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Slugging Abreu joins Astros team looking to repeat as champs

Nov. 29, 2022 14:42 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — José Abreu has spent his entire nine-year MLB career with the Chicago White Sox, but Astros owner Jim Crane isn’t worried about how the newly signed first baseman will fit in with his teammates in Houston. “José pulled out his phone last night and had the phone...

Free agent Abreu signs $58.5M. 3-year deal with Astros

Nov. 29, 2022 09:57 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — José Abreu and the World Series champion Astros agreed to a $58.5 million, three-year contract Monday, adding another powerful bat to Houston's lineup. Abreu, the 2020 AL MVP, gets $19.5 million in each of the next three seasons. He spent his first...

Heinicke wins starting job after Commanders top Texans 23-10

Nov. 20, 2022 18:37 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After Taylor Heinicke led the Washington Commanders to yet another win, coach Ron Rivera made the announcement that had become inevitable: Heinicke is no longer the backup to Carson Wentz. Heinicke threw for 191 yards to improve to 4-1 as a starter, Kendall Fuller...

Nats, A's, Pirates have best odds in Dec 6 MLB draft lottery

Nov. 07, 2022 16:49 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As soon as general managers started arriving in Las Vegas for their annual meetings, Major League Baseball set some odds — for its first amateur draft lottery. MLB said Monday the lottery will take place on Dec. 6 at the winter meetings in San Diego, determining...

Verlander gets World Series win, Astros lead Phillies 3-2

Nov. 04, 2022 02:43 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justin Verlander beamed like a first-time big leaguer, and the Houston Astros feted the 244-game winner like a baby-faced rookie. “They put me in the cart and rolled me in the shower and just doused me with all sorts of stuff," he said. "And it was one of the...

World Series: Astros head home to Houston leading Phils 3-2

Nov. 04, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

Trey Mancini and Chas McCormick buoyed the Astros with clutch defensive plays in Game 5 of the World Series. Defend home turf, and Houston will again be world champions. The Astros and Phillies travel Friday to Texas, where Game 6 will be played a night later. Houston...

Javier, Astros pitch 2nd no-hitter in World Series history

Nov. 03, 2022 06:08 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hammered the night before, Cristian Javier and the Houston Astros desperately needed to figure how to keep Bryce Harper and the Phillies in the ballpark. How about a no-hitter, would that do? Javier and Houston's bullpen combined on just the...

Nola, Alvarado falter, Phillies bats silent in Game 4 loss

Nov. 03, 2022 00:46 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Nola trudged off the mound in Game 4 with both the bases loaded and another disappointing postseason start behind him. Unlike his first faulty World Series start, the Phillies’ bats couldn’t bail out the righty and rally for a win. Bryce Harper, Rhys...

Javier, 'pen hold Phils hitless through 8 innings in Game 4

Nov. 02, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cristian Javier, Bryan Abreu and Rafael Montero held the Philadelphia Phillies hitless through eight innings in Game 4 of the World Series on Wednesday night, and the Houston Astros led 5-0 after knocking out Aaron Nola in a five-run fifth. With the Astros...

Phillies set to host Houston with World Series tied at 1-all

Oct. 30, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fresh from singing another rollicking chorus of “Fly, Eagles fly,” fans streamed out of Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday and quickly turned their attention from the NFL's only unbeaten club to another Philly team, another sport and another building just a few hundred...