Latest Justin Verlander News

Taveras career-high 5 RBIs, Rangers beat Astros 8-4 in 10

Aug. 11, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Leody Taveras drove in a career-high five runs, including a bases-clearing double as part of a five-run 10th inning as the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 8-4 on Wednesday night. Marcus Semien hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly off Phil Maton (0-2) to put Texas...

Tigers GM Al Avila fired after 7 years, no playoffs

Aug. 10, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers' disappointing season cost Al Avila his job. Avila was fired as Detroit's general manager on Wednesday, ending a seven-year tenure without a playoff appearance. “I wish the results would have been better this season,” Avila said...

Diaz hits slam, Astros tag Pérez, rally past Rangers 7-5

Aug. 09, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Aledmys Díaz hit a grand slam as the Houston Astros roughed up Martín Pérez and rallied past the Texas Rangers 7-5 Tuesday night. Pérez (9-3) tied a season high by allowing seven runs in five-plus innings to snap a nine-game winning streak, the longest active...

Verlander wins MLB-leading 15th game, Astros blank Cleveland

Aug. 04, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings for his MLB-leading 15th victory, Chas McCormick and Martin Maldonado each homered and had three RBIs, and the AL West-leading Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Guardians 6-0 Thursday night. Verlander (15-3), making...

Trey Mancini homers in first start with Astros since trade

Aug. 03, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After a stressful week dealing with trade rumors, Jose Urquidy was relieved to remain with the Houston Astros as the deadline passed Tuesday. With that worry off his mind, Urquidy turned in his best start of the season Wednesday to help the Astros to a 6-1 win over...

LEADING OFF: Soto arrives in SD, Castillo debuts for M's

Aug. 03, 2022 03:25 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ SOTO ARRIVES Juan Soto is set for his San Diego debut at home against Colorado. Before the game, the Padres will hold a news conference to introduce Soto on his first day with the team. The...

Verlander wins MLB-leading 14th, Astros rout Mariners 11-1

Jul. 30, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched one-run ball into the eighth inning and won his MLB-leading 14th game, Aledmys Díaz hit two homers and Yordan Alvarez slugged his 30th home run of the season as the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 11-1 on Friday night. Verlander...

LEADING OFF: Verlander goes for 14, Alcantara vs Mets again

Jul. 29, 2022 03:28 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ GOING FOR 14 Houston ace Justin Verlander, who leads the major leagues in wins, takes a 13-3 record and 1.86 ERA into his start against visiting Seattle. The 39-year-old right-hander, in his first...

Bregman homers, has 3 RBIs to lead Astros over Mariners 4-2

Jul. 29, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After suffering their first series sweep of the season by Oakland, the Houston Astros were determined to get back on track against the Seattle Mariners. Alex Bregman's big night ensured that they did. Bregman hit a two-run homer early, and his...

Old but gold: At 39, Verlander makes push for Cy Young award

Jul. 25, 2022 02:52 AM EDT

Justin Verlander has a little more gray in his hair and stubble these days. Despite those details — and the fact he pitches for the Houston Astros now — it’s sometimes hard to tell if this is 2009 or 2022. The ageless 39-year-old Verlander continues to make a...