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2019 Schedule
100-53, 1st in AL West
Gurriel, Altuve go deep in Astros' win (0:36)
Cole eclipses 300-strikeout mark in strong outing vs. Rangers (0:38)
3h

Cole reaches 300 Ks for season, Astros beat Rangers 3-2

Gerrit Cole struck out 10 batters, including his 300th of the season, in eight strong innings, Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve homered and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night to lock up a postseason berth.

AP Photo/Michael Wyke
4h

Cole 18th in MLB history with 300 K's in season

Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole struck out Shin-Soo Choo in the sixth inning Wednesday night for his 300th strikeout of the season. He's the 18th major leaguer since 1900 to strike out at least 300 in a season.

1d

Verlander on cusp of 20 wins after beating Texas

Justin Verlander picked up his major league-leading 19th win, and Yuli Gurriel, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez all homered to help the Houston Astros to a 4-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

Astros use long ball to sink Rangers (1:12)
Verlander fans 8 in Astros' win (0:22)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

What happens when you throw a 95-mph fastball down the middle to Yordan Alvarez: A 454-feet home run to center field. Lance Lynn had been locked up in a great duel with Justin Verlander, but back-to-back home runs from Alex Bregman and Alvarez give the Astros a 3-0. It looks like Bregman and Verlander are helping their Cy Young and MVP arguments.

3d

Reddick has 5 hits, Miley wins 14th as Astros sweep KC

Wade Miley bounced back from two disastrous starts with six strong innings and Josh Reddick's five hits included a two-run homer Sunday as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 12-3, completing a three-game sweep.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Milwaukee announced plans Fri. to extend safety netting for next season, becoming the 12th MLB team to commit to or put in extensions since a toddler's 5/29 head injury on a foul liner in Houston. The Astros, Chisox, Dodgers, Nats & O's have installed extensions & the Braves, D-backs, Jays, Pirates, Rangers & Royals say they plan to. Some teams say they're considering extensions and Miami had extended its to 150 feet past each dugout before this season.

7d

A's Luzardo shines in debut, impresses Melvin

Sean Murphy and Marcus Semien homered, hyped pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo looked sharp in his major league debut, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 5-3 Wednesday night.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Springer Dinger! George Springer hit the 6,102nd HR of the season and we are now three away from tying the record.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

What is going with the balls in Houston? The last three games there have been 21-1, 15-0 and 21-7. Houston hasn't seen that much offense since Warren Moon. The A's were on the winning end on Tuesday with 25 hits -- their most in a nine-inning game since June 14, 1969 (a game that also ended 21-7). Six players had three hits (nobody had four) while Matt Olson and recent call-up Sean Murphy each slugged two home runs. In that 1969 game, Reggie Jackson went 5-for-6 with 10 RBIs.

8d

A's rack up 25 hits, 6 HRs in 21-7 win over Astros

Matt Olson and Sean Murphy both homered twice, and the Oakland Athletics tagged Wade Miley for seven runs in the first inning and scored a season high in a 21-7 rout of the Houston Astros on Tuesday.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.724th
Quality Starts841st
WHIP1.146th
BAA.2232nd
Runs8673rd
Batting Average.2761st
On Base Percentage.3531st
Slugging Percentage.4951st