Yankees get bounces in victory against Astros

Baseball / MLB Jun 23, 2019

Yankees get bounces in victory against Astros

Booed and banged up during a frustrating season, Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton muscled his way to a breakthrough performance Saturday night. A couple inches the other way, it might've been the Houston Astros' turn to exhale. Stanton hit a pair of go-ahead, two-run singles — both ...

Astros top Orioles in 11th

Baseball / MLB Jun 8, 2019

Astros top Orioles in 11th

Robinson Chirinos hit an RBI double with two outs in the 11th inning to lift the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday. Yuli Gurriel singled with one out in the 11th before Chirinos hit a line drive to left ...

Red Sox glad ALCS begins at home

Baseball / MLB Oct 12, 2018

Red Sox glad ALCS begins at home

The Red Sox hope home-field advantage makes a difference after consecutive Division Series eliminations. Boston began the postseason 0-2 on the road at Cleveland in 2016 and again at Houston last year. By winning a club-record 108 games this season, the Red Sox ensured home-field advantage ...

Dodgers advance to NLCS; Astros, Red Sox record victories

Baseball / MLB Oct 9, 2018

Dodgers advance to NLCS; Astros, Red Sox record victories

Kenta Maeda worked a scoreless eighth inning to help the Los Angeles Dodgers bounce back and beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Monday for a spot in the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers won the NL Division Series 3-1 and will meet the Milwaukee ...

Red Sox hold on to win Game 1

Baseball / MLB Oct 6, 2018

Red Sox hold on to win Game 1

Chris Sale left the mound to a standing ovation and then waited along with anxious Red Sox fans while the Boston bullpen frittered away most of a five-run lead. Bases loaded in the sixth inning. Two runs. Bases loaded, nobody out in the seventh. The Yankees ...

Shohei Ohtani takes loss in return to mound for Angels

Baseball / MLB Sep 3, 2018

Shohei Ohtani takes loss in return to mound for Angels

George Springer knew something was different about Shohei Ohtani in his second at-bat against the Angels' pitcher during the third inning on Sunday night. "The velocity drop was probably the obvious," Springer said. "He was throwing 98-99 (mph, 158-159 kph) and then came out ...

Shohei Ohtani gets green light to pitch again

Baseball / MLB Aug 31, 2018

Shohei Ohtani gets green light to pitch again

Rookie right-hander Shohei Ohtani, who has been sidelined as a pitcher for nearly three months with an elbow injury, will start Sunday night against the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced Thursday. The 24-year-old admitted he has been cleared to pitch this ...

Astros cruise past Maeda, Dodgers

Baseball / MLB Aug 5, 2018

Astros cruise past Maeda, Dodgers

Kenta Maeda was tagged with his second-straight loss Saturday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell 14-0 to the visiting Houston Astros. Maeda dropped to 7-7, while the second-place Dodgers fell to 61-51, one game behind the Arizona Diamondbacks in the race for the National ...

Blue Jays trade suspended reliever Roberto Osuna to Astros

Baseball / MLB Jul 31, 2018

Blue Jays trade suspended reliever Roberto Osuna to Astros

The Toronto Blue Jays dealt suspended pitcher Roberto Osuna to the Houston Astros on Monday in exchange for three pitchers, including right-hander Ken Giles. The 23-year-old Mexico native is eligible to return on Sunday from a 75-game ban under MLB's domestic violence policy. Jays general manager ...