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Baker to return as Houston Astros manager for 2023

Nov. 09, 2022 15:23 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — For years, as Dusty Baker chased his first World Series title as a manager, the former big league outfielder would always say if he won one he'd like to win two. Baker will get a chance to do just that after he agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros....

Astros' Click faces uncertain future after World Series win

Nov. 08, 2022 21:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Houston's James Click, surrounded by media, spent 20 minutes answering questions about his uncertain future. Most World Series-winning general managers aren't put in that position. The Astros scheduled a Wednesday news conference in Houston that Click didn't plan...

Astros' offseason involves Baker contract, free agents

Nov. 06, 2022 16:16 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros may have won their second World Series in six years and been a consistent presence in the playoffs, but there are a lot of questions the team will need to address in the offseason. Manager Dusty Baker and general manager James Click aren’t yet...

Alvarez blasts Baker, Astros to World Series title vs Phils

Nov. 06, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez hit a moon shot that sent Space City into a frenzy, and the Houston Astros to their second World Series title. While the stain on Houston’s first championship might never completely fade, Alvarez’s majestic three-run homer helped fashion a fresh...

Baker finally wins 1st Series title as manager with Astros

Nov. 06, 2022 01:41 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — For now and forever, Dusty Baker, the epic storyteller, first-class namedropper, toothpick chewer and baseball lifer will bear a most distinguished title. World Series champion manager. The man who can weave a tale like few others, wistfully recalling...

Astros aim to close out World Series over Phillies in Game 6

Nov. 04, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker has been here before. It’s hard not to think of the last time the Astros’ manager was up 3-2 in the Fall Classic as he leads the team back to Houston Saturday night for Game 6 of the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies needing just one win...

Love 'em or hate 'em, Series-bound Astros keep on winning

Oct. 24, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

They're off to the World Series for a fourth time in six seasons, a remarkable feat of staying power for a franchise in any era of baseball history, let alone one that includes a 12-team playoff gauntlet filled with potential pitfalls. Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. put it...

Tigers make changes on coaching staff after 96-loss season

Oct. 07, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh and quality control coach Josh Paul won't be back with the team next season. Hinch announced a series of staff changes Friday, two days after Detroit closed a disappointing season with a 66-96...

Detroit Tigers wrap disappointing season with new executive

Oct. 06, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch walked around the visitors' clubhouse in Seattle after his team's season mercifully ended and shared a message with the players. “There are better times ahead," Hinch said. This past season could not have been much worse for the...

Mariners roll into playoffs after 5-4 win over Tigers

Oct. 05, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Julio Rodríguez has shined on every stage during his spectacular rookie season. The next will be the brightest the 21-year-old has faced to date: the playoffs. “We deserve being the spot we are. And we are a really good team. I know we are really...