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Taveras career-high 5 RBIs, Rangers beat Astros 8-4 in 10

Aug. 11, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Leody Taveras drove in a career-high five runs, including a bases-clearing double as part of a five-run 10th inning as the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 8-4 on Wednesday night. Marcus Semien hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly off Phil Maton (0-2) to put Texas...

Verlander wins MLB-leading 15th game, Astros blank Cleveland

Aug. 04, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings for his MLB-leading 15th victory, Chas McCormick and Martin Maldonado each homered and had three RBIs, and the AL West-leading Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Guardians 6-0 Thursday night. Verlander (15-3), making...

Angels' Reid Detmers adds immaculate inning to no-hitter

Jul. 31, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angels starter Reid Detmers became the first rookie pitcher with a no-hitter and an immaculate inning in the same season, achieving the latter against the Texas Rangers on Sunday. “That's pretty cool, I really don't know what to say,” said Detmers, who...

A's, Irvin beat Astros 4-2 for 1st series sweep of season

Jul. 27, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cole Irvin allowed four hits over seven innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 4-2 on Wednesday for their first winning sweep in 32 series this season. Oakland, an AL-worst 38-63, won three in a row from AL West-leading Houston (64-35) and...

Verlander gets MLB-leading 12th win as Astros beat A's 5-0

Jul. 16, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After collecting his MLB-leading 12th win Saturday, Justin Verlander wasn't ready to reflect on how far he's come this season. But the 39-year-old did take a moment to note how his almost two-year absence from the game after Tommy John surgery has made him...

Astros blow 4-run lead, rally in 9th to beat Angels 6-5

Jul. 13, 2022 01:58 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Even the mighty Houston Astros are not immune to occasional bouts of comprehensive ineptitude, as they demonstrated while blowing a four-run lead in the seventh inning Tuesday night with two errors, a hit batter with the bases loaded and a passed ball. The...

Astros rookie Lee has 3 hits, 3 RBIs in 6-1 win over A's

Jul. 10, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Korey Lee got his first three hits in the major leagues and drove in three runs, leading Jake Odorizzi and the Houston Astros past the Oakland Athletics 6-1 on Sunday. All-Star outfielder Kyle Tucker hit his 17th home run, helping the first-place Astros to...

Alvarez makes big throw, hits 25th homer, Astros top Royals

Jul. 06, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Long established as a star at the plate, Yordan Alvarez has been showing flashes of brilliance on defense this season, too. Alvarez threw out Hunter Dozier at the plate from just short of the warning track in left field to preserve a two-run, eighth-inning lead, then...

Verlander pitches Astros to 3-1 win, ends Yanks' home streak

Jun. 24, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander was amped up, throwing nine of his 20 fastest pitches this season. “Maybe it was the adrenaline,” he said. Looking as strong as ever in his return season from Tommy John surgery, Verlander pitched four-hit ball over seven innings...

Rays trying to stay afloat as injuries hurt offense

Jun. 20, 2022 02:48 AM EDT

The Tampa Bay Rays came into the season with Wander Franco at shortstop, Brandon Lowe at second base and Mike Zunino behind the plate. With that kind of strength up the middle, a third straight AL East title seemed like a real possibility. Now all three of those players are injured,...