Houston Astros

HOUSTON  | Michael Brantley, Astros finalize $32M, 2-year contract

HOUSTON  — Free agent outfielder Michael Brantley and the Houston Astros have finalized a $32 million, two-year contract. The 31-year-old, whose deal was announced Wednesday, had spent his entire 10-year career with the Cleveland Indians, where he was a three-time All-Star. Brantley is a career .295 hitter and gives Houston an upgrade to an outfield … Continue reading HOUSTON  | Michael Brantley, Astros finalize $32M, 2-year contract

HOUSTON | AP source: Astros agree to 2-year deal with Michael Brantley

HOUSTON — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the Houston Astros have agreed to a two-year deal with free agent outfielder Michael Brantley. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Monday night because the club has not yet announced the move. The 31-year-old Brantley has spent his entire 10-year career … Continue reading HOUSTON | AP source: Astros agree to 2-year deal with Michael Brantley

CLEVELAND | MLB says Astros doing surveillance, not spying in dugouts

CLEVELAND — The Houston Astros didn’t cheat. They didn’t want to get cheated. That’s their story, and Major League Baseball agrees. Following an investigation into two incidents this postseason, MLB said that the defending World Series champions were conducting surveillance — not spying — when a credentialed Astros employee was pointing his cellphone into the … Continue reading CLEVELAND | MLB says Astros doing surveillance, not spying in dugouts

HOUSTON | Bregman trolls Eovaldi, Hinch says “back it up” in ALCS

HOUSTON — Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros are brimming with confidence, even after a Game 2 AL Championship Series defeat to the Boston Red Sox. For proof, just see Bregman’s social media feed. Hours after Boston beat Houston 7-5 to even the best-of-seven series at a game each, Bregman shared video Monday on Instagram … Continue reading HOUSTON | Bregman trolls Eovaldi, Hinch says “back it up” in ALCS

BOSTON | Cole struggles in 2nd playoff start with Astros

BOSTON— Gerrit Cole struggled at the beginning of his second playoff start with the Houston Astros. By the time he recovered, it was too late. Boston was well on its way to a big win. Cole’s electric fastball was lined all over Fenway Park and he also committed a costly error in his first career … Continue reading BOSTON | Cole struggles in 2nd playoff start with Astros

BOSTON | Red Sox shuffle lineup heading into Game 2 of ALCS vs Astros

BOSTON — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora has shuffled his lineup for Game 2 against the Houston Astros, putting infielders Ian Kinsler and Rafael Devers and catcher Christian Vazquez in the starting lineup for the first time in the AL Championship Series. Devers was batting sixth and playing third base in place of Eduardo … Continue reading BOSTON | Red Sox shuffle lineup heading into Game 2 of ALCS vs Astros

BOSTON | Sale, Cora make early exits for Red Sox in ALCS Game 1

BOSTON— Red Sox ace Chris Sale and manager Alex Cora both made early exits in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros. Sale lasted just four innings Saturday night, giving up two runs on one hit and four walks. Cora wasn’t far behind the lanky left-hander going back to the clubhouse. … Continue reading BOSTON | Sale, Cora make early exits for Red Sox in ALCS Game 1

BOSTON | Red Sox manager Alex Cora ejected from Game 1 of ALCS

BOSTON — Red Sox manager Alex Cora has been ejected from Game 1 of the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros for arguing a called third strike in the fifth inning that ended Boston’s first rally of the game. There were two out, two on and two runs already in when Justin Verlander threw … Continue reading BOSTON | Red Sox manager Alex Cora ejected from Game 1 of ALCS