HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros spent the off-season reeling from a sign-stealing scandal that cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs. Veteran Dusty Baker took over as the manager of the AL champs just before spring training. And Baker, the 71-year-old manager in what could be his last shot at a World Series title, hopes that the scandal doesn’t hang over the team when the season finally begins on July 24 when the Astros host the Mariners.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Verlander followed a two-run first inning with five no-hit innings and José Altuve hit Houston’s franchise-record ninth grand slam of the season as the Astros beat the Texas Rangers 12-4 […]
By DAVID BRANDT PHOENIX (AP) — Kole Calhoun hit his first career inside-the-park homer with the help of a crazy bounce, David Peralta had four RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks used a nine-run burst in […]
By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Verlander struck out 13 to reach double figures for the third straight start and sixth time this season, leading the Houston Astros over the Cleveland Indians […]