HOUSTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick sure has a knack for the dramatic.
At 36 — eight years removed from his only All-Star appearance — his go-ahead, two-run homer off Will Harris in the seventh...
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch had options.
There was Zack Greinke, a veteran ace showing his first signs of fatigue. Out in the bullpen, Gerrit Cole was watching. And of course,...
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander, Joe Smith and Will Harris tossed the ball at Minute Maid Park as slanting light from the late-afternoon sun streaked through the large glass panels and across...
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch expects shortstop Carlos Correa to play on Friday the AL Division Series opener.
Correa missed the last week of the regular season because of...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Will Harris struck out the side with just nine pitches, and then the glowering Houston reliever did something even rarer than an immaculate inning.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It took five starts for five different teams over an eight-year span before Zack Greinke finally beat his old club, the Kansas City Royals.
Tampa Bay Rays (76-58, second in the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (87-47, first in the AL West)
Houston; Thursday, 2 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Andrew Kittredge (1-0, 4.37 ERA)...
If a pitcher takes a no-hitter into the sixth or seventh inning, that's usually around when it starts to feel possible.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros allowed 14 hits on Monday night against the Detroit Tigers.
They were able to escape with a win despite all the traffic on the bases by making big pitches...
CHICAGO (AP) — Zack Greinke tossed six solid innings in his second start with the Astros, George Springer and José Altuve hit solo home runs and Houston topped the Chicago White Sox 6-2 in the...
HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Sanchez has been pulled after pitching six hitless innings in his Houston debut, and the Astros are working on a combined no-hitter through eight innings against the Seattle...
Houston Astros (54-32, first in the AL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (44-41, second in the AL West)
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Wade Miley (6-4, 3.39 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 80 strikeouts) Rockies:...
HOUSTON (AP) — After dropping three straight games by one run, the Baltimore Orioles finally got some timely hitting and a nice defensive play to end their skid.
Houston Astros (30-15, first in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (23-21, third in the AL East)
Boston; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Corbin Martin (1-0, 3.38 ERA,...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — As far as Detroit general manager Bob Quinn is concerned, the Lions needed to pounce once they found a linebacker they liked.
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch wasn't that concerned with the slump Michael Brantley was in early in his first season with Houston.
Still, it was nice to see him break out of it to...
HOUSTON (AP) — Asked what attracted him to the Houston Astros, Wade Miley responded with a laugh and said: "Will Harris."
The pair played together for Arizona in 2013 and 2014 and lived together on multiple occasions. They come small Louisiana towns north of New Orleans, about an hour apart. Miley grew up in Loranger and played college baseball at Southeastern Louisiana; Harris is from Slidell and went to LSU.
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.
BOSTON (AP) — Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch has added pitchers Hector Rondon and Joe Smith and to the roster for the AL Championship Series against Boston.
Outfielder Myles Straw and reliever Will Harris will not be active for the best-of-seven series that begins Saturday night at Fenway Park.
Hinch said Friday he wanted an extra pitcher so he went with those who matched up best against the Red Sox. Houston has 12 pitchers and 13 position players active.
HOUSTON (AP) — Rajai Davis is getting the chance to further his October legacy.
Indians manager Terry Francona said Thursday the speedy outfielder will get his team's final spot on the 25-man roster for the AL Division Series against the Houston Astros.
Davis was given the nod over backup infielder Erik Gonzalez. Davis cemented his place in October baseball lore with a tying home run in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series before Cleveland lost to the Chicago Cubs in 10 innings.
HOUSTON (AP) — Toronto's Randal Grichuk put on a show for hundreds of friends and family that made the trek up to Houston to see him play just his third career game at a ballpark only about 35 miles from his hometown of Rosenberg, Texas.
Grichuk hit a two-run homer and made a huge defensive play, helping the Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 6-3 on Monday.
HOUSTON (AP) — As Andrew Benintendi walked to the plate in the seventh inning, Red Sox teammate Brock Holt predicted to manager Alex Cora that the outfielder would go yard.
Turns out, Holt tends to make that kind of bold claim two or three times a game. He was 1 for 1 on Saturday, though.
Benintendi and Christian Vazquez homered during a three-run seventh inning that lifted Boston over the Houston Astros 5-4 on Saturday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Ronald Guzman said he is having the best week of his life, and after Saturday, it's hard to argue.
Guzman's first career homer tied the game in the eighth inning, and he put the Rangers ahead with an infield single in the 10th as Texas rallied from five runs down to beat the Houston Astros 6-5.
HOUSTON (AP) — Charlie Morton pitched six scoreless innings, Marwin Gonzalez homered and the Houston Astros unveiled their World Series banner before defeating the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Monday night in their home opener.
Morton (1-0) allowed three hits and struck out six. The right-hander picked up where he left off after getting the final 12 outs in Game 7 against the Dodgers to help secure Houston's first championship.
NEW YORK (AP) — Back in the Bronx, the big guys delivered.
Greeted by an array of "All Rise" signs in a ballpark that fits their style, Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made a pair of sparkling catches, leading CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 8-1 Monday night and cutting their deficit to 2-1 in the AL Championship Series.
DETROIT (AP) — The Houston Astros have put outfielder George Springer on the 10-day disabled list because of left quadriceps discomfort.
The move, announced before Friday night's game at Detroit, was retroactive to Tuesday.
HOUSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts showed off his defense and offense Friday night.
Betts nailed George Springer at the plate to end the sixth before giving the Red Sox the lead for good two innings later.
Betts hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, sending the Boston Red Sox over the Houston Astros 2-1.
HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel picked up right where he left off on Saturday night in his return from a short stint on the disabled list.
Keuchel (8-0), who missed one start with a pinched nerve in his neck, allowed four hits and one run while fanning eight in six innings to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
"It was pretty flawless," manager A.J. Hinch said. "We couldn't have asked for much more. He was extremely sharp with getting outs."
HOUSTON (AP) — All-Star reliever Will Harris is guaranteed $5 million in his two-year contract with the Houston Astros.
Harris gets $2.2 million this year and $2.8 million in 2018 under the deal announced Friday. The deal includes a $5.5 million club option for 2019, and the option price would increase to $6.5 million if he has 15 games finished in 2018, $7 million if he has 25 and $8.5 million if he has 35.
HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros avoided salary arbitration when the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner agreed Friday to a $9.15 million, one-year contract following a subpar season.
The left-hander, who turned 29 on New Year's Day, was 9-12 with a 4.55 ERA in 26 starts last year and won his third straight Gold Glove after going 20-8 with a career-best 2.48 ERA in 2015.
Keuchel made $7,275,000 last year. He is eligible for free agency after the 2018 season.