Tag: Houston Astros

Man Arrested After Throwing Beer Can at GOP Senator Ted Cruz

Police arrested a 33-year-old man who allegedly flung a beer can at Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during a victory parade of the Houston Astros on Monday. Cruz was on a celebration float with family after the baseball team won the World Series over the weekend when an unidentified bystander threw a beer can that “struck…


Baker Finally Wins 1st Series Title as Manager With Astros

HOUSTON—For now and forever, Dusty Baker, the epic storyteller, first-class name-dropper, toothpick chewer and baseball lifer will bear a most distinguished title. World Series champion manager. The man who can weave a tale like few others, wistfully recalling his time under Hank Aaron’s tutelage or chance encounters with Jimi Hendrix, John F. Kennedy Jr. and…


Astros Rookie Star Pena Delivers Again in World Series Win

PHILADELPHIA—Jeremy Pena trotted around third base, looked toward the Houston dugout and gave the most casual two-handed shrug you’ll ever see on a ballfield. Like it was any routine game in May. Only this was November. In the World Series. In the biggest game of his life. Yep, the Year of Jeremy just kept getting…


Javier, Astros Pitch 2nd No-Hitter in World Series History

PHILADELPHIA—Cristian Javier and Houston’s bullpen combined on just the second no-hitter in World Series history, silencing a booming lineup and boisterous ballpark as the Astros blanked the Philadelphia Phillies 5–0 Wednesday night, Nov. 2, to even the matchup at two games each. The only previous no-hitter in the World Series was a perfect game by…


Harper, Phillies Tie World Series Mark With 5 HR, Top Astros

PHILADELPHIA—Bryce Harper hammered his sixth postseason home run, whispered an assist to Alec Bohm before his solo shot and the Philadelphia Phillies tied a World Series record with five homers to rout the Houston Astros 7–0 Tuesday night and take a 2–1 Series lead. Brandon Marsh also homered, and Kyle Schwarber and Rhys Hoskins hit…


Astros Beat Phillies to Tie World Series at 1–1

The Houston Astros made another fast start against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies but this time around managed to close the deal for a 5–2 victory on Saturday that squared the World Series at one game apiece. Houston, who blew a commanding 5–0 lead in Friday’s opening game of the best-of-seven Major League Baseball championship for…


Tucker’s 2 HRs, 4 RBIs Fall Short, Astros Lose Series Opener

HOUSTON—Kyle Tucker got the fans jumping with a leadoff homer in the second inning. Then he hit a three-run drive in the third. Ahead 5–0, the Houston Astros finally were going to win a World Series opener. Instead, Tucker’s first two Series home runs weren’t quite enough. Kyle Tucker (30) of the Houston Astros hits…


Verlander, Seeking 1st World Series Win, Opens for Astros

HOUSTON—Justin Verlander was answering questions about his start for the Houston Astros in Friday night’s World Series opener when the head of the opposition’s baseball staff took the unorthodox step of walking into the interview room to extend a hand. “Where did you start your career again?” Philadelphia Phillies executive Dave Dombrowski said with a…


Bregman HR as Valdez, Astros Edge Yankees 3–2, Lead ALCS 2–0

HOUSTON—Alex Bregman hit an early three-run homer, Framber Valdez pitched seven strong innings and the Houston Astros edged the New York Yankees 3–2 Thursday night, Oct. 20, to take a 2–0 lead in the AL Championship Series. Yankees slugger Aaron Judge just missed a two-run homer in the eighth when his drive was caught just…


Justin Verlander Guides Astros Past Yankees in ALCS Opener

HOUSTON—Justin Verlander rebounded masterfully following a scuffling start to his outing and the Houston Astros bashed three home runs en route to 4–2 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Oct. 19. Yuli Gurriel, Chas McCormick and Jeremy Pena slugged solo home runs for the Astros,…