Latest Dusty Baker News

LEADING OFF: Astros try to clinch trip to World Series

Oct. 22, 2021 02:27 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ BACK ON THE HILL Astros rookie Luis García will start against the Red Sox in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series with a trip to the World Series on the line. ...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox face ALCS elimination vs Astros

Oct. 21, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ___ BACK ON THE HILL Astros rookie Luis García will start against the Red Sox in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series with a trip to the World Series on the line. ...

García to start Game 6 of ALCS for Astros against Red Sox

Oct. 21, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Luis García will start for the Houston Astros against the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series on Friday night with a trip to the World Series on the line. García started Game 2 and gave up a grand slam in the first inning...

LEADING OFF: LA homecoming for Braves' Fried in NLCS Game 5

Oct. 21, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ALL EYES ON LA In the only playoff game of the night, the Atlanta Braves can win their first pennant in 22 years with a victory in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series at...

Astros' Valdez goes 8, beats Red Sox 9-1 for 3-2 ALCS lead

Oct. 20, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez lost his perfect game in the fifth inning and then bounced the next pitch off the batter's leg. Astros manager Dusty Baker headed for the mound. “It was surprising more than anything," Valdez said, noting that a visit...

LEADING OFF: Curious pitching strategy in playoffs all over

Oct. 20, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ PITCHING IN In a postseason already marked by curious pitching strategy, Julio Urías returns to his regular role in the rotation when the Los Angeles Dodgers play Atlanta in...

Astros awaken for 7 in 9th, beat Boston 9-2 to tie ALCS 2-2

Oct. 20, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Six outs from falling behind 3-1 in the AL Championship Series and facing elimination in Game 5 in Boston — where the Red Sox had yet to lose this postseason — the Houston Astros offense awakened. After tying it in the eighth inning on Jose Altuve's...

LEADING OFF: Curious pitching strategy in playoffs all over

Oct. 20, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ___ PITCHING IN In a postseason already marked by curious pitching strategy, Julio Urías returns to his regular role in the rotation when the Los Angeles Dodgers play...

Baker on etiquette: 'Too late for me to change the world'

Oct. 19, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Old-school Astros manager Dusty Baker is happy to stay out of the latest kerfuffle over players showing each other up on the field, saying on Tuesday: “It's too late for me to change the world.” The latest flare-up over baseball's unwritten rules came...

Astros scramble after pitchers pounded for 25 runs by Boston

Oct. 19, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Houston's pitching staff will need to adjust quickly after allowing 25 runs and 32 hits to Boston in the first three games of the AL Championship Series, a barrage that made the loss of injured Lance McCullers Jr. seem acute. Kyle Schwarber hit Boston’s...