Latest Lance McCullers News

Fickle Framber: Valdez shaky in 6-2 Game 1 loss to Braves

Oct. 27, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez was confident he could rein in his emotions — that starting Game 1 of the World Series wouldn’t big too big for him. Three pitches in, he was already behind. Jorge Soler sent that third pitch from Valdez into the...

The Latest: Braves take 1-0 Series advantage over Astros

Oct. 27, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the World Series (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Jorge Soler became the first player to begin a World Series with a home run and the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 6-2 in Tuesday night’s opener despite...

Fall Classic fixture Morton faces World Series newbie Valdez

Oct. 25, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Though the uniform keeps changing, Charlie Morton is becoming a Fall Classic fixture, set to start in the World Series for the third time in five seasons this week. Houston Astros lefty Framber Valdez is virtually unknown to a national audience, with the...

World Series notebook: McCullers out; top 2 picks of 2015 in

Oct. 25, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers knew there was a “less than 1%” chance that he would be able to pitch in the World Series for the Houston Astros because of a forearm strain. The right-hander waited as long as possible, and didn't beat those odds. “We remained...

A capsule look at World Series between Braves and Astros

Oct. 25, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Tuesday, at Houston, 8:09 p.m. (Fox); Game 2, Wednesday, at Houston, 8:09 p.m. (Fox); Game 3, Friday, at Atlanta,...

The Latest: McCullers won’t pitch for Astros in World Series

Oct. 25, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Lance McCullers won’t pitch in the World Series for the Houston Astros because of a forearm strain. After a career-high 13 wins during the regular...

Astros' Valdez to start Game 1 of World Series vs Braves

Oct. 24, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez will start for the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Manager Dusty Baker announced Sunday that Valdez would get the nod, but said the team has not decided on a starter for Wednesday's...

García to start Game 6 of ALCS for Astros against Red Sox

Oct. 21, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Luis García will start for the Houston Astros against the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series on Friday night with a trip to the World Series on the line. García started Game 2 and gave up a grand slam in the first inning...

Astros scramble after pitchers pounded for 25 runs by Boston

Oct. 19, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Houston's pitching staff will need to adjust quickly after allowing 25 runs and 32 hits to Boston in the first three games of the AL Championship Series, a barrage that made the loss of injured Lance McCullers Jr. seem acute. Kyle Schwarber hit Boston’s...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers seek NLCS rally as series shifts to LA

Oct. 19, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ COMING HOME Trailing 2-0 in the NL Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the Atlanta Braves right where they want them. At their house. The...