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.
Bregman, Gurriel homer, Astros beat Rockies 4-2
DENVER (AP) — Wade Miley appeared headed for an early exit. Instead, he had a strong finish to help the Houston Astros to their second straight sweep.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston entered Friday night with losses in nine of its last 11 games and in need of a momentum shift.
Josh Reddick and Yuli Gurriel used two big swings to answer the...
SEATTLE (AP) — An early offensive punch from Robinson Chirinos, a solid effort by Houston's bullpen and another baffling play by Seattle's defense helped the Astros keep rolling.
Houston Astros (39-20, first in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (29-29, third in the AL West)
Fisher’s homer leads Astros past Athletics 3-2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With several key stars sidelined by injuries, the Houston Astros relied on some lesser-known fill-ins who were in the minors just a week ago.
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 Astros (31-15, first in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (23-22, third in the AL East)
Boston; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Wade Miley (4-2, 3.51 ERA, 1.15...
Astros top Red Sox 7-3 for 10th straight win
BOSTON (AP) — Tyler White's two-run double capped a five-run first inning, Josh Reddick hit a solo homer and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Saturday night for...
BOSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros are sending an early message to the rest of baseball.
They're playing and sounding like they're the best.
Houston Astros (29-15, first in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (23-20, third in the AL East)
Boston; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Gerrit Cole (4-4, 3.88 ERA, 1.01...
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) — Josh Reddick has made a habit of making outstanding defensive plays.
His latest one saved the game for the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
Houston Astros (18-14, first in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (15-17, third in the AL West)
Monterrey; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Wade Miley (1-2, 3.24 ERA,...
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's Robinson Chirinos wasn't pleased when the Cleveland Indians intentionally walked Josh Reddick to bring him to the plate with two on and two out in the seventh inning...
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...
Cleveland Indians (13-10, second in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (15-9, first in the AL West)
Houston; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Trevor Bauer (2-1, 2.20...
Verlander dominates Twins in Astros’ 7-1 win
HOUSTON (AP) — Watching Wade Miley go right at the Minnesota Twins' lineup the night before inspired Justin Verlander.
The right-hander followed suit and pitched eight dominant innings, and...
Astros take on the Rangers in division matchup
Houston Astros (13-7, second in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (11-8, third in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Collin McHugh (3-1, 1.96...
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...
American League West capsules
Capsules of American League West teams, listed in order of finish last year:
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...
Astros outfielder has Spider-Man-themed Georgia wedding
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — You didn't need much of a Spidey sense at Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick's wedding to realize that the ballplayer has an affinity for a certain web-slinging superhero.
KTRK-TV reports Reddick married Georgette 'Jett' Elkins at the Jekyll Island Club Resort on Saturday during a Spider-Man-themed wedding.
A capsule look at the Astros-Red Sox playoff series
A look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox:
Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Saturday, at Boston, 8:09 p.m.; Game 2, Sunday, at Boston, 7:09 p.m.; Game 3, Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Houston, 5:09 p.m.; Game 4, Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Houston, 8:39 p.m.; x-Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 18, at Houston, 8:09 p.m.; x-Game 6, Saturday, Oct. 20, at Boston, 5:09 p.m.; x-Game 7, Sunday, Oct. 21, at Boston, 7:39 p.m. (All games on TBS).
Cole tunes up for playoffs, helps Astros beat Orioles 2-1
BALTIMORE (AP) — Gerrit Cole knows the 2018 season will ultimately be judged on how he performs in the playoffs.
So for at least a week, the Houston Astros right-hander will savor what he accomplished from April through September.
Cole went over 200 innings with a sharp outing against the Baltimore Orioles, and Houston got a home run from Josh Reddick in a 2-1 victory Friday night.
Cole tunes up for playoffs, helps Astros beat Orioles 2-1
BALTIMORE (AP) — Gerrit Cole tuned up for the postseason by pitching six sharp innings for the Houston Astros, who got a home run from Josh Reddick in a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
The Astros close out the regular season at Camden Yards this weekend after clinching the AL West title on Tuesday night. Houston opens the playoffs at home against Cleveland on Oct. 5.
McCann, Reddick go back-to-back, Astros beat Blue Jays 5-3
TORONTO (AP) — The Houston Astros kept rolling on the road and moved to the brink of their second straight AL West title.
Brian McCann and Josh Reddick hit back-to-back home runs, and the Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Monday night to close in on another division crown.
Reddick’s HR, rookie’s poise help Astros beat Seattle, 3-2
SEATTLE (AP) — Houston manager A.J. Hinch knows his pitching staff can throw good fastballs. However, it is the change-of-direction pitches that bring a smile to his face.
Rookie left-hander Framber Valdez won in his big-league debut, and Josh Reddick homered to give the Astros the lead for good as they beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Reddick's tiebreaking home run in the fourth inning put the Astros ahead 2-1, and Yuli Gurriel added an RBI single in the sixth for a two-run lead.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Astros are doing more than just getting by without injured Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa.
Josh Reddick's three-run homer highlighted Houston's seven-run eighth, and the Astros routed the Dodgers 14-0 to hand Los Angeles its biggest shutout loss at home in 95 years Saturday night.
Astros snap five-game skid with 5-2 win over Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) — Charlie Morton did what's become expected on the mound in getting his 12th victory, while Evan Gattis and Josh Reddick provided the pop needed with all the big names missing from the Houston Astros' lineup right now.
Gattis hit a two-run home run to put Houston ahead, Reddick capped it with a two-run shot in the ninth inning, and the Astros snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Astros erupt for 6 runs in 10th, beat Rockies 8-2
DENVER (AP) — The Houston Astros debated whether to have Tony Kemp bunt or swing away in a pressure-packed situation.
Swing away won out. It ignited quite a rally.
Kemp lined a go-ahead single off closer Wade Davis as part of a six-run 10th inning and the Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 8-2 on Tuesday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Verlander hadn't earned a win in the past six starts of his All-Star season. George Springer hadn't homered or contributed many game-changing hits in the last month.
Those are the closest things to crises in the charmed world of the Houston Astros, and the two stars dramatically ended their droughts in another blowout.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Altuve was more than due when he came to bat in the 10th inning, and got a winning rally started for the Houston Astros.
"He hadn't gotten a hit in four at-bats," manager A.J. Hinch said of the second basemen who led the American League in hits each of the past four seasons and is the MLB leader so far this year.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston ace Justin Verlander made two mistakes, both resulting in home runs. The way the Astros are swinging the bats these days, it hardly mattered.
Verlander pitched five-hit ball over seven innings and the Astros jumped out to another early lead, beating the Oakland Athletics 7-3 Thursday for their eighth straight win.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Houston Astros and Josh Reddick just keep climbing — and pouring frustration on the Chicago White Sox.
Reddick hit a grand slam and a solo homer, and the Astros pounded the reeling White Sox 10-1 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
Already struggling on the field — and especially on the mound — the White Sox were dealt another blow Saturday when they learned that reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage while collapsing in the dugout Friday night.
Houston’s big seventh inning dooms Mariners, 7-1
SEATTLE (AP) — Houston manager A.J. Hinch warns that "rough patches" on offense don't stick around the Astros too long.
After scoring just six runs total in its past three games, Houston put away the Mariners with a six-run seventh inning, leading to a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.
Bashed in the Bronx, Astros happy to head home
NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Keuchel walked from the mound to the dugout during the top of the fifth inning, a blank look on his face, his glove resting on a hip.
Jose Altuve flung his bat.
Josh Reddick slammed his helmet.
Feeling a bit spaced out, the Houston Astros will be happy to get home after a three-day bashing in the Bronx.