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Astros trio steaming toward All-Star starts

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:23:14 EDT

With voting for the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot closing at 10:59 p.m. CT on Thursday, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and George Springer remain in line to start the All-Star Game presented by MasterCard in the final ballot update released on Monday.



Inbox: Will Astros be in market for a starter?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:23:52 EDT

With Mike Fiers' resurgence and a return to health for the rest of the rotation, will the Astros need to add a starter before the Deadline? Will prospect Kyle Tucker be called up this season? Beat reporter Brian McTaggart empties the Inbox.



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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:02:08 EDT

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Three HRs, dominant 'pen lift Astros over M's

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:39:59 EDT

George Springer, Yuli Gurriel and Evan Gattis clubbed home runs, and the Astros' bullpen shut the Mariners out for seven innings to lead Houston to an 8-2 win over Seattle on Sunday at Safeco Field, securing the series victory.



ALL-STAR VOTE: Time is running out!

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:33:06 EDT

Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and George Springer are in line for starts. Hurry up and vote. All-Star balloting ends Thursday at 10:59 p.m. CT.



Tucker makes Pipeline Team of the Week

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:17:27 EDT

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.



Pushed to limit, Astros relievers respond

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:03:47 EDT

An already weary bullpen was put to the task Sunday afternoon when Astros rookie starter Francis Martes lasted only two innings against the Mariners. Houston manager A.J. Hinch pieced together the next seven innings with precision, and the Astros' bullpen shut down the Mariners the rest of the way to finish off an 8-2 win at Safeco Field.



It's not too early to ponder Astros-Dodgers WS

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:28:04 EDT

Sure, it's way too early to speculate about how much fun an Astros-Dodgers World Series would be, which is why it's the perfect time to do just that. Let's get out in front of this thing.



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.



Keuchel likely won't return until after ASG

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:47:51 EDT

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday it's growing more likely that ace left-handed pitcher Dallas Keuchel, who is on the disabled list retroactive to June 5 with neck discomfort, won't return to game action until after the All-Star break.



Fiers faces A's in opener of three-game series

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:03:30 EDT

Less than a week after finishing off a four-game sweep at the Coliseum, Houston will look to dominate the A's yet again when the American League West clubs meet for a three-game matchup at Minute Maid Park beginning Tuesday.



Reddick, McCullers help Astros handle Seattle

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:38:19 EDT

Josh Reddick launched a two-run home run and Brian McCann hit a bases-clearing double as the Astros snapped the Mariners' six-game win streak with a 5-2 victory in the second game of a three-game series on Saturday night at Safeco Field.



Statcast of the Day: Reddick rules in left

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:27:59 EDT

No matter how much Astros manager A.J. Hinch praises Josh Reddick for his stellar play in left field, the veteran isn't afraid to remind the skipper that he's a right fielder. Reddick continues to prove he's a steady hand anywhere Hinch puts him in the field and at the plate.



Marwin day to day with oblique tightness

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:10:57 EDT

Astros infielder/outfielder Marwin Gonzalez is day to day after he was scratched from the Astros' starting lineup about 45 minutes prior to Saturday's 5-2 win over the Mariners with a right oblique tightness. Yuli Gurriel replaced him in the lineup at first base, batting seventh.



Astros option Musgrove, activate McCullers

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:20:12 EDT

Coming off a start in which he was rocked for nine runs and 12 hits in 3 2/3 innings Friday against the Mariners, struggling right-hander Joe Musgrove was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday. Musgrove, who began the year in the Houston rotation, was 0-3 with a 10.29 ERA, allowing 16 runs and 23 hits in 14 innings, over three starts since coming off the disabled list.



Astros call up lefty Guduan, option Diaz

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:15:14 EDT

In anticipation of their three-game series against a Mariners lineup that features impact left-handed hiiters Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager, the Astros called up left-handed reliever Reymin Guduan from Triple-A Fresno on Friday and optioned right-hander Dayan Diaz back down.



Astros can't keep up with Mariners in opener

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:14:20 EDT

Felix Hernandez returned from a two-month stint on the disabled list to beat the Astros on Friday night and he got plenty of help from his friends as the Mariners rolled to a 13-3 win in the series opener at Safeco Field.



Tucker homers again for Hooks

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:40:43 EDT

Austin Riley's perfect day at the plate helped lead Class A Advanced Florida to a 4-3 win over Fort Myers on Saturday.



Historic pace not fazing red-hot Astros

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:33:07 EDT

With Thursday's 12-9 win over the A's at the Coliseum, the Astros secured a four-game sweep and became the first Major League team to reach the 50-win benchmark in 2017.



Astros win race to 50 victories, sweep A's

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:48:42 EDT

The Astros won their 50th game of the season on Thursday afternoon, holding off an A's rally for a 12-9 victory to complete a four-game sweep at Oakland Coliseum.



Correa does it all with HR, defense, smarts

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:29:25 EDT

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa might make the headlines for his eye-popping numbers and showstopping defensive plays, but he also does little things that can make a big difference, too.



Tommy John surgery ends Gustave's season

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:28:34 EDT

Astros reliever Jandel Gustave underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday morning in Houston, and is expected to be out until 2018.



Fiers stays hot, pitches Astros past A's

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:57:19 EDT

The Astros won their ninth straight game played at the Coliseum on Wednesday night, using a sixth-inning rally and a strong start from right-hander Mike Fiers to beat the A's, 5-1.



Astros' five-run first inning holds up vs. A's

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:58:37 EDT

The Astros tagged A's right-hander Sonny Gray for five runs in the first inning, holding on for an 8-4 victory at the Coliseum on Tuesday evening to take the first two games of a four-game series.



Martes bends, doesn't break to earn 2nd win

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 03:18:11 EDT

Astros starter Francis Martes went 5 2/3 innings against the A's on Tuesday night, allowing three runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out four on 75 pitches. The Astros gave him a five-run cushion in the first and won, 8-4, at the Coliseum.



Jose Altuve fell down after a hard swing

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:39:12 EDT

Jose Altuve fell down after a hard swing



Astros trio on pace for All-Star start

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:27:45 EDT

With nine days remaining until MLB All-Star Ballot voting closes at 10:59 p.m. CT on June 29, three Astros maintained their top spots at respective positions on the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.



Astros use homers, defense to beat A's

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 02:27:04 EDT

The Astros rode the long ball to their seventh consecutive victory at the Coliseum, getting homers from Jake Marisnick, George Springer and Derek Fisher in a 4-1 series-opening win behind an impressive Brad Peacock on Monday evening.



#ASGWorthy relay key in Astros' victory

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 02:36:17 EDT

A relay from right fielder George Springer to shortstop Carlos Correa to catcher Evan Gattis nailed A's infielder Chad Pinder at the plate in the sixth inning Monday, preserving Houston's lead. The Astros didn't allow another run and beat the A's, 4-1, in Oakland.



Astros' 3 HRs not enough as Sox take series

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 03:23:00 EDT

In the final meeting between two American League heavyweights until the final four games of regular season, the Red Sox used a pair of homers from Xander Bogaerts to overcome three Astros homers and win, 6-5, on Sunday night at Minute Maid Park.



Astros' missed chances costly in loss

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 02:07:00 EDT

For only the second time in 11 games this season, the Astros lost when they hit at least three home runs in a game -- solo shots by Carlos Correa, Jake Marisnick and George Springer. That's because the Astros went 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position and stranded 13 runners on base.



Paulino gets confidence boost in 1st MLB win

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 00:22:00 EDT

He got a dugout handshake from manager A.J. Hinch, a hug from catcher Brian McCann and later received the game ball. Not a bad day of work for Astros rookie right-hander David Paulino, who beat reigning American League Cy Young winner Rick Porcello and the Red Sox, 7-1, on Saturday night for his first big league win.



Astros pummel Porcello, knot series with Sox

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 02:13:00 EDT

Behind homers from Jose Altuve and Carlos Beltran in the third inning, the Astros rocked Red Sox starter Rick Porcello for seven runs and 10 hits and rolled to a 7-1 win in middle game of the series Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.



Devenski learned value of hard work from Dad

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:59:19 EDT

Chris Devenski learned the value of hard work at an early age, accompanying his father, Mike Devenski Jr., who owns a moving and storage company in Artesia, Calif., on jobs while growing up. He'd carry and tape up boxes before graduating to bigger tasks as he grew older and stronger. It was tough work and early mornings.



Barnes-Springer friendship goes beyond lineups

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 19:26:01 EDT

When Astros outfielder George Springer and Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes met after the game Friday night, the at-bat didn't come up." After the game, we're friends," Springer said.



After rallying in 7th, Astros fall to Sox

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 02:01:29 EDT

Mookie Betts threw out a runner at the plate in the sixth inning and greeted Astros reliever Will Harris by hitting a first-pitch homer to left field in the eighth to break a tie and send the Red Sox to a 2-1 win in the series opener Friday night at Minute Maid Park.



Harris makes pitch, but ambushed by Betts

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:40:12 EDT

The Astros' most reliable relief pitcher for the past three seasons threw the fastball he wanted and was tagged for a homer. There wasn't much right-hander Will Harris could do except tip his cap to Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts, whose leadoff homer in the eighth sent the Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Astros on Friday night.



Astros chasing titans of the past

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:28:32 EDT

You have to applaud the Astros, owners of one of Major League Baseball's most gifted rosters. Even though they dropped three straight games and lost six out of eight before they pounded the Rangers on Wednesday night at home, they headed into their weekend series in Houston against the Red Sox with the game's best record at 45-22.