Baseball

HOUSTON (AP) — When strangers approach Chris Carter, he's ready for the question. His reply is usually something like: "No, I don't play for the Houston Texans." Carter is a 6-foot-4, 250-pound designated hitter for the Astros. He is tied for third in the majors with 33 homers,...
HOUSTON (AP) — When strangers approach Chris Carter, he's ready for the question. His reply is usually something like: "No, I don't play for the Houston Texans." Carter is a 6-foot-4, 250-pound designated hitter for the Astros. He is tied for third in the majors with 33 homers,...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander says he wants to keep his personal life private after nude photos of him and model girlfriend Kate Upton allegedly were hacked from an online account. Verlander spoke to reporters Tuesday before Detroit played the Indians...
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 the entire organization." Porter was in his second season with the Astros and...
ATLANTA (AP) — Cole Hamels and a pair of Philadelphia Phillies relievers are pitching a combined no-hitter through eight innings against the Atlanta Braves. Hamels was pulled after six innings. He struck out seven, walked five, hit a batter and threw 108 pitches on a warm Monday...
ATLANTA (AP) — Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies has been pulled after pitching six innings of no-hit ball against Atlanta, and reliever Jake Diekman threw a hitless seventh. Hamels struck out seven, walked five, hit a batter and threw 108 pitches on a warm Monday...
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 the entire organization." Porter was in his second season with the Astros and...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds for two players to be named. NL Central-leading Milwaukee announced the move to bolster its bullpen before Sunday's series finale against the San Francisco...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox, hoping to boost their lineup for the final stretch. In return, the White Sox acquired minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn on Sunday. Second in the AL West, the Athletics were looking...