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 ...

Nov 17, 2015

Cubs' Bryant, Astros' Correa named top rookies

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant on Monday was a unanimous pick as NL Rookie of the Year, and Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa was voted the AL honor. Bryant made his debut on April 17 and became an NL All-Star. The 23-year-old hit ...

Cueto tosses gem as Royals oust Astros

Oct 15, 2015

Cueto tosses gem as Royals oust Astros

Johnny Cueto knew the Kansas City Royals had wagered much of their future on him, trading away a bevy of prospects in late July so that he could pitch in moments like this. The decisive game of a playoff series, their season on the ...

Keuchel leads Astros to series edge over Royals

Oct 12, 2015

Keuchel leads Astros to series edge over Royals

The Kansas City Royals were the darlings of last year’s postseason, making an unlikely run to the World Series. This year, another young, exciting team is on the brink of sending them home. Dallas Keuchel remained perfect at home with seven gutsy innings and ...

Astros take opener from Royals; Rangers top Blue Jays

Oct 9, 2015

Astros take opener from Royals; Rangers top Blue Jays

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch has a “soft rule” when it comes to a rain delay during a game: If it lasts about an hour, he’ll usually remove his starting pitcher. Good thing it’s not a hard rule. Hinch opted to keep Collin McHugh ...

Tanaka falls in playoff debut

Oct 7, 2015

Tanaka falls in playoff debut

Masahiro Tanaka’s first foray into the major league postseason was a wild one as poor control haunted him in the New York Yankees’ 3-0 wildcard playoff loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday. Tanaka allowed two runs in five innings to take the loss, ...

Tanaka to start Yankees' wild-card game against Astros

Oct 5, 2015

Tanaka to start Yankees' wild-card game against Astros

Masahiro Tanaka has been named to start Tuesday’s American League wild-card playoff game for the New York Yankees against the Houston Astros, manager Joe Girardi said Sunday. “He is pitching,” Girardi said. “That was the guy we were planning on pitching in that one-game ...

Broadcasting legend Hamilton dies at 88

Sep 18, 2015

Broadcasting legend Hamilton dies at 88

Milo Hamilton, a Hall of Fame broadcaster whose radio calls over six decades included 11 no-hitters and Hank Aaron’s historic 715th home run in 1974, died on Thursday. He was 88. The Houston Astros announced the death of their longtime play-by-play man, well known ...

Rangers overtake Astros in AL West

Sep 16, 2015

Rangers overtake Astros in AL West

Adrian Beltre and Prince Fielder teamed up again in a tense Texas showdown, and this time the Rangers overtook the Houston Astros for first place in the AL West. Beltre’s fourth hit Tuesday put the Rangers in position to win in the bottom of ...

Rangers climb within half-game of first place

Sep 15, 2015

Rangers climb within half-game of first place

MLB The Texas Rangers’ biggest players came up big in the first game of a big four-game series on Monday night, allowing the Rangers to move within a half-game of first place in the AL West. Prince Fielder followed Adrian Beltre’s one-out single in ...