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Jose Urquidy threw seven dominant innings for his first major league win and Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer, sending the Houston Astros to a 6-1 victory over the skidding Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
Justin Verlander struck out 12 in six solid innings, four Houston players hit solo home runs and the Astros held on to beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Friday night.
Outfielder Josh Reddick railed against MLB for scheduling the Astros for a night game in Anaheim ahead of Friday's home game against the Rangers. Said manager A.J. Hinch: "It'll be brutal."
George Springer and Alex Bregman homered, Wade Miley pitched two-run ball into the sixth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 Thursday night.
Before speaking with Alex Rodriguez about his memories of playing with Mariano Rivera (43:42), Buster talks to Keith Law about the suspensions handed to Brad Ausmus and Noe Ramirez, if robot umpires are coming soon and some possible deadline moves for the Dodgers (11:57). Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (38:23).
From the aces who might move to the contenders that could go big, here's where the major players and teams stand as the countdown to the new single deadline heats up.
Gerrit Cole struck out 11 over seven innings, Jake Marisnick had three hits amid a chorus of boos and the Houston Astros got back on track by beating the Los Angeles Angels 11-2 on Wednesday night.
Angels reliever Noe Ramirez was suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing at Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick.
Before speaking with Alex Rodriguez about his time spent playing with Edgar Martinez (46:07), Buster talks to Joel Sherman of the NY Post about the Angels/Astros scuffle and which teams should make aggressive pushes at the trade deadline (16:17). Plus, Hembo tells Buster why Bryce Harper isn't a bust (39:45) and Buster and Troy disagree on the Power 10 (58:51).
Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick was drilled between the shoulder blades by Angels reliever Noe Ramirez in the sixth inning Tuesday night, and both teams nearly came to blows moments later.
Sarah Spain chats with Houston Astros' Alex Bregman about how his chin is doing, getting mentally ready to play 182 games and why his teammates call him "stinky"
Bumgarner to the Yankees? Stroman in Houston? We've mapped out a deadline blueprint for all 30 front offices to follow.
Albert Pujols got three hits and drove in three runs, and the Los Angeles Angels remained unbeaten since the All-Star break with a 9-6 victory over the AL West-leading Houston Astros on Monday night.
Here's the latest intel we're hearing, key names to watch, reaction to completed deals and shopping lists for every team as July 31 approaches.
The first-half rankings have been a two-team tango at the top, but the Bombers could be ready to cut in on Houston and L.A.
Justin Verlander followed a two-run first inning with five no-hit innings and Jose Altuve hit Houston's franchise-record ninth grand slam of the season as the Astros beat the Texas Rangers 12-4 on Sunday.
George Springer scored the go-ahead run from first base on Jose Altuve's two-out double in the 11th inning and the AL West-leading Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 on Saturday night after dropping the first two games in the series.
Reliving the play at the plate that landed him in the hospital on Sunday, Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy said Friday that he remembers getting leveled by Jake Marisnick and nothing else until he was carried onto a golf cart in Houston.
Danny Santana lined a game-winning single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 9-8 on Friday night, rallying from a four-run deficit after major league strikeout leader Gerrit Cole exited the game.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy, sporting a black eye, said he was knocked out by Jake Marisnick during that controversial play at the plate in Houston. Marisnick texted Lucroy while he was in the hospital that night. Lucroy: "I don't think he was trying to hurt anybody, however I did give him the whole lane, the whole foul territory, to slide. I did tell him that in the text."
Lance Lynn matched his season high with 11 strikeouts in seven stellar innings for his major league-best 12th victory and the Texas Rangers beat the AL West-leading Houston Astros 5-0 in the only game Thursday night when Major League Baseball resumed...
Astros shortstop Alex Bregman, who needed four stitches after a ground ball bounced up and hit him on the chin Thursday, is out of the lineup on Friday.
Earned Run Average3.86
On Base Percentage.346