John Hicks hit one of Detroit's four home runs off Justin Verlander, and the Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
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Tigers starter Michael Fulmer voiced his displeasure with plate umpire Pat Hoberg's strike zone following Detroit's 9-1 loss to Houston on Saturday, saying, "It was a bad day for him and for me. "
Gerrit Cole struck out eight in 5 2/3 strong innings, and the Houston Astros hit three home runs in a 9-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
Kate Upton and Astros pitcher Justin Verlander are expecting their first child, the supermodel announced via Instagram on Saturday.
Dallas Keuchel pitched six strong innings, three relievers completed the seven-hitter and Alex Bregman provided the offense by setting a career high with his 20th homer to give the Houston Astros a 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman will skip the All-Star Game to rest and recover from knee tendinitis, and Astros right-hander Charlie Morton will take his place.
Carlos Correa will need a rehab assignment before coming off the DL after the All-Star break. The Astros shortstop hasn't played since June 26 because of back stiffness.
A look at how much adding Manny Machado would mean to contenders, where today's managers rank all-time and a Q&A with Braves All-Star Mike Foltynewicz.
Mark Canha's two-RBI single in Oakland's three-run eighth inning lifted the Athletics to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday.
Buster talks to Keith Law (:21) & Boog Sciambi (27:57) about teams potentially bluffing in the trade market, Houston's bullpen issues and more. Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (24:54) and the Power 10 rankings (41:08).
Can Max Muncy add a title to his unlikely breakout season? Will Bryce Harper prevail at home? We break down the Derby field.
Chad Pinder hit a three-run homer and Khris Davis added three RBI as the Oakland Athletics jumped on Lance McCullers Jr. early and cruised to an 8-3 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
HR Derby Participants Announced: Bryce Harper Freddie Freeman Jesús Aguilar Javier Báez Alex Bregman Rhys Hoskins Max Muncy Kyle Schwarber
The Astros sent struggling closer Ken Giles to the minors on Wednesday. Manager A.J. Hinch said the move was about Giles' performance, and not the fact he appeared to curse Hinch after being removed from Tuesday's game.
Buster breaks down Tuesday's action, including chaos late in a pair of games and Manny Machado making a statement against the Yanks.
Alex Bregman homered twice and his tapper just in front of the plate in the 11th inning led to a bizarre play that ended the game, as catcher Jonathan Lucroy's throwing error handed the Houston Astros a 6-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Crazy finish in Houston. After Stephen Piscotty had homered to give the A's the lead in the top of the 11th, the Astros tied it and then won it on Alex Bregman's dribbler in front of the plate when Jonathan Lucroy throw to first base glanced off Bregman's helmet, allowing the winning run to score (upheld after a long review).
Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole (9-2), who is second in the American League with 169 strikeouts, has been placed on the bereavement list
Whether looking for that final piece or building for the future, every team has a reason to make a deal. Here's whom they should be shopping around.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Be afraid, Seattle Mariners, be afraid. The Oakland A's are sizzling, winners of 17 of 21 now after blanking the Astros 2-0 behind Frankie Montas, Lou Trivino and Blake Treinen. Montas matched zeros with Gerrit Cole and averaged 96.6 mph with his fastball as he looks like a potential rotation weapon in the second half. The Houston bullpen then allowed two late runs..
Frankie Montas and two relievers combined for a five-hitter, Stephen Piscotty homered and hit an RBI single and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 2-0 on Monday night.