HOUSTON Astros ace Justin Verlander has resumed throwing as he recovers from March groin surgery.Houston manager Dusty Baker said on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) that Verlander, who had surgery on March 17, is "doing great" and is throwing as he continues ...
Apr 16, 2020
HOUSTON Astros ace Justin Verlander says he will donate his weekly paycheck during the coronavirus shutdown to organizations that are helping with relief efforts.Verlander and wife Kate Upton made the announcement Saturday in an Instagram post. The couple said it would ...
Apr 5, 2020
LAKELAND, Florida - José Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him."He was hit in the foot. That ain't nothing, you know what I mean?" Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said ...
Feb 25, 2020
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - As Justin Verlander approaches his 37th birthday, Houston's ace evolves to maintain the skills that allowed him to win his second Cy Young Award last season, eight years after he won the first one.Verlander, who ...
Feb 20, 2020
LOS ANGELES - LeBron James is stepping to the plate for ballplayers furious over baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scam.The four-time NBA MVP and star with the Los Angeles Lakers unleashed in ...
Feb 19, 2020
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - These are the new sounds of spring for the Houston Astros: a fan banging on a trash can, another calling José Altuve a cheater.That's what greeted the Astros during their first full-squad workout at ...
Feb 18, 2020
NORTH PORT, Florida - With baseball ablaze over the Houston Astros' cheating scandal, commissioner Rob Manfred met with several managers on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) and told them to knock off any notion of get-even beanballs."I hope that I made ...
Feb 17, 2020
LOS ANGELES - Former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger sued the Houston Astros on Monday, claiming their sign-stealing scheme contributed to a poor relief appearance in August 2017 that essentially ended his big league career.Bolsinger's suit in Los Angeles ...
Feb 11, 2020
HOUSTON - Dusty Baker is working to finalize an agreement to become manager of the Houston Astros, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time). The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal ...
Jan 29, 2020
NEW YORK - Carlos Beltrán, called out on a curveball again.So for the second time since they last threw a pitch, the New York Mets are in the market for a new manager.Sign of the times.Beltrán's ...
Jan 17, 2020
NEW YORK - On his first day in pinstripes, Gerrit Cole admitted to stealing a sign - no, not those signs.Cole affixed his signature to a record $324 million, nine-year contract at 10:45 a.m., walked into a news conference at ...
Dec 19, 2019
SAN DIEGO - The New York Yankees landed the biggest prize of the free agent market, adding Gerrit Cole to their rotation with a record $324 million, nine-year contract on Tuesday night, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press. ...
Dec 11, 2019
HOUSTON - Almost out of contention in May, champs in October.Howie Kendrick, Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals completed their amazing comeback journey - fittingly with one last late rally on the road.In Game 7 of the World Series, no less.Kendrick ...
Oct 31, 2019
STEPHEN Strasburg gutted through without his best fastball to throw a five-hitter Tuesday night, and now it's on to Game Seven in the first World Series ever in which the visiting team won each of the first six games.Adam ...
Oct 30, 2019
WASHINGTON - The Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the World Series.Minus ailing ace Max Scherzer, the Nationals were no match in this Washington wipeout.Cole looked exactly like the stud who ...
Oct 28, 2019
WASHINGTON - José 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 ...
Oct 27, 2019
WASHINGTON - On a night of pitching dangerously, Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros' bullpen kept escaping.They baffled batters when it mattered most, shutting down an October offense of uncanny timeliness.Washington threatened in each of the first six innings but ...
Oct 26, 2019
HOUSTON - 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 (Thursday, Manila time).The right-hander outdueled fellow ace Justin Verlander, overcoming a shaky start ...
Oct 24, 2019
HOUSTON - 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 ...
Oct 23, 2019
HOUSTON - Justin Verlander will follow Gerrit Cole and start Game Two of the World Series for Houston against Washington on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).Zack Greinke will start for the Astros on Friday when the Series resumes at Nationals Park."Greinke gets ...
Oct 22, 2019
NOW this is a serious World Series throw-down.Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke vs. Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin - all of them All-Star starters, still pitching at their peak.It's a mound meeting that ...
Oct 21, 2019
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