Gallo Hard 2-Run Grounder Pushes Rangers Past Astros 6-4Gallo grounded a hard single through the right side of the infield, a tiebreaking two-run hit in the seventh inning that went between two diving infielders as the Rangers beat the Houston Astros 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Robinson Chirinos Returns To Arlington, Drives In Winning Run For AstrosThe catcher's looping liner over third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera scored Carlos Correa, who had his first three hits in his second game after missing the first three with neck stiffness.
Astros Prevail As Justin Verlander Outduels Cy Young Award Winner Blake SnellThe Astros star delivered, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 in a rare season-opening matchup between pitchers who finished first and second in balloting for the Cy Young Award.
Astros Sign Lefty Free Agent Starting Pitcher Wade MileyMiley was 5-2 with a 2.57 ERA in 16 starts and 80 2/3 innings for the Milwaukee Brewers last year.
Astros Agree To Contracts With 7 Players, But Not 2 StarsThe Houston Astros have agreed to terms with seven of their arbitration-eligible players, but star shortstop Carlos Correa and right-hander Gerrit Cole are not among them.
Astros Add Offense, Sign Michael Brantley To 2-Year DealThe 31-year-old, whose deal was announced Wednesday, had spent his entire 10-year career with the Cleveland Indians, where he was a three-time All-Star.
Former Astros Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo Killed In Car CrashFormer Major League Baseball infielders Luis Valbuena and José Castillo were killed in a car crash Thursday in Venezuela after playing in the country's winter league, their team said.
Former Rangers Catcher Chirinos Joins Rival AstrosThe 34-year-old Robinson Chirinos spent the past six seasons with the Texas Rangers and hit .222 this year while setting career bests with 18 homers and 65 RBIs in 113 games. His .757 OPS was second among AL catchers.