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Correa's RBI single in 9th gives Astros 4-3 win over Boston

May. 26, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — With the bases loaded in the ninth inning, Carlos Correa had a straight-forward approach. "I'm thinking, 'I've got to finish this game,'" Correa said. He did, hitting an RBI single to give the Houston Astros a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. After Boston tied it in the...

Red Sox LHP Price leaves in 1st with illness

May. 25, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price has left his start at Houston due to flu-like symptoms. Price lasted three batters and 15 pitches before leaving with two out in the first inning Saturday night. It was the shortest start of Price's career and his shortest outing of any kind since Sept....

Springer placed on 10-day IL with left hamstring injury

May. 25, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros placed outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left hamstring strain, but could be close to getting star second baseman Jose Altuve back from injury. Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said Springer suffered a Grade 2 sprain, but would not...

Marisnick's bat, glove help Astros top Sale, Red Sox 4-3

May. 25, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Thrust into an everyday role because of injuries, Jake Marisnick is making the most of his opportunity with the Houston Astros. Marisnick homered early off Chris Sale, then made two dazzling defensive plays in center field to help the Astros beat the mistake-prone Boston Red Sox 4-3 on...

Tensions flare in Texas Capitol over new Sandra Bland video

May. 24, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities on Friday denied withholding a cellphone video of Sandra Bland's confrontational traffic stop, responding to a Democratic legislator's heated questions about why the 39-second clip never publicly surfaced until now. Bland, a 28-year-old black woman from outside...

Health warnings lifted on 2 Texas bays after accident, leak

May. 24, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

BAYPORT, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials have lifted some advisories that warned against eating seafood from parts of two Houston-area bays following a maritime accident and toxic spill this month. The Texas Department of State Health Services on Friday announced water testing results show contaminants...

The Latest: Tensions flare over Sandra Bland cellphone video

May. 24, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on newly emerged cellphone video of Sandra Bland's 2015 traffic stop in Texas (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Texas authorities are disputing accusations of withholding evidence in a heated exchange with lawmakers over why cellphone video of Sandra Bland's 2015 traffic stop...

Giolito spins 4-hit gem, White Sox blank Astros 4-0

May. 24, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lucas Giolito was forced to speed up his pace near the end of his last start for the Chicago White Sox because of rain. The results were so good he decided to try it again Thursday night against the Houston Astros, even though there was no need to rush in the climate-controlled confines of...

Houston police chief asks public to help to find girl's body

May. 23, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The police chief in Houston said Thursday that evidence shows a 4-year-old girl who has been missing since earlier this month was killed, and he's asking for the public's help in finding her body. "She deserves to be found, she deserves to be recovered and she deserves to have a proper...

Census: Big cities in US aren't growing like they used to

May. 23, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Big cities in the U.S. aren't growing like they used to. Most of the nation's largest cities last year grew by a fraction of the numbers they did earlier in the decade, according to population and housing unit estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The previous growth...