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Astros' 95th win sends Angels to 6th straight L

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:43:51 EDT

Evan Gattis delivered the big blast, Carlos Correa reached base four times and Marwin Gonzalez added three hits -- two doubles -- to back up Charlie Morton's efficient pitching in the Astros' 6-2 win Saturday at Minute Maid Park, sending the Angels to their sixth straight loss.



Dress for October: Get AL West champs gear

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:55:50 EDT

Check out the Astros Shop and get suited up for the postseason in official American League West champions T-shirts, hoodies, caps and more.



Morton makes strong case for ALDS rotation

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:54:48 EDT

The status of the Astros' postseason rotation behind Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel remains up in the air heading into the regular season's final week. But veteran right-hander Charlie Morton continues to make quite a case for inclusion.



McCullers returns as Astros eye sweep of Halos

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:44:04 EDT

Lance McCullers Jr. makes his return to the Astros' rotation on Sunday night at Minute Maid Park in the finale of a three-game weekend set between the Astros and Angels, who are four games behind Minnesota for the American League's second Wild Card spot and in dire need of a win having lost six in a row. The Astros, who have won nine of their past 11 games, will look to complete a sweep of their division rivals.



Astros blank Halos behind strong JV, Yuli's HR

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:35:23 EDT

Yuli Gurriel broke up a scoreless game with a three-run home run in the seventh inning, and Justin Verlander and two relievers combined on a shutout in the Astros' 3-0 win Friday night at Minute Maid Park, sending the Angels to their fifth straight loss and 3 1/2 games behind the Twins for the second American League Wild Card spot.



#AwardWorthy: Vote for Musgrove, Springer

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:06:32 EDT

Vote for Joe Musgrove (Best Player-Fan Interaction) and George Springer (Best Play, Offense) in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.



Before they were postseason bound: Astros

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:57:27 EDT

The Astros are headed to the postseason as division champions for the first time since 2001. Here's the skinny on the origins of every player wearing the H-Star.



Verlander nearly unhittable since joining Astros

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:36:53 EDT

Justin Verlander has been brilliant since joining the Astros, and he continued his stellar form Friday in Houston's 3-0 win over the division-rival Angels at Minute Maid Park.



Beltran donates $1M to Hurricane Maria relief

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:25:48 EDT

Astros outfielder Carlos Beltran became the latest Major Leaguer to commit to relief efforts in the Caribbean, launching a fundraising campaign for his native Puerto Rico. Beltran and his wife, Jessica, spearheaded the effort with their own $1 million donation to help those affected by the storm.



McCann sets record as 8th Astro with 15 HRs

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:36:33 EDT

On a night the Astros' vaunted offense was all but shut down, a homer by catcher Brian McCann in the third inning of Thursday's 3-1 loss to the White Sox at Minute Maid Park was a reminder of Houston's lineup mix of balance and power.



Astros fall 2 1/2 back in race for AL's top mark

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:15:18 EDT

The White Sox pushed across runs on a bases-loaded walk in the second inning and a bases-loaded double play in the third, and seven relievers stifled the Astros' offense to lead the White Sox to a 3-1 win Thursday night at Minute Maid Park.



Astros' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:25:12 EDT

Who do the Astros have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Houston's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Tucker, Whitley Astros' top Minor Leaguers

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:12:34 EDT

Outfielder Kyle Tucker and right-hander Forrest Whitley were named the Astros' Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, by the team's player development department Thursday. They will be recognized in a ceremony before Sunday's home regular-season finale against the Angels.



Peacock wins 12th in Astros' 6th straight W

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:04:29 EDT

Brad Peacock won his 12th game of the season by firing six innings of one-hit ball Wednesday night to lead the AL West-champion Astros to their sixth consecutive win, 4-3, over the White Sox at Minute Maid Park.



Gurriel gives Astros' lineup potent depth

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:04:01 EDT

Yuli Gurriel, batting in the seventh spot Wednesday night, went 3-for-4 with a two-run double in the Astros' 4-3 win over the White Sox at Minute Maid Park.



Correa's thoughts with family in Puerto Rico

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:13:44 EDT

Several Astros players and staff members were keeping tabs throughout Wednesday on their friends and family members in Puerto Rico, which suffered a direct hit from Hurricane Maria.



Astros' bullpen hitting stride at perfect time

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:22:43 EDT

Perhaps the Astros' bullpen is starting to hit its stride when it matters the most. Four relievers combined to strike out nine and allow one hit in four scoreless innings behind Collin McHugh in the Astros' 3-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.



Lupica: Astros on mission, bringing joy

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:39:45 EDT

There have been other natural disasters since Hurricane Harvey, of course. The attention of the country and the world have shifted their attention to other places, other disasters, which seem to come, out of the earth and out of the sky, with a frightening regularity. But in Houston, the recovery goes on.



Altuve earns Lou Gehrig Memorial Award

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:47:59 EDT

Jose Altuve was presented with the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award prior to Tuesday's game against the White Sox at Minute Maid Park. The award is presented annually to a Major Leaguer who best exemplifies the giving character of the Hall of Famer for whom it is named.



Icing on cake: Springer comes up big on b-day

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:00:25 EDT

Before he was blowing out candles for his 28th birthday on Tuesday, George Springer was blowing by a throw at the plate in a critical eighth inning in an eventual 3-1 Astros win, the club's fifth straight.



Moran rejoins Astros for end of regular season

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:49:26 EDT

Colin Moran, who sustained facial fractures and had to undergo surgery after he fouled a ball off his face on July 22 in Baltimore, returned to the Astros on Tuesday after finishing his rehab assignment at Class A Quad Cities.



Astros win 5th straight thanks to arms, Altuve

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:42:43 EDT

Collin McHugh won his third consecutive decision and combined with four relievers to handcuff the White Sox and send the American League West-champion Astros to their fifth win a row, 3-1, in Tuesday night's series opener at Minute Maid Park.



Inbox: How will Astros' rotation look in playoffs?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:24:33 EDT

I believe that no matter if they start the playoffs at home or on the road, the Astros will have some combination of Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel pitch in the first two games.



'Stro biz: Verlander home debut is clincher!

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:31:48 EDT

A chance to clinch the American League West title and the home debut of Justin Verlander had the Astros in the mood to party on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.



Watch: How the Astros got to the Postseason

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:51:59 EDT

MLB.com looks back at the Astros' regular season as the club clinches its first AL West division title to advance to the Postseason.



Clinch me: Astros win first division title since '01

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:30:00 EDT

Champagne was poured, high-fives and hugs were exchanged and music was pumping in the kind of clubhouse celebration that hasn't been seen inside Minute Maid Park in more than a decade.



Whitley on list of prospects with soaring stock

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:54:05 EDT

These 10 pitchers made the biggest leaps forward in 2017, with some not even on the Top 100 prospects list to start the year.



Astros celebrate AL West crown on social media

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:02:43 EDT

Astros celebrate AL West crown on social media



Clinch hit: Astros embrace crowning moment

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:37:55 EDT

Justin Verlander tried his best to take it all in. That's also what Astros manager A.J. Hinch wanted his players to do afterward. This was a day they might remember for the rest of their lives.



Astros won't let up, want to earn AL's top seed

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:18:36 EDT

Don't expect the Astros to take their foot off the gas pedal now that they've clinched the American League West title with two weeks remaining in the regular season.



Vintage Verlander K's 10 as Astros clinch West

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:57:53 EDT

The Astros brought in Justin Verlander to pitch in big situations, and the veteran right-hander delivered in his signature way on Sunday afternoon.



Marisnick could return if Astros make deep run

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:31:28 EDT

Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick joined his teammates at Minute Maid Park on Sunday, two days after undergoing surgery to repair a broken right thumb. The injury, which occurred while he was sliding into second base in the third inning Wednesday, is expected to sideline Marisnick deep into the postseason.



Beltran's luck changing with big game vs. M's

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:36:06 EDT

The first of Carlos Beltran's three hits on Saturday ignited a four-run frame that led to an 8-6 win over Seattle, giving the Astros wins in the first two games of the three-game series.



Astros' No. 1 pick Bukauskas visits club

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:36:58 EDT

The Astros' No. 1 Draft pick this year, J.B. Bukauskas, was at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, getting a first-hand look and feel for the organization that selected him 15th overall.



River Bandits win Midwest League title

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 22:57:14 EDT

Quad Cities led from start to finish as the River Bandits completed the sweep and cruised to a Midwest League title with a 12-2 win over Fort Wayne on Saturday night.