Weaver, Trout steer Angels to 10th straight triumph

Sep 14, 2014

Weaver, Trout steer Angels to 10th straight triumph

The Los Angeles Angels can almost taste it now. Jered Weaver earned his AL-leading 17th win, Mike Trout homered twice, and the AL West leaders reduced their magic number for clinching the division title to four with a 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros ...

Iwakuma, M's fall to Astros

Sep 11, 2014

Iwakuma, M's fall to Astros

Jose Altuve had two hits and an RBI and the Houston Astros damaged the Seattle Mariners post-season hopes with a 5-2 victory Wednesday. Altuve had a RBI double in the fifth and a single in the seventh for his league-leading 200th hit. He is ...

Sep 2, 2014

Astros fire Porter, name Lawless interim skipper

The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team’s 59-79 record than the need for “new direction” and a “united message throughout the entire organization.” Porter was in his second season with the Astros ...

Samardzija, A's whip Astros

Aug 26, 2014

Samardzija, A's whip Astros

The Houston Astros entered the ninth inning down by one run before their bullpen fell apart on Monday night and they ended up with another lopsided loss to the Oakland Athletics. Jeff Samardzija pitched eight solid innings and Josh Donaldson drove in three runs ...

Astros rough up Darvish

Jul 10, 2014

Astros rough up Darvish

Yu Darvish and the slumping Texas Rangers have hit the bottom. In all of Major League Baseball, not only the AL West. Texas has the worst winning percentage in the big leagues after losing three straight games to the Houston Astros, who completed a ...

Darvish stifles Astros; Rangers win in 12th

Apr 12, 2014

Darvish stifles Astros; Rangers win in 12th

There’s a pattern when Yu Darvish pitches against the Astros in Houston. Darvish took a perfect-game bid into the sixth inning, and the Texas Rangers finally finished off the Astros 1-0 on Robinson Chirinos’ RBI single in the 12th inning Friday night. Darvish retired ...

Astros hand Kuroda first loss

Apr 3, 2014

Astros hand Kuroda first loss

The Houston Astros aren’t getting too ahead of themselves after opening the season 2-0. Still, taking the first series of the year from the New York Yankees is a pretty big deal for a team that has lost 324 games in the last three ...