Tampa Bay Rays (97-59, first in the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (91-65, first in the AL West)
Houston; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Michael Wacha (3-5, 5.42 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 113 strikeouts) Astros: Jose Urquidy (8-3, 3.56 ERA, .99 WHIP, 81 strikeouts)
Houston Astros (91-63, first in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (83-71, third in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Saturday, 4:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Framber Valdez (11-5, 3.07 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 115 strikeouts) Athletics: Sean Manaea (10-10, 4.05 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 180 strikeouts)
Houston Astros (91-61, first in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (72-80, fourth in the AL West)
Houston Astros (89-61, first in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (72-78, fourth in the AL West)
Anaheim, California; Tuesday, 9:38 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Jose Urquidy (7-3, 3.38 ERA, .98 WHIP, 78 strikeouts) Angels: Packy Naughton (0-2, 4.32 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 11 strikeouts)
Arizona Diamondbacks (47-100, fifth in the NL West) vs. Houston Astros (87-60, first in the AL West)
Houston; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Humberto Castellanos (2-1, 3.90 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 21 strikeouts) Astros: Lance McCullers Jr.
HOUSTON (AP) — Chas McCormick was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning as the Houston Astros sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to their 100th loss with a 4-3 win on Friday night.
Arizona Diamondbacks (47-99, fifth in the NL West) vs. Houston Astros (86-60, first in the AL West)
Houston; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Madison Bumgarner (7-10, 4.66 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 112 strikeouts) Astros: TBD
Houston Astros (84-60, first in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (54-90, fifth in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Wednesday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Jose Urquidy (6-3, 3.51 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 72 strikeouts) Rangers: Kohei Arihara (2-3, 5.89 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 23 strikeouts)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hey Siri, this was a first start to remember after all of those years working to get to the majors.
Jose Siri homered twice and added a two-run single while becoming the first big league player since RBIs became official in 1920 to have two homers and five RBIs in a first career start as the AL West-leading Houston Astros overwhelmed the last-place Texas Rangers 15-1 on Monday night.
Houston Astros (83-59, first in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (53-89, fifth in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Monday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Jake Odorizzi (6-7, 4.28 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 85 strikeouts) Rangers: Spencer Howard (0-3, 6.21 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 41 strikeouts)
Los Angeles Angels (69-72, fourth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (82-58, first in the AL West)
Houston; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Jose Suarez (6-7, 3.62 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 69 strikeouts) Astros: Luis Garcia (10-6, 3.22 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 155 strikeouts)
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's powerful offense got a boost with a breakout game from rookie Taylor Jones, helping the Astros to another rout of the Seattle Mariners.
Jones had a career-high four RBIs and finished a single shy of the cycle, and Yordan Alvarez hit a three-run homer as the Astros beat Seattle 15-1 on Saturday.
HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez hit the 50th home run of his career, rookie Luis Garcia pitched six scoreless innings, and three relievers completed the four-hitter to help the Houston Astros to a 4-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Mitch Garver homered early and Josh Donaldson had an RBI single in the 11th inning in the Minnesota Twins' 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
Donaldson laced a ball to right field off Rafael Montero (5-4) with no outs in the 11th to score the runner who started the inning on second base.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. threw 6 2/3 shutout innings and the Houston Astros withstood the raucous, heckling fans at Dodger Stadium to blank Los Angeles 3-0 Tuesday night.
The crowd of 52,692 — the largest in the majors this season — had waited a long time to let José Altuve, Carlos Correa and the Astros know just how they felt about possibly being cheated out of a 2017 World Series title.
HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer in Houston’s big third inning to help the Astros hand the Texas Rangers their 10th straight loss with a 7-3 victory on Friday night.
After Yordan Alvarez hit an RBI single and Carlos Correa followed with an RBI grounder, Tucker fought through a nine-pitch at-bat — fouling off six pitches in a row — before smacking a fastball from Kolby Allard (2-8) into the bullpen in right center field to make it 5-0.
HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez snapped an 0-for-22 slump with a two-run homer to help the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
The Astros were up by 1 with one out in the fifth inning when Alvarez connected off rookie J.C.
HOUSTON (AP) — Two days ago, when a nasty illness had Gerrit Cole hooked up to an IV, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone hardly imagined he'd get an earful from his ace as he campaigned to get the final out Saturday night against the Houston Astros.
HOUSTON (AP) — For Yuli Gurriel and the Houston Astros, the fight is on when the count gets to two strikes.
There is nothing complicated about their success, either.
DETROIT (AP) — Yordan Alvarez and Carlos Correa hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning and the Houston Astros rallied past the Detroit Tigers 3-2 to a split a doubleheader Saturday.
After winning the opener 3-1 and ending the Astros' 11-game winning streak, the Tigers took a 2-0 lead into the sixth of the seven-inning nightcap.
BALTIMORE (AP) — José Altuve silenced the booing fans at Camden Yards with a two-run homer, José Urquidy pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the Houston Astros stretched their winning streak to 10 games by breezing past the Baltimore Orioles 13-0 Wednesday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Not many teams have had a great deal of luck against the Boston Red Sox rotation this year.
The Houston Astros continue to lead the short list of those that have.
Carlos Correa and Yordan Alvarez homered to back Framber Valdez, and the Astros ended Boston's five-game winning streak, beating the Red Sox 7-1 Tuesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Kent Emanuel had just sat down in the bullpen and was preparing to enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee during the first inning on Saturday...