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Astros slug season-high five homers to top Angels, 9-1

José Altuve and Yuli Gurriel homered early as the Houston Astros hit a season-high five long balls Wednesday night in a 9-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

Tigers beat Astros 6-2 in Hinch’s return to Houston

Correa’s 9th-inning homer puts Astros past Angels, 4-2

MLB officially moves All-Star Game to Denver’s Coors Field

Astros agree on five-year extension with pitcher Lance McCullers Jr.

MLB to start on time after players reject delay

Report: Astros, Michael Brantley agree to new two-year deal

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Astros move Triple A franchise to Sugar Land

Margot’s homer, catch highlight Rays' 4-2 win over Astros

Bang! Bang! Astros thump away vs Oakland, return to ALCS

Springer hits 2 HRs, Astros beat A’s 5-2 for 2-0 ALDS lead

Correa, Springer rally Astros past A’s 10-5 in ALDS opener

Astros sweep as Twins lose 18th straight in playoffs

Astros win 4-1 in Game 1; Twins' record losing streak at 17

Tarnished by scandal at the start of the year and below-average during this pandemic-abbreviated season, the Houston Astros showed up for the playoffs with their usual confidence and poise.Just like that, they’ve got the edge on the Minnesota Twins in an elimination game.

Thursday’s Astros-Angels game moved to Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Laura

Major League Baseball announced today that Thursday’s (Aug. 27) game between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park in Houston will be played on Tuesday as part of a doubleheader beginning at 3:05 p.m. In addition, Wednesday’s game, which was originally scheduled for 8:10

Astros win 8th straight, pounding Rockies with two five-run innings

Abraham Toro homered in the second of two five-run innings by the Astros and Houston extended its major league-best winning streak to eight games with a 10-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.

Astros’ Alex Bregman placed on 10-day injured list

The hits keep coming for the Houston Astros. A day after losing Yordan Álvarez for the year, the Astros have placed third baseman Alex Bregman on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain. Houston manager Dusty Baker announced the move on Thursday.

Tucker homers, triples twice; Astros beat Rockies, 13-6

SIX STRAIGHT: Astros top Rockies in 11 innings

Correa’s double helps Astros down Rockies, 2-1

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

McCullers flirts with no-no as Astros stop five-game skid

Dbacks beat Astros 5-4 on Calhoun’s single in ninth

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

The Dodgers and Astros showed no carry-over Wednesday night from a fracas in the series opener that led to suspensions, and Edwin Ríos hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning to lift Los Angeles over Houston 4-2.

Astros pick up manager Dusty Baker’s contract option

The Houston Astros have exercised the 2021 contract options for manager Dusty Baker, third base coach Gary Pettis and pitching coach Brent Strom, General Manager James Click announced.

At least 3 MLB games postponed amid Marlins’ virus outbreak

More than a dozen Marlins players and staff members tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak that disrupted Major League Baseball's schedule on the fifth day of the pandemic-delayed season.

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

According to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle, Houston Astros ace, Justin Verlander is out for the season after suffering an elbow injury.

MLB announces that 2020 postseason will expand to 16 teams

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced Thursday that the 2020 Postseason will expand to 16 teams, beginning with eight best-of-three Wild Card Series preceding the Division Series. All of the new Postseason games will be exclusively televised by ES

Astros set for opening day game against Mariners on Friday

The 2019 American League Champion Houston Astros will officially kick off the 2020 Major League Baseball season Friday with an 8:10 p.m. Opening Day game against the Seattle Mariners. The reigning 2019 AL Cy Young Award winner, Justin Verlander, will start for the Astros opposite left-handed pitcher

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

At long last, the Major League Baseball season is set to begin. Four months after it was originally scheduled, opening day in the coronavirus pandemic era is almost here.

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

The Houston Astros and pitcher Lance McCullers looked prime for the regular season with the team’s 6-3 summer exhibition win over the Royals Monday night. McCullers was sharp in his five innings of work, as he allowed four hits, no walks and picked six strikeouts. The only run given up was a solo ho

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

Major League Baseball's COVID-19 testing sweep appears to be having some success even as large swaths of the United States continue to struggle with containing the fast-spreading virus.

MLB releases pandemic-shortened schedule amid testing delays

By the time MLB revealed each team’s 60-game slate, last year's World Series teams, the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros, had canceled workouts because of COVID-19 testing delays.

Astros release 2020 60-game schedule

The defending American League Champion Houston Astros will begin the 2020 season at home, hosting the Seattle Mariners on Friday, July 24 at Minute Maid Park. It will be the first of a six-game homestand in which the Astros will host Seattle (4 games) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (2 games).

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

Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony.

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

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred disciplined the Astros after he found the team broke rules by using electronics to steal signs during its run to the 2017 World Series championship and again in the 2018 season.

Astros name James Click new general manager

The Houston Astros have hired James Click as the club’s new general manager, Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane announced today. He becomes the 13th general manager in franchise history.

Dusty Baker named new Houston Astros manager

The Houston Astros have hired Dusty Baker as the club’s new manager, Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane announced today. He becomes the 19th manager in franchise history.

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

Astros All-Star right-handed pitcher Justin Verlander has been named the 2019 American League Cy Young Award winner, as announced by the Baseball Writers Association of America tonight on MLB Network.

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

Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by using a camera positioned in center field

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