Houston Astros

FILE - In this June 7, 2014, file photo, Houston Astros manager Bo Porter makes a pitching change in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis. The Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager Jeff Luhnow says the decision wasn't based on Houston's record but because "we need a new direction in our clubhouse." The Astros entered Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in fourth place in the AL West with a 59-79 record, second worst in the league. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team’s 59-79 record than the need for “new direction” and a “united message throughout […]

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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig points to the sky after hitting a triple against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fifth inning in Los Angeles, June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

PEDs, Pirates and Puig headline second half in MLB

Much of the focus as baseball heads into the second half is on the possible suspensions of Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and a handful of All-Stars implicated in the Biogenesis performance enhancing drug scandal. Puigmania, […]

07/18/2013

(AP Photo)

Puig & Pirates, Homer & Harper highlight 1st half

NEW YORK (AP) — Just for fun, let’s turn back the baseball clock a few months. A well-rested Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals are destined to face Josh Hamilton and the Los Angeles Angels […]

07/14/2013

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Angels win 6th straight, 3-1 over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) – Josh Hamilton doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and scored on shortstop Jake Elmore’s overthrow, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Sunday and extend their […]

06/30/2013

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Angels gets 5th straight win, 7-2 over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) – Joe Blanton pitched seven sharp innings, and Howie Kendrick and Chris Iannetta both homered to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-2 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Alberto Callaspo and […]

06/29/2013

Bret Lewis

On the job training

You know the huge hit show on AMC “The Walking Dead”? One of the regulars is named Axel. And he is played by Lew Temple. Turns out, he has had practice dealing with the “living dead.”

02/27/2013

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