Houston takes on Oakland in division matchup
Oakland Athletics (86-60, second in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (95-52, first in the AL West)
Houston; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Homer Bailey (12-8, 4.87...
Mariners look to break 4-game slide against Astros
Seattle Mariners (58-84, fifth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (92-50, first in the AL West)
Houston; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Yusei Kikuchi (6-9, 5.36...
Mariners look to end 3-game losing streak against Astros
Seattle Mariners (58-83, fifth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (91-50, first in the AL West)
Houston; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Tommy Milone (3-8, 4.90 ERA)...
Springer’s homer in 10th keys Astros’ 3-2 win over Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — George Springer was just trying to get a hit in the 10th inning to start a rally. He did a lot more than that.
Springer homered to start the inning and lifted the Houston...
Angels open 4-game series at home against Astros
Houston Astros (59-35, first in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (48-46, fourth in the AL West)
Jurado scheduled to start for Texas against Houston
Houston Astros (58-35, first in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (50-43, third in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Justin Verlander (10-4,...
Astros try for series sweep against Chicago
Chicago Cubs (30-23, first in the NL Central) vs. Houston Astros (37-19, first in the NL West)
Houston; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (4-4, 3.34 ERA,...
Houston puts win streak on the line against Boston
Houston Astros (31-15, first in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (23-22, third in the AL East)
Boston; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Wade Miley (4-2, 3.51 ERA, 1.15...
Astros top Red Sox 7-3 for 10th straight win
BOSTON (AP) — Tyler White's two-run double capped a five-run first inning, Josh Reddick hit a solo homer and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Saturday night for...
Brantley, Peacock help Astros blank Royals
HOUSTON (AP) — After struggling recently while pitching out of the stretch, Brad Peacock went to a full windup Wednesday night and found a little something extra.
Brantley, Springer hit 2-run homers as Astros down A’s 6-0
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch wasn't that concerned with the slump Michael Brantley was in early in his first season with Houston.
Still, it was nice to see him break out of it to...
Rajai Davis cracks Indians’ roster for ALDS vs Astros
HOUSTON (AP) — Rajai Davis is getting the chance to further his October legacy.
Indians manager Terry Francona said Thursday the speedy outfielder will get his team's final spot on the 25-man roster for the AL Division Series against the Houston Astros.
Davis was given the nod over backup infielder Erik Gonzalez. Davis cemented his place in October baseball lore with a tying home run in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series before Cleveland lost to the Chicago Cubs in 10 innings.
Astros claim AL West title; Rox take over 2nd wild card spot
TORONTO (AP) — The Houston Astros clinched another AL West title and reached 100 wins for the second straight season, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Tuesday night behind Alex Bregman's two-run homer.
Houston improved to 100-57 and was assured of first place hours later when second-place Oakland (95-63) lost at Seattle. The Astros will open the Division Series at home against Cleveland on Oct. 5.
LEADING OFF: Astros, Cubs can clinch; Wright makes comeback
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Gonzalez’s homer helps Astros down Mariners 7-0
HOUSTON (AP) — If rookie Josh James keeps throwing this way, he might just pitch himself onto Houston's postseason roster.
James struck out seven and scattered four hits over 5 1/3 innings to help the Astros to a 7-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night for his first major league win.
Houston eliminated the Mariners from AL West contention and moved five games in front of second-place Oakland, which lost 9-7 at home to the Angels.
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Monmouth University has named former Hawk Josh James as director of basketball operations.
Coach King Rice announced the hiring of the recent graduate on Thursday. James becomes the first player to join Rice's staff after playing for him.
James was a two-year captain for Monmouth, starting 70 of 111 games from 2013-17.
A second NFL chance: Ex-Saint James focusing on future, not frustrating past
HELENA — Josh James knows this is his second chance.
Each hamstring betraying him once, James’ NFL career began with a stint in Green Bay that ended without being able to prove himself. The former Carroll College standout remembers his last Green Bay practice well, “the first day in pads,” he recalled during a phone call on Wednesday. James was lined up at tackle as his team ran a quarterback sprint out — a play requiring James to cover a lot of ground to protect his on-the-move passer.