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 ...

Nationals rout Astros, take 2-0 lead in Series

Baseball / MLB Oct 24, 2019

Nationals rout Astros, take 2-0 lead in Series

Stephen Strasburg's time had come. Famously held out of the postseason seven years ago, Strasburg delivered on the biggest stage of all Wednesday night. The right-hander outpitched fellow ace Justin Verlander, overcoming a shaky start to help the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 12-3 for ...

Nationals derail Gerrit Cole, Astros in World Series opener

Baseball / MLB Oct 23, 2019

Nationals derail Gerrit Cole, Astros in World Series opener

Juan Soto and the Washington Nationals quickly derailed the Cole Express. A 20-year-old prodigy with a passion for the big moment, Soto homered onto the train tracks high above the left field wall and hit a two-run double as the Nationals tagged Gerrit Cole and ...