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Frankie Montas pitched into the seventh inning to stop Houston's 10-game winning streak, Matt Chapman homered for the third time in six games and the Oakland Athletics beat the Astros 2-1 on Wednesday night.
From top to bottom, which are the offenses that no pitcher should want to face? Plus, the clubs that aren't scaring anyone.
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who was born and raised in Mexico City, says he hopes to see a franchise in Mexico when MLB expands.
Alex Bregman hit a grand slam, Josh Reddick connected for a two-run homer against his former team, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 9-1 on Tuesday night for their majors-best 10th straight win.
The Astros made a big move toward the top, but will they or any of April's hot starters still stand tall after this week?
Before an enlightening conversation with Jacob deGrom (49:22), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Jackie Robinson Day, the red hot Astros, dominant pitching staffs & more (11:38). Plus, Negro Leagues Museum President Bob Kendrick (38:36) and Todd Radom's Cap Talk and latest uniform quiz (41:44).
With an impressive sweep of upstart Seattle, Houston served notice that it is the team to beat in the American League.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The Astros cooled off the red-hot Mariners, sweeping three games in Seattle and reminding them who the real boss is in the AL West. Gerrit Cole matched Justin Verlander's line from Saturday with 11 strikeouts in six innings and Astros pitchers combined for 39 strikeouts in the three games.
Gerrit Cole struck out 11 in six innings, Aledmys Diaz homered and the Houston Astros completed a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 3-2 victory Sunday.
Jose Altuve homered for the fifth straight game, Justin Verlander struck out eight of the first 10 batters he faced and finished with a season-high 11, and the Houston Astros won their eighth straight beating the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Saturday night.
Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel hit grand slams and the Houston Astros limited heavy-hitting Seattle by using two starting pitchers in a 10-6 win over the Mariners on Friday night.
We have aces aplenty, an LCS rematch and several intriguing matchups. Here's your guide to what will happen this weekend.
Jose Altuve hit two homers, Carlos Correa homered with three RBI and the Houston Astros completed their first ever sweep of the New York Yankees with an 8-6 win Wednesday night.
Some wrote off Jose Altuve as one of the game's best players after a sluggish second half last season. Those folks might want to reconsider.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Jose Altuve gives the Astros a 4-2 lead in the fifth with a long home run over the train tracks, his second of the game off James Paxton, fifth of the season and fourth career multi-homer game. Altuve's numbers took a dive in the second half last season when he played through a knee issue (he was hitting .342 through the end of June but finished at .316), but so far he's swinging like MVP Altuve.
Jennifer Harughty says in the lawsuit that her left index finger was shattered on July 8, 2018, when she was hit by a shirt from the T-shirt cannon fired by the Astros mascot, Orbit.
Want to see a future All-Star? From A-ball to Triple-A, here's where to see teams packed with tomorrow's major leaguers.
Jose Altuve hit his 100th homer and George Springer's two-run double in the eighth inning helped the Houston Astros to their third straight comeback win, 6-3 over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
Buster and Boog Sciambi discuss the Yankees rotation, the Chris Davis coverage, the best players under the age of 22, and the always interesting Alex Bregman (7:50). Plus, the "Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (27:21), Steve Wulf on Michael Jordan's career in the minor leagues (32:54), and Eddie Matz on Justin Verlander's quest to pitch into his mid-40s (43:11).
Jose Altuve hit a long home run and Carlos Correa's broken-bat RBI infield single in the eighth inning helped the Houston Astros rally past the New York Yankees 4-3 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory.