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Fox Sports Houston:
HOUSTON- Nameplates are often last on the checklist in the frenzy of player transactions, thus while Justin Maxwell was sufficiently outfitted for his Astros debut and announced his arrival with a two-run, pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning on Monday night at Minute Maid Park, the space next to the No. 22 above his locker remained blank afterward.
That logistical hazard did not excuse his being misidentified by one his new teammates. It was his surname that was absent in the clubhouse.
"Somebody called me 'Jason' but I'll forgive him," Maxwell quipped.
Maxwell described his 384-foot blast to left field as "pretty cool" when asked to summarize the likelihood of his capping a frenetic 48 hours in such a fashion. After the Yankees designated Maxwell for assignment last week, he spent several days enjoying family functions back home in Maryland before getting the call the Astros had claimed him off waivers.
He likened the news to divine intervent...
BEST OF MAXIM
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New York Yankees 6 — Baltimore Orioles 2
A perfect night at the plate by Derek Jeter and 7 innings from Ivan Nova got the Yankees their first win of the season...
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Do you think the New York Yankees are in trouble?
Well, the Yankees are off to a horrid start to the 2012 season, as they got out pitched, out hit and out managed by the Tampa Bay Rays who swept the Bombers right out of Tropicana Field this past weekend.
Even though it is the beginning of the season, I was embarrassed for the Yankees, as it...
The Houston Astros won their opening series with the Colorado Rockies. They won two of three games and did it with a long time formula for winners. They had some timely hits, but more importantly they had very good starting pitching.
Bud Norris was the sort of pitcher the Astros need him to be more consistently than he has been in the past on Sunday. He was able to last seven innings...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Travis Buck drove in two runs, Justin Maxwell homered in his Houston debut and the Astros rebounded from an early deficit thanks to sloppy defensive play by the Atlanta Braves in an 8-3 win on Monday night.
The loss drops Atlanta to 0-4 for the first time since losing 10 straight to open the 1988 season. The Astros are 3-1 after finishing last season with baseball...
REGULAR SEASON GAME 3
YANKEES @ RAYS
First Pitch: 1:40 PM | TV: YES/TBS | Radio: WCBS
Here are the lineups:
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher DH
Raul Ibanez RF
Brett Gardner LF
Chris Stewart C
RHP Phil Hughes (0-0, -.-- ERA)
Desmond Jennings CF
Carlos Pena 1B
HOUSTON (AP) -- Brian Bogusevic drove in the go-ahead run after Jose Altuve scored on Jordan Pacheco's throwing error to tie it in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Sunday.
Altuve singled with two outs in the eighth inning before J.D. Martinez hit sharp groundball that bounced off the glove of reliever Rex Brothers (0-1) for another single...
<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">Jason Giambi has not
been a New York Yankee since 2008 & ever since his last appearance; the
masses have only been saying one thing about him. Bust.
That could not be further from the truth. Did he live up to the contract that was
The New York Yankees finally won their first game of the season,
using four hits by Derek Jeter and an effective pitching
performance by Ivan Nova to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Monday
Brian Bogusevic drove in the go-ahead run after Jose Altuve scored on Jordan Pacheco's throwing error to tie it in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Sunday.
Altuve singled with two outs in the eighth inning before J.D. Martinez hit sharp groundball that bounced off the glove of reliever Rex Brothers (0-1) for another single.
In the movie Major League, Ricky Vaughn (played by none other than Charlie Sheen), came out to the song Wild Thing by The Troggs. That was partly due to his personality, but also because Ricky had a little trouble throwing strikes. in Major League Baseball, Mitch Williams took that role, and adopted the same song for similar reasons.
After last night’s poor performance...
I recap some of the fun results from the first weekend of the regular season.
Hear my thoughts on the homegrown Mets, Mariano Rivera, the shift, John and Suzyn on the radio, and Bobby Valentine doing a show in New York.
Dan Levy of the Bleacher Report, and formerly the Sporting News and Washington Post, will join to give some of his first impressions of the new baseball season...