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Dallas Keuchel apologizes for 2017 Astros’ sign-stealing scandal

Dallas Keuchel has become the first member of the 2017 Houston Astros to offer a public apology for the team’s sign-stealing scheme during their run to the World Series championship.


Couch Slouch: Astros took advantage of age-old tradition – they cheated

Couch Slouch: So the Houston Astros, using cameras and video monitors and a labyrinthine baseball-bat-and-trash-can notification system, were stealing signs from opposing teams. From all indications, this is cheating and …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Larry Stone: Astros’ cheating, fallout compromise Major League Baseball’s credibility like steroids scandal once did

Pitchers and catchers report for spring training in a month, which usually is cause for celebration. But the carnage from baseball’s cheating scandal continues to grow, casting a pall on …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Former Spokane Indian Carlos Beltran out as Mets manager in wake of sign-stealing scandal

Carlos Beltran is out as manager of the New York Mets before managing even a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Tim Dahlberg: Houston Astros get the punishment, Los Angeles Dodgers pay the price

AJ Hinch won’t be managing in the big leagues any time soon, if at all. Alex Cora will soon join him in the unemployment line, and it’s hard to believe …


Houston Astros’ A.J. Hinch, GM fired for role in sign stealing after MLB bans pair

The Houston Astros fired manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s use of electronics for sign stealing …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Larry Stone: Allegations, punishment involving Astros, Patriots and Russia unlikely to deter cheaters as financial motivation grows

It was Sophocles, the Greek tragedian, who said, “I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.”


J.D. Davis maintains he was unaware of Astros’ sign stealing

J.D. Davis maintains he was not aware of any electronic sign stealing by the Astros in 2017, when he made his major league debut with Houston.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Mets acquire Jake Marisnick from Astros for pair of prospects

Outfielder Jake Marisnick was acquired by the New York Mets from the Houston Astros on Thursday for two prospects – left-hander Blake Taylor and outfielder Kenedy Corona.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

MLB probing Astros back to ’17, ‘firm’ discipline possible

Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Astros owner declines comment on sign stealing investigation

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has declined to comment on Major League Baseball’s investigation into allegations of sign stealing.


Rob Manfred says has broad authority for Astros discipline

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the investigation into sign stealing by the Houston Astros will be completed by next season and says he has broad authority to impose discipline


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Astros sign stealing charges latest to tarnish reputation

Fresh off a bitter Game 7 loss in their bid for another title, and tarnished by an executive’s clubhouse rant at female reporters and the failed attempt to smear the …


MLB checking into report Astros stole signs, broke rules

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by using …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Astros president Reid Ryan shifts to lesser role with team

Astros president Reid Ryan is shifting to a lesser role in the organization and owner Jim Crane’s son is joining the executive team, moves announced 11 days after Crane apologized …


‘A group of heartbroken men’: Astros fall short of title

It was well within their grasp. The Houston Astros had a shot at a mini dynasty with a second title in three seasons. Instead, they failed to get one win …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Washington Nationals rally for first World Series championship in franchise history

Howie Kendrick and Anthony Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals overcame a two-run deficit, rocking the Houston Astros 6-2 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Stephen Strasburg, Nationals top Astros 7-2, force World Series Game 7

Stephen Strasburg pitched into the ninth inning, Anthony Rendon had five RBIs and the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 7-2 to force the World Series to a deciding Game …


World Series notebook: Zack vs Mad Max matchup if Fall Classic extends to Game 7

There will be a matchup of former Cy Young winners who were first-round draft picks if there is a Game 7 in the World Series. Zack vs. Mad Max.


Max Scherzer set up to start Game 7 if Nationals get that far

Max Scherzer is all warmed up. The Washington ace put aside his recent injury woes for a little light tossing in left field Tuesday, a day before he hopes to …


Kurt Suzuki out of Nats lineup again vs. Astros in World Series

Washington catcher Kurt Suzuki is out of the Nationals lineup again for Game 6 of the World Series.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

With each pitch at Series, call gets louder for robot umps

From the box seats to the far reaches of the bleachers, all 40,000 umpires in the stands at Nationals Park were sure they could tell: Gerrit Cole’s fastball to Victor …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

World Series: There’s no place like the other guy’s home

This is the first time the road team has won the first five games since 1996, when the Braves rocked the New York Yankees by a combined 16-1 in two …


Justin Verlander, Astros can clinch World Series with home win

Justin Verlander has an 0-5 career record in the World Series but he gets a chance to make everyone forget about all of that when he starts Game 6 for …


Cole, powerful Astros hammer Nats 7-1, lead World Series 3-2

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

World Series notebook: Juan Soto’s struggles typify Nationals’ offensive drought

Two games into the World Series, Juan Soto was knocking the ball all over the park and the Washington Nationals were gleefully pounding the Houston Astros.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Jose Urquidy, Alex Bregman lead Astros over Nationals 8-1 to tie World Series 2-2

Jose Urquidy outpitched all those big-name aces who preceded him, the unheralded Houston rookie quieting Washington’s bats and the Nationals Park crowd, too.


World Series notebook: Nationals bring fresh bullpen, high hopes into Game 4

If there was one positive facet about the Washington Nationals’ first loss in well over a week, it was that they had a fresh bullpen for their next attempt to …


Max Scherzer, Gerrit Cole face off again in Game 5 of World Series

Houston’s Gerrit Cole heads into his World Series rematch against the Washington Nationals and Max Scherzer in Game 5 on Sunday in an unfamiliar position.


Kurt Suzuki out of Nats’ starting lineup for World Series Game 4

Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki was out of the starting lineup for Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night after injuring his right hip flexor.