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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 …

McCullers steps into spotlight as Astros’ Game 7 starter against Dodgers’ Darvish

Lance McCullers Jr. headed into Game 6 of the World Series not knowing whether he would be attempting to close out a championship on Tuesday night or starting Game 7 …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

Dodgers rally against Verlander to send World Series to Game 7 decider

Chris Taylor, Corey Seager and the Los Angeles Dodgers sent this twist-and-turn World Series to Game 7, rallying against Justin Verlander to beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night.

Epic game or lousy pitching? Either way this World Series is a hit

An epic game. No, make that an instant classic.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

Bregman’s game-winning single in 10th caps Astros’ wild 13-12 win over Dodgers for 3-2 Series lead

Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros kept hammering away in a wild slugfest that no one saw coming, rallying against Clayton Kershaw and rocking the Los Angeles Dodgers …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Dodgers tie World Series with big ninth inning against Astros

Cody Bellinger lined a go-ahead double in the ninth inning, four Dodgers pitchers combined on a two-hitter and Los Angeles rallied past the Houston Astros 6-2 Saturday night to tie …

Houston’s Yuli Gurriel banned five games in 2018 for racist gesture at Yu Darvish

Yuli Gurriel will have to sit out for making a racist gesture toward Yu Darvish – but not during the World Series.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Big second inning helps Astros top Dodgers for 2-1 lead in World Series

The Houston Astros broke out their bats in a four-run second inning, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Friday night for a 2-1 World Series lead.

Once mocked, bright Astros jerseys have developed into fan favorite

Once mocked, now fashionable, those rainbow jerseys of the Houston Astros are back in full bloom at the World Series.

Astros’ World Series run lifts Houston amid Hurricane Harvey recovery

Paul Daulong hopes the Houston Astros jersey his daughter gave him after Hurricane Harvey’s flooding devastated the family’s home will be a good luck charm as his beloved baseball team …

Astros manager A.J. Hinch denies report of altercation at hotel

Astros manager A.J. Hinch firmly said there was “no altercation” at a hotel in California this week at the World Series following a TMZ Sports report that he argued with …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

George Springer’s two-run homer in 11th inning gives Astros Game 2 win

George Springer hit a two-run drive in the 11th inning and the Houston Astros won a thrilling home run derby at Dodger Stadium, beating Los Angeles 7-6 Wednesday night to …