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Appel arrives in big year for No. 1 draft picks

Jun. 27, 2022 02:43 AM EDT

Mark Appel is proof that even for a No. 1 draft pick, the road to the major leagues is sometimes a bumpy one. Appel was called up by the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, nine years after he was drafted first overall by Houston. In between, he bounced around the minors, was traded...

Yankees' Judge walks off Astros for 2nd time in 4 days

Jun. 26, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge walked over to the stands and gave his bat to Spike Lee, a Yankees fan famous for scripting Hollywood dramas. This weekend's Astros-Yankees series had all the ups, downs and twist endings audiences could handle. And when baseball's award season arrives,...

Astros activate rookie Peña; Brantley injured vs Yanks

Jun. 26, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Houston Astros activated rookie shortstop Jeremy Peña from the injured list Sunday, but star outfielder Michael Brantley left their game against the New York Yankees with right shoulder discomfort. Star slugger Yordan Alvarez was out of the lineup with an...

Stanton HR ends Yanks' 16 1/3-inning hitless slump vs Astros

Jun. 26, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered against Houston's José Urquidy with one out in the seventh inning, ending the New York Yankees' hitless drought at 16 1/3 innings and spoiling the Astros' efforts to throw a second consecutive no-hitter in the Bronx. A day after Cristian...

Umpire Muchlinski leaves Astros-Yanks after foul tip to mask

Jun. 26, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Plate umpire Mike Muchlinski left a game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees on Sunday two innings after taking a foul ball off his mask. Houston's Michael Brantley tipped Nestor Cortes' 92 mph fastball straight back into Muchlinski on the second pitch...

Astros' Javier, bullpen combine to no-hit Yanks in 3-0 win

Jun. 25, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cristian Javier kept sending the New York Yankees back to their dugout in short order, taming his often inconsistent control and thwarting the team with baseball's best record, most runs and preeminent power. “We call him ‘The Reptile,’ because he doesn’t...

Former Astros GM Luhnow buys Spanish soccer club Leganés

Jun. 25, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — An investment group led by former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has bought Spanish soccer club Leganés. “We will do all we can to improve this club,” Luhnow said in Madrid on Thursday after purchasing the second-division team for an undisclosed sum...

Astros 3 outs away from combined no-hitter at Yankee Stadium

Jun. 25, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Houston's Cristian Javier and Héctor Neris have held the New York Yankees hitless through eight innings Saturday in a game the Astros lead 2-0. Javier pitched seven innings with a career-high 13 strikeouts and one walk, throwing 71 of 115 pitches for strikes. His...

Verlander pitches Astros to 3-1 win, ends Yanks' home streak

Jun. 24, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander was amped up, throwing nine of his 20 fastest pitches this season. “Maybe it was the adrenaline,” he said. Looking as strong as ever in his return season from Tommy John surgery, Verlander pitched four-hit ball over seven innings...

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. ...