A blockbuster deal for Max Scherzer is intended to shore up the Rangers' pitching rotation and keep the team atop the American League West standings.
After six dreadful years, the Texas Rangers are on top of the American League West—with the Houston Astros just two games behind.
With a historic performance last week, the slugger led the Houston Astros to their sixth straight American League Championship Series.
Even after a historic free-agency binge, the Texas Rangers have a long way to go before they catch up with the Houston Astros.
Plus, José Altuve pays a fan a visit, and a woman tries to smuggle four spider monkeys into the U.S. in a duffel bag.
How Apollo Media won over Astros fans by embracing hometown pride and telling Houstonians there's no shame in supporting this team.
Houston is 2-0 in the MLB postseason with local furniture magnate Mattress Mack's "Rally Nuns" in attendance.
The Astros have faced every kind of taunt imaginable this year—and it has only brought the team and its city closer together.
Through scandal, roster overhauls, and managerial uncertainty, the AL West division champs just keep winning.
Rival teams and their fans might refuse to move on, but the 2021 Astros are playoff-bound and the city deserves to take pride in its team.
The right-hander, the onetime most-feared pitcher in baseball whose career was cut short by a devastating stroke, died last week at 71.
Lingering anger over the Houston Astros cheating scandal has turned a day at the ballpark into a powder keg of fan misbehavior.
The team finished in last place in front of cardboard fans in 2020, but it’s the first in American pro sports to reopen to full capacity.
The curse of Houston is a curse of management, which makes it the saddest of all.
As a longtime fan, I haven’t forgiven the team for cheating, but the Astros are bigger than a handful of players or a few seasons of baseball.
The Houston Astros owner decided to defend every bad PR move his organization has made.
Baseball has its own way of enforcing the rules.
Plus, Will Ferrell makes a movie about Collin Street Bakery, Tye Sheridan levels up, and meet Travis Scott’s AI replacement.
Baseball will break your heart.
The Astros’ cheating scandal, coming on the heels of the Texans’ meltdown in Kansas City, is a low point in the city’s long history of sports failure.
It was a long, eventful year.
On the latest National Podcast of Texas, the legendary “Ryan Express” and his son, Astros president Reid Ryan, talk about big payrolls, how pitching has changed, and Houston’s chances at another championship season.
The Houston Astros owner probably isn’t too worried that his team didn’t go all the way this year—he’s settling in for the long haul.
Yeah, the Astros really pulled it off.
Compared to Super Bowl LI, the World Series has something different to offer Houston.
It’s an experience Texas Monthly staffers will never forget, even the ones who didn’t actually experience it.
Being a sports fan is like falling in love. Sure, it’s a form of madness, but it’s one you can’t explain.
Who needs the playoffs? After years (and years and years) of heartache, Houston has fallen for the Astros all over again.
”Put your H's in the air if you with it, mane.”
Between the ”Come and Take It” flag and banning the Dallas skyline, the most appealing thing at the ballpark these days is the cotton candy-flavored hot dog. Ew.
Major League Baseball would like you to believe that it’s a low-level employee of the team looking for revenge against his boss, but the real story will be determined by the FBI.
Two months into the MLB season, we’re checking in on baseball’s most surprising team.
Nobody expected much out of the Astros this year, but a month into the season, the team is sitting pretty atop the AL West, five games above .500. How did that happen?
Or perhaps a more fitting and respectful fate is to just let the structure crumble, to go the way of the ancient ruins.
Spring is in the air, and baseball is on the diamond once again—though the final preseason games between the Rangers and the Astros took place in the musty confines of the Alamodome.
Tyler Kolek is a hard-throwing high school senior from Shepherd. And he just may be the first pick in the Major League Baseball amateur draft.
Editor’s Note: This year we partnered with our friends at Bum Steers News to bring you the most shocking, outrageous, and ridiculous Bum Steer issue ever. Below, you’ll find a preview of their incredible findings. The full report will be available on newsstands next week.
Fans thought the Astros and Texans were among the worst teams in professional sports last year, but stunning new revelations show just how bad they really were.
Rumors have been swirling about the new Astros logo, set to be officially revealed tomorrow. Here's a look at the team's style through the years
Who is the man who will take the Astros into the American League era?
Big Puma may play for the Cardinals now, but he doesn't like the Astros' upcoming move to the American League any more than Houston fans do.
The Astros great falls short of the game's highest honor for a second year as baseball writers grapple with the performance-enhancing drug era.
The chain's parent company's strategy of investing more in a digital media campaign targeting moms seems to have backfired, with profits dropping 33 percent.
Dear Jim Crane, new owner of the Houston Astros: Please don’t screw things up as badly as the last guy did.
Whether you’re talking to teens about politics or on a date with a baseball fanatic, we’ll give you something to talk about.
Should the Astros join the Rangers in the American League West?
“People are going to hit, or they’re not going to hit. Some guys are going to have a better season than they had before, and some aren’t. There’s not a whole lot I can do except put the right players in the right positions and expect them to perform.”
Milo Hamilton on calling a baseball game.
When I was asked to step down as the manager of the Houston Astros last year, I bade a bittersweet farewell to a team I had loved for more than three decades. Among the many lessons I learned: how to motivate millionaires, how to lose in the playoffs. And I