Photo of Houston Astros' Jose Altuve

Altuve Nicked by Pitch, Astros Stars Booed on Road vs Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. — José Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him. “He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?” Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after an 11-1 win over Detroit at ...
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Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Fired in Sign-Stealing Scandal

BOSTON — Alex Cora has already been identified as a ringleader in an illegal system of sign stealing when he was with the Houston Astros. "Given the findings and the commissioner's ruling, we collectively decided that it would not be possible for Alex to ef...
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Hinch, Luhnow Fired for Astros’ Sign Stealing

HOUSTON — Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team's use of electronics for sign-stealing during Houston's ru...
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Mighty Bernie at Bat? Sanders Makes Pitch for Minor Leagues

BURLINGTON, Iowa — Take Bernie out to the ball game? Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, is aggressively opposing a Major League Baseball plan to cut 42 minor league teams across the country after 2020. Among the targe...
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Mets’ Alonso Buys Custom 9/11 Cleats for Teammates

NEW YORK — Pete Alonso has been full of surprises during a memorable rookie season with the Mets. For fans in his new home city, his gesture Wednesday night might be the biggest home run yet. "I think it's kind of sad that first game back, they've kind of s...