Latest Houston Astros News

The Latest: McCullers won’t pitch for Astros in World Series

Oct. 25, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Lance McCullers won’t pitch in the World Series for the Houston Astros because of a forearm strain. After a career-high 13 wins during the regular...

Cubs hire Astros exec Bokhari as assistant general manager

Oct. 25, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs continued to reshape their front office on Monday, hiring Houston Astros executive Ehsan Bokhari as assistant general manager. The move comes a week and a half after the Cubs hired Carter Hawkins from Cleveland's front office as general...

Fab Four of July acquisitions lead Braves to World Series

Oct. 25, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Atlanta had just stumbled again, losing its seventh straight attempt to reach .500. “This isn’t going to define our season, this series,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said that night at New York’s Citi Field. Little did he...

Motivated by late father's words, Baker chases elusive crown

Oct. 25, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker, then manager of the San Francisco Giants, had just left the stadium after a crushing loss to the Anaheim Angels in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series when he met up with his father. Johnnie B. Baker Sr. didn’t mince words. ...

Lucky lumber: Rosario's hot bat leads Braves to Series

Oct. 24, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Eddie Rosario talked the other day about his lucky lumber, a 33 1/2-inch, 31-ounce Chandler Bat that started to heat up with a four-hit night in mid-September. “I’ve been using that bat that I hit for the cycle with and it has not disappointed,” he...

Braves vs Astros: A World Series 6 decades in the making

Oct. 24, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Freddie Freeman swinging onto baseball’s biggest stage for the first time, Jose Altuve & Co. back for more. Luis Garcia, Framber Valdez and a fresh set of Houston arms facing Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley and these eager, young Atlanta bats. And the...

Astros' Valdez to start Game 1 of World Series vs Braves

Oct. 24, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez will start for the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Manager Dusty Baker announced Sunday that Valdez would get the nod, but said the team has not decided on a starter for Wednesday's...

Brave new world: Atlanta beats LA 4-2, heads to World Series

Oct. 24, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Led by an unlikely hero, the Atlanta Braves are heading back to a place that used to be so familiar to them. The World Series. Eddie Rosario capped a remarkable NL Championship Series with a three-run homer, sending the Braves to the...

Atlanta Braves beat Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 in Game 6 of NLCS to advance to face Houston Astros in World Series

Oct. 23, 2021 23:50 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves beat Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 in Game 6 of NLCS to advance to face Houston Astros in World Series.

Alvarez returns from double knee surgery to win ALCS MVP

Oct. 23, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two years after winning an AL Rookie of the Year Award, Yordan Alvarez has an AL Championship Series MVP to add to his trophy case. The 24-year-old Cuban was 4—for-4 with two doubles and a triple for the Houston Astros in Friday night’s...