The wait was the hardest part for Andre Del Bosque.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ian Desmond keyed a 15-hit attack with a three-run homer, Stephen Strasburg pitched six solid innings, and the Washington Nationals defeated the Texas Rangers 9-2 on Friday night.
HOUSTON (AP) - Jonathan Villar broke an 0-for-26 slump with a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh inning, and the Houston Astros extended their winning streak to seven games with a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night in the annual Major League Baseball Civil Rights game.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros didn't realize how long it had been since they won a series against the Texas Rangers.
DENVER (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez had five of Colorado's season-high 21 hits and Nolan Arenado made several slick plays at third base on a night he extended his hitting streak to 26 games as the Rockies routed the Texas Rangers 12-1 on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) - George Springer singled home the winning run in the 11th inning to give the Houston Astros a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
HOUSTON - Daric Barton and Josh Donaldson had two RBIs apiece in a seven-run ninth inning to help the Oakland Athletics to a 12-5 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Sean Rodriguez homered and tied a career-high with four RBIs, Jake Odorizzi got his first major league win, and the Tampa Bay Rays routed the Texas Rangers 8-1 Friday night.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Dexter Fowler had two RBIs in his Houston debut and Chris Carter added a run-scoring double that helped the Astros beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 Friday night.
J.R. Richard won 107 games and had 1,493 strikeouts during his 10 seasons with the Houston Astros.
NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players' union Monday, seeking to overturn a seasonlong suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was "clear and convincing evidence" the New York Yankees star used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the sport's drug investigation.
NEW YORK (AP) - Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, while Craig Biggio fell two votes short and tainted stars of the Steroids Era remained a long way from Cooperstown.
The Rangers have made another Texas-sized deal to improve their offense.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Third baseman Will Middlebrooks tripped Allen Craig for a game-ending obstruction call on Jon Jay's ninth-inning grounder, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a bizarre 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night and a 2-1 World Series lead.
Clete Thomas scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the 12th inning