Miley solid, Astros hit 6 homers to rout Mariners 10-2
HOUSTON (AP) — Despite not having his best pitch, Wade Miley found a way to get another win on a night on which he got a boost by a huge offensive night by the Houston Astros.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who returned from a concussion and broken nose Wednesday following a home plate collision last month, has been designated for assignment by the Los...
Astros’ Marisnick 2-game suspension upheld by MLB
NEW YORK (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick's two-game suspension for his violent home plate collision with Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy on July 7 has been upheld by...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Southern California natives Gerrit Cole and Jake Marisnick had big games for the Houston Astros while playing in front of friends and family Wednesday night.
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:
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The Dodgers and Phillies are facing a tight turnaround after a lengthy rain delay pushed the end of Wednesday's game...
Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez suspended for 3 games
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick's head,...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros expected the Angels to retaliate against Jake Marisnick in his first game versus Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jonathan Lucroy can't remember what happened after he reached out to catch the throw at the plate in Houston last week.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick was suspended for two games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for his violent home plate collision with Los Angeles Angels...
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
The All-Star Game might not count anymore, but the Home Run Derby is upping the stakes. This year's derby includes a $1...
HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy was carted off the field Sunday after a violent collision at the plate with Houston's Jake Marisnick, and manager Brad Ausmus thinks the...
HOUSTON (AP) — After missing a couple of chances to put the game away Sunday, the Houston Astros felt fortunate to finally close it out in the 10th inning.
Seattle Mariners (37-50, fifth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (52-32, first in the AL West)
Houston; Sunday, 2 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Marco Gonzales (9-6, 4.34 ERA,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a power-packed win, the New York Yankees' clubhouse was pumpin' and thumpin'. Until some mysterious DJ suddenly turned down the volume.
Boston Red Sox (27-24, third in the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (34-18, first in the AL West)
Houston; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: David Price (2-2, 3.29 ERA,...
HOUSTON (AP) — Thrust into an everyday role because of injuries, Jake Marisnick is making the most of his opportunity with the Houston Astros.
White Sox turn triple play against Astros
HOUSTON (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have turned a triple play against the Houston Astros.
It came in the third inning Wednesday night with runners on first and second. Jake Marisnick hit a...
Covey scheduled to start for White Sox at Astros
Chicago White Sox (21-25, third in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (32-16, first in the AL West)
Houston; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Dylan Covey (0-2, 4.41...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros continued to pile up home runs on Monday night, even without their top slugger.
Jake Marisnick and Tyler White homered and Brad Peacock had another solid...
BOSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros patiently waited out Rick Porcello through seven scoreless innings, then pounced when the Red Sox right-hander delivered a pair of mistakes.
Houston Astros (27-15, first in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (18-21, fourth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Wade Miley (3-2, 3.18 ERA,...
DETROIT (AP) — The surging Houston Astros were too much for Matthew Boyd.
Aledmys Diaz, Robinson Chirinos, Jake Marisnick and Alex Bregman homered for Houston, and the Astros beat the...
Texas Rangers (17-19, fourth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (24-15, first in the AL West)
Houston; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Jesse Chavez (0-1, 7.27 ERA,...
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander continued his strong start to the season with arguably his best start of the year.
Verlander pitched one-hit ball for seven dominant innings, right fielder...
Houston Astros (18-12, first in the AL West) vs. Minnesota Twins (17-10, first in the AL Central)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gerrit Cole got a big play from his shortstop and settled in for a superb performance.
After Cole walked the first two batters of the game, Carlos Correa made a backhanded...
Chirinos gives bullpen some rest, Rays beat Astros 3-1
ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There was no opener needed for the Tampa Bay Rays in their first series of the season.
Yonny Chirinos covered splendidly for a taxed bullpen, Austin Meadows hit...
Astros agree to deals with 7 players, but not Cole or Correa
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have agreed to terms with seven of their arbitration-eligible players, but star shortstop Carlos Correa and right-hander Gerrit Cole are not among them.
Correa, the top overall pick in the 2012 draft, made just $1 million last season. He asked for $5 million when swapping figures with the team, and the Astros offered $4.25 million. Cole, who made $6.75 million last year, asked for $13.5 million, and the team offered $11,425,000.
Vogelbach’s slam in 8th powers Seattle over Houston 4-1
HOUSTON (AP) — When Houston's Jake Marisnick made a highlight-reel catch on a ball hit by Robinson Cano for the second out of the eighth inning Monday night, Seattle manager Scott Servais started to think it just might not be his team's night.
Turns out he just had to wait a little bit longer.
Rookie pinch-hitter Daniel Vogelbach hit his first career grand slam two batters later, lifting the Mariners over the Houston Astros 4-1 on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-Star outfielder George Springer left Houston's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after injuring his left thumb trying to steal second base in the third inning Sunday.
Springer exited with discomfort in his thumb following a headfirst dive into the bag. He was thrown out by Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal.
It's unclear how long the 2017 World Series MVP might be sidelined.
Astros beat Rays 1-0 for 11th straight road win
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — With another dominant pitching performance, the Houston Astros didn't need much offense — or luck — to tie a franchise record for road wins.
Lance McCullers pitched seven strong innings, Jake Marisnick homered and the Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 Thursday night for their 11th straight victory away from home.
Morton, Marisnick power Astros over Blue Jays 7-0
HOUSTON (AP) — The normally stoic Charlie Morton actually cracked a smile after he was reminded that his stellar outing gave him 10 wins for just the third time in his 11-year career.
However, the Houston right-hander was quick to point out that he wouldn't have such success without help from his teammates, a fact that was on display on Tuesday.
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa capped a May to forget with a big hit that helped the Houston Astros to a win.
Correa snapped an 0 for 10 slump with a two-run homer in the first, and Tony Kemp and Jake Marisnick each had an RBI in a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.
Correa's home run ended a month during which he hit just .192 after batting .315 in April.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Charlie Morton remained unbeaten this season — and knew where to place the credit for his latest victory.
Morton (7-0) pitched six solid innings, Alex Bregman and Jake Marisnick hit three-run homers and the Houston Astros defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-2.
"I felt like I was along for the ride," Morton said. "It was just one of those days for me. They picked me up all night."
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros recalled outfielder Tony Kemp from Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday after sending Jake Marisnick down after the previous night's game.
Kemp was hitting .335 with a .841 OPS this season at Triple-A, including a 20-game hitting streak end that ended Tuesday.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder George Springer is day to day with a bruised left elbow after being hit by a 92 mph pitch from Texas Rangers starter Cole Hamels in the fourth inning.
Springer remained on the ground for nearly two minutes Friday night as Houston's medical staff attended to him. He finished the inning as a baserunner, but was replaced in center field in the top of the fourth by Jake Marisnick.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As happy as AJ Hinch has been with the top of his lineup, the Astros' manager has been equally pleased with the production from the bottom half of the order, too.
Then again, the way Houston's offense has been going lately it doesn't seem to matter who is batting or where.
George Springer kept up his hitting surge with two hits and two RBIs, Alex Bregman homered and the Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Tuesday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Carlos Correa thinks Lance McCullers Jr. is headed for a big season. McCullers feels the same way about Correa.
McCullers struck out 10 in 5 1/3 innings, Correa hit a two-run homer and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 on Saturday.
"What I've seen from Lance in spring training is he's nasty, he's just filthy," Correa said. "I really believe that if he stays healthy for the whole year, he can be in the conversation for a Cy Young Award."
Five days before spring training concluded, there were consecutive games in Fort Myers, Fla., about 2½ hours away from the Astros’ West Palm Beach facility. Manager A.J. Hinch took just three major league position players — George Springer, Alex Bregman and Jake Marisnick — along with the four men vying for the club’s final two opening-day roster spots.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. | The Nationals will begin their spring training schedule on Friday at 1:05 p.m. in West Palm Beach against the Houston Astros, who share the Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches with Washington.
But don't expect a lot of regulars for the World Series champion Astros, according to the lineup posted outside of the Houston clubhouse Thursday. Houston will be the home team Friday against the Nationals, who will start lefty Tommy Milone.
Marisnick’s 2 homers, 5 RBIs power Astros past Rays 14-7
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's lineup is so powerful that even the Astros' No. 9 hitter Jake Marisnick has been dangerous at the plate this season.
He proved that once again on Monday night, finishing with three hits, including two homers, and a career-high five RBIs and the Astros coasted to a 14-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Fiers strikes out 11 as Astros beat Twins 5-3
HOUSTON (AP) — On a day when Houston's powerful hitters were lagging, the Astros found a way to generate runs in another way.
Mike Fiers struck out a season-high 11 over seven strong innings and Nori Aoki had two hits and two RBIs to help the Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Sunday.
The AL West leaders took two of three from the Twins coming out of the All-Star break.
Reddick’s big day lifts Astros over Athletics 12-9
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Josh Reddick will take a three-hit game any time. This one meant just a little bit more to the Houston Astros outfielder, though.
"You always want to do well against your former team," said Reddick, who played in Oakland for parts of five seasons. "I enjoy beating them regardless. Whether I got 0 for 4 or I go 4 for 4. So, it is fun."
Reddick homered and scored four runs, Jake Marisnick and Marwin Gonzalez each went deep and the Astros beat the Athletics 12-9 on Thursday.
Astros’ Springer suffers hand injury, leaves game
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder George Springer suffered a left hand contusion after being struck by a 92-mph fastball from Jesse Hahn leading off Thursday against the Oakland Athletics.
The ball grazed Springer's left shoulder. Springer is tied for second in the American league with 21 home runs. His status is day-to-day.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros have found success stringing together hits, even just base hits. They had five singles in the decisive sixth Wednesday night.
Carlos Correa homered, Mike Fiers struck out five over six innings to win his fourth straight decision, and the majors-best Astros won for the ninth straight time in Oakland, beating the Athletics 5-1.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As good as the Houston Astros have been at home this season, they've been even better on the road while piling up wins at a ridiculous rate.
It's a fact that's not lost on manager A.J. Hinch, although he's not inclined to read much into it just yet.
George Springer hit his 20th home run, Jake Marisnick and Derek Fisher also went deep and the Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Monday night.
Astros score 5 in 9th to top Royals 6-1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lance McCullers took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Jose Altuve hit a two-run homer in a five-run ninth as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Thursday night.
Altuve's ninth home run came off Kelvin Herrera (1-2) with Josh Reddick, who walked on four pitches to lead off the inning, aboard. Herrera has yielded seven home runs in 24 1/3 innings after giving up only six in 72 innings last season.
HOUSTON (AP) — In his last few starts, Houston's Joe Musgrove felt like he had been the weak link on the team with the best record in the majors and he was determined to turn things around.
He was able to do that on Friday night by pitching seven strong innings in the Astros' 2-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
HOUSTON (AP) — Jake Marisnick wouldn't acknowledge whether he thought his tiebreaking home run in the bottom of the eighth inning had ended the game. His teammates, however, were teasing him in the clubhouse after the game about a nearly humiliating premature celebration while he was rounding the bases.
"I don't know what you're talking about," Marisnick said with a grin when asked about it. "No comment."