Astros' Fiers throws no-hitter

Aug 22, 2015

Astros' Fiers throws no-hitter

Growing up, Mike Fiers remembers watching Nolan Ryan throw no-hitter after no-hitter. After pitching his first one Friday night, Fiers finally got to meet the man who spun so many gems. Fiers pitched the second no-hitter in the major leagues in nine days, leading ...

Archer throws gem to beat Astros

Aug 21, 2015

Archer throws gem to beat Astros

Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer gained a pair of young fans at this year’s All-Star game and gave them a shout-out after pitching a one-hitter in a 1-0 win over their father’s team on Thursday night. “I was motivated by Haley and Kaitlin, A.J. Hinch’s ...

Astros sweep rival Angels

Jul 31, 2015

Astros sweep rival Angels

Few expected the Houston Astros to be contenders entering this season. Perhaps fewer still can doubt that they have become exactly that. Jason Castro hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Astros a 3-0 victory and a ...

Tanaka has another rough start as Yanks beat Astros

Jun 28, 2015

Tanaka has another rough start as Yanks beat Astros

Masahiro Tanaka gave up three home runs for the second straight game in blowing a six-run lead over five innings for the New York Yankees, who pulled out a 9-6 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Coming off his worst career start, Tanaka, ...

Keuchel fans 12 in shutout win over Yanks

Jun 26, 2015

Keuchel fans 12 in shutout win over Yanks

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch showed confidence in his ace to let him finish what he started Thursday night. Dallas Keuchel pitched a six-hitter and struck out a career-high 12 in his second shutout in less than a month to lead the Houston Astros ...

Jun 18, 2015

Cardinals executives didn't hack Astros' database: lawyer

High-level executives of the St. Louis Cardinals were not involved in the hacking of the Houston Astros’ player personnel database, an attorney hired by the team said Wednesday, citing an internal review. The Cardinals said they retained the Dowd Bennett firm for a review ...

Astros rough up M's ace Hernandez

Jun 13, 2015

Astros rough up M's ace Hernandez

Felix Hernandez was at a loss. The pitcher so dominate he had earned the nickname “King Felix” had more than two hours to contemplate his night and still couldn’t wrap his head around it. “I don’t know what happened,” he said, his face lacking ...

Sale sizzles again in win

Jun 9, 2015

Sale sizzles again in win

Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura’s feelings about Chris Sale’s recent run were pretty clear Monday night. “He was fantastic,” Ventura said. “He’s really been on a roll and some of the numbers he’s starting to rack up are impressive, especially how long this ...

Jun 8, 2015

Blue Jays race past Astros in ninth

Chris Colabello picked the perfect moment to extend his career-best hitting streak. Colabello hit a two-run single to cap a ninth-inning rally, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-6 on Sunday for their fifth straight win. Jose Bautista hit a pair ...

Keuchel pitches four-hitter as Astros blank White Sox

May 31, 2015

Keuchel pitches four-hitter as Astros blank White Sox

With techno music blaring, Dallas Keuchel emerged from a thick fog in the darkened clubhouse as multicolored beams of light danced around him, illuminating his bushy beard, and he smiled. Keuchel had just wrapped up a four-hitter where he struck out a career-high 11 ...