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Gurriel helps Astros beat Guardians 2-1 to win series

May. 26, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Another solid pitching performance paired with just enough offense helped the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Guardians on Wednesday night. Yuli Gurriel and José Siri had two hits each, Cristian Javier tied a career high with nine strikeouts and the Astros topped...

School massacre continues Texas' grim run of mass shootings

May. 25, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Once again, one of America's deadliest mass shootings happened in Texas. Past shootings targeted worshippers during a Sunday sermon, shoppers at a Walmart, students on a high school campus and drivers on a highway. Among the latest victims were 19 children and...

Valdez sharp, Tucker homers as Astros down Guardians 7-3

May. 24, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez pitched seven strong innings and Kyle Tucker led the offense with a three-run homer to help the Houston Astros to a 7-3 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday night. Valdez (4-2) allowed seven hits and three runs in seven innings, collecting his...

Watson accuser felt 'scared' and threatened by Browns QB

May. 24, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the women accusing Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct while she gave him a massage said she felt threatened by a comment he made following a therapy session. Appearing on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” Ashley...

Texas Attorney General Paxton defeats Bush in GOP runoff

May. 24, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton won his Republican runoff election against Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Tuesday despite facing a slew of legal problems, including an FBI investigation and a trial on securities fraud charges. Bush is the only...

Ramírez homers, McKenzie sharp as Cleveland downs Astros 6-1

May. 24, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After Triston McKenzie stymied Houston's powerful offense Monday night, Cleveland manager Terry Francona lauded the young pitcher for his splendid outing. “Their lineup is potent and they’re dangerous and he really pitched well," Francona said. “He really did....

Seven years later, still no trial for Texas AG Ken Paxton

May. 23, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Not many people charged with felony crimes go seven years without ever standing trial. One of them is Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The twists and turns of how the Republican, who is on the cusp of winning the GOP nomination for a third term Tuesday, has...

Altuve, Urquidy lead Astros to 5-2 win over Rangers

May. 22, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit a leadoff home run and a double, José Urquidy tied a career high with 10 strikeouts and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 Sunday. Urquidy (4-1) allowed six hits and one run in a season-high 6 2/3 innings as the Astros won for the third...

Verlander shines to lead Astros to 2-1 win over Rangers

May. 21, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After another splendid start gave Justin Verlander the most wins and lowest ERA in the majors, Houston manager Dusty Baker was asked just how impressive the veteran right-hander has been this season in his return from Tommy John surgery. “What impresses me that...

Suspected killer found unresponsive in Houston jail, dies

May. 21, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says a man charged with killing his wife died early Saturday after being found unresponsive in the county jail in Houston. Benjamin Pierce, 39, of Katy was found in a one-person cell just before 4:30 a.m. Saturday and was...