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UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Early home runs lift Mariners to rout of Astros in series opener

Kyle Seager, Mike Zunino and Jean Segura all homered off Dallas Keuchel early to back up another solid start by James Paxton and give the Seattle Mariners a 7-1 win …

UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Astros’ George Springer dashes home, goes deep against Chris Sale, Bosox

George Springer dashed home from second base on a wild pitch by Chris Sale, then homered off the Boston ace to send the Houston Astros over the Red Sox 7-3 …

Astros catcher Brian McCann on DL with right knee soreness, returns to Houston

Astros catcher Brian McCann, in a 1-for-26 slide that has dropped his batting average to .219, was put on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday because of right knee soreness …

MLB roundup: Yankees can’t solve Astros’ Justin Verlander

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UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

MLB capsules: Charlie Morton stays unbeaten, leads Astros over Indians

Charlie Morton remained unbeaten this season with six solid innings, Alex Bregman and Jake Marisnick hit three-run homers and the Houston Astros defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-2 on Thursday night.

MLB Capsules: Charlie Morton extends winning streak to nine, Astros top Indians

Charlie Morton pitched seven solid innings, Tony Kemp had a tiebreaking RBI double in the seventh and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Friday night in Houston …

UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

MLB capsules: Charlie Morton strikes out 14 as Astros beat Rangers 6-1

Charlie Morton struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and Evan Gattis, Brian McCann and Carlos Correa homered, leading the Houston Astros to a 6-1 win over the Texas …

MLB roundup: Angels snap Astros’ six-game win streak

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UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Mariners continue to struggle at plate in 9-2 loss to Astros

Charlie Morton pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Jose Altuve hit a three-run double and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Thursday.

Big seventh inning, Gerrit Cole’s pitching guide Astros over Mariners

Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings and the Houston Astros scored six runs in the seventh to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-1 on Wednesday night.

Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. baffles Mariners in Houston victory

Lance McCullers Jr. matched his career high with 11 strikeouts over seven innings of one-hit ball, Brian McCann hit a tiebreaking two-run home run and the Houston Astros beat the …

UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

James Paxton, Mariners win 2-1, snap six-game skid vs Houston

James Paxton delivered six strong innings, Nelson Cruz took Dallas Keuchel deep and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Monday night to end a six-game skid against …

Leading Off: Astros celebrate; snow for Yanks; Bartolo time

Jose Altuve and the Astros are set to celebrate their first World Series title when they play their home opener against Baltimore on Monday.

UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

Jose Altuve, Astros finalize $163.5-million, 7-year contract

AL MVP Jose Altuve and the World Series champion Houston Astros have finalized a $163.5 million, seven-year contract that guarantees an additional $151 million over five seasons.

AP source: Jose Altuve, Astros agree to add $151M from 2020-2024

A person familiar with the negotiations says AL MVP Jose Altuve and the World Series champion Houston Astros have agreed to a contract that guarantees him an additional $151 million …

Astros 1B Yuli Gurriel to miss start of season after hand surgery

Houston first baseman Yuli Gurriel has surgery on his left hand. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow says he’s expected to miss the start of the season. When Gurriel returns, he’ll …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

George Springer’s energy propels World Series champion Astros

A.J. Hinch was attempting to answer a question about what he likes best about George Springer when the Houston Astros manager was drowned out by a faraway but exuberant bellow.

Series MVP George Springer, Astros reach $24 million, 2-year deal

World Series MVP George Springer and the Houston Astros avoided salary arbitration by agreeing Monday to a $24 million, two-year contract.

Astros heat up hot stove by acquiring Pirates ace Gerrit Cole

The Houston Astros already had two Cy Young winners on their staff. They’re hoping Gerrit Cole can make it three.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

Astros’ Jose Altuve wins AL MVP, Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton earns NL honor

Houston Astros dynamo Jose Altuve has won the American League MVP award, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by a wide margin. The 5-foot-6 Altuve drew 27 of …

Jose Altuve voted best by players for 2nd year in a row

Houston’s Jose Altuve has been named outstanding player for the second straight season in Players Choice Awards balloting by the Major League Baseball Players Association. The Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 7:52 p.m.

Houston celebrates World Series championship

World Series MVP George Springer planted the Houston Astros’ championship trophy at the front of a fire truck to a cheering crowd as the team began their victory parade Friday, …

After a baseball season to remember, the NFL is looking even more dreary

The NFL just got another big problem: baseball. It takes a long time for trend lines to cross. We may be talking about a 10- or 15-year process here. But …

Carlos Beltran wept on field after Astros won World Series

When Carlos Beltran was 22 years old, he won the Rookie of the Year award after a sensational season with the Kansas City Royals in 1999.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Astros romp past Dodgers for first World Series title

George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday night, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los …