Houston Astros

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'Toy Cannon' Launched Rockets for the Astros

Jimmy Wynn was known for hitting long, long home runs

(Newser) - Jimmy Wynn, the diminutive Houston slugger whose monster shots in the 1960s and '70s earned him the popular nickname “The Toy Cannon," has died. He was 78. The Astros said the three-time All-Star outfielder died Thursday in Houston, per the AP , but did not provide further details.... More »

Baseball Is Being Sued— by Fantasy Players

They say their bets were tainted by the Astros' cheating

(Newser) - The MLB is urging a judge to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by five fans who say their fantasy baseball scores suffered because the Houston Astros stole signs . The plaintiffs are suing the MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Astros, and the Boston Red Sox (also accused of stealing signs ),... More »

MLB Commissioner Explains Punishment Handed to Astros

Says the players did pay a price, but that a formal punishment wouldn't stick

(Newser) - Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow were suspended for the 2020 season (and fired by the Astros) and the team paid a $5 million fine in connection with its 2017 sign-stealing cheating scandal . For anyone who thinks that's not punishment enough and that the team's... More »

Astros Apologize, Say Cheating Didn't Affect World Series

Star Bregman 'sorry about the choices that were made by our team, the organization, and by me'

(Newser) - It's time for spring training, and the Houston Astros' first order of business Thursday was a series of apologies for their high-tech cheating . Owner Jim Crane, manager Dusty Baker, and star players Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve all read prepared statements to the media about the sign-stealing mess, reports... More »

Pitcher Sues Astros for Cheating

Houston was stealing signs when it hit Mike Bolsinger hard in a game that ended his career

(Newser) - Newly converted to a reliever, Mike Bolsinger was trying to hold onto his roster spot with the Toronto Blue Jays when he took the mound in Houston on Aug. 4, 2017. He got just one out, as seven of the eight batters to come to the plate reached base. Bolsinger... More »

Pete Rose: Baseball Clearly Has 2 Sets of Rules

The baseball giant makes his case for reinstatement to MLB

(Newser) - Houston Astros players go unpunished, and I'm still on the outs? Come on. That's pretty much Pete Rose's argument in a 19-page letter submitted by his lawyers Wednesday to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, ESPN reports. The lawyers call Rose's punishment "vastly disproportionate" to that of... More »

Cheating Scandal Costs Carlos Beltran Managing Job

Former All-Star had just been hired by the Mets

(Newser) - Carlos Beltran, who was named in baseball's report as an initiator of the Houston Astros' scheme to steal signs from other teams, has lost his job as manager of the New York Mets—before ever managing a game. The Mets and Beltran "agreed to mutually part ways,"... More »

Baseball Hands Out Unprecedented Penalty

Astros manager, GM fired by the team after MLB suspends them for stealing signs

(Newser) - 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 again in the 2018 season. In US sports' largest... More »

A Foul Ball Hit a Girl's Head. 7 Months Later, an Update

Child hurt at Astros game has permanent brain injury, may have to take meds for life: lawyer

(Newser) - A young girl hit by a foul ball during a Houston Astros game in May has a permanent brain injury, a lawyer for her family says. Attorney Richard Mithoff tells the Houston Chronicle that the 2 1/2-year-old—who suffered a skull fracture at Minute Maid Park in Houston on May... More »

Astros Ace After Loss: 'I'm Not an Employee of the Team'

Fans question manager's decision not to bring in Gerrit Cole

(Newser) - "I'm not an employee of the team." Not exactly warm words coming from Houston Astros ace pitcher Gerrit Cole following Houston's Game 7 loss in the World Series Wednesday night. Even more telling about his future with the club: When speaking to reporters, Cole ditched his... More »

Nationals Win Their First World Series

Washington, DC, team overcame 2-run deficit in Game 7

(Newser) - Almost out of contention in May, champs in October. Howie Kendrick, Anthony Rendon, and the Washington Nationals completed their amazing comeback journey—fittingly with one last late rally on the road. In Game 7 of the World Series, no less. Kendrick and Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the... More »

World Series Is Going to Game 7

Nats hammered Astros 7-2

(Newser) - Stephen Strasburg took a gem into the ninth inning and Juan Soto ran all the way to first base with his bat following a go-ahead home run, the same way Houston slugger Alex Bregman did earlier. Washington has matched the Astros pitch for pitch, hit for hit, win for win—... More »

He Nabbed Ball While Holding 2 Beers, Gets Rewarded

Bud Light is sending the Washington Nationals fan back to the World Series

(Newser) - Jeff Adams made headlines when, at Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, he managed to nab a home run ball while also holding a can of beer in each hand. He was walking back to his seat at Washington DC's Nationals Park after procuring the beer when... More »

Nationals Wiped Out at Home

Astros take 3-2 Series lead

(Newser) - The Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the World Series. Minus ailing ace Max Scherzer, the Nationals were no match in this Washington wipeout. Cole bounced back from a Game 1 clunker to pitch the Astros to a 7-1 win... More »

It's Curse, Curse, Curse for the Home Team

Astros defeat Nationals at home to tie series at 2-2

(Newser) - Unheralded rookie José Urquidy outpitched big-name aces, 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 Astros routed the Nationals 8-1 Saturday night... More »

Nationals Won't Be Sweeping the World Series

Houston Astros win one against DC's home team, giving Nationals 2-1 lead in Fall Classic

(Newser) - The World Series finally showed up back in Washington, 86 years later—and, sparked by Jose Altuve, the Houston Astros finally showed up in this World Series. Altuve doubled twice and scored both times, Zack Greinke repeatedly worked out of trouble, and the Astros made sure they wouldn't go... More »

Firing of Astros Exec Is Not Enough

What about the GM who approved the team's initial lies, asks Christine Brennan

(Newser) - The Houston Astros fired exec Brandon Taubman over his ugly tirade to female reporters, and Taubman deserved exactly what he got, writes Christine Brennan at USA Today . Now Brennan hopes others with the team don't escape punishment. The Astros organization had the gall to pat itself on the back... More »

Astros Fire Exec After Outburst

Brandon Taubman had apologized after reportedly shouting toward female reporters

(Newser) - Maybe this will help them win some games ? The Astros have fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters following Houston's pennant-winning victory over the New York Yankees. The team released a statement Thursday that said Taubman's conduct did not reflect the... More »

Nationals Hammer Astros, Take 2-0 Series Lead

They won 12-3 in Houston

(Newser) - 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 outdueled fellow ace Justin Verlander, overcoming a shaky start to give the Washington Nationals a 12-3 win over the Houston Astros and a... More »

Nationals Win First-Ever World Series Game

They beat Houston Astros 5-4

(Newser) - Juan Soto and the Washington Nationals quickly derailed the Cole Express. A 20-year-old prodigy with a passion for the big moment, Soto homered onto the train tracks high above the left field wall and hit a two-run double as the Nationals tagged Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros 5-4 Tuesday... More »

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