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Shohei Ohtani takes loss in return to mound for Angels

/ 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 ...

Astros extend manager AJ Hinch's contract through 2022

/ Aug 31, 2018

Astros extend manager AJ Hinch's contract through 2022

The World Series champion Houston Astros have rewarded manager A.J. Hinch with a new contract that extends his run in the dugout through the 2022 season. The Astros made the announcement Thursday. Hinch's contract had been set to expire after this year. The 44-year-old Hinch guided Houston ...

Shohei Ohtani gets green light to pitch again

/ 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

/ 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

/ 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 ...

Angels cruise to easy victory against Astros

/ Jul 23, 2018

Angels cruise to easy victory against Astros

Shohei Ohtani singled and scored twice on Sunday as the Los Angeles Angels prevented a three-game sweep with a 14-5 win over the Houston Astros in the finale of their three-game series. With the Angels trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the second inning at ...

Ohtani's hits not enough for Halos

/ Jul 22, 2018

Ohtani's hits not enough for Halos

Shohei Ohtani doubled twice Saturday for his first multi-hit game in nearly two weeks, but the Los Angeles Angels suffered their third straight loss with a 7-0 defeat against the Houston Astros. The 24-year-old two-way star created a chance for the Angels to tie the ...

Astros rally past Rays for 12th straight victory

/ Jun 19, 2018

Astros rally past Rays for 12th straight victory

Alex Bregman hit a game-ending two-run double with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Monday night to match a franchise record with their 12th straight win. Houston trailed 4-0 after three innings but cut the ...

Yankees squander lead, rally for win

/ May 4, 2018

Yankees squander lead, rally for win

Even when things got really, really tense — bottom of the ninth, one-run game, Jose Altuve vs. Aroldis Chapman — Yankees manager Aaron Boone stepped back to marvel in the moment. "I said: 'This is pretty good, isn't it?' This is great," Boone said, recalling ...

Shohei Ohtani shaky as Angels beat Astros

/ Apr 25, 2018

Shohei Ohtani shaky as Angels beat Astros

Shohei Ohtani didn't have a great start. Mike Trout, Andrelton Simmons and the Los Angeles Angels did plenty to finish off the Houston Astros. Trout hit his major league-leading 10th homer and the Angels overcame another shaky outing by Ohtani to beat Houston 8-7 Tuesday ...