Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are one of many teams this season that have struggled with injuries to starting pitchers. Could one of those unexpected places be Zack Greinke? The quirky 40-year-old right-hander threw for the Kansas City Royals last season, but he never officially retired. The former first-round pick has spent most of his time throwing batting practice to his sons.
Author: Inside The Astros
Posted: May 18, 2024, 1:00 pm
When Houston general manager Dana Brown recently dismissed the notion of the struggling Astros being sellers at the trade deadline, his premise was grounded in the belief that his club would reel off a lengthy winning streak that would get it back to .500 and into postseason contention. With their 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in the opener of a three-game interleague series, the Astros extended their winning streak to six games and improved to 8-1 in their past nine. Houston remains five games under .500, but for the first time this season, the Astros appear to have generated sustainable and positive momentum heading into Saturday evening's clash in Houston.
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 18, 2024, 12:51 pm
On Thursday Brandon Bielak was traded from the Houston Astros to the Oakland A's. A few hours later, the 'Stros completed their four-game sweep of Oakland. On Friday, Bielak was officially added to the A's 26-man roster, with the team optioning left-hander Hogan Harris back to Triple-A. With the A's struggling to get innings from their pitching staff of late, having fresh arms to get through each game has resulted in a revolving door between the big leagues and the minors for the past week.
Author: Inside the A's
Posted: May 18, 2024, 11:00 am
HOUSTON, TX (WSAU) — The Brewers took a 4-2 lead after the 4th inning but couldn't hold on as they fell to the Houston Astros 5-4 on Friday. Jake Bauers opened the scoring with a solo home run in the first inning. He came across to score again in the 4th on a three-run homer from Joey Ortiz. Ortiz led all batters with three hits on the day. Bauers had one hit and one walk. Brice Turang had two hits and two strikeouts in four plate appearances. Freddy Peralta took the loss in five innings, allowing eight hits and five earned runs. Former Brewer Jos Hader nailed down the save for Houston in the 9th, recording one strikeout. Game two of the three-game interleague set is tonight with coverage starting
Author: WDEZ 101.9 FM Great Country
Posted: May 18, 2024, 10:33 am
Josh Hader has had his ups and downs this year but locked down the ninth to send his old team to a loss in Houston.
Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted: May 18, 2024, 4:42 am
Astros' Joey Loperfido loses power in apartment after hitting first career home run Michael Horton , Digital Content Producer , Houston, TX Published: May 17, 2024, 6:40 PM Tags: Astros , MLB , Sports , Houston , Severe Weather Houston Astros' outfielder Joe Loperfido had an unforgettable night in more ways than one. In Thursday night's game against the Oakland Athletics, the 25-year-old hit his first career home run in the majors. In the bottom of the third inning, he sent a 2-run shot into right field to give the Astros a 6-0 lead. They went on to win their fifth straight game by a score of 8-1. “Definitely felt really good,” Loperfido told KPRC 2′s Ari Alexander. “I kind of looked to the dugout
Author: KPRC
Posted: May 17, 2024, 11:40 pm
Framber Valdez struck out eight in seven strong innings and combined with Seth Martinez for a two-hitter, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday for their season-high fourth straight victory. Valdez (3-1) allowed both hits and walked two. “I was throwing strikes, keeping the ball in the zone and trying to control the runners,” Valdez said through an interpreter.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: May 16, 2024, 2:31 am
The Chicago White Sox acquired outfielder Corey Julks from the Houston Astros on Wednesday in a trade for minor-league right-hander Luis Rodriguez, then optioned Julks to Triple-A Charlotte. The 28-year-old Julks appeared in 93 games with Houston last season and batted .245 with six homers and 33 RBIs, but played this season with Triple-A Sugarland where he hit .266 with five homers. White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said before Wednesday's series finale against Washington that Julks might be recalled if the White Sox needed a right-handed hitter in the lineup.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: May 15, 2024, 5:46 pm
Ronel Blanco, who threw a no-hitter earlier this year, said Tuesday that he would appeal the suspension.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 15, 2024, 2:19 am
Alex Bregman homered twice and had a season-high four RBIs to lead the Houston Astros to a 9-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Bregman homered off Oakland starter Ross Stripling (1-7) in the fourth inning, reminiscent of the homer he hit off Stripling in the 2018 All-Star Game. Bregman homered again in the seventh off Mitch Spence.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: May 14, 2024, 3:00 am
Justin Verlander dominated his former team and Kyle Tucker homered as the Houston Astros beat the Detroit Tigers on Sunday at Comerica Park.
Author: WOOD
Posted: May 12, 2024, 9:37 pm
The Detroit Tigers take on Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros at Comerica Park on Sunday with a 1:40 p.m. first pitch.
Author: Detroit Free Press
Posted: May 12, 2024, 9:43 am