Latest Dusty Baker News

Payday: Judge wins it for Yankees on eve of salary showdown

Jun. 24, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees have a hearing Friday to determine the three-time All-Star's salary for the 2022 season. Whatever gets decided, the verdict has already come down in the Bronx: Judge is going to be worth every penny. ...

Álvarez belts 2 homers as Astros win 5-3 to sweep Mets

Jun. 23, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Álvarez homered twice and the Houston Astros beat the New York Mets 5-3 to complete a two-game sweep Wednesday. Next up, a trip to the Big Apple to face the major league-leading New York Yankees and slugger Aaron Judge, the only player who's hit more homers...

Astros' Siri posts, deletes profane tweet after admiring HR

Jun. 22, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A day after Houston outfielder José Siri called his bat-flip home run celebration against the New York Mets “an error," he seemingly backtracked Wednesday with a profane tweet that was later deleted. While not addressing the incident directly, Siri's tweet said:...

Alvarez, Tucker help Astros to 8-2 interleague win over Mets

Jun. 21, 2022 23:37 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez hit a two-run homer and Kyle Tucker had three RBIs to give the Houston Astros an 8-2 win over the New York Mets in an interleague matchup between two of the top teams in the majors Tuesday night. The Astros trail only the Yankees in the American...

Matijevic homers for 1st MLB hit, Astros beat White Sox 4-3

Jun. 19, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie J.J. Matijevic homered for his first major league hit and Mauricio Dubón added a two-run shot to power the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday night. The Astros bounced back from a 7-0 shutout Saturday to get a 2-1 series win....

LEADING OFF: Juneteenth around MLB and Father's Day

Jun. 19, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on today: ___ JUNETEENTH The nation’s newest federal holiday is being celebrated in many ways this weekend at Major League Baseball parks. The first 10,000 fans attending the Angels-Mariners...

Cueto, López combine for 3-hitter as Chisox down Astros 7-0

Jun. 18, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Johnny Cueto and Reynaldo López combined for a three-hitter and Luis Robert tied a career-high with four RBIs as the Chicago White Sox jumped on Justin Verlander early and cruised to a 7-0 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Cueto (1-3) allowed two hits and...

Brantley's slam highlights 10-run 6th as Astros down Chisox

Jun. 18, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After the Houston Astros erupted for 10 runs in the sixth inning Friday night in a victory over the Chicago White Sox, manager Dusty Baker was asked to sum up the big frame. “Boy," he said before taking in a deep breath, “that's as good of an inning as I’ve...

Astros 2 immaculate innings, Maldonado 3 RBIs to beat Texas

Jun. 15, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston starter Luis Garcia and reliever Phil Maton each threw an immaculate inning — nine pitches, three strikeouts — after a big opening offensive outburst for the Astros. Martín Maldonado, their 35-year-old veteran catcher, was in the middle of it...

Tucker goes deep as Astros rally in 8th to beat Rangers 4-3

Jun. 15, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Altuve took off toward home plate hoping to get into a rundown so Houston could have runners at second and third. Things worked out even better than that in a four-run winning rally in the eighth inning. “We’re at a lull in the action ... then all...