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Chapman, Canha back Bassitt in A's 8-4 win over Astros

Aug. 17, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

OAKLAND,Calif. (AP) — Chris Bassitt believes the Oakland Athletics' struggles against the Houston Astros are due in part to the perception that the 2017 World Series championship are unbeatable. He helped pierce that aura of invincibility on Saturday. Matt Chapman doubled among his three hits and Mark...

A's hold off Houston 7-6 in a home run derby with 10 homers

Aug. 16, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, "Coors Field tonight, huh?" Oakland's manager joked. It sure felt like it the way balls were flying out. Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning to...

Astros and White Sox split doubleheader

Aug. 14, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Ivan Nova sparkled for nine innings to stay on a roll. Gerrit Cole's hot streak was put on hold before he even threw a pitch. Nova tossed a four-hitter and the Chicago White Sox took advantage of an injury to Cole, one of Houston's aces, for a 4-1 win and split of their doubleheader on...

Yanks top O's 8-3, run win streak over Baltimore to 15 games

Aug. 13, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Domingo Germán pitched seven strong innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors and the New York Yankees beat Baltimore 8-3 on Tuesday night, running their winning streak over the Orioles to 15 games. Germán allowed two runs, five hits, struck out seven, walked one...

Greinke, Springer lead Astros over Chisox to open twinbill

Aug. 13, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zack Greinke tossed six solid innings in his second start with the Astros, George Springer and José Altuve hit solo home runs and Houston topped the Chicago White Sox 6-2 in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday. Springer connected on the first pitch of the day as the AL...

Rio Ruiz homers in 9th to lift Orioles over Astros 8-7

Aug. 11, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Justin Verlander lasted only five innings against the Baltimore Orioles and walked off the mound in position to take his first loss since early July. His struggle foreshadowed the shocking end of both the game and Houston's lengthy winning streak. Rio Ruiz hit a two-run homer with two outs...

Miley solid, Astros hit 6 homers to rout Mariners 10-2

Aug. 3, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Despite not having his best pitch, Wade Miley found a way to get another win on a night on which he got a boost by a huge offensive night by the Houston Astros. Miley pitched six strong innings and the Astros backed him up with a season-high six homers to rout the Seattle Mariners 10-2...

Cole extends win streak to 9 games, Astros beat Indians 7-1

Aug. 2, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Gerrit Cole didn't lose a game in June or July and continued his remarkable run on the first day of August. Cole pitched one-run ball over seven innings and extended his winning streak to a career-best nine games as the Houston Astros beat the Indians 7-1 on Thursday, spoiling the...

Astros hit 3 homers, beat Cards 6-2; Goldschmidt streak ends

Jul. 28, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — George Springer has become a master at setting the tone for the Houston Astros. Springer led off the game with a home run, Jose Altuve and rookie Yordan Alvarez also connected and the Astros beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 Sunday. Houston has won nine of 11, including two of three in this...

Correa, Astros top Cards 8-2; Goldschmidt HR in 6th straight

Jul. 28, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Correa launched his first career grand slam and drove in five runs. Paul Goldschmidt homered for the sixth game in a row. But after Correa and the Houston Astros beat Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 on Saturday, it was another hit that attracted all the attention. With...