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Verlander Wins World Series, Then Marries Kate Upton

The Astros pitcher was too busy tying the knot to attend the team's victory parade

(Newser) - Just days after winning the World Series with the Houston Astros, ace pitcher Justin Verlander tied the knot with his longtime on-and-off girlfriend, supermodel Kate Upton. The couple was so eager to get married that Verlander, who pitched two games during the Astros' 4-3 series victory over the Los Angeles... More »

In Final Game of World Series, an On-Field Apology

Houston's Yuli Gurriel tipped his hat to LA's Yu Darvish to say sorry for previous incident

(Newser) - Houston came home with a World Series win Wednesday night in Game 7, but not before one Astro tried to make things right with one of the Los Angeles Dodgers' pitchers. Houston's Yuli Gurriel has been suspended for five games next season for making a racist gesture during Game... More »

In 2014, Sports Illustrated Predicted Year, MVP of Astros' Series Win

The jinx may have been broken

(Newser) - What jinx? Sports Illustrated boldly predicted an Astros' World Series title on its cover in 2014—after Houston had lost more than 100 games for three straight years—proclaiming: "Your 2017 World Series Champs." It featured a picture of George Springer in a bright Astros jersey. It proved... More »

'We're Coming Home a Champion, Houston'

Astros beat Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7

(Newser) - From laughingstock to lift off. George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday night, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7, the AP reports. Playing for a city still recovering... More »

Dodgers Win Game 6 to Tie World Series 3-3

They staged a comeback win Tuesday night

(Newser) - Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, and the Los Angeles Dodgers sent this twist-and-turn World Series to Game 7, rallying against Justin Verlander to beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night, the AP reports. A comeback win in Game 6 on Halloween night gave fans at Dodger Stadium and beyond a true... More »

Fight to the Finish in Wild World Series Game

22 home runs set a new WS record; Astros win against Dodgers 13-12

(Newser) - Alex Bregman hit a game-ending single off Kenley Jansen with two outs in the 10th inning, and the Houston Astros outslugged the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 Sunday night to take a 3-2 World Series lead. Silent early when ace Dallas Keuchel allowed Los Angeles to spurt ahead 4-0, the crowd... More »

Dodgers Have Big 9th, Tie Up World Series

Los Angeles beats Houston to even series a 2 games apiece

(Newser) - Cody Bellinger lined a go-ahead double in the ninth inning, four Dodgers pitchers combined on a two-hitter, and Los Angeles rallied past the Houston Astros 6-2 Saturday night to tie the World Series at 2-all. Joc Pederson homered to cap a five-run burst in the ninth, ensuring the Series will... More »

Astros Beat Dodgers in Game 3

They now lead World Series 2-1

(Newser) - George Springer and the Houston Astros broke out their bats in a four-run second inning, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Friday night for a 2-1 World Series lead, the AP reports. Yuli Gurriel homered to begin the four-run burst off loser Yu Darvish that also included run-scoring singles by... More »

World Series Game 2 Breaks Home Run Record

Astros win for first time in 56-season history

(Newser) - George Springer hit a two-run drive in the 11th inning and the Houston Astros won a thrilling home run derby at Dodger Stadium, beating Los Angeles 7-6 Wednesday night to tie the World Series at one game apiece. The teams combined for a Series record eight homers. When the slugging... More »

Pitcher's 11 Strikeouts Lead Dodgers to Game 1 Win

Clayton Kershaw gets the win, helped by a clutch homer by Justin Turner

(Newser) - Clayton Kershaw struck out 11, the most by a pitcher in a World Series opener since 1968, Chris Taylor and Justin Turner homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night. With the Dodgers in the World Series for the first time since 1988, Taylor homered... More »

The Heat Is On for World Series Opener, Literally

It's expected to be 97 degrees when game begins in LA, the hottest World Series game ever

(Newser) - As the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros open the World Series Tuesday night at 5:08pm local time in Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles is expected to be about 97 degrees. That would be a record high for a World Series game, the New York Times reports; the current... More »

Astros Win Game 7, Head to World Series

They lost 3 in a row, came back

(Newser) - Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined for a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series, the AP reports. Just four years removed from their third straight... More »

Report: Houston Astros Got Hacked—by Cardinals

FBI is investigating a very strange MLB scandal

(Newser) - The FBI and the Justice Department are delving into what's beginning to look like something of a Watergate for Major League Baseball: The New York Times reports today on an investigation into whether the Houston Astros got hacked—by none other than front-office officials from the St. Louis Cardinals.... More »

It Just Got Easier to Make the Playoffs in Baseball

MLB is adding two wild-card teams

(Newser) - That soul-crushing loss by the Red Sox on the last game of the season this year might have been just another game had this been in effect a little earlier: Major League Baseball is adding two-wild card teams to the playoffs, maybe next year but by 2013 at the latest,... More »

NFL Draft Pick May Lose Foot After Car Wreck

Giants rookie Chad Jones in surgery in New Orleans

(Newser) - Chad Jones, a New York Giants draft pick who was a two-sport star at LSU, is in guarded condition and in danger of losing his left foot after a car accident early this morning in New Orleans, the Shreveport Times reports. Jones, a safety who entered the draft after his... More »

Ex-Major Leaguer Jose Lima Dead at 37

Pitcher for Dodgers, Astros, Mets suffered heart attack

(Newser) - Former major league pitcher Jose Lima died today at age 37, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced. The Aguilas Cibaenas, Lima's winter ball team in the Dominican Republic, said he died of an apparent heart attack. In 13 major league seasons, Lima was 89-102 with a 5.26 ERA. He hadn't... More »

Best Ballpark Hot Dogs

Forget apple pie—nothing goes with baseball like these

(Newser) - Baseball season’s in full, ahem, swing, and in that spirit, Delish runs down the best ballpark hotdogs. Some highlights:
  • Georgia Dog, Turner Field, Atlanta. A blanket of cole slaw and some sautéed Vidalia onions make this a winner.
  • Arizona Dog, Chase Field, Phoenix. Southwest rules this foot-long—chorizo,
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Player Debuts 'San Francicso' Giants Jersey

'I didn't know,' says player Eugenio Velez of spelling snafu

(Newser) - Outfielder Eugenio Velez made his season debut yesterday when his San Francicso Giants took on and beat the Houston Astros. That’s right—Velez played the whole game blissfully unaware that his jersey pegged him as a player from some mythical, misspelled version of the City by the Bay. “... More »

In Astros-Padres Game, Beekeeper Earns a Save

(Newser) - The Astros-Padres game yesterday in San Diego drew a crowd of 23,284—and thousands of bees. Padres left fielder Kyle Blanks sighted the swarm in the top of the ninth and tried to signal the umpire, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "I saw Kyle walking toward the infield... More »

Astro Pudge Catches in Game 2,227

Rodriguez overtakes Fisk for most appearances behind the plate

(Newser) - The Houston Astros' Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez overtook Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk by catching in his 2,227th game in the majors yesterday, the Houston Chronicle reports. The 13-time Golden Glove winner got a raucous cheer from a larger-than-usual crowd at Rangers Stadium. The night was a mixed... More »

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