HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat of the season after recovering from COVID-19, connecting during a nine-run burst in the first inning that sent the Houston Astros over the Seattle Mariners 11-1. Alvarez was the AL Rookie of the Year last season. He missed the first 18 games of this season following a positive test for the virus before summer camp. Alvarez drove in four runs in his 2020 debut, including his opposite-field shot off Nestor Cortes in the first. Cortes was named the starter less than an hour before first pitch after originally slated starter Yusei Kikuchi was scratched with neck spasms.
HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out 10 batters, including his 300th of the season, in eight strong innings, Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve homered and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on […]
By KRISTIE RIEKEN HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer and Martín Maldonado homered, Alex Bregman hit a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning and the Houston Astros got a needed 4-1 win over the Texas […]
By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — An early offensive punch from Robinson Chirinos, a solid effort by Houston’s bullpen and another baffling play by Seattle’s defense helped the Astros keep rolling. Chirinos […]