Altuve’s HR in 9th sends Astros to World Series over Yankees

Altuve’s HR in 9th sends Astros to World Series over Yankees

Image: Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve, right, and starting pitcher Justin Verlander celebrate after winning Game 6 of baseball’s American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Houston. The Astros won 6-4 to win the series 4-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve homered off Aroldis Chapman with […]

Astros’ Altuve likely headed to injured list with hamstring

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros star Jose Altuve seems likely to end up on the 10-day injured list after straining his left hamstring Friday. Houston manager AJ Hinch said Saturday he’s “not optimistic” the 2017 AL MVP can avoid an IL stint. Altuve was pulled during the first inning of a 3-0 win over the Texas […]

Springer, Astros hit 4 HRs, down Indians 7-2 in ALDS opener

HOUSTON (AP) — It’s October and George Springer, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman are all hitting home runs once again, helping the Houston Astros to a postseason win. A year after launching a World Series-record 15 homers in winning their first championship, the Astros picked up right where they left off, hitting four home runs […]

A capsule look at the World Series

A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT, televised by Fox) Game 1, Tuesday, at Los Angeles, 8:09 p.m.; Game 2, Wednesday, at Los Angeles, 8:09 p.m.; Game 3, Friday, at Houston, 8:09 p.m.; Game 4, Saturday, at Houston, 8:09 p.m.; x-Game 5, […]

Altuve’s dash lifts Verlander, Astros over Yanks in Game 2

HOUSTON (AP) — With each stinging line drive, Jose Altuve is putting his stamp on this October. Same with every pitch from Justin Verlander, no matter the inning or score. Houston’s longest tenured player and its durable new ace — an incomparable pair so far this postseason. Altuve raced home on Carlos Correa’s double in […]

Correa, Altuve, Astros rout Red Sox 8-2, take 2-0 ALDS lead

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and the high-powered Astros led the majors in runs, hits and batting average in the regular season. Now that it’s playoff time, Houston is still hammering away. Correa homered, doubled and drove in four runs, Altuve got two more hits and the Astros battered the Boston Red Sox […]

Altuve hits 3 homers, Astros beat Red Sox 8-2 in ALDS opener

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve had just arrived in the Astros dugout after launching his third home run of the game when George Springer grabbed his right biceps and examined it, as if searching for an explanation for his teammate’s extraordinary pop. “He makes sure he stays on top of his gym routine, whatever it […]