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Peacock's hot streak ends in Anaheim

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 02:29:29 EDT

Kaleb Cowart ripped a three-run double in the second and Jefry Marte banged a solo homer an inning later to send the Angels off and running to to a 7-1 win over the Astros on Friday night at Angel Stadium.



Astros return to work after off-day elimination

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:47:09 EDT

They were hanging out with friends or watching football on TV during the off-day when it became official: The Astros were eliminated from postseason contention with Baltimore's win on Thursday night, rendering the final three games of the season against the Angels void of any drama.



McHugh looks to grab momentum heading into offseason

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 00:53:04 EDT

Tyler Skaggs will make his first start for the Angels in three weeks and the Astros will counter with Collin McHugh as the teams square off at Angel Stadium on Saturday in the penultimate game of the 2016 season.



#AwardWorthy: Vote Altuve in MLB Awards

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:58:44 EDT

Is Jose Altuve the year's Best Major Leaguer and Best Hitter? Vote now to help Altuve win big in the 2016 Esurance MLB Awards.



Second batting title in reach for Altuve

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:06:08 EDT

Jose Altuve enters this weekend's final series in Anaheim against the Angels as a near lock to win his second batting title in three years. He's hitting .337, which leads Red Sox teammates Mookie Betts (.320) and Dustin Pedroia (.319). Altuve also leads the Major Leagues with 212 hits, just one ahead of Betts.



O's win puts end to Astros' postseason push

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:23:35 EDT

The Astros will not be returning to the postseason in 2016. Houston was officially eliminated from contention on Thursday night, when the Orioles defeated the Blue Jays, 4-0, at Rogers Centre. Baltimore moved into a tie with Toronto atop the American League Wild Card standings, and neither team can finish worse than 87-75.



Altuve up for Players Choice Awards' Player of the Year

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:22:54 EDT

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, who's a virtual lock to win his second American League batting title in three years, was named on Friday as a finalist for 2016 Player of the Year in the Players Choice Awards.



Astros' instructional league showcases outfield depth

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:51:35 EDT

There's another impressive wave of Astros outfielderson the way, many of whom are on hand at the organization's instructional league camp in Kissimmee, Fla. Kyle Tucker, Daz Cameron, Gilbert Celestino, Ronnie Dawson, Stephen Wrenn and Myles Straw are part of a 54-player contingent that reported on Sept. 16 and will receive postseason instruction through Oct. 14.



Astros' Top 30 Prospects list

Sat, 6 Aug 2016 00:46:17 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.



Astros endure AL WC setback in home finale

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:13:49 EDT

Robinson Cano launched a three-run homer in the first inning -- his ninth against Houston in 19 games this year -- off struggling starter Doug Fister, and Seth Smith capped a three-run second inning with a two-run single to send Seattle to a 12-4 rout on Wednesday afternoon in the final regular-season game of the year at Minute Maid Park.



Humble Brown center of attention in booth finale

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:57:57 EDT

At around 10:30 a.m. CT Wednesday morning, Astros bench coach Trey Hillman made his way around the clubhouse to inform players and personnel there would be a team meeting in 15 minutes. Manager A.J. Hinch's reason for gathering the team in this manner was not for on-field reasons, but rather, to give a longtime Houston mainstay a proper salute on his final day as an Astros employee.



Fister looks ahead after rough end to season

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:20:00 EDT

For Doug Fister, Wednesday's 12-4 loss to the Mariners was the culmination of everything that's gone wrong for the veteran right-hander during the month of September.



Banged-up Bregman to tough it out down stretch

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:40:00 EDT

Alex Bregman's right hamstring isn't fully healed, but the Astros are pushing him to play down the stretch anyway, with his impressive bat outweighing any concerns the club might have about his ability to run the bases.



Castro looks back on career with Astros

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:05:00 EDT

While the Astros said goodbye to Tal's Hill and longtime television play-by-play announcer Bill Brown on Wednesday, the regular-season home finale could have also been the final home game for veteran catcher Jason Castro, who will be a free agent this offseason for the first time.



Astros stay in Wild Card mix with 6-run 6th

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:40:12 EDT

The Astros aren't ready to turn the page on 2016 just yet.



Springer's clutch hit among biggest of career year

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:58:12 EDT

Any time the hits come in bunches -- and when George Springer gets hot, they certainly can come in bunches -- he talks about slowing the game down and trying to get on base at the top of the batting order for the guys hitting behind him.



Bregman's surprising return sparks big rally

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:25:32 EDT

In a surprising twist to the Astros' come-from-behind, 8-4 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night, Alex Bregman returned to action in the bottom of the sixth and made an immediate impact, hitting a game-tying RBI single off Felix Hernandez in his first Major League appearance as a pinch-hitter.



Astros, fans bid farewell to Tal's Hill after '16

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:26:38 EDT

Tal Smith, the long-time Astros president and general manager who inspired Tal's Hill, will be at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday night for the final game of the incline in center field. The Astros are removing Tal's Hill next season as part of a $15 million renovation of the center field area to include more fan amenities.



Astros pay respects to longtime groundskeeper Richardson

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:01:55 EDT

The Astros held a moment of silence prior to Tuesday's game with the Mariners in memory of groundskeeper Mike Richardson, who died suddenly Monday night at Minute Maid Park. Fellow groundskeepers wore a black ribbons on their shirts in honor of Richardson.



Gurriel honors Fernandez, hangs No. 16 jersey

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:37:36 EDT

HOUSTON -- Astros infielder Yuli Gurriel, a Cuban who was dealing with the sudden death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, hung an Astros jersey with Fernandez's name and No. 16 in the dugout during Monday's game against the Mariners to honor his fellow countryman.



Altuve shows never-give-up drive after injury

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:17:06 EDT

Jose Altuve could've given up. Down one run in the top of the sixth inning of Monday night's 4-3 loss to the Mariners, the All-Star second baseman and MVP candidate could've called it quits after his wrist bent awkwardly into the grass as he dove for a single.



Bregman, Rodgers earn annual Minors honor

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:14:58 EDT

Infielder Alex Bregman and right-handed pitcher Brady Rodgers were named the Astros' Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, on Monday. The players were set to be recognized in a pregame ceremony prior to Monday's game against Seattle.



Correa, Altuve spark rally but Astros fall in 11th

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:06:51 EDT

Robinson Cano continued his assault on Astros pitching, edging the Mariners closer in the American League Wild Card chase in the process while pushing Houston towards elimination.



Fernandez's death hits McCullers hard

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:53:00 EDT

Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. knew Jose Fernandez about as well as anyone in baseball. They were both star high school pitchers in Tampa and quickly befriended each other shortly after Fernandez defected from Cuba, and they eventually became workout partners.



Giles avoids injury after being struck by liner

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:23:55 EDT

Astros closer Ken Giles was available to pitch Sunday, one day after being struck on the right wrist by a line drive during batting practice prior to a game against the Angels. He was diagnosed with a right wrist contusion after X-rays came up negative.



Musgrove, HRs carry Astros over Halos

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:39:07 EDT

Evan Gattis, Tyler White and Tony Kemp hit home runs and pitcher Joe Musgrove allowed one run over seven innings as the Astros avoided being swept by the Angels. Daniel Wright yielded three runs in six innings for the Angels, the first quality start of his career.



Astros' hopes dip despite Springer's 4-hit night

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 02:05:00 EDT

Coming off a successful West Coast road trip, the Astros hoped to continue their postseason charge at Minute Maid Park against the Angels, a team they had beaten 11 times in a row. The Angels instead have put a huge dent in Houston's playoff hopes.



Bullpen shows signs of wear against Angels

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 01:13:12 EDT

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said the game played out exactly like he hoped it would. But for the second night in a row, a bullpen that has endured an increased workload had a late meltdown.



Correa playing through shoulder pain

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:50:25 EDT

With only eight games remaining in the regular season and the Astros left with little margin for error if they're going to reach the postseason, there was no way shortstop Carlos Correa wasn't going to be in the lineup Saturday.



Giles struck on wrist by line drive in BP

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:55:52 EDT

Astros closer Ken Giles was unavailable to pitch Saturday after being struck on the right wrist by a line drive during batting practice prior to a game against the Angels. He was diagnosed with a right wrist contusion after X-rays came up negative, the team said.