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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…

Reliever Brad Lidge Retires from Baseball

Reliever Brad Lidge Retires from Baseball

Greg Fiume/Getty Images(NASHVILLE) — Four years after being at the peak of his career, relief pitcher Brad Lidge has decided to retire from Major League Baseball after 11 seasons.Instead of pursuing another year in baseball, Lidge has informed his age…

Philip Humber Claimed By the Astros

Philip Humber Claimed By the Astros

Ed Zurga/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Starting pitcher Philip Humber’s baseball journey has added another chapter. After being released by the Chicago White Sox, Humber has been claimed by the Houston Astros. Humber, who has experienced modest success ove…

Miami Marlins Name Tino Martinez Hitting Coach

Miami Marlins Name Tino Martinez Hitting Coach

Major League Baseball(MIAMI) — Former MLB Slugger Tino Martinez has been hired as the Miami Marlins’ hitting coach.
He will work with recently hired manager Mike Redmond.  The Marlins are putting together an entirely new coaching staff after a ro…

Astros Introduce New Manager Bo Porter

Astros Introduce New Manager Bo Porter

Gary Bogdon/MLB Photos via Getty Images(HOUSTON) — The Houston Astros introduced Bo Porter as their new manager on Thursday. He will replace the fired Brad Mills.The 40-year-old Porter was previously the third base coach of the Washington Nationals. T…

Astros Hire Bo Porter as New Manager

Astros Hire Bo Porter as New Manager

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Houston Astros will name Washington Nationals third-base coach Bo Porter as their manager next season.The Astros, to put it kindly, have been one of the worst teams in Major League Baseball over the past co…

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/26/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/26/12

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — MLB: The New York Yankees (90-65) defeated the Minnesota Twins (65-91), 8-2.The Baltimore Orioles (89-67) pounded the Toronto Blue Jays (68-87), 12-2. The Detroit Tigers (83-72) one upped the Kansas City Royals (70-85),…

Carlos Beltran Leads Cardinals Past Astros, 5-4

Carlos Beltran Leads Cardinals Past Astros, 5-4

Eliot J. Schechter/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) — Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran belted a pinch-hit, go-ahead two-run double in the bottom of the sixth as St. Louis defeated the Houston Astros Thursday afternoon, 5-4, sweeping the three…

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/3/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/3/12

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — MLB: The San Francisco Giants (77-58) outlasted the Arizona Diamondbacks (66-70) in ten innings, 9-8.The Washington Nationals (82-52) one upped the Chicago Cubs (51-83), 2-1.The Atlanta Braves (76-59) rocked the Colorad…

Astros’ Owner Jim Crane Doesn’t Rule Out A Clemens Reunion

Astros’ Owner Jim Crane Doesn’t Rule Out A Clemens Reunion

Brandon Smialowski/Getty Images(SUGAR LAND, Texas) — He may be 50-years old, but pitcher Roger Clemens is getting back into baseball, and it could lead to a return to Major League Baseball as Houston Astros owner Jim Crane said he’s open to brining ba…

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