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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...

Firing of Astros Exec Is Not Enough
Firing of
Astros Exec
Is Not Enough
OPINION

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...

Astros Fire Assistant GM Days After Outburst
Astros Fire Exec
After Outburst

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...

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...

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...

Astros Exec Apologizes After Outburst Makes Waves

Brandon Taubman calls his comments about Roberto Osuna 'unprofessional'

(Newser) - The assistant general manager of the Houston Astros apologized Tuesday for using "inappropriate language" after a Sports Illustrated report said he repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters about closer Roberto Osuna during a clubhouse celebration. Brandon Taubman released a statement through the Astros hours before they played...

Mess for the Astros After Exec Yells Lines at Female Journos

The Astros come to Brandon Taubman's defense, to much derision

(Newser) - The Houston Astros take on the Washington Nationals in Game One of the World Series Tuesday night, but all eyes are on a different story regarding the team: One published Monday by Sports Illustrated that accuses a team exec of having an "offensive" locker room outburst directed at three...

Walk-Off Sets Up World Series That Could Buck a Trend

Astros and Nationals are rich in dominant pitching

(Newser) - A ninth inning with dueling home runs sent the Astros to the World Series and a matchup with the Nationals. The Yankees came back Saturday night in Houston to tie the Astros with a homer by D.J. LeMahieu in a 10-pitch at-bat, Deadspin reports. Jose Altuve launched a walk-off...

Cubs Player Horrified After Foul Ball Hits Child

Young girl was hospitalized after Astros incident

(Newser) - Teammates had to console distraught Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. on Wednesday night after a foul ball hit a little girl in the stands. Almora fell to his knees after he hit a line drive that hit the young fan at the Houston Astros' stadium in the fourth...

This Astros Fan Is Now Big Part of Playoffs, Accidentally

Troy Caldwell may have cost Houston a home run in a close game they lost

(Newser) - The Houston Astros fan now rooting hardest for his team to make the World Series? It's got to be Troy Caldwell, thanks to a controversial moment from Wednesday night's game against the Red Sox. The upshot is that Caldwell may have cost his team a two-run home run...

Pitcher Gets Charged $1M at Beverly Hills Hotel

But Justin Verlander took it all in good fun

(Newser) - Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is likely no stranger to big bills, but this? The 35-year-old was dining at the Cabana Cafe at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday with ex-tennis player Mardy Fish when the bill came—including a $42 salad, $30 pancakes ... and $1 million for "Open...

This Astros Player Came to the 4th Inning Looking ... Different

Alex Bregman decided to shave his mustache right in the middle of the game

(Newser) - Hair today, gone … by the fourth inning? That's what happened with the Houston Astros' Alex Bregman Sunday during his team's game against the Kansas City Royals. MLB.com reports the third baseman got a walk in the second inning, then didn't come to the plate again...

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...

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...

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...

Astros Win First-Ever World Series Crown
'We're Coming Home
a Champion, Houston'
WORLD SERIES

'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...

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...

World Series Sees Record 22nd Home Run
Fight to the Finish in Wild
World Series Game
WORLD SERIES

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...

Dodgers Have Big 9th, Tie Up World Series
Dodgers Have Big 9th,
Tie Up World Series
world series

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...

Astros Beat Dodgers in Game 3
Astros Beat
Dodgers
in Game 3
world series

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...

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