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Houston Astros' Martin Maldonado hits a three-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Maldonado's 3-run shot leads Astros over Giants 5-1

Aug. 12, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Martín Maldonado hit a three-run home run to back a strong start by Zack Greinke and help the Houston Astros to a 5-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. The game was tied with no outs in the sixth when Carlos Correa, Kyle Tucker and Abraham Toro hit consecutive...

Houston Astros' Lance McCullers Jr. throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

McCullers throws 7 scoreless, Astros beat Giants 6-4

Aug. 11, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After a terrible road trip, Lance McCullers Jr. gave the Houston Astros just what they needed to get back on track Monday night. McCullers pitched no-hit ball into the seventh inning, Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa drove in two runs each and the Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 6-4...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Rotation reports: Cleveland rolling, Houston in flux

Aug. 3, 2020 2:33 AM EDT

Cleveland's starting rotation is rolling through the early stages of the season. The Houston Astros, on the other hand, are having to make do with a group that bears little resemblance to the one that pitched its way to the World Series last year. Someone forgot to tell the Indians that starting pitchers might...

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, right, is congratulated by Michael Brantley after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Astros outlast Angels 6-5 in 11; Ohtani has arm discomfort

Aug. 2, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros didn't even need to lift their bats from their shoulders to chase Shohei Ohtani from another wild performance in the second inning. Almost four hours later, Ohtani provided another worry for Angels fans when the two-way star said he felt discomfort in his pitching...

Los Angeles Angels' Taylor Ward, left, scores on a sacrifice fly by David Fletcher as Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado stands near the plate during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Angels rally twice, snap 3-game skid, beat Astros 5-4 in 10

Aug. 2, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hansel Robles gave up a go-ahead homer to George Springer with two outs in the ninth, and the Los Angeles Angels looked crushed. Their leaky bullpen had blown another late lead and put them on course for another discouraging loss. For the first time in this short season, the Angels...

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman watches his three-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 27, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Bregman's 100th homer helps Astros beat Mariners 8-5

Jul. 27, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman hit his 100th career homer, a three-run shot, and Jose Altuve added a solo drive to give the Houston Astros an 8-5 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. The Astros trailed by two in the third inning before Bregman’s first home run of the season put them ahead...

Seattle Mariners' Shed Long Jr. (4) scores as Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado reaches to tag him during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Lewis has 2 RBIs in 8th to lead Mariners over Astros 7-6

Jul. 26, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Lewis hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Houston Astros 7-6 on Sunday, snapping a 15-game losing streak in the series. The Mariners trailed by 1 entering the eighth before Shed Long Jr.'s run-scoring single tied it at 5 with one...