Hinch, Luhnow fired for Astros’ sign stealing

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s use of electronics for sign stealing during Houston’s run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season. In U.S. sports’ largest scandal since the New […]

Mets’ Alonso, Astros’ Álvarez named Rookies of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Young sluggers known for their prodigious power, Pete Alonso and Yordan Álvarez knocked the Rookie of the Year voting out of the park. In a rarity for the major league home run leader, Alonso didn’t land the biggest blow. Alonso, a star first baseman with the New York Mets, got 29 […]

Nationals top Astros in Game 7 to win 1st World Series title

HOUSTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick and Anthony Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals overcame a two-run deficit, rocking the Houston Astros 6-2 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series to win the first title in franchise history. With all eyes on Max Scherzer and his remarkable recovery after […]

Astros lose 7 to 2 to Nats, World Series goes to Game 7

HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg gutted through without his best fastball to throw a five-hitter Tuesday night, and now it’s on to Game 7 in the first World Series ever in which the visiting team won each of the first six games. Adam Eaton and Juan Soto hit solo homers off Justin Verlander in the […]

Cole pitches Astros to 3-2 Series lead over Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the World Series. Cole looked exactly like the stud who dominated baseball most of this season, bouncing back from a Game 1 clunker to pitch the Astros to a 7-1 win Sunday night and a […]

Urquidy, Bregman lead Astros over Nats 8-1 to tie Series 2-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not bad for a TBA. Unheralded rookie José Urquidy outpitched all those big-name aces who preceded him, quieting Washington’s bats and the Nationals Park crowd, too. Alex Bregman busted out of his slump with a go-ahead single in the first inning and a grand slam in the seventh, and the resurgent Houston […]

Altuve, Astros show up in World Series, win Game 3 in DC 4-1

Altuve, Astros show up in World Series, win Game 3 in DC 4-1

Image: Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a single during the first inning of Game 3 of the baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — From the moment George Springer jumped on the game’s third pitch for a single, then quickly swiped a base, […]

Strasburg stars as Nats rout Astros 12-3 for 2-0 Series lead

HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg’s time had come. Famously held out of the postseason seven years ago, Strasburg delivered on the biggest stage of all Wednesday night. The right-hander outpitched fellow ace Justin Verlander, overcoming a shaky start to help the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 12-3 for a commanding 2-0 lead in the […]

Soto homers, doubles and Nats win Game 1

HOUSTON (AP) — Juan Soto homered onto the train tracks high above the left field wall and hit a two-run double as the Washington Nationals tagged Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros 5-4 Tuesday night in the World Series opener. Not even a history-making home run by postseason star George Springer and another drive that nearly […]

World Series: How the Nationals and Astros match up

A position-by-position look at the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park: ___ First Base: Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman. The longtime face of the franchise, Zimmerman was Washington’s first draft pick in 2005 after the team moved to the nation’s capital from Montreal. The fan favorite […]

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