Latest Dusty Baker News

Phillies down Astros for 1st playoff berth since 2011

Oct. 04, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi after a 22-29 start to the season, it was hard to imagine that Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber and interim manager Rob Thomson would be dancing in a champagne shower come October. But this team persevered through...

Pena homers, drives in 3 to lead Astros over Rays 3-1

Oct. 02, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jeremy Pena hit an early two-run homer and drove in an insurance run late, lifting the Houston Astros to a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. One pitch after Jose Altuve’s leadoff bunt single, Pena belted a cutter by Rays starter Corey Kluber (10-10)...

Javier throws 6 strong innings, AL-best Astros beat Rays 2-1

Oct. 01, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Cristian Javier threw six shutout innings and Jake Meyers had two hits in the Houston Astros' 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night. It’s the 103rd victory for the American League-leading Astros. They are tied with the 2018 team for second-most...

Rays clinch AL wild-card spot; Astros get AL home-field edge

Oct. 01, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros both had reasons to like how things turned out Friday night. Drew Rasmussen and the Rays were the only ones celebrating, however. Rasmussen pitched seven effective innings and the Rays clinched a playoff spot for...

Astros lose 5-2 to Diamondbacks as Walker gets key hit

Sep. 29, 2022 00:49 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros lost out on an opportunity to clinch the top seed in the AL when Christian Walker capped Arizona’s three-run 10th inning with a two-run single, sending the Diamondbacks to a 5-2 victory Wednesday night. With the loss and the New York Yankees’...

Altuve homers twice as Astros rout Diamondbacks 10-2

Sep. 28, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit two of Houston's five home runs to lead the Astros to a 10-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in a game where Yordan Alvarez left with an ankle injury. The Astros, who have already won the American League West title, moved within...

Houston's Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

Sep. 27, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort. Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the...

Ohtani vs. Judge the latest of baseball's great MVP races

Sep. 26, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

When Shohei Ohtani is pitching impressively and hitting over 30 homers, he might always be the MVP favorite unless another player in his league comes up with something awfully special. Like hitting 60 home runs, for example. Ohtani vs. Aaron Judge for the American...

Astros break through for 4 in 11th, slow O's playoff push

Sep. 25, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The last two games of the regular season at Camden Yards included playoff-like tension. In that sense, they were an ideal tune-up for the Houston Astros, and a valuable — if painful — learning experience for the young Baltimore Orioles. Christian...

Astros rally past Orioles to give Baker milestone 100th win

Sep. 24, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Yuli Gurriel hit a two-run single to cap a ninth-inning uprising that carried the Houston Astros past the Baltimore Orioles 11-10 Saturday night, giving manager Dusty Baker his milestone 100th win of the season. Houston trailed 9-7 before mounting a four-run rally...