For the first time in 2021, L.A. is not at the top of our list.
— José Altuve and Yuli Gurriel homered early as the Houston Astros hit a season-high five long balls Wednesday night in a 9-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
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— Shohei Ohtani struck out 10 in an impressive duel with Lance McCullers Jr., and the Houston Astros broke loose against the Angels' bullpen to beat Los Angeles 5-1 Tuesday night.
— Jared Walsh homered and matched a career high with four hits, Justin Upton also connected and the Los Angeles Angels rallied in the sixth inning to beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Monday night.
— Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer and tied a career high with four RBI as the Houston Astros built a big lead early and held on for a 7-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.
— Cavan Biggio hit his first homer at the ballpark where his dad closed out his Hall of Fame career, Marcus Semien added a three-run shot late and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 8-4 Saturday night.
— Yuli Gurriel homered and tied a career high with four hits while driving in four runs to lead the Houston Astros to a 10-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
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Jose Altuve responded to jeering fans by marking his 31st birthday with a go-ahead, three-run homer off Chad Green in the eighth inning, and the Astros beat the Yankees 7-4 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
— José Altuve responded to jeering fans by marking his 31st birthday with a go-ahead, three-run homer off Chad Green in the eighth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 7-4 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
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— Giancarlo Stanton homered again and knocked in four runs, Aaron Hicks hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros 6-3 on Wednesday for their fifth straight victory.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Rougned Odor's MRI (left knee) did not show significant structural damage, sources close to the player tell ESPN. Nonetheless, Odor will likely still have to spend time on the injured list. Odor had a home plate collision with Astros catcher Martín Maldonado, who was diagnosed with a trapezius contusion and is listed as "day to day."
New York Yankees fans, eagerly awaiting their chance to jeer the Houston Astros, relished their opportunity Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, raining the visitors with boos and breaking out chants of "cheaters!" while the home team won 7-3.
With Houston making its first trip to the Bronx since news of its cheating scandal broke, Yankees fans found creative ways to boo.
- Boos and bad words streamed loudly from the seats in the Houston Astros' return to Yankee Stadium, and New York got a homer and four hits from Giancarlo Stanton to sate those spiteful fans with a 7-3 victory Tuesday night.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
The Astros announce Martín Maldonado has a trapezius contusion. Maldonado tested negative for concussion symptoms and is listed as "day to day."
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In celebration of “May the 4th,” ESPN's broadcast of Astros-Yankees has a Star Wars theme, featuring custom on-screen animations and commentators dressed in full costume, including Karl Ravech (as Luke Skywalker), Tim Kurkjian (as Yoda) and Eduardo Perez (as a Jawa).
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