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Houston Astros Make Mark Appel Top Draft Pick

Houston Astros Make Mark Appel Top Draft Pick

Major League Baseball (SECAUCUS, N.J.) –  The Houston Astros drafted Stanford pitcher Mark  Appel with the top pick in the Major League Baseball draft on Thursday night.
“I talked to him and told him: ‘Welcome home,” Astros general manager …

Carter Hits 2-Run HR As Houston Soars Past L.A. Angels, 2-0

Carter Hits 2-Run HR As Houston Soars Past L.A. Angels, 2-0

Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — Chris Carter belted a two-run home run and Bud Norris tossed six scoreless innings as the Houston Astros (19-37) shutdown the Los Angeles Angels (25-31) Saturday night, 2-0.The 28-year-old N…

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/20/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/20/13

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs – Western Conference Semi-Finals: Detroit Red Wings 3 – Chicago Blackhawks 1 (Detroit leads series, 2-1)MLB: Atlanta Braves 5 (26-18) – Minnesota Twins 1 (18-23)New York Yankee…

New York Mets Sign Free Agent Outfielder Rick Ankiel

New York Mets Sign Free Agent Outfielder Rick Ankiel

Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Mets agreed to a contract with free agent outfielder Rick Ankiel. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.The 33-year-old Ankiel was cut loose earlier this month by the Houston Astro…

Astros Cut Ties With Philip Humber

Astros Cut Ties With Philip Humber

D. Kersey/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Philip Humber threw the 21st perfect-game last year in the MLB, but a year later will now be searching for a new team.
The Houston Astros designated Humber for assignment on Sunday after he failed to get through the t…

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/8/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/8/13

Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — NBA Playoffs Semi-Finals: Miami Heat 115 – Chicago Bulls 78 (Series tied 1-1)
Golden State Warriors 100 – San Antonio Spurs 91 (Series tied 1-1)
NHL Playoffs Quarterfinals: New York Rangers 4 – Washington Capitals 3 …

A’s Outfielder Josh Reddick Placed On 15-Day Disabled List

A’s Outfielder Josh Reddick Placed On 15-Day Disabled List

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(CLEVELAND) — The Oakland Athletics placed outfielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a sprained right wrist.The 26-year-old Reddick suffered the wrist injury during a game against Houst…

Verlander Shines as Tigers Sweep Astros

Verlander Shines as Tigers Sweep Astros

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(HOUSTON) –   Another year, another no-hit bid for Justin Verlander.
He struck out nine over seven innings, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning as the Detroit Tigers blanked the Houston Astro…

Tigers Blast Astros 17-2

Tigers Blast Astros 17-2

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Miguel Cabrera went 4-for4 with two home runs and six RBIs leading the Detroit Tigers past the Houston Astros 17-2 Saturday.
Every starter had a hit for the Tigers including Torii Hunter, who had four hits and t…

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/29/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/29/13

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — NBA Playoffs – First Round: Brooklyn Nets 110 – Chicago Bulls 91 (Bulls lead series, 3-2)
Atlanta Hawks 102 – Indiana Pacers 91 (Series tied at 2-2)
Houston Rockets 105 – Oklahoma City Thunder 103 (Thunder l…

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/24/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/24/13

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA Playoffs – First Round: Oklahoma City Thunder 105 – Houston Rockets 102 (Thunder lead series, 2-0)Indiana Pacers 113 – Atlanta Hawks 98 (Pacers lead series, 2-0)
San Antonio Spurs 102 – Los …

Felix Hernandez Earns 100th-Career Victory

Felix Hernandez Earns 100th-Career Victory

Otto Gerule Jr/Getty Images(HOUSTON) –  Felix Hernandez pitched six scoreless innings Monday night for his 100th career win in a 7-1 victory over the Houston Astros.
“Tonight I was like: ‘You’ve got to do it,” he said.  “You can’t wait more …

Tigers Sign Jose Valverde To Minor League Contract

Tigers Sign Jose Valverde To Minor League Contract

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) — The Detroit Tigers brought back former closer Jose Valverde on Thursday, signing the 35-year-old to a minor league contract.
Valverde spent the past three seasons with the Tigers, saving 110 games, including a lea…

Ogando Leads Texas Past Houston, 4-0

Ogando Leads Texas Past Houston, 4-0

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Rangers starting pitcher Alexi Ogando struck out a career-high 10 batters in 6 1-3 innings of work as Texas lassoed the Houston Astros Wednesday, 4-0. Ogando’s performance came less than 24 ho…

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/2/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/2/13

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: The Texas Rangers (1-1) blanked the Houston Astros (1-1), 7-0. Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez broke up Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish’s perfect game bid with two outs in the bottom of the nint…

Astros Bash Rangers 8-2 In Season Opener

Astros Bash Rangers 8-2 In Season Opener

Bob Levey/Getty Images(HOUSTON) –  The Houston Astros entered the American League with a bang.
Rick Ankiel crushed a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to lead the Astros to an 8-2, season-opening victory over the Texas Rangers….

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/31/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/31/13

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament – Elite Eight – Midwest Region: (4) Michigan (30-7)  trumped  (3) Florida (29-8), 79-59.
South Region: (1) Louisville (33-5) demolished  (2) Duke (30-6), 85-6…

A’s Acquire SS Lowrie From Astros in Five-Player Deal

A’s Acquire SS Lowrie From Astros in Five-Player Deal

Major League Baseball (OAKLAND, Calif) — The Oakland Athletics have acquired shortstop Jed Lowrie and right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodriguez from the Houston Astros in exchange for infielder Chris Carter and two minor leaguers.
The minor league playe…

MLB Season To Kick Off March 31

MLB Season To Kick Off March 31

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  Major League Baseball announced that the 2013 season will kickoff on Sunday March 31 when the Houston Astros play host to the Texas Rangers.
The game will serve as the Astros’ debut in the American League a…

Astros Welcome Carlos Pena to Houston

Astros Welcome Carlos Pena to Houston

Bob Levey/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — The Houston Astros signed free agent first baseman Carlos Pena to a one-year contract on Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.The 34-year-old Pena is expected to be the designated hitter when Houston…

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