Darvish struggles as Rangers fall against Astros

Sep 5, 2016

Darvish struggles as Rangers fall against Astros

Yu Darvish just never got into a rhythm and the AL-best Texas Rangers never got into the lead to end what otherwise was a very successful homestand. Darvish allowed the first three Houston batters in the game to reach base, including George Springer’s leadoff ...

Ex-Cardinals executive gets four years for Astros hack

Jul 19, 2016

Ex-Cardinals executive gets four years for Astros hack

A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros’ player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs. ...

Gurriel signs with Astros

Jul 17, 2016

Gurriel signs with Astros

Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow first saw Yulieski Gurriel play a decade ago in a tournament in Amsterdam. He imagined him playing in the major leagues and made that dream a reality Saturday when he signed the Cuban free agent to a five-year deal ...

Iwakuma, Cano lift Mariners over Astros

Jul 17, 2016

Iwakuma, Cano lift Mariners over Astros

After losing his first two starts against Houston this season, Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma got the better of the Astros on Saturday with one of his best performances of the season. Iwakuma limited Houston to two hits in seven innings, Robinson Cano provided the only ...

Sale wins 14th as ChiSox top Astros

Jul 3, 2016

Sale wins 14th as ChiSox top Astros

Chris Sale wasn’t patting himself on the back on the day he became this season’s first 14-game winner. “To be honest I probably had the least to do with this win today,” Sale said. Dioner Navarro drove in a season-high four runs, Sale settled ...

Darvish leaves start after five innings with sore shoulder

Jun 9, 2016

Darvish leaves start after five innings with sore shoulder

Yu Darvish had just thrown a 101-kph breaking ball for a strikeout in the fifth inning when he started stretching out and shaking his right his arm. When he walked the next batter, the Texas Rangers’ pitching coach and trainer made a visit to ...

Laird grateful for Fighters' support

Jun 8, 2016

Laird grateful for Fighters' support

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Although the start of his Japan career was truly forgettable, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters third baseman Brandon Laird has not forgotten those who helped him get through it. Laird was named the May winner of the Pacific League’s Player of the Month Award on ...

Sale keeps winning, stymies Astros

May 20, 2016

Sale keeps winning, stymies Astros

White Sox ace Chris Sale is on a historic roll, but that’s not the scary news for opponents. Sale and manager Robin Ventura believe they haven’t seen the best of the lefty sidewinder just yet. Sale went the distance on a masterful four-hitter Thursday ...

Cano hits grand slam  to fuel Mariners rout

Apr 27, 2016

Cano hits grand slam to fuel Mariners rout

Robinson Cano forgot how many outs there were and failed to turn a double play to end the seventh inning. It was the type of play that could have left the door open for the Astros to get back into Tuesday night’s game. Instead, ...

Jan 9, 2016

Former Cardinals official guilty of hacking Astros

The former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to hacking into the player database and email system of the Houston Astros in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs. Chris Correa pleaded ...

Arrieta wins NL Cy Young; Keuchel takes AL honor

Nov 19, 2015

Arrieta wins NL Cy Young; Keuchel takes AL honor

Jake Arrieta posted one final win, perhaps against his most formidable competition yet. The Chicago Cubs righty aced out Dodgers stars Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw to earn the NL Cy Young Award by a comfortable margin Wednesday. “There was some anxiety involved,” Arrieta ...