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Mets acquire Marisnick from Astros for pair of prospects

Dec. 5, 2019 4:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Jake Marisnick was acquired by the New York Mets from the Houston Astros on Thursday for two prospects -- left-hander Blake Taylor and outfielder Kenedy Corona. Marisnick is an excellent defender with speed but hasn't hit well in the majors. He could play center field and allow...

Biagini agrees to deal with Astros, who cut Sanchez

Dec. 2, 2019 11:37 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Reliever Joe Biagini agreed Monday to a $1 million, one-year deal with the AL champion Houston Astros, who declined to offer a contract to starter Aaron Sanchez and allowed the former All-Star to become a free agent. Both right-handers were acquired from Toronto at the July 31 trade deadline...

'A group of heartbroken men': Astros fall short of title

Oct. 31, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — It was well within their grasp. The Houston Astros had a shot at a mini dynasty with a second title in three seasons. Instead, they failed to get one win in two chances at home against the Washington Nationals and have an offseason as runner-ups to ponder what might have been. "I've got a...

Nationals top Astros in Game 7 to win 1st World Series title

Oct. 31, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg paraded the MVP trophy for delirious fans packed behind the dugout. Max Scherzer tearfully hugged his teammates. Gerardo Parra did the Baby Shark chop, Sean Doolittle flapped snow angels next to the mound. Almost out of contention in May, champs in October. Howie Kendrick,...

Clutch Kendrick lands winning blow as Nats take World Series

Oct. 31, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick sure has a knack for the dramatic. At 36 — eight years removed from his only All-Star appearance — his go-ahead, two-run homer off Will Harris in the seventh inning lifted the Washington Nationals over the Houston Astros 6-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 for his...

The Latest: Nats beat Astros 6-2 to win first World Series

Oct. 30, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 7 of the World Series (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Howie Kendrick and Anthony Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals overcame a two-run deficit and rocked the Houston Astros 6-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 to claim the first World Series title in...

Suzuki scratched from Nats lineup for World Series Game 7

Oct. 30, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki has been scratched from Washington's starting lineup for the deciding Game 7 of the World Series against the Houston Astros. Suzuki missed the last three games while dealing with a hip flexor strain. The 36-year-old, who homered in Game 2, was initially listed...

Strasburg, Nats top Astros 7-2, force World Series Game 7

Oct. 30, 2019 4:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — It's been an unconventional road to Game 7 of the World Series for Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals. Seizing the October spotlight he missed out on as a youngster, Strasburg pitched another postseason gem into the ninth inning Tuesday night as the Nationals beat the Houston...

What to expect from Mad Max? World Series goes to Game 7

Oct. 30, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — This is Max Scherzer's shot. Hurting so much over the weekend that it seemed his season might be over, Mad Max instead gets the ball for a final time — in Game 7 of the World Series. "That's what you live for," the Washington Nationals ace said. Baseball fans, same thing. A matchup...

What to expect from Mad Max? World Series goes to Game 7

Oct. 30, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Max Scherzer, this is your moment. And baseball fans, this is what you hoped for. A World Series mostly devoid of drama suddenly involves the two most compelling words in sports: Game 7. Mad Max, in so much pain over the weekend he could hardly move, starting for the Washington Nationals....