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Houston Astros' Yordan Alvarez (44) celebrates with Alex Bregman (2) after both scored on Alvarez's three-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Alvarez HR in 2020 debut, Astros score 9 in 1st, beat M's

Aug. 15, 2020 1:50 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat of the season after recovering from COVID-19, connecting during a nine-run burst in the first inning that sent the Houston Astros over the Seattle Mariners 11-1 on Friday night. Alvarez was the AL Rookie of the Year last season when he...

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hits a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Crawford's RBI in 10th lifts Giants over Astros 7-6

Aug. 12, 2020 2:02 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The San Francisco Giants were confident that Hunter Pence would break out of his slump and get going this season. The 37-year-old finally did that in grand fashion on Tuesday night, and it helped the Giants rally for 7-6 a win over the Houston Astros in 10 innings. Brandon Crawford hit an...

Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke socially distances himself beside cardboard cutout fans in the stands of the Oakland Coliseum in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A's hold off Astros in 13th inning for seventh straight win

Aug. 8, 2020 1:51 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics insist it's harder than it looks to score when an automatic runner gets to start on second base. It took them a while Friday night to finally do it, too. Marcus Semien singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 13th in a game that matched the longest this...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Starling Marte (2) celebrates scoring on a double by Christian Walker with teammate David Peralta (6) during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Dbacks beat Astros 5-4 on Calhoun's double in ninth

Aug. 6, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kole Calhoun lined a two-run double in the ninth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Thursday night to win their first series of the season. “It's bases loaded, nobody out, we need one run, there's obvious pressure there,” said Calhoun,...

Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1) celebrates his solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Altuve, Correa homer, Astros tag Bumgarner, Diamondbacks 8-2

Aug. 5, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — José Altuve and Carlos Correa hit solo homers, George Springer added a two-run double and the Houston Astros roughed up Madison Bumgarner in an 8-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Altuve hit his homer in the first inning and Correa connected in the second. The...

Houston Astros' Kyle Tucker, center, scores on a sacrifice fly by George Springer as Los Angeles Angels catcher Jason Castro, right, takes a late throw and home plate umpire Cory Blaser watches during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Tucker drives in 4 runs to lead Astros over Angels 9-6

Aug. 1, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Houston manager Dusty Baker will take any wins he can get, even if they provide some anxiety. The Astros had a season-high 13 hits in their 9-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night, but it was far from a picturesque opening to their 10-game road trip. Six Houston...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich tosses his bat as he walks back to the dugout after striking out looking against Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Robbie Erlin during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

LEADING OFF: Yelich, Springer slumping, Blue Jays wandering

Jul. 31, 2020 2:35 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: SLOW STARTS Two-time defending NL batting champion Christian Yelich has a long way to go if he wants a three-peat. The Milwaukee star is 1 for 27 to start the season, an .037 average that’s worst among qualified hitters. Yelich also has struck out...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich strikes out during an intrasquad game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Miller Park in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MLB hitters slow out of the box to start 60-game season

Jul. 30, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time defending NL batting champion Christian Yelich has a long way to go if he wants a three-peat. The Milwaukee Brewers star is 1 for 27 to start the season, an .037 average that's worst among qualified hitters. Not by much. Houston's George Springer is batting .048, and teammates Jose...

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman watches his three-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 27, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Bregman's 100th homer helps Astros beat Mariners 8-5

Jul. 27, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman hit his 100th career homer, a three-run shot, and Jose Altuve added a solo drive to give the Houston Astros an 8-5 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. The Astros trailed by two in the third inning before Bregman’s first home run of the season put them ahead...

New York Mets Michael Conforto, left, watches as Yoenis Cespedes takes batting practice in the cage before an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Céspedes expects to be DH for Mets on opening day

Jul. 22, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

Yoenis Céspedes expects to be the designated hitter for the New York Mets on Friday when they open the season against the Atlanta Braves. It will be his first major league game in more than two years. Injuries to his feet and legs have sidelined him since July 20, 2018. Céspedes said he’s feeling...