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Astros continue home dominance against Rangers with 5-1 win

May. 20, 2022 00:25 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston catcher Martín Maldonado entered Thursday's game batting just .116. But with the Astros clinging to a one-run lead and the bases loaded with two outs in the eighth inning, manager Dusty Baker decided to stick with the veteran instead of using a pinch...

France HRs, Gonzales solid as Mariners top Jays, avoid sweep

May. 18, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Ty France hit a two-run homer, Marco Gonzales pitched six solid innings to snap a five-start winless streak and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep. Cal Raleigh and Abraham Toro each hit solo home runs...

Ruidiaz, Frei lead Sounders to 1-0 victory over Dynamo

May. 18, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Raul Ruidiaz scored in the 28th minute and Stefan Frei made it stand up to lead the Seattle Sounders to a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday. Alex Roldan had an assist on Ruidiaz’s game-winner for the Sounders (4-5-1). Roldan's assist came at the end...

Pivetta tosses 2-hitter to lead Red Sox past Astros 5-1

May. 18, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Astros littered the seats of Fenway Park with home runs during their rout of the Red Sox on Tuesday. A day later, Boston pitcher Nick Pivetta barely allowed Houston to put the ball in play. Pivetta pitched a two-hitter, Xander Bogaerts hit a solo...

Astros' Odorizzi: MRI shows some leg damage, no set return

May. 18, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Astros pitcher Jake Odorizzi says an MRI on his left leg showed damage that will sideline him for an indefinite period, but added he felt fortunate an injury at Fenway Park this week wasn't worse. Odorizzi heard a pop in his ankle during Monday night's start against...

Houston rockets: Astros hit 5 HRs in 2nd, rout Red Sox 13-4

May. 17, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox starter Nathan Eolvaldi needed just five pitches to get the Astros out in order in the first inning Tuesday night. Houston responded by hitting five home runs off him as part of a nine-run second to tie the MLB record for most homers in an inning, ending his...

Magic Moment: Orlando wins lottery, lands No. 1 pick

May. 17, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman was supposed to be at the podium for the NBA draft lottery. He benched himself in favor of coach Jamahl Mosley. “I haven’t been very good at this,” Weltman said. “Coach was feeling...

Before NBA draft lottery, Lakers already made Pelicans lucky

May. 16, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

Time for the NBA draft lottery, where some team will get a nice reward for a miserable season. Not the Los Angeles Lakers, though. Their misery is set to make a good year even better for the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans are the lone playoff team among the clubs...

Police in Texas arrest 3 teen escapees from Louisiana, guard

May. 16, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

COUSHATTA, La. (AP) — Police in Texas arrested three teens who escaped from a juvenile detention center in Louisiana along with a worker who allegedly helped them get out, authorities said. The three youths and a security guard from the Ware Youth Center in Red River Parish were...

Sheriff: 2 dead, 3 hospitalized in Houston market shooting

May. 16, 2022 07:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two people were killed and three more were taken to a hospital with injuries after a shooting Sunday at a bustling Houston flea market, authorities said. The shooting at the open-air market arose from an “altercation” that involved at least two guns and all five...