Houston Astros

Angels Pitchers Powerless Against Astros' Long-ball Game In Loss

Angels pitchers fail to stop the Astros from clinching the AL West title in grand fashion, giving up three home runs to George Springer alone in a 13-5 loss.

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Houston Astros Clinch Third Consecutive Al West Division Title

George Springer's three home runs fuel Astros' 13-5 rout of Angels as ace Justin Verlander earns his 20th win of the season.       

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Bryan Abreu Making Push For Postseason Roster

The Astros are not a team with many holes. With a staff fronted by three aces, a lineup peppered with stars, and a bullpen anchored by the likes of Roberto Osuna and Ryan Pressly, Houston’s squad currently holds a 33.6% chance of winning the...
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West Notes: Lyles, Astros, Turner, Pence, A’s

Right-hander Jordan Lyles has been terrific for the Brewers since they acquired him from the Pirates prior to the July trade deadline, but he almost ended up elsewhere before Milwaukee grabbed him. The Astros showed “strong interest” in...
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Astros Activate Ryan Pressly

The Astros have one of their best pitchers back from the injured list. Barely four weeks after Ryan Pressly underwent an arthroscopic knee procedure, he’s been reinstated from the IL, the team announced. A four- to six-week timeline was...

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Astros' Electric Justin Verlander-gerrit Cole Duo Will Be Rare Postseason Weapon

One of the more remarkable realities in Major League Baseball right now is that a Cy Young Award winner and six-time All-Star is only slated to be the Houston Astros ' No. 3 starter in the postseason...

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Bettor Applies For Waiver To Bet More Than $5m On Astros To Win World Series

A petition has been filed requesting that the state of New Jersey's $5 million sports-betting wager cap be waived for an upcoming bet, according to a document PlayNJ discovered at the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement website...
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Al West Notes: Robles, Mathis, Astros

Right-hander Hansel Robles has been a bright spot in what has become another disappointing season for the Angels, writes Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times. Robles boasts a 1.25 ERA over his past 40 games — tops among AL pitchers with at...
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Will The Dodgers Replicate Closer Model The Red Sox And Astros Used To Beat Them?

Craig Kimbrel and Ken Giles of the Red Sox and Astros, respectively, were supplanted in the ninth inning of clinching World Series games by starters.
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Yankees Pitching Staff Is Rising At The Perfect Time To Challenge The Astros

Ever since the Houston Astros took them down in the 2017 American League Championship Series, the New York Yankees have been looking to close the gap on their new blood rivals...
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'we Have No Choice': Success Of Dodgers, Astros Has Mlb Teams Scrambling To Keep Up

Los Angeles and Houston have become the gold standard of identifying and developing talent – and that has the rest of the league trying to catch up.       
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Quick Hits: Astros, Correa, Suzuki, Haniger, Buxton

The Astros will move forward with a four-man rotation for the remaining 18 games of the season, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. Between Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, Zack Greinke, and Wade Miley, Houston’s club features perhaps the...

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Athletics To Promote Jesus Luzardo

The A’s are calling up top prospect Jesus Luzardo, MLB.com’s Martin Gallegos reports (Twitter link).  The star left-hander is expected to join the team on Monday when they begin a series against the Astros.  Another transaction will...
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Al Notes: Springer, Rangers, Calhoun, Rays

Astros outfielder George Springer is in the lineup today against Seattle, marking a quick return from a concussion suffered earlier this week after he collided with the center field wall. Some other news from around the AL: The Rangers have...
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Inside Mlb: Who's Hot And Who's Not This Week

Texas appears to be the spot for former Dodgers prospects to flourish, like Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez and Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun.
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Leading Off: Verlander Returns To Mound After No-hitter

LEADING OFF: Astros ace Justin Verlander returns to mound for 1st time since no-hitter       

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Reddick Homers Again As Astros Beat Mariners 7-4

Josh Reddick homered for the second straight game and Alex Bregman had two hits and stole home to help the Houston Astros to a 7-4 win on over the Seattle Mariners       
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The Twins Power To The Playoffs, Where ‘anything Can Happen’

They’re still firmly below the Yankees and the Astros in the American League hierarchy, but the Twins think they have a blueprint for October.
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Astros Minor Leaguer Loses Home Run In The Strangest Way Possible

When is a home run not really a home run?Read more...

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Zack Greinke Pokes Fun At Himself For Getting Picked Off First Base

Zack Greinke didn’t exactly have his finest moment on the baseball diamond Tuesday, and he knows it. The Houston Astros righty, who got a chance to play offense in an interleague game against the Milwaukee Brewers, reached first base on a...

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