Oakland Athletics (57-43, second in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (64-37, first in the AL West)
Houston; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Homer Bailey (8-6, 4.69...
HOUSTON (AP) — Michael Brantley has been a force in the middle of the lineup during his first season with the Astros.
Jurado, Rangers to take on Urquidy, Astros
Texas Rangers (50-47, third in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (62-37, first in the AL West)
Houston; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Ariel Jurado (5-5, 4.63 ERA)...
Jurado scheduled to start for Texas against Houston
Houston Astros (58-35, first in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (50-43, third in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Justin Verlander (10-4,...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — While Jose Altuve had the tiebreaking two-out double in the 11th inning, he gave most of the credit to George Springer for putting the Houston Astros ahead for...
Gurriel hits 2 HRs, Astros beat Rockies, 9-8
DENVER (AP) — Yuli Gurriel made himself at home at Coors Field and delivered another big hit for Houston.
Gurriel homered twice, including a go-ahead blast in the seventh inning, and also...
HOUSTON (AP) — After sitting out two days nursing a sore left knee, Yordan Alvarez didn't waste any time getting back to work in his return to the Houston Astros' lineup on Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Three pitches in, Jose Altuve gave the Astros a much-needed lead. By the time rookie Yordan Alvarez connected innings later, relief was settling in for a club coming off a most...
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
Zac Gallen is set to make his major league debut when he starts for the Marlins at St. Louis. The 23-year-old righty was 9-1...
SEATTLE (AP) — Even without Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and George Springer, the Houston Astros are rolling toward another AL West title.
Alex Bregman had two hits and three RBIs, and seven...
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros shortstop Carlos Correa says his rib was fractured during a massage.
The 2015 AL Rookie of the Year is expected to be sidelined four-to-six weeks.
HOUSTON (AP) — With three of their biggest stars out with injuries, the Houston Astros needed someone to step up on Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros placed outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left hamstring strain, but could be close to getting star second baseman Jose Altuve...
Astros on a tear despite absence of Altuve
Take away George Springer and Jose Altuve, and maybe the Houston Astros start to look a little more beatable.
The Boston Red Sox finally snapped Houston's 10-game winning streak...
HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole couldn't help but linger on a recent rocky outing against the Texas Rangers. It became fuel for the right-hander that ignited one of his best starts this...
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros star Jose Altuve has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring.
Manager AJ Hinch announced the move after an 11-4 win over Texas on Saturday...
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 (AP) — Astros star Jose Altuve has been pulled from a game with left hamstring discomfort.
The second baseman left in the first inning Friday night against the Texas Rangers. Houston...
Cleveland chases series sweep over Astros
Cleveland Indians (15-10, second in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (15-11, second in the AL West)
Houston; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Shane Bieber (2-1, 3.47...
Stewart, Twins to take on Verlander, Astros on Wednesday
Minnesota Twins (13-8, first in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (14-9, second in the AL West)
Houston; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Houston and Minnesota will meet at Minute...
HOUSTON (AP) — After losing three straight games following tough first innings by his starters, Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch thought his team was in for another long night on Tuesday after...
Minnesota Twins (12-7, first in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (13-8, second in the AL West)
Houston; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Jake Odorizzi (1-2, 4.77 ERA,...
Houston Astros (13-6, first in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (10-8, third in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Gerrit Cole (1-2, 3.24...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman homered on consecutive fastballs for the Houston Astros before the game's first out, giving Justin Verlander a three-run lead before he even...
Texas takes 4-game win streak into matchup with Houston
Houston Astros (12-6, first in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (10-7, third in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Justin Verlander (2-0, 3.52...
Astros go after series sweep over Athletics
Houston Astros (12-5, first in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (10-10, fourth in the AL West)
Houston Astros (11-5, first in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (10-9, fourth in the AL West)
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:
STRINGS AND THINGS
All sorts of streaks are in play when the Astros wrap up their series at Seattle.
SEATTLE (AP) — At this rate, Jose Altuve is going to find himself invited to participate in the home run derby — no matter what he claims.
"I'm not the power hitter we all see right now, but...
SEATTLE (AP) — Jose Altuve is as baffled as everyone else about his recent power surge.
Altuve and Yuli Gurriel hit grand slams as the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 10-6 Friday...
Altuve powers Astros to first-ever sweep of Yankees
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit two homers, Carlos Correa homered with three RBIs and the Houston Astros completed their first sweep of the New York Yankees with an 8-6 win Wednesday...
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve needed video review to confirm his first home run Wednesday night.
His second shot was a no-doubter — just like the Houston Astros' status as a team to beat in the...
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch saw his team's at-bats improving as the game went along Tuesday night.
That seems to be happening a lot lately for a Houston squad that's heated up...
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit the ball a really long way. Carlos Correa did just the opposite to win the game for the Houston Astros.
Altuve homered to the train tracks above left field to...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros are a deep, veteran team, making it tough for bench players like Tony Kemp and Aledmys Diaz to get onto the field.
That pair was ready Sunday, sparking Houston to a...
Verlander outpitches Snell, Astros cruise past Rays 5-1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander relished facing Blake Snell on opening day.
"I don't try to hide behind the this-is-just-another-start anymore," the Houston ace said.
American League West capsules
Capsules of American League West teams, listed in order of finish last year:
Astros set to contend for another title
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros entered last season looking to defend the title after winning their first World Series in 2017.
Being eliminated in the ALCS by the Boston Red Sox has done...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Right-hander Ryan Pressly remembered joining the Houston Astros and meeting Jose Altuve.
"The second I walked through the front door, Altuve gave me a big hug...
Altuve returns to Astros, works on turning double plays
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Now that Jose Altuve is back playing Grapefruit League games, Houston manager A.J. Hinch wants the 2017 AL MVP to see if he can improve the way he turns double...
Altuve plays 2nd spring training game at DH, to play 2B next
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jose Altuve struck out three times in his second game since offseason knee surgery and will return to second base for the Houston Astros on Saturday.
Verlander, Syndergaard sharp in early, brief pitchers’ duel
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A brief high velocity matchup between Houston's Justin Verlander and the New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard overshadowed Jose Altuve's first spring training appearance...
No Morton, no Keuchel as Astros head to spring training
HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros are not short on confidence heading to spring training, not after winning 103 games and with most of their roster intact from last year's run to the AL Championship Series.
"I love this team," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "And when we show up next week if this is the roster we have, we've got a really good chance of accomplishing our goals this year."
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has right knee surgery
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros second baseman Jose Altuve had surgery on his right knee, one day after Houston was eliminated by Boston in the AL Championship Series.
Altuve was the AL MVP in 2017, when he hit a major league-leading .346 with 24 homers and 81 RBIs as the Astros won their first World Series title.
Aching Astros miss chance to repeat after ALCS defeat
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros entered the AL Championship Series aching.
Jose Altuve was playing on just one good knee, Carlos Correa's back was never right and Lance McCullers was pitching through an injury that will likely require surgery.
Now the Astros are hurting even worse, done after losing four straight to the Red Sox to end their bid to repeat as champions.
Astros move Correa into cleanup spot for ALCS Game 5
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa has been moved from seventh to fourth in the Houston Astros' batting order for Game 5 of the AL Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox.
Astros manager AJ Hinch made the switch for his team's must-win game Thursday night after Correa had three hits and drove in two runs in Game 4. It was the first multi-hit game this postseason for Correa, the shortstop who has struggled with back problems for months.
Fan interferes on possible Altuve HR in Astros 8-6 ALCS loss
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve was sure he'd hit a tying home run for the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series. He thought it was a double, at least, when he watched the ball ricochet back onto the field.
Then, he saw the signal: He was out, and couldn't believe it.
Houston 3B Bregman moves to leadoff spot for Game 4 of ALCS
HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman is in the leadoff spot for the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox after batting third in the team's first six playoff games.
Houston manager AJ Hinch made the change after the Red Sox walked Bregman seven times combined in the first three games of this series. Hinch made the change with the Astros trailing 2-1 going into Wednesday's matchup.