Verlander wins MLB-leading 15th game, Astros blank Cleveland
Astros Guardians Baseball Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander delivers against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) (Ron Schwane)CLEVELAND — (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings for his MLB-leading 15th victory, Chas McCormick and Martin Maldonado each homered and had three RBIs, and the AL West-leading Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Guardians 6-0 Thursday night. In addition to leading the majors in wins, Verlander leads with a 1.73 ERA. McCormick gave the Astros a 2-0 lead with run-scoring singles in the third and fifth off Cleveland starter Zach Plesac (2-10). The Guardians entered the day one game behind AL Central leader Minnesota and one game out of the final wild-card spot.wftv.com
Yankees' Judge walks off Astros for 2nd time in 4 days
Aaron Judge drove a three-run homer in the 10th inning for his second walk-off hit against Houston in four days, and the New York Yankees recovered after nearly being no-hit for the second consecutive game, beating Houston 6-3 to split a four-game series between the AL’s best teams.
Benches clear in 9th, Servais tossed as Mariners beat Astros
Mariners manager Scott Servais was ejected for his role in a benches-clearing scuffle in the ninth inning of Seattle’s 7-4 win over the Houston Astros, a game in which Cal Raleigh had a career-high four RBIs and Julio Rodriguez hit a late two-run shot.
Tucker's pinch HR lifts Astros over Texas in starters' duel
Astros Rangers Baseball Houston Astros' Kyle Tucker (30) celebrates with Chas McCormick (20) after hitting a two-run home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (Tony Gutierrez)ARLINGTON, Texas — (AP) — Kyle Tucker hit a tiebreaking pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 in a series finale that began as an impressive duel between starting pitchers. Tucker's two-run blast came off Matt Bush (0-1), the first reliever for Texas after left-hander Martin Perez took a perfect game into the seventh inning before giving up his only run. The only Rangers hit, and only baserunner, before then was No. General manager James Click says Altuve wanted to play a couple of games to get his timing back before rejoining the Astros lineup.wftv.com
Ohtani bounces back with go-ahead run as Angels edge Astros
This time, the calls went Shohei Ohtani's way. Ohtani came home on Jack Mayfield's two-run double Thursday night and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Houston Astros 3-2 to snap a six-game losing streak. The two-way star from Japan tried to score the winning run during Wednesday's 9-5 loss to Houston in 12 innings, but was called out after a perfect throw from right fielder Chas McCormick.news.yahoo.com
Siri, McCormick rally AL West-leading Astros past D-backs
Jose Siri and Chas McCormick hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning, rallying the AL West-leading Houston Astros over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday. Carlos Correa also homered as the Astros held their comfortable division lead over Oakland. Houston won for the fourth time in five games and cut Tampa Bay’s lead for the best record in the AL to 3 ½ games.news.yahoo.com