HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Sale had another solid outing in his transition from the bullpen to the rotation and the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros 5-1 in an exhibition game on Tuesday night. […]
Last week, Jim Crane, the new owner of Houston’s major league ballclub, threw Texas into a tizzy when he mentioned that his marketing division was investigating the possibility of changing the Astros’ nickname when they move to the American League West next season.
Astros’ bullpen coach Jamie Quirk has told MLB.com he will be the Cubs’ next bench coach under new manager Dale Sveum.
Commissioner Bud Selig said owners approved two additional wild-card teams for the postseason, meaning 10 of the 30 teams make the playoffs.
Major League Baseball told Houston businessman Jim Crane it would not approve his purchase of the Astros unless he agreed to move the team to the American League.
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A benchwarmer hitting .108 saves Tampa Bay. A $142 million star lets it slip away for Boston. A rookie closer falters in Atlanta. An ace delivers for St. Louis.
Brett Myers benefited from a reversed homer call to beat the Chicago Cubs again and Clint Barmes had a two-run single to help the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory Sunday.
Rodrigo Lopez and the Chicago Cubs handed Houston its record 100th loss Saturday, shutting down the Astros 2-1.
Matt Garza pitched nine strong innings and Marlon Byrd hit an infield single in the 12th inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday.
The White Sox will open the 2012 season in Texas April 6 with a three-game series against the Rangers.
Casey Coleman is hoping to impress the Chicago Cubs in his fourth stint with the team this season. He’s off to a rocky start.
Pinch hitter Brian Bogusevic hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to propel the Houston Astros to 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night and break a season-long seven game losing streak.
Geovany Soto had three hits and two RBIs and Kerry Wood earned his first save in over a year as the Chicago Cubs won for the 12th time in 15 games with a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros Monday night.
Pinch-hitter Jeff Baker’s game-winning single in the 10th inning helped Chicago complete its first three-game sweep at Wrigley Field in nearly two years as the Cubs beat the Houston Astros 5-4 on Sunday afternoon.
Randy Wells pitched six strong innings to earn his first win since April 4 and Geovany Soto added a solo shot and an RBI single in the ninth to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the major league-worst Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon.
The Cubs needed some help to win at home against Houston and thankfully, the Astros were happy to provide it. Zambrano earned his 7th win on the season as the Cubs defeated Houston 4-2.
As if the Cubs need more to go wrong this season, the “U” in the team’s logo near their clubhouse was turned upside down Wednesday.
Carlos Marmol blew his third save of the season, allowing six runs in the ninth inning as the Houston Astros beat the Cubs 7-3.
Pitcher Carlos Zambrano extended a franchise record with his 22nd career homer and ran his winning streak to 10 games, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 9-5 victory Wednesday night and a series win over the Houston Astros.