He’s been playing great,” Houston manager Dusty Baker said. I think it helped him to go down there and play every day, find his stroke, find his confidence. He’s given us all that we needed.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 5:11 pm
He has eight home runs and an . slugging percentage this month, while going 2–0 with 23 strikeouts and a 2.65 ERA in 17 innings on the mound. He’s set to face the Giants and MLB’s ERA leader Kevin Gausman at home Tuesday.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 5:06 pm
Also, Cedric Mullins has come out of nowhere to become one of the best players in baseball. Then there’s the third attempt at a comeback by Matt Harvey, but that storyline sort of fell apart a month ago. Still, no matter how many good stories you may have, 2021 is a bust in Baltimore.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 4:30 pm
Ryan Boyer highlights Abraham Toro, Taylor Ward and others as he scours the waiver wire in search of category help. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 21, 2021, 3:58 pm
Jose Altuve celebrated Father’s Day by wearing cleats decorated by his two daughters. The Astros’ second baseman, who has a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old daughter, went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the Astros’ 8-2 win over Dallas Keuchel and the White Sox on Sunday at Minute Maid Park. The cleats were adorned with the adorable scribbles of little girls.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 3:06 pm
The Astros seemed to make a calculated decision three months ago when the club did not make a serious attempt to extend Carlos Correa. Whatever the top brass’s reasoning was at the time, they were ostensibly content with letting their All-Star shortstop walk next winter if he did not sign an extremely team-friendly contract. Now, owner Jim Crane and general manager James Click are at risk of having made a franchise-altering mistake.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 3:00 pm
In a special to the L.A. Times, an excerpt from Martino’s book reveals the Los Angeles Dodgers had additional suspicions that Astros pitchers were using doctored baseballs: Shortly after the series moved back to Houston, the Dodgers felt that Astros pitchers were rejecting baseballs more frequently than is typical, tossing them back to the umpire and requesting new ones.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 1:24 pm
The Astros have caught fire over the past month, winning 16 of 20 to take over the top spot in USA TODAY Sports’ weekly MLB power rankings.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 12:00 pm
Condensed Game: Abraham Toro notched four hits and Carlos Correa homered to lead the Astros to a four-game sweep of the White Sox
Posted: June 20, 2021, 10:24 pm
Michael Brantley rips an RBI single to right field, scoring Jose Altuve to give the Astros a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the 3rd inning
Posted: June 20, 2021, 12:15 am
Brad Johnson finds the best MLB DFS Plays for Saturday, June 19. (Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 19, 2021, 4:53 pm
After slugging their way to their last four wins, the Houston Astros found a different way to extend their winning streak Friday night. Yordan Álvarez had a game-ending double in the ninth inning for his third hit and Houston’s only extra-base hit, lifting the Astros to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. “There’s going to be nights when everyone isn’t going to hit,” Alvarez said in Spanish through a translator.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 3:23 am
Houston third baseman Alex Bregman was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a strained left quadriceps. Bregman was injured in the first inning of a win against Texas on Wednesday night while running to first base when he grounded into a double play. Astros manager Dusty Baker said there isn’t currently a timetable for his return.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 10:46 pm
The Houston Astros launched six home runs in an 8-4 victory that left the Rangers with a 1-4 record on their road trip.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 3:58 am