Houston’s Porter defends Bedard

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston manager Bo Porter is defending Erik Bedard’s decision to remove himself from Saturday night’s game against Seattle wi…

Houston rookie OF Barnes hits for cycle

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston rookie outfielder Brandon Barnes has hit for the cycle against the Seattle Mariners. Barnes hit a solo homer in the s…

Team USA beats Cuba 2-1 in exhibition

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Matt Chapman’s teammates streamed out of the dugout to celebrate his hit as though the Cal State-Fullerton star had …