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Montas reaches 200 Ks, A's pound first-place Astros 14-2

Sep. 25, 2021 02:40 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Frankie Montas pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and became the first Oakland pitcher in 20 years to reach 200 strikeouts in a season, helping the Athletics pound the Houston Astros 14-2 on Friday night to support their slim playoff hopes. ...

Astros' Zack Greinke scratched from start with neck soreness

Sep. 24, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Astros right-hander Zack Greinke was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night and placed on the 10-day injured list with neck soreness. Greinke, who missed 12 games earlier this month while on the COVID-19 list, is 11-6 with a 4.11 ERA in...

Valdez, González, Maldonado send Astros past Angels 10-0

Sep. 21, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — With a well-rested Framber Valdez on the mound turning in one of his best performances in an outstanding season, the Houston Astros really didn't need all the runs they racked up on a blowout night at the Big A. Valdez pitched seven innings of...

Calhoun, Varsho key 3-run 10th, Arizona beats Houston, 6-4

Sep. 19, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kole Calhoun knocked in the go-ahead run with an RBI single and Daulton Varsho homered as the Arizona Diamondbacks scored three runs in the 10th inning for a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Calhoun hit a run-scoring single off Yimi...

Diamondbacks lose 100th of season, fall 4-3 to Astros

Sep. 18, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Chas McCormick was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning as the Houston Astros sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to their 100th loss with a 4-3 win on Friday night. Houston tied it in 10th with an RBI bloop single...

Correa HR triggers 7-run 4th, Astros roll past Rangers 12-1

Sep. 17, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros are closing in on another AL West title after dominating their last-place Texas rival again. Manager Dusty Baker just isn't sure how much his club is paying attention to the standings. ...

Meyers has homer, 4 RBIs as Astros rout Mariners 11-2

Sep. 06, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros rookie Jake Meyers homered and drove in four runs as Houston jumped on Yusei Kikuchi early and sailed to an 11-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. “This is the kind of game we’re looking for to create some momentum and build some...

Astros rally late against former teammate, top Mariners 4-3

Aug. 31, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jake Meyers had the last of three singles as part of Houston’s eighth-inning rally against former teammate Joe Smith, scoring Kyle Tucker with the go-ahead run and sending the Astros over the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Monday night. Dylan Moore had a...

Giants hit 5 HRs, rough up Greinke, Astros 8-6

Jul. 31, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants hit five home runs, including four off Astros ace Zack Greinke, and beat Houston 8-6 Saturday in an interleague matchup of division leaders. Darin Ruf, Donovan Solano, Wilmer Flores and LaMonte Wade Jr. connected off...

Astros hand Rangers 10th straight loss with 7-3 victory

Jul. 24, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer in Houston’s big third inning to help the Astros hand the Texas Rangers their 10th straight loss with a 7-3 victory on Friday night. After Yordan Alvarez hit an RBI single and Carlos Correa followed with an RBI...