Verlander dominates, Castro homers, Astros beat Mets 2-0
Justin Verlander pitched two-hit ball for eight innings, light-hitting backup catcher Jason Castro lined a two-run homer in the ninth and the Houston Astros beat the Mets 2-0 to send New York to its first three-game losing streak this season.
Yankees' Judge walks off Astros for 2nd time in 4 days
Aaron Judge drove a three-run homer in the 10th inning for his second walk-off hit against Houston in four days, and the New York Yankees recovered after nearly being no-hit for the second consecutive game, beating Houston 6-3 to split a four-game series between the AL’s best teams.
Play me a song: Braves organist charms fans, amuses players
Matthew Kaminski had intended to play a Grateful Dead song as the walk-up music for Houston's starting pitcher at the World Series. Then, after getting a glimpse of the rookie pitcher's unique wind-up against the hometown Atlanta Braves, Kaminski was suddenly stricken with a bit of inspiration. As the Astros' Garcia strolled to the plate in Game 3, Kaminski broke into a playful version of “Rock-A-Bye-Baby” — the perfect musical accompaniment for a rookie right-hander whose extended wind-up has been compared to someone rocking a child.news.yahoo.com
Ohtani hits 45th HR while surging Astros rout Angels 10-5
Shohei Ohtani's latest majestic homer wasn't nearly enough to turn back the Houston Astros as they steamroll toward another AL West title. Ohtani hit his 45th homer in the eighth inning, but Aledmys Díaz and Kyle Tucker hit back-to-back homers and drove in three runs apiece while leading the Astros to a 10-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Ohtani connected for his first homer since Sept. 10, driving a solo shot off Houston’s Cristian Javier 445 feet into the elevated right field stands at the Big A.news.yahoo.com
Cards win 10th in row, beat Brewers to extend wild-card lead
Cardinals closer Giovanny Gallegos fanned pinch-hitter Pablo Reyes with the bases loaded for the final out and St. Louis won its 10th straight game, increasing its lead in the playoff chase by holding off the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 2-1.
LEADING OFF: MLB eases protocols, Altuve on power tear
Major League Baseball has taken another big step in relaxing coronavirus regulations, allowing fully vaccinated players and staff to stop wearing masks in dugouts, bullpens and clubhouses, according to a memo sent by the league and players’ association.
3 male guards charged in violent attack at women's prison in New Jersey
Three guards at a New Jersey women's prison have been charged in connection with a violent attack on inmates last month, the state's attorney general announced Thursday. More than 20 officers were placed on administrative leave as officials investigated allegations of violence, a union official said. William Sullivan, president of the union representing officers at the prison, said the union does not "condone any unprofessional conduct." #105 fully supports a thorough investigation being conducted regarding the incidents at issue before any judgments are made pertaining to the allegations or the officers charged in connection therewith," Sullivan said in a statement. Last year, a Department of Justice report alleged that guards routinely sexually assaulted women inmates at the prison.cbsnews.com
3 male guards charged in violent attack at women's prison in New Jersey
Three prison guards at a New Jersey women's prison have been charged in connection with a violent attack on inmates last month, the state's attorney general announced Thursday. More than 20 officers were placed on administrative leave as officials investigated allegations of violence, a union official said. William Sullivan, president of the union representing officers at the prison, said the union does not "condone any unprofessional conduct." #105 fully supports a thorough investigation being conducted regarding the incidents at issue before any judgments are made pertaining to the allegations or the officers charged in connection therewith," Sullivan said in a statement. Last year, a Department of Justice report alleged that guards routinely sexually assaulted women inmates at the prison.cbsnews.com
3 male guards accused in violent attack at NJ women's prison
(AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)TRENTON, N.J. – A female inmate was punched 28 times and pepper-sprayed when guards attacked her and at least five other women, New Jersey officials said Thursday, bringing misconduct charges against three male prison guards. The Clinton facility — New Jersey's lone women's prison — has a “long, ugly history," Grewal said. Late on Jan. 11 and into the early hours of Jan. 12, about two dozen guards entered part of the prison and began to remove inmates, according to Grewal. AdOne victim was pepper sprayed before the team of guards entered her cell, according to Grewal. Several corrections officers at the prison have pleaded guilty or been convicted of sexual abuse and misconduct in recent years.
Correa hits walkoff homer to keep Astros alive in ALCS
The Astros defeated the Rays 4-3 and the Rays lead the series 3-2 games. The Astros forced Game 6 on Friday, a rematch of the first game started by left-handers Blake Snell of Tampa Bay and Valdéz. Otherwise, big league clubs leading 3-0 in a best-of-seven postseason series are 37-1. Correa also hit a walkoff homer in Game 2 of the 2017 ALCS off Aroldis Chapman of the New York Yankees. Houston became the first team with a leadoff and walk-off home run in a postseason game.
IRS's coronavirus stimulus check tracking tool is not working for some people
The Get My Payment tool is meant to give those eligible for a coronavirus stimulus check information on when they will receive their payment. Instead, many are receiving messages that their payment status is not available. A reader sent this image to CNBC Make It after attempting to find out the status of her stimulus check. "Go to the IRS website, literally 99% of all the questions are answered right there." Don't miss: If you didn't get a stimulus check today, don't panichere's how to see when it's comingCheck out: The best credit cards of 2020 could earn you over $1,000 in 5 yearscnbc.com
NH man shot at wedding, knew guest
(@JeanWmur/Twitter)(CNN) - A gunman barged into a church in New Hampshire and opened fire, wounding a bride and the bishop before wedding guests tackled him, authorities said. Wedding guests 'gang-tackled him'A 911 caller reported a man walked into the church and shot at the presiding bishop, the state attorney general's office said. Officers arrived at the church just after 10 a.m. Saturday, and found wedding guests had subdued the male suspect, Pelham Police Chief Joseph Roark said at a news conference. Other wedding guests were treated for minor injuries and nobody was killed, Roark said. A memorial service was scheduled to be held for Garcia, 60, at the same venue after the wedding.
One injured in shooting before a funeral at New Hampshire church
(Reuters) - At least one person was injured in a shooting at a church in Pelham, New Hampshire, on Saturday, where a funeral had been scheduled for a minister killed in a separate shooting earlier this month. The funeral of Luis Garcia had been due to take place at the church at noon. Garcia, who had been a minister at the church, was shot dead on Oct. 1 at a house in the nearby town of Londonderry. A man with a history of drug crimes was charged with the shooting and remains in custody. Earlier in the morning a community meeting about domestic abuse had been scheduled, according to the churchs website.feeds.reuters.com