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April 10 in sports history: Wild thing! Who caught J.R.?

On April 10, 1979, Astros pitcher J.R. Richard threw an MLB-record six wild pitches. It isn't the only wacky event in the big leagues on this date.

MLB top 10 third basemen for 2020: Arenado, Bregman, Rendon lead incredible crop

Last season, 12 players who spent 50 percent of their time at third hit 30 home runs, while nine players own an OPS of .900 or greater. Here's what's in store at the position for 2020.
Astros' Justin Verlander and Wife Kate Upton Donate MLB Paychecks to Coronavirus Relief

Astros' Justin Verlander and Wife Kate Upton Donate MLB Paychecks to Coronavirus Relief

Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander told fans that he would be donating his ongoing Major League Baseball paychecks to coronavirus relief.

Justin Verlander donating next two months' pay to COVID-19 relief

Verlander is part of the group of players (who have reached salary arbitration or are on guaranteed contracts) that will receive roughly $5,000 per day in both April and May. Now, all the money

MLB's top 10 second basemen in 2020

Under normal circumstances, the 2020 Major League Baseball season would be rounding into its first full month of action. However, these are far from regular times and due to the global shift in the

Judge dismisses one sign-stealing lawsuit against Red Sox, Astros

It looks like the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros will have one less thing to worry about these days.
Evan Gattis on Astros Cheating Scandal: 'We F*cked Up'

Evan Gattis on Astros Cheating Scandal: 'We F*cked Up'

Of all the pre-virus stories that were dominating the sports landscape, none was greater than the Astros sign-stealing scandal and the team's unwillingness to take responsibility for it.
Jimmy Wynn, ‘Toy Cannon’ Known for His Home Runs, Dies at 78

Jimmy Wynn, ‘Toy Cannon’ Known for His Home Runs, Dies at 78

Just 5-foot-9 but packed with power, he was a mainstay of the Houston Astros’ lineup for 11 years in the 1960s and ’70s and a three-time All-Star.
Report: Astros Apologize for Sign-Stealing in Court Documents

Report: Astros Apologize for Sign-Stealing in Court Documents

The Houston Astros have reportedly said in court documents that they sincerely apologize for the sign-stealing scandal the team used, most notably during their World Series run in 2017.
Think Cheating in Baseball Is Bad? Try Chess

Think Cheating in Baseball Is Bad? Try Chess

Smartphones, buzzers, even yogurt — chess has nearly seen it all in both live and online tournaments. And just as in baseball, technology only makes it harder to root out.
Think Cheating in Baseball Is Bad? Try Chess

Think Cheating in Baseball Is Bad? Try Chess

Smartphones, buzzers, even yogurt — chess has nearly seen it all in both live and online tournaments. And just as in baseball, technology only makes it harder to root out.
Baseball's Unwritten Rules Are A National Plague Unto Themselves

Baseball's Unwritten Rules Are A National Plague Unto Themselves

Since retaliation has always been allowed whenever one of baseball’s unwritten rules are broken, the Houston Astros should be bracing themselves for whatever punishment opposing teams decide to hand
A-Rod on Astros Backlash: 'You've Earned Whatever Comes Your Way'

A-Rod on Astros Backlash: 'You've Earned Whatever Comes Your Way'

Former Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, a guy who knows a thing or two about running afoul of the rules, recently let the Houston Astros know that they have "earned" every bit of the criticism
Feeling Robbed, the Dodgers Are ‘Working Angry’

Feeling Robbed, the Dodgers Are ‘Working Angry’

They have won seven N.L. West titles in a row, but no World Series titles in that time, and now must prepare for a new season believing that the Astros cheated them out of one in 2017.
Bob Melvin was suspicious of dugout camera in Houston for years, says ex-A’s All-Star

Bob Melvin was suspicious of dugout camera in Houston for years, says ex-A’s All-Star

Sonny Gray reveals A's manager used to throw towel over dugout camera when Oakland played at Minute Maid Park.
Tired of Chasing Astros, A’s Look Forward to a ‘Level’ Playing Field

Tired of Chasing Astros, A’s Look Forward to a ‘Level’ Playing Field

Now that their division rivals have been punished for cheating, the Oakland Athletics hope to finally close the gap on Houston and make a deep run into the postseason.
Tired of Chasing Astros, A’s Look Forward to a ‘Level’ Playing Field

Tired of Chasing Astros, A’s Look Forward to a ‘Level’ Playing Field

Now that their division rivals have been punished for cheating, the Oakland Athletics hope to finally close the gap on Houston and make a deep run into the postseason.
WATCH: Astros Booed at Spring Training as Alex Bregman Gets Plunked

WATCH: Astros Booed at Spring Training as Alex Bregman Gets Plunked

The MLB regular season hasn't even started yet, and the Houston Astros are already getting beat up. The team was booed at spring training and Alex Bregman got plunked as the Stros faced the St. Louis
Son of legendary A’s manager says Astros are being treated unfairly

Son of legendary A’s manager says Astros are being treated unfairly

Astros shouldn’t be vilified for cheating better than others, says Billy Martin Jr.
MLB Tells Court Attempts at Cheating Are a Part of Sports

MLB Tells Court Attempts at Cheating Are a Part of Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Attempts at cheating are a part of sports, Major League Baseball said in urging a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by fantasy contestants.