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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 14, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout and Houston Astros rookie Taylor Jones enjoys brief stay with big-league club

Petco Park was relatively quiet, but the crack of Houston Astros rookie Taylor Jones’ bat was piercing.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

Knee injury ends year for Astros’ Yordan Álvarez, 2019’s top rookie

Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Álvarez will have surgery on his ailing right knee and will miss the rest of the season


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 15, 2020

Young Mariners Evan White, Nick Margevicius come up big, but Mariners still can’t solve Astros

It’s the small moments that these Seattle Mariners, in the middle of this trying and turbulent rebuilding process, will have to relish.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 14, 2020

Yusei Kikuchi scratched from his start, and Mariners pay a big price as Astros roll 11-1

Yordan Alvarez hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat of the season after recovering from COVID-19, connecting during a nine-run burst in the first inning that sent the Houston …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 11, 2020

MLB: Astros coach receives 20-game suspension, Ramon Laureano six

Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón has received a 20-game suspension and a fine for his role in a benches-clearing brawl at Oakland.


UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2020

Dodgers’ Joe Kelly suspended 8 games for buzzing, mocking Astros

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly has been suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for throwing a fastball near the head of Houston’s Alex Bregman and mockingly taunting Astros …


Astros pick up Dusty Baker’s contract option for 2021 season

The Houston Astros have picked up the option for the 2021 season on manager Dusty Baker’s contract.


UPDATED: Sun., July 26, 2020

Kyle Lewis has 2 RBIs in 8th to lead Mariners over Astros 7-6

Kyle Lewis hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Houston Astros 7-6 on Sunday, snapping a 15-game losing streak in the …


UPDATED: Sun., July 26, 2020

Out of Right Field: M’s finally taste victory at Minute Maid Park

It’s over. The Mariners found a way to win at Minute Maid Park.


UPDATED: Sat., July 25, 2020

Lance McCullers returns, Astros top Seattle for 15th straight time

Lance McCullers Jr. was solid in his return from Tommy John surgery, Yuli Gurriel and George Springer homered and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners for the 15th straight …


UPDATED: Sat., July 25, 2020

Out of Right Field: Will the Mariners ever beat the Astros?

It seems the Mariners have come up with a new slogan for this pandemic-shortened season: 60 games, one goal.


UPDATED: Fri., July 24, 2020

Dusty Baker wins debut, Astros top Mariners in 1st game post sign scam

Dusty Baker posted a win in his debut as Houston’s manager and the Astros, playing for the first time since their sign-stealing scandal rocked baseball, opened the season by beating …


Federal judge tosses fan lawsuit vs. MLB, Astros, Red Sox

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign stealing in Major League Baseball.


Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander has surgery on groin

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander had surgery on his right groin and is expected to be out about six weeks




Collin McHugh regrets not trying to stop Astros’ sign stealing

Pitcher Collin McHugh says he regrets he didn’t do more to stop the Houston Astros from breaking sign stealing rules in 2017 and 2018.


Boo Who? Astros already paying price, Red Sox await fate

The Houston Astros heard some boos and a few cheating chants when they went on the road to play the Boston Red Sox in a spring training game at Fort …


Astros’ George Springer wants to be more like Michael Brantley

George Springer’s goal for the 2020 season is to be more consistent, just like teammate Michael Brantley



Alex Bregman becomes 7th Astros player hit by pitch in 5 games

Houston’s Alex Bregman was hit on the back by a breaking ball from St. Louis reliever Ramon Santos, the seventh Astros player plunked in five spring training games.


George Springer heckled as Astros continue spring boobird swing

The Houston Astros continued to get booed on the road at spring training as they visited the home of the New York Mets.



UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Norman Chad: Astros did the crime, and they should pay

Simply put – and I realize I am last in on this, but I only write once a week and I also sleep in weekday mornings, mainly to avoid bad …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Matt Calkins: Astros’ sign-stealing scandal has rocked the game, but it might also be good for it

The Astros’ cheating scandal was as disgraceful as it was disgusting and will forever taint the careers of those involved.


Player discipline possible for future sign-stealing offenses

Major league players could be punished for future sign-stealing violations in the wake of the Houston Astros’ scandal that only resulted in discipline for managers, coaches and executives.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Rob Manfred apologizes for calling World Series trophy a ‘piece of metal’

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has apologized for what he calls his disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a “piece of metal.”


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Ouch: Offshore sports book sets odds for Astros’ HBPs

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred’s stern warning that the intentional beaning of Houston Astros in the wake of their sign-stealing scandal hasn’t stopped an offshore sports book from putting …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Yankees’ Aaron Judge says Astros should be stripped of 2017 title

New York Yankees star Aaron Judge feels the Houston Astros should be stripped of their 2017 World Series championship.


Braves’ Nick Markakis: Everyone on Astros ‘deserves a beating’

Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has become the latest big leaguer to tee off on the scandal-ridden Houston Astros.