Latest Lance McCullers News

Ohtani bounces back with go-ahead run as Angels edge Astros

Sep. 24, 2021 02:35 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — This time, the calls went Shohei Ohtani's way. Ohtani came home on Jack Mayfield's two-run double Thursday night and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Houston Astros 3-2 to snap a six-game losing streak. The two-way star...

Astros move closer, beat Angels in 12; Ohtani out at plate

Sep. 23, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Houston manager Dusty Baker says a huge source of pride about his AL West-leading team is the way it plays defense. It showed Wednesday night as right fielder Chas McCormick made two huge plays in the Astros' 9-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in 12 innings. ...

Calhoun, Varsho key 3-run 10th, Arizona beats Houston, 6-4

Sep. 19, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kole Calhoun knocked in the go-ahead run with an RBI single and Daulton Varsho homered as the Arizona Diamondbacks scored three runs in the 10th inning for a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Calhoun hit a run-scoring single off Yimi...

Diamondbacks lose 100th of season, fall 4-3 to Astros

Sep. 18, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Chas McCormick was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning as the Houston Astros sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to their 100th loss with a 4-3 win on Friday night. Houston tied it in 10th with an RBI bloop single...

Astros lefty Valdez scratched from start with cut on finger

Sep. 16, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston left-hander Framber Valdez was scratched from his start against Texas on Thursday night, a day after cutting the index finger on his pitching hand. Manager Dusty Baker said Valdez sustained the cut after putting his hand on the outfield...

McCullers solid again, Tucker homers, Astros beat Angels 3-1

Sep. 12, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. threw six strong innings, Kyle Tucker homered and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Sunday. McCullers (12-4) permitted one run on three hits with seven strikeouts. “I was being aggressive,”...

Rengifo homers with 3 RBIs to lead Angels over Astros 4-2

Sep. 11, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Luis Rengifo homered with three RBIs to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. David Fletcher and Shohei Ohtani hit consecutive singles to start the game before Fletcher scored on a one-out double by Jared...

Meyers has homer, 4 RBIs as Astros rout Mariners 11-2

Sep. 06, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros rookie Jake Meyers homered and drove in four runs as Houston jumped on Yusei Kikuchi early and sailed to an 11-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. “This is the kind of game we’re looking for to create some momentum and build some...

Cronenworth homers in 9th, Padres win; Stanek, Astros tumble

Sep. 05, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — As he rounded third base and flung off his batting helmet in anticipation of a wild celebration after his first career walk-off home run, Jake Cronenworth of the San Diego Padres had two thoughts racing through his mind. “I've always had the same...

Toro slams old team, connects in 8th as M's beat Astros 4-0

Sep. 01, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Abraham Toro hit a grand slam against a player he was traded for last month, connecting in the eighth inning and sending the Seattle Mariners over the Houston Astros 4-0 on Tuesday night. Toro’s homer came off former Mariners reliever Kendall Gravemen...