Baseball / MLB Nov 21, 2019

Astros owner Jim Crane declines comment on sign stealing investigation

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane declined comment Wednesday on Major League Baseball's investigation into allegations of sign stealing against his team. While walking through the lobby of the luxury hotel where MLB owners were meeting, Crane stopped briefly when approached by reporters. "If you want to ...

Rob Manfred says has broad authority for Astros discipline

Baseball / MLB Nov 20, 2019

Rob Manfred says has broad authority for Astros discipline

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the investigation into sign stealing by the Houston Astros will be complete by next season and says he has authority to impose discipline beyond the loss of amateur draft picks. Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers says that when he was with ...

Astros under investigation for stealing signs in 2017 campaign

Baseball / MLB Nov 13, 2019

Astros under investigation for stealing signs in 2017 campaign

Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by using a camera positioned in center field. The report Tuesday quoted pitcher Mike Fiers, who played for the Astros ...

Astros move closer to title

Baseball / MLB Oct 28, 2019

Astros move closer to title

Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros went to Washington, hoping to snap out of their funk and bring the World Series back to Minute Maid Park. Not only are they heading home with more games to play, now they're just one win from another crown. Handed ...

Urquidy, Bregman fuel rout as Astros pull even in series

Baseball / MLB Oct 27, 2019

Urquidy, Bregman fuel rout as Astros pull even in series

Jose Urquidy outpitched all those big-name aces who preceded him, the unheralded Houston rookie quieting Washington's bats and the Nationals Park crowd, too. Houston and Washington are all even in a World Series that has been one big road show. Alex Bregman busted out of his ...

Astros awaken, reduce World Series deficit to 2-1

Baseball / MLB Oct 26, 2019

Astros awaken, reduce World Series deficit to 2-1

From the moment George Springer jumped on the game's third pitch for a single, then quickly swiped a base, to the way he and his teammates sprinted off the field after the final out a little past midnight Saturday, the Houston Astros were suddenly ...

Astros fire assistant GM Brandon Taubman after rant at female reporters

Baseball / MLB Oct 25, 2019

Astros fire assistant GM Brandon Taubman after rant at female reporters

The Houston Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman on Thursday for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters during a clubhouse celebration, announcing the decision in the middle of the World Series and putting a renewed spotlight on domestic violence in baseball. Astros general manager ...