Oaklands Laureano says Astros coach insulted mother, sparking bench-clearing ruckus Sunday
Laureano said Monday he regrets charging toward Houston's dugout to fight Cintrn after the two exchanged words during the seventh inning of a game Sunday in Oakland. Speaking before a game against the Los Angeles Angels, Laureano said Cintrn began jawing at him when Laureano reacted angrily after being hit by a pitch from Houston rookie Humberto Castellanos. I should have kept my cool because I wasted my time with that guy, Laureano said. They exchanged words in Spanish, and Cintrn emerged from the dugout and appeared to challenge Laureano to fight. Laureano threw off his helmet and sprinted toward Cintrn but was tackled by Astros catcher Dustin Garneau en route.
AP Source: Astros coach faces 20-game suspension, Laureano 6
In addition, Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano will receive a six-game suspension and a fine, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because Major League Baseball hadn't made a formal announcement and was still finalizing the details. Laureano was hit by a pitch from Humberto Castellanos with one out in the seventh inning of Oakland's 7-2 victory Sunday. Astros catcher Dustin Garneau tackled Laureano before the As outfielder got to the hitting coach. Laureano is a former Astros player and the rival clubs have been the top two in the AL West the past two years. A's pitcher Mike Fiers, another former Houston player, revealed the Astros' sign-stealing scandal in November to The Athletic.
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Laureano charged toward Houston bench coach lex Cintrn after being hit by a pitch Sunday at the Coliseum. The skirmish came months after Houstons sign-stealing scandal was brought to light by Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers. Less than two weeks ago, Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly was suspended by MLB for eight game after throwing two pitches near the heads of Houston hitter. NEW NESTVladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays might take a look around their new home for the rest of the season -- thatll be Sahlen Field in Buffalo. There have been 27 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of the coronavirus, 13 of them involving the Cardinals.
Astros, Athletics clear benches as rivals' tempers flare
Oakland's Ramon Laureano was hit by a pitch from Humberto Castellanos with one out in the seventh. He began exchanging words with Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron, then left first base, threw down his batting helmet and began sprinting toward Cintron. Astros catcher Dustin Garneau tackled Laureano before the A's outfielder got to the hitting coach. AL West-leading Oakland led 6-2 at the time and was riding an eight-game winning streak. The three-time reigning division champion Astros were riding a four-game losing streak.
Astros, A's clear benches, empty seats; Oak wins 9th in row
The Athletics' ninth straight win was far overshadowed by what erupted in the seventh inning at the Coliseum. Astros catcher Dustin Garneau tackled Laureano before the As outfielder reached Cintron, and a wild scene ensued. A's and Astros players who were sitting in the seats, observing COVID-19 social-distancing protocols, also rushed onto the field. The Astros have won the past three division crowns, a World Series in 2017 and AL pennant last year. TRAINERS ROOMAstros: CF George Springer resumed hitting work in the batting cage but was still listed as day to day by Baker.
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HOUSTON The Houston Astros set their 30-man roster Thursday, ahead of Opening Day against the Seattle Mariners Friday at Minute Maid Park. The roster includes 15 position players and 15 pitchers. He was drafted in the eighth round by the Astros in 2015 out of Southern California. Hes 29 years old and got his first taste of the big leagues last season, playing in 26 games for the Astros. On June 6 against the Angels, he hit his first MLB homer, one of two home runs for Mayfield in 2019.
Cole, Gurriel help Astros blank Angels 4-0
(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)HOUSTON - Last season Yuli Gurriel finished with 13 home runs. After a recent power surge, the 35-year-old has matched that total with one game to go until the All-Star break. Gurriel homered for the fourth straight game and Gerrit Cole pitched seven scoreless innings before two relievers completed the four-hitter, leading the Houston Astros to a 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Cole (9-5) scattered three hits over seven innings while striking out nine to win his fifth straight decision. Astros: RHP Jose Urquidy (0-0, 4.91) will make his second career major league start on Sunday.