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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Max-imum effort: Max Scherzer, Nats wiggle to win Series opener

He could have been Mad Max on a night his best was missing. Instead, he fenced and fought, shuffled and juggled. And so did the Washington Nationals bullpen.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Gerrit Cole’s streak ends as Nats rough up Astros ace in Game 1

Gerrit Cole trudged slowly off the mound, wiped the sweat from his upper lip and took a handshake and pat on the backside from manager AJ Hinch.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Ryan Zimmerman full circle with HR trot for Nats in World Series

Ryan Zimmerman has come full circle, with a trot around the bases for the Washington Nationals. The first amateur player ever drafted by the Nationals in 2005, and the only …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Juan Soto, Nationals top Cole, Astros 5-4 in World Series opener

Juan Soto homered onto the train tracks high above the left field wall and added a two-run double as the Washington Nationals tagged Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros 5-4 …


Left Out: Astros 1st World Series team minus lefty pitcher since 1903

Something was left out when the Houston Astros submitted their World Series roster. Namely, left-handed pitchers. For the first time since the very first World Series in 1903, a team …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019, 4:08 p.m.

World Series notebook: Cy Young winners, 1st-rounders fill rotations

The starting rotations for the World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are filled with former Cy Young winners and first-round draft picks.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

Houston Astros executive apologizes for Roberto Osuna comments; MLB to conduct interviews

The assistant general manager of the Houston Astros has apologized for using “inappropriate language” after a Sports Illustrated report said he repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters about …


Ascending Astros soar from baseball’s bottom to top

After losing 100 games in three straight seasons, the Houston Astros are in position to become the first team to win 100 in four consecutive years.


Long wait over for some Astros, Nationals at World Series

What a relief for Houston Astros pitcher Joe Smith that manager AJ Hinch was only joking about his team’s makeup for the World Series.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

Hot Gerrit Cole, Astros face Max Scherzer, Nationals in World Series opener

Gerrit Cole enters this matchup against fellow ace Max Scherzer at 19-0 in his past 25 starts, including three wins in the playoffs. No pitcher has ever won 20 in …


Capital hill: Astros, Nationals rely on rotations in World Series

Gerrit Cole is set to throw the first pitch of the World Series on Tuesday night in Houston. He led the majors with 326 strikeouts, was second to Verlander in …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Jose Altuve’s home run in 9th sends Astros to World Series over Yankees

Jose Altuve homered off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Houston Astros outlasted the New York Yankees 6-4 to advance to the World Series for …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks lift Yankees over Astros, close to 3-2 in ALCS

DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks stunned Justin Verlander with first-inning home runs, James Paxton made the lead stand up and the New York Yankees beat Houston 4-1, cutting the Astros’ …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Astros power past Yankees for 3-1 ALCS lead, Justin Verlander up next

George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run home runs, and the Houston Astros got another wild ace off the hook to beat the sloppy New York Yankees 8-3 and …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

AJ Hinch blows whistle, calls signal suspicions ‘a joke’

Astros manager AJ Hinch is blowing his own whistle on sign stealing and pitch tipping: He’s had enough of allegations about Houston hitters going out of bounds to decipher what’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 6:07 p.m.

AJ Hinch: Astros will come off field if fans throw objects

Astros manager AJ Hinch says he will remove his team from the field if fans at Yankee Stadium again throw objects at Houston players.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 3:25 p.m.

Giancarlo Stanton still out, Aaron Hicks moved up to 3rd in Yanks’ order

Giancarlo Stanton remained out of the New York Yankees lineup for the third straight game and Aaron Hicks was moved up to third in the batting order for Game 4 …


Tipped off: Pitch-tipping paranoia haunting teams in October

A year after suspicions on sign stealing made headlines when a man associated with the Astros was caught pointing a cellphone into opposing dugouts, Houston is giving pitchers pause again, …


Josh Reddick: Yankees fans ‘disrespectful’ for throwing debris

Houston Astros right fielder Josh Reddick called out Yankees fans for tossing water bottles, baseballs and other objects on the field during New York’s 4-1 loss in the AL Championship …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 7:20 p.m.

Yankees slumping at plate, fall behind 2-1 to Astros in ALCS

Didi Gregorius turned on a first-pitch fastball from Gerrit Cole with two on and two outs in the fifth inning and sent it soaring toward the right-field seats. The crowd …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Gerrit Cole pitches Astros past Yankees 4-1 for 2-1 lead in ALCS

A gritty Gerrit Cole held the New York Yankees scoreless without his sharpest stuff, Jose Altuve sparked Houston at the plate and the Astros locked down a 4-1 victory to …


Gerrit Cole trying to join list of great postseasons on mound

Even on a team with three stars in the starting rotation, Gerrit Cole has stood out in these playoffs.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

Gleyber Torres, Masahiro Tanaka lead Yankees over Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener

Gleyber Torres kept up his October surge with a homer and five RBIs, Masahiro Tanaka polished his playoff resume and the New York Yankees blanked the Houston Astros 7-0 Saturday …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Gerrit Cole, Astros beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game 5; Yankees next

Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Rays chase Justin Verlander early, beat Astros 4-1 to even ALDS

Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, Tommy Pham also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays chased Justin Verlander early in beating the Houston Astros …


Tampa Bay Rays break through on offense, beat Houston Astros to avoid elimination

Kevin Kiermaier hit a go-ahead, three-run homer as Tampa Bay teed off on Zack Greinke, and the Rays backed another clutch playoff pitching performance by Charlie Morton to beat the …


Gerrit Cole fans 15, Alex Bregman homers as Astros top Rays 3-1

Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved and the Houston Astros survived a wild ninth …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

Justin Verlander, Jose Altuve lead Astros over Rays 6-2 in ALDS opener

Justin Verlander looked every bit the October ace, Jose Altuve polished his postseason resume and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the visiting Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 Friday to open …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Carlos Correa expected to play for Astros in Division Series

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch expects shortstop Carlos Correa to play on Friday the AL Division Series opener.


Houston’s Zack Greinke takes no-hitter into ninth inning against Mariners

Zack Greinke came within two outs of pitching the third no-hitter by the Houston Astros this year, losing his bid on a single by Seattle rookie Austin Nola in the …