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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 7:44 p.m.

Jose Altuve hits three home runs as Astros take opener from Red Sox

Jose Altuve hit three home runs in an unprecedented show of power for the diminutive major league batting champion as the Houston Astros roughed up Chris Sale and the Boston …

Boston’s Chris Sale will make first postseason start against Houston’s playoff veteran Justin Verlander

Houston manager A.J. Hinch loves that Justin Verlander, his starter for Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, has a ton of …

Red Sox top Astros to clinch A.L. East; rematch set for playoffs

The hard chopper bounced off first baseman Mitch Moreland’s glove and high into the air. Second baseman Brock Holt jumped to glove the ball and flipped it to first, where …

MLB capsules: Houston blocks Boston from clinching A.L. East title

The Boston Red Sox again failed to clinch the A.L. East, losing 3-2 to Alex Bregman and the visiting Houston Astros on Friday night.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 6:27 p.m.

Houston Astros clinch division with 7-1 win over Mariners

As one team celebrated a division title in front of a cheering fan base, the other team quietly prepared for a long flight home where they could dwell on the …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 5:19 p.m.

Time slips away from Mariners after loss to Houston

On a day when the Houston Astros cut their magic number to one for clinching the A.L. West title, they were already looking ahead to accomplishing another goal. “Winning the …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

James Paxton returns to Mariners rotation but struggles in loss

Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis had two hits apiece and each drove in a run as the Houston Astros jumped on James Paxton and cruised to a 5-2 win over …

Mariners Pregame: James Paxton back on the hill, lineups and starters against Astros

Seattle Mariners (74-73) vs. Houston Astros (88-58) at 5:10 p.m. in the first of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Cameron Maybin’s ninth-inning homer gives Astros sweep over Mariners

Newly acquired Cameron Maybin hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift Houston past the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Wednesday night, as the Astros completed a three-game sweep …

Mariners downed by Justin Verlander in Astros debut

Justin Verlander pitched six strong innings and won his Astros debut after Cameron Maybin hit a two-run homer with one out in the seventh for Houston’s first hit Tuesday night …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 6:01 p.m.

Mariners Pregame: Justin Verlander makes debut for Houston, lineups and starters against Astros

Seattle Mariners (69-69) against Houston Astros (84-53) in the second of a three-game series at 7:10 p.m. at Safeco Field.

Mariners give up four runs in seventh, lose opener to Houston Astros 6-2

Even if the Mariners hadn’t fueled their collapse Monday with three costly walks in a disastrous four-run seventh inning, there’s no way to know whether they could have found their …

MLB Notes: Justin Verlander officially introduced in Houston after trade

Justin Verlander only had about 30 minutes to decide whether to accept a trade the Houston Astros.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 11:29 p.m.

MLB Capsules: Astros use big 6th for 4-1 win, sweep Mets in doubleheader

George Springer had three hits, Josh Reddick and Marwin Gonzalez added RBI singles in a four-run sixth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Mets to sweep a …

Astros defeat Mets in return home after Hurricane Harvey

The Houston Astros hoped their return to Minute Maid park would provide a boost for a city devastated by flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Justin Verlander will make Houston debut against Mariners

When Houston manager A.J. Hinch called to welcome Justin Verlander to the team, the pitcher’s first question was when he’d make his debut for the Astros.

MLB capsules: Astros win in Florida before returning home to Houston

Jose Altuve homered, the Houston bullpen pitched 4

Tigers trade pitcher Justin Verlander to Astros

The Detroit Tigers have traded Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros, according to a source with firsthand knowledge of the deal, beating Thursday’s 11:59 p.m. ET trade deadline.

Flooding forces Astros to play Rangers at home of the Rays

The Houston Astros will play their series against the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, this week, the biggest change yet forced by Hurricane Harvey and widespread …

Dodgers, Yankees add front-end starters at trade deadline

Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray headed a parade of prized arms on the move Monday, leaving little doubt on trade deadline day: Top teams made a big pitch for the …

Baseball capsules: Rookie Yuli Gurriel collects four hits as Astros edge Orioles

Astros rookie Yuli Gurriel had a career-high four hits, including a home run, and Houston received a gritty pitching performance from Mike Fiers in an 8-7 victory over the host …

UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 4:18 p.m.

Paxton, Gamel power Mariners to 4-1 win over Astros

Seattle Mariners beat Houston 4-1 to close out a 5-1 road trip after returning from the All-Star break. James Paxton limits the Astros to one run in seven innings before …

Sam Gaviglio roughed up in Mariners’ loss to Astros

Seattle Mariners’ winning streak ends at five when Houston roughs up Sam Gaviglio for five runs in six innings in 6-2 victory.

UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Mariners Log: Evan Gattis homers twice and Astros pound M’s

Evan Gattis homered twice off Sam Gaviglio and the Houston Astros downed the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Mariners Pregame: M’s streaking on the road; lineups and starters

Seattle Mariners (47-47) vs. Houston Astros (62-31) at 5:10 p.m at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

Mariners hit back-to-back home runs in 10th to defeat Houston Astros 9-7

Kyle Seager and Danny Valencia hit back-to-back homers in the 10th inning to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 9-7 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.

Baseball teams chase Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros on eve of second half

The Washington Nationals have Bryce Harper anchoring one of baseball’s best lineups, and a glaring hole at the back of their bullpen. The Boston Red Sox are enjoying life with …

UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 7:42 p.m.

Houston Astros blast Mariners 8-2 in series finale

George Springer, Yuli Gurriel and Evan Gattis hit long home runs and the Houston Astros wrapped up another winning road trip, beating the Seattle Mariners 8-2 Sunday.

Mariners’ six-game win streak ends with 5-2 loss to Houston Astros

Josh Reddick homered, Brian McCann added a three-run double and Lance McCullers pitched into the sixth inning in his return from the disabled list to lift the Houston Astros to …

UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Mariners Log: M’s can’t solve McCullers, late rally falls short

Houston starter Lance McCullers Jr was strong over five-plus innings in his return from the disabled list and the Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 5-2 on Saturday night at Safeco …