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 […]

LeMahieu, Hicks lift Yanks over Astros, close to 3-2 in ALCS

NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu drove Justin Verlander’s second pitch over the wall, then Aaron Hicks sent the fans at Yankee Stadium into a frenzy with a three-run homer off the foul pole later in the first inning. And just like that, the Bronx Bombers were back — in the game, and in this […]

Sabathia, Yanks come apart as Astros push them to brink

NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia threw a cutter to George Springer and grimaced from the pain in his left shoulder, then covered his face with his glove as he walked to the dugout after what was likely the final pitch of his career. Three-time Gold Glove winner DJ LeMahieu had the first two-error game […]

Judge Dinkins’ chivalrous act at Astros-Yankees ALCS Game 2 results in his arrest, torture, and suspension as season ticket holder

Judge Dinkins’ chivalrous act at Astros-Yankees ALCS Game 2 results in his arrest, torture, and suspension as season ticket holder

Image: Former Montgomery County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, James “Jimmy” Dinkins, right, with his son Jay (left) at a game of Dinkins’ beloved Houston Astros. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Houston, October 16 – Is chivalry dead? Not in the world of former Montgomery County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace James “Jimmy” […]

Cole pitches Astros past Yankees 4-1 for 2-1 lead in ALCS

NEW YORK (AP) — A gritty Gerrit Cole held the New York Yankees scoreless without his sharpest stuff, Jose Altuve sparked Houston at the plate and the Astros locked down a 4-1 victory Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series. Altuve and Josh Reddick homered early off Luis Severino, who labored […]

Torres, Tanaka lead Yankees over Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener

HOUSTON (AP) — Gleyber Torres kept up his October surge with a homer and five RBIs, Masahiro Tanaka polished his playoff resume and the New York Yankees blanked the Houston Astros 7-0 Saturday night in the AL Championship Series opener. With so much attention focused on the Astros aces, Tanaka showed he more than belonged […]

Morton strikes out 10 to help Astros stop Yankees, 2-1

 HOUSTON (AP) — Charlie Morton and the Houston Astros ended the New York Yankees’ winning streak Monday night — and they think they sent a little message in the process. Morton pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning and struck out 10 as the defending World Series champions snapped New York’s nine-game run with a […]

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 […]