Latest Dusty Baker News

Alvarez makes big throw, hits 25th homer, Astros top Royals

Jul. 06, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Long established as a star at the plate, Yordan Alvarez has been showing flashes of brilliance on defense this season, too. Alvarez threw out Hunter Dozier at the plate from just short of the warning track in left field to preserve a two-run, eighth-inning lead, then...

Trout's slump worsens, Astros strike out 20 to sweep Angels

Jul. 03, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Trout watched as a low sinker grazed the outside corner of the strike zone in the third inning Sunday, rung up once again in a weekend filled with strikeouts. Before trudging back to the dugout he made a face that seemed to scream: Yikes! The...

Maldonado hits 2 of 5 Houston homers in 9-1 win over Angels

Jul. 02, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Martín Maldonado homered twice and Jose Altuve, Kyle Tucker and Chas McCormick added a home run each as the Houston Astros built a big lead early and didn’t let up in a 9-1 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday. Houston was up 5-0 after two innings. ...

Javier fans career-high 14 to lead Astros over Angels 8-1

Jul. 02, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Cristian Javier followed up his performance in a combined no-hitter last weekend with another lights-out start. Javier struck out a career-best 14 while allowing just one hit in seven innings to lead the Houston Astros over the Los Angeles Angels 8-1 Friday night for...

Astros' Tucker tries to steal home amid PitchCom malfunction

Jun. 30, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s Kyle Tucker was thrown out Thursday night when he tried to steal home while New York Yankees starter Luis Severino tinkered with his malfunctioning PitchCom device. Alex Bregman had just hit a two-run double to put Houston up 2-0 and Tucker was on third...

Astros beat Yanks again, Bregman's 2-run double keys 2-1 win

Jun. 30, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros wrapped up a stretch of nine straight games against New York teams Thursday night with another win over the New York Yankees. Alex Bregman hit a two-run double early and the Astros held on for the 2-1 victory. Houston went 3-2...

LEADING OFF: Yankees-Astros play 1-game series in Houston

Jun. 30, 2022 02:19 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ GOING MY WAY? The Yankees and Astros will meet in a one-game series between AL division leaders at Minute Maid Park — it's a makeup of a matchup postponed by the lockout. Both teams...

Verlander dominates, Castro homers, Astros beat Mets 2-0

Jun. 29, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander has that look: four or five days of stubble when he takes the mound, a focused glare, a game-day demeanor that if not quite ornery is admittedly intense. “I can't be that guy that rolls in on start day and is just kind of like loosey-goosey and...

Tucker homers, Valdez goes 8 in Astros' 9-1 romp over Mets

Jun. 28, 2022 23:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Tucker gave Astros starter Framber Valdez all the support he needed with a three-run homer in the first inning. Houston piled on anyway. “We scored early and we kept scoring,” manager Dusty Baker said. “That's the thing we got to do.” ...

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,...