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ALCS: Astros win third straight game vs. Rays to force Game 7

ALCS: Astros win third straight game vs. Rays to force Game 7

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Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros earned a 7-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday for their third consecutive victory, forcing a decisive Game 7 in the AL Championship Series. The Astros are now one win away from their third World Series in four seasons, and the club can join the 2004 Boston Red Sox as the only teams to rally from a 3-0 deficit to win a seven-game series. The Red Sox stunned the New York Yankees to win the ALCS before going on to win their first World Series in 86 seasons that year. Advertisement Otherwise, MLB teams leading 3-0 in a best-of-seven playoff series are 37-1. Houston also is attempting to become the first team to win a pennant with a losing record in the regular season. The Astros -- who have been criticized for their sign-stealing scheme used in 2017 --...
ALCS: Astros’ Carlos Correa forces Game 6 with walk-off homer vs. Rays

ALCS: Astros’ Carlos Correa forces Game 6 with walk-off homer vs. Rays

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Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Carlos Correa kept the Astros' season alive with a walk-off home run off Rays reliever Nick Anderson, giving Houston a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay in Thursday's Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. It was Correa's second career walk-off homer in the postseason, making him the third player in MLB history to accomplish that feat. With his game-winning blast, the Astros avoided elimination and trimmed the Rays' daunting three-game series lead to 3-2. Advertisement Game 6 of the ALCS is set for Friday. Houston is just the fourth team to force a Game 6 after dropping the first three games of the series. The 2004 Boston Red Sox are the only team in major league history to come back from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series. The Astros took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Geo...
Alex Bregman: Winning title for Dusty Baker on Astros’ minds

Alex Bregman: Winning title for Dusty Baker on Astros’ minds

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 5 (UPI) -- Houston Astros second baseman Alex Bregman says the team has "one thing" on its mind this off-season: helping manager Dusty Baker get over the hump to win his first World Series. Baker joined the franchise in an unorthodox manner, replacing the fired A.J. Hinch. Hinch and Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow both lost their jobs in January after being suspended by Major League Baseball for their roles in a sign-stealing scheme. An increased media presence at Astros spring training in West Palm Beach and heckling fans serve as constant reminders of the sign-stealing scheme, which the players used during their 2017 World Series run. The Astros also appeared in the 2019 World Series and should be title contenders again in 2020. Bregman and his teammate...
Athletics’ Tony Kemp on taking part in Astros’ sign-stealing system: ‘I said no’

Athletics’ Tony Kemp on taking part in Astros’ sign-stealing system: ‘I said no’

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Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Former Houston Astros utility player Tony Kemp, who was called up by the organization in September 2017, said he declined to take part in the club's illegal sign-stealing scheme. "I was up and down [between the big leagues and minors] in 2017," Kemp told reporters Friday. "Once I got there in September, the system was already in place. I just tried to keep my head down and play hard and not really concern myself with it." Kemp spent most of that 2017 season at the Triple-A level, appearing in only 17 games with the Astros. The 28-year-old utilityman said he was asked by teammates whether he wanted to be a part of the Astros' system, but he made it clear that he wanted no involvement. He said he didn't feel further pressure to participate. "It was out of my hands at that ...
Girl hit by foul ball at Astros game has permanent brain injury

Girl hit by foul ball at Astros game has permanent brain injury

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Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A girl hit by a foul ball at a Houston Astros game in May has permanent brain damage, her attorney said. The 2-year-old girl was hit in the head by the ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. on May 29 at Minute Maid Park in Houston. She suffered a seizure and sustained a fractured skull as a result of the incident. She also had subdural bleeding, brain contusions, brain edema and brain activity issues, her attorney said. "She has an injury to a part of the brain, and it is permanent," attorney Richard Mithoff told the Houston Chronicle. "She remains subject to seizures and is on medication and will be, perhaps, for the rest of her life." The girl remains in treatment for the brain injuries. Doctors have not determined if she has cognitive deficits....