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Maldonado’s 3-run shot leads Astros over Giants 5-1

Martín Maldonado hit a three-run home run to back a strong start by Zack Greinke and help the Houston Astros to a 5-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.

All quiet till Ríos HR in 13th lifts Dodgers over Astros 4-2

Astros pick up manager Dusty Baker’s contract option

At least 3 MLB games postponed amid Marlins’ virus outbreak

Astros’ ace Verlander disputes report that he’ll miss remainder of the season

MLB announces that 2020 postseason will expand to 16 teams

Astros set for opening day game against Mariners on Friday

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  Opening day amid virus: Masks, empty parks, social justice

Astros win first summer exhibition game over Royals, 6-3

MLB’s testing sweep brings some success but optics are issue

MLB releases pandemic-shortened schedule amid testing delays

Astros release 2020 60-game schedule

Baseball’s back: MLB sets 60-game sked, opens July 23 or 24

Balk in baseball coronavirus talks, July 19 start off

An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season, which now won’t begin by July 19.

MLB rejects 114-game schedule, threatens plan of about 50

Management has said it will discuss a schedule of about 50 games, which would result in players receiving about 30% of their full salaries.

AP source: MLB owners approve plan to start season in July

Spring training would start in early to mid-June, said a person familiar with the decision.

Astros great Jimmy Wynn nicknamed ‘Toy Cannon’ dies at 78

Former Astros All-Star Jimmy Wynn passed away today. He was 78 years old. After his playing career, for several years, Wynn played an active role in the Astros community efforts. At the time of his passing, Wynn was a part of the Astros front office as Community Outreach Executive.

Sticking to script: Bregman, Astros discuss sign stealing

Astros name James Click new general manager

Dusty Baker named new Houston Astros manager

Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros wins second AL Cy Young Award

Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros wins second AL Cy Young Award

MLB checking after report 2017 Astros illegally stole signs

Astros’ Bregman, Greinke and Springer win Silver Slugger Awards

Louisville Slugger announced Thursday that Houston Astros All-Star third baseman Alex Bregman and All-Star outfielder George Springer won the Silver Slugger Award, which names them as the top offensive player at their position in the American League in 2019.

Astros president Ryan shifts to lesser role with team

Astros president Reid Ryan is shifting to a lesser role and owner Jim Crane's son is joining the executive team, moves announced 11 days after Crane apologized to a reporter and retracted a statement by the club

Alonso, Álvarez honored as top rookies by Baseball Digest

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and Houston Astros slugger Yordan Álvarez have been picked as this year's top rookies by Baseball Digest

Astros tender qualifying offer to Cole, make seceral roster moves

The Houston Astros have tendered RHP Gerrit Cole a qualifying offer, selected LHP Kent Emanuel to the 40-man roster, reinstated RHP Lance McCullers Jr. from the 60-day IL, and declined their 2020 option on RHP Chris Devenski.

Four Astros named finalists for 2019 BBWAA awards

Alvarez, Bregman, Cole and Verlander are vying for the MLB’s most prestigious season-long awards.

  Nationals top Astros in Game 7 to win 1st World Series title

Howie Kendrick and Anthony Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals overcame a two-run deficit and rocked the Houston Astros 6-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 to claim the first World Series title in franchise history.

Nats beat Astros 7-2, force Game 7 in World Series

Stephen Strasburg gutted through without his best fastball to throw a five-hitter Tuesday night, and now it’s on to Game 7 in the first World Series ever in which the visiting team won each of the first six games.

Alex Bregman becomes youngest AL player to hit 3 World Series home runs

Former LSU star Alex Bregman has been on fire during the World Series.

Cole pitches Astros to 3-2 Series lead over Nats

The Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the World Series.

Astros pound Nats 8-1, even World Series 2-2

Houston and Washington are all even in a World Series that has been one big road show.

Altuve, Astros show up in World Series, win Game 3 in DC 4-1

The World Series finally showed up back in Washington, 86 years later — and, sparked by José Altuve, the Houston Astros finally showed up in this World Series.

Astros fire Taubman over clubhouse incident with reporters

The Astros have fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters following Houston's pennant-winning victory over the New York Yankees

Strasburg stars as Nats rout Astros 12-3 for 2-0 Series lead

Stephen Strasburg outdueled fellow ace Justin Verlander, overcoming a shaky start to give the Washington Nationals a 12-3 win over the Houston Astros and a commanding 2-0 lead in the World Series.

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

The Nats had a week off after sweeping St. Louis in the NL Championship Series and easily answered any worries about whether the layoff would result in rest or rust.

World Series set to begin with Houston hosting Washington in Game 1

Gerrit Cole and Houston will host Washington in Game 1 of the World Series

Astros pick Verlander for Game 2, Greinke for Game 3

Justin Verlander will follow Gerrit Cole and start Game 2 of the World Series for Houston against Washington on Wednesday

Altuve’s HR in 9th sends Astros to World Series over Yankees

The Houston Astros outlasted the New York Yankees 6-4 Saturday night to advance to the World Series for the second time in three years.

LeMahieu, Hicks lift Yanks 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' lead in the AL Championship Series to 3-2

Astros power past Yanks for 3-1 ALCS lead, 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 reach the cusp of a second World Series visit in three years

Rain moves ALCS game 4 to Thursday

New York City is expected to see a strong coastal storm this afternoon which caused the Astros-Yankees American League Championship Series game 4 to be pushed back a day.

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 take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series

Correa HR in 11th, Astros top Yankees 3-2; ALCS tied at 1

Carlos Correa hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning and the Houston Astros won a battle of the bullpens, beating the New York Yankees 3-2 to tie the AL Championship Series at one game apiece

Torres, 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 in the AL Championship Series opener

Cole dominant as Astros down Rays to reach ALCS

The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays met in Game 5 of the ALDS on Thursday following back-to-back wins by the Rays in the series to force the winner-take-all-contest.

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

Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, and the Tampa Bay Rays chased Justin Verlander early in beating the Houston Astros 4-1 Tuesday night to even their AL Division Series at two games apiece.

Rays pummel Greinke, Morton clutch vs Astros to win Game 3

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 Houston Astros 10-3 and cut their AL Division Series deficit to 2-1

Verlander, 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 Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 to open their AL Division Series

Astros fan putting millions on his team to win World Series

Here’s one Houston Astros fan who’s putting his considerable money where his mouth is

Businessman places $3.5 million bet at Biloxi casino on Astros to win 2019 World Series

McIngvale is a businessman from Houston who is known for owning and operating the Gallery Furniture retail chain.

MLB announces start times for division series games through Saturday

Major League Baseball announced the start times for Division Series games through Saturday, October 5th. TBS will exclusively televise all National League Postseason games, while FS1 or MLB Network will exclusively cover all American League Division Series games.

Cole gets 20th win, tops AL in ERA, Ks as Astros beat Angels

Gerrit Cole earned his career-high 20th win, added to his major league-leading strikeout total and finished the best ERA in the AL, wrapping up a dominant season for himself and the Houston Astros with an 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels

Greinke loses no-hitter with 1 out in 9th, Astros win

Houston's Zack Greinke came within two outs of his first career no-hitter before Austin Nola singled in the ninth inning in the Astros' 3-0 win over the Seattle Mariners

Springer 3 HRs, Verlander 20th win, Astros clinch AL West

George Springer hit a career-high three homers, Justin Verlander got his MLB-leading 20th win and the Houston Astros clinched their third straight AL West title in grand fashion, routing the Los Angeles Angels 13-5

Cole reaches 300 Ks for season, Astros beat Rangers 3-2

Gerrit Cole struck out 10 batters, including his 300th of the season, in eight strong innings, Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve homered and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 to lock up a postseason berth

Brewers top Houston 4-2; Greinke loses 1st with Astros

Zack Greinke lost his first game since joining Houston, giving up a three-run homer to Eric Thames as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Astros 4-2 for a split of the interleague series

Springer carted off after he collides with wall

Houston Astros center fielder George Springer was carted off the field after he collided with the wall catching a ball

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander pitches 3rd career no-hitter; first with Astros

Justin Verlander pitched his third career no-hitter on Sunday in their 2-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Choi hits key double, Rays rally past Astros 9-8

Ji-Man Choi put Tampa Bay ahead with a two-run double in the seventh, Travis d'Arnaud homered and drove in four, and the Rays beat the Houston Astros 9-8 to avoid a three-game sweep

Verlander gets win despite ejection as Astros down Rays 15-1

Alvarez homers twice as Astros pound Rays 15-1 on another strange day for Verlander

Cole strikes out 12, Bregman HR lifts Astros over Tigers 6-3

Gerrit Cole struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings, Alex Bregman homered and the Houston Astros beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3

Verlander allows 2 HRs in 2-hitter, loses 2-1 to Tigers

John Hicks and Ronny Rodriguez homered for Detroit's only hits off Justin Verlander, and the Tigers beat the Houston Astros 2-1

Astros hit 3 homers, beat Tigers 6-3 as Sanchez exits early

George Springer, Jose Altuve and Martín Maldonado homered to lead the Houston Astros to a 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers

Gurriel has 2 RBIs, helps Astros over Tigers 5-4

Yuli Gurriel had two hits and drove in two runs as the Houston Astros built a lead with a big first inning and held on for a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers

Greinke gets 200th win, pitches Astros past A’s 4-1

Zack Greinke threw seven smooth innings for his 200th win, pitching the first-place Houston Astros past the Oakland Athletics 4-1 to avoid a four-game sweep

Chapman, Canha back Bassitt in A’s 8-4 win over Astros

Matt Chapman doubled among his three hits and Mark Canha had two hits and three RBIs to back Chris Bassitt's six solid innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 8-4

A’s edge Astros 3-2 in 13 to inch closer in playoff chase

Robbie Grossman singled home the winning run with two outs in the 13th inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros

A’s hold off Houston 7-6 in a home run derby with 10 homers

Matt Chapman hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the eighth for his second of the night, fourth in two days and the record 10th combined at the Coliseum, where the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 7-6

McCann grand slam in 8th powers White Sox past Astros 13-9

James McCann hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the eighth inning and the Chicago White Sox outlasted the Houston Astros 13-9 to win the season series from the runaway AL West leaders

Astros pitcher Cole undergoes tests on injured hamstring

Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole underwent tests on his right hamstring, a day after he was a late scratch in the doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox

Astros Gerrit Cole pulled before start with White Sox

Houston Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole doesn't make scheduled start against the White Sox because of right hamstring discomfort

Astros and White Sox split doubleheader

Ivan Nova tossed a four-hitter and the Chicago White Sox took advantage of an injury to Houston ace Gerrit Cole for a 4-1 win and split of their doubleheader on Tuesday

Greinke, Springer lead Astros over Chisox to open twinbill

Zack Greinke tossed six solid innings in his second start with the Astros, George Springer and José Altuve hit solo home runs and Houston topped the Chicago White Sox 6-2 in the first game of a doubleheader

Greinke’s 2nd start with Astros postponed by rain

Astros-White Sox postponed by rain, pushing back Greinke's second start with Houston

Alvarez hits three homers in Astros 23-2 rout of Orioles

Alvarez hits three homers in Astros 23-2 rout of Orioles

Miley helps Astros beat Orioles 3-2 for 7th straight victory

Wade Miley, Jose Altuve lead Houston Astros past Baltimore Orioles 3-2 for 7th straight win

Houston Astros to extend protective netting at Minute Maid Park

The Houston Astros announced today that the protective netting inside Minute Maid Park will be both upgraded and extended to cover more of the seating area.

Gurriel 8 RBIs, Cole wins 10th in row, Astros rout Rockies

Yuli Gurriel drove in a team record-tying eight runs, Gerrit Cole won his 10th straight decision and the Houston Astros routed the Colorado Rockies 14-3 for their sixth victory in a row

Greinke wins Astros debut with HR help, tops Rockies 11-6

Zack Greinke labored through six innings but wound up with a win in his Astros debut as Houston hit four home runs to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-6