Latest Alex Bregman News

Verlander strikes out 12, Astros beat Rangers 4-3

Jul. 20, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander kept up his outstanding season with one of his toughest wins. Verlander struck out 12 in six solid innings, four Houston players hit solo home runs and the Astros held on to beat the Texas Rangers 4-3. Verlander (12-4) allowed two runs and eight hits. "That was a grind, it...

Springer, Bregman propel Astros to 6-2 victory over Angels

Jul. 19, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Alex Bregman and Houston stumbled out of the All-Star break, dropping four of six games, but the Astros have looked more like themselves the past two nights. Bregman and George Springer homered while Wade Miley pitched two-run ball into the sixth inning and the AL West leaders beat...

Cole K's 11, Marisnick has 3 hits as Astros beat Angels 11-2

Jul. 18, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Southern California natives Gerrit Cole and Jake Marisnick had big games for the Houston Astros while playing in front of friends and family Wednesday night. Cole struck out 11 over seven innings, Marisnick had three hits amid a chorus of boos and the Astros got back on track with an...

Astros with 2 in 11th beat Texas 7-6, avoid 3rd loss in row

Jul. 14, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — While Jose Altuve had the tiebreaking two-out double in the 11th inning, he gave most of the credit to George Springer for putting the Houston Astros ahead for good. Springer scored from first base and Altuve then came home on a single by Myles Straw as the AL West-leading Astros...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox LH Sale faces Dodgers

Jul. 13, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: REMEMBER WHEN Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale faces the Dodgers for the first time since he came out of the bullpen to finish last year's World Series, striking out the side in the ninth inning of Boston's 5-1 victory in Game 5. Sale struggled in his final two...

Rangers rally from 4 down to beat Astros 9-8 on Santana hit

Jul. 13, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Danny Santana had already hit one of the five home runs by the Texas Rangers. With a chance to win the game with two outs in the ninth inning, he lined a ball up the middle and then saw Houston center fielder George Springer on a full sprint toward the ball. "When I saw Springer...

Stitched up: Astros' All-Star INF Bregman out of lineup

Jul. 12, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — All-Star infielder Alex Bregman is out of Houston's starting lineup a night after a groundball took a nasty hop and hit him in the chin. Astros manager AJ Hinch says Bregman, who needed four stitches, has been evaluated a couple of times since getting hit, is doing OK and begging to...

Lynn gets MLB-best 12th win as Rangers beat Astros 5-0

Jul. 12, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Lynn had more strikes thrown than words used postgame to describe his major league-best 12th victory, one that got the Texas Rangers off to the kind of start their manager had hoped for coming out of the All-Star break. The short answers have become as common for the big...

TKO to the chin: Astros' Bregman out after grounder to face

Jul. 11, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — All-Star infielder Alex Bregman left Houston's game at Texas on Thursday night after a groundball bounced up and hit him on the chin. Manager A.J. Hinch said during an in-game interview on the ESPN broadcast that it looked like Bregman's chin was split open. Hinch said Bregman...

Money Ball: Mets' Alonso wins HR Derby, $1M, tops Vlad Jr

Jul. 9, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pete Alonso took one final swing and flipped his bat high in the air. Another walk-off. Money ball. As the crowd roared, the New York Mets rookie headed toward the mound and tightly squeezed his cousin and pitcher Derek Morgan, who had helped him win the All-Star Home Run Derby and $1...