Astros hold on for 2-1 win over Texas

Sep. 2, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer early to back up a strong start from rookie Cristian Javier and the Houston Astros held on for 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. Brantley, who had a three-run shot in a loss on Tuesday night, connected off Kolby Allard (0-4) with one out...