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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

Lance McCullers to miss 2019 season following Tommy John surgery

Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. will miss all of next season following Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old was 10-6 with a 3.86 ERA in 22 starts and three relief …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Nothing good comes from tweeting

Couch Slouch: I’m in a bad mood today – Effexor can only unclog the brain drain so much – and most of it is self-inflicted, due to my reluctant, ought-to-know-better, …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Houston Astros. Rafael Devers …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Andrew Benintendi’s diving catch preserves Boston’s win over Houston for 3-1 ALCS lead

Left fielder Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Houston Astros 8-6 on Wednesday night …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

MLB says Astros doing surveillance, not spying in dugouts

Major League Baseball has determined that a Houston Astros employee was monitoring visiting dugouts this postseason to make sure other teams were not breaking rules. MLB issued a statement about …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Jackie Bradley’s slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 to take …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Gerrit Cole struggles in second playoff start with Astros

Gerrit Cole struggled at the beginning of his second playoff start with the Houston Astros. By the time he recovered, it was too late. Boston was well on its way …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Red Sox bounce back, beat Astros 7-5

David Price was good enough, the Red Sox relievers were even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster to lead Boston to a …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Justin Verlander cools off Red Sox 7-2 in Game 1 of ALCS

Justin Verlander outlasted an uncharacteristically wild Chris Sale, overcoming control problems of his own to give Houston six innings of two-hit ball and lead the Astros over the Boston Red …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

After World Series win with Astros, Boston manager Alex Cora aims to knock them out

After vanquishing the hated Yankees, Alex Cora has another, perhaps even more personal fight in front of him. The first-year Red Sox manager will lead Boston against his former team …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

October orbit: Astros advance with 11-3 win, sweep of Indians

The defending World Series champion Houston Astros advanced to the American League Championship Series for the second straight year, completing a division-round sweep of Cleveland on Monday with an 11-3 …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

The bigger the stage, the brighter Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman shines

Ask any Houston Astros player and he will say the same thing: Alex Bregman was made for these moments. The young third baseman was great for the defending champions all …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Marwin Gonzalez, Alex Bregman lift Astros over Indians for 2-0 ALDS lead

Marwin Gonzalez hit a go-ahead, two-run double, Alex Bregman homered for the second straight day and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 to take a 2-0 A.L. Division …


George Springer, Astros hit 4 HRs, down Indians 7-2 in ALDS opener

George Springer and the Houston Astros picked up right where they left off last postseason, hitting four home runs to power past the Cleveland Indians 7-2 in Game 1 of …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

ALDS preview: In October of openers, Indians and Astros will ride starters

This postseason may be best remembered for its bullpen openers. Just not in the A.L. Division Series between the Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians. Relief pitchers are covering entire games …


Astros-Orioles MLB’s 54th postponement of year, most since 1989

The opener of a season-ending, four-game series between the Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles has been postponed by rain. The game will be made up Saturday as part of a …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 11:48 p.m.

MLB capsules: Houston Astros clinch postseason berth

Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam and a two-run homer on his way to a career-high seven RBIs, and the Houston Astros clinched a postseason berth by routing the Los …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Robinson Cano has 3 RBIs as Mariners rout Astros 9-0

Robinson Cano drove in three runs, three players homered and seven pitchers combined for a five-hitter in Seattle’s 9-0 rout of the Houston Astros. The Mariners took two of three …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Marwin Gonzalez’s homer helps Astros down Mariners 7-0

Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in a four-run third inning that helped the Houston Astros to a 7-0 win over the Seattle Mariners. Houston, which eliminated the Mariners from …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Daniel Vogelbach’s slam in eighth powers Seattle over Houston 4-1

Rookie pinch-hitter Daniel Vogelbach’s first career grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Mariners over the Houston Astros 4-1 on Monday night.



This Week in Baseball: Justin Verlander returns to Detroit

Justin Verlander is set to make his long-awaited return to Detroit as a member of the Houston Astros. And his new team is on another impressive run.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

MLB roundup: Astros beat Red Sox 6-3 in matchup of A.L. leaders

Carlos Correa hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros won their sixth straight game, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Friday night in …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

Champion Astros extend manager A.J. Hinch’s contract through 2022

The Houston Astros have rewarded manager A.J. Hinch with a new contract that extends his run in the dugout through the 2022 season. Hinch’s contract had been set to expire …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

MLB roundup: Astros top Athletics in A.L. West showdown

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MLB capsules: Oakland, Houston win to keep Mariners in place

Jonathan Lucroy homered and drove in four runs, Mike Fiers pitched effectively into the sixth inning, and Oakland maintained its hold on the second wild-card spot by defeating Minnesota 6-2 …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Martin Maldonado, Tyler White homer as Astros beat Mariners 10-7

Martin Maldonado and Tyler White each homered and had three hits, helping the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 10-7. Maldonado had three RBIs and White had two. The Astros …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

Josh Reddick’s HR helps Astros beat Mariners 3-2

Josh Reddick homered to give Houston the lead and the Astros held on to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

Robinson Cano powers Mariners to victory over Astros

Robinson Cano hit his first home run since returning from an 80-game suspension, a three-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning and lifted the Seattle Mariners to a …