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
HOUSTON (AP) - Jason Castro homered twice and drove in three runs to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday night.
Pitch, Hit & Run offered kids old and new to baseball a chance to play
HOUSTON (AP) - Rick Ankiel and the Houston Astros made an impressive debut in the American League, trouncing the Texas Rangers 8-2 Sunday night in the major league opener and giving Bo Porter a win in his first game as manager.
Nolan Ryan is synonymous with the Texas Rangers.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - The training camp of the Houston Astros is a land of opportunity.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Giant dose of small ball, and suddenly San Francisco finds itself in a most unique position - way ahead in a postseason series.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With three mighty swings, Pablo Sandoval put the San Francisco Giants ahead in this World Series and put himself in a class with Mr. October.
ARLINGTON (AP) - Buck Showalter and the Baltimore Orioles will get another chance to overtake the New York Yankees.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Travis Blackley allowed one run over six innings in a strong bounce-back performance that helped the Oakland Athletics move into a first-place tie in the AL West with Texas and set up a one-game showdown for the division title with a 3-1 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night.
Astros have fired manager Brad Mills following Saturday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
They are the worst team in baseball.
HOUSTON - Logan Ondrusek stands out because he stands above every one else.
There is always a loser in baseball. Occasionally, the margin of defeat is larger than anyone might prefer.