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30 dancing! 1-hit shutout lifts Astros to 30th win

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:22:03 EDT

It took stellar pitching, air-tight defense and one timely hit to get the Astros back on track Monday night at Minute Maid Park.



Orbit messed with Francisco Lindor during stretches

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:20:04 EDT

Orbit messed with Francisco Lindor during stretches



MLB.TV: Watch every night on every device

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:02:08 EDT

It all began 15 years ago, and you are going to want to be part of the MLB.TV celebration of baseball and technology, as the world's longest-running and most successful live-streaming sports product is a way of life for millions.



Peacock fans 8 in strong start in place of ace

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:40:33 EDT

Brad Peacock hadn't thrown more than 39 pitches in a game this year, while working as a reliever. Yet, in a spot start for Astros ace Dallas Keuchel (pinched nerve in neck) on Monday, Peacock allowed one hit and carved through the Tigers' power-happy lineup on 70 pitches in 4 1/3 innings, his longest appearance this season.



VOTE: Pick this summer's All-Stars

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:33:06 EDT

Which Astros are #ASGWorthy? Cast your All-Star ballots up to 5 times in any 24-hour period (max 35 votes).



On concussion DL, McCann 'feels much better'

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:57:58 EDT

Currently on the seven-day concussion disabled list, Astros catcher Brian McCann went through a 20-minute, monitored cardio workout Monday, and says he "feels much better" than he did Saturday, when he initially reported the issue.



Jankowski brought up, added to bullpen

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:49:28 EDT

The Astros purchased the contract of right-handed relief pitcher Jordan Jankowski on Monday for his first appearance on a Major League roster. Jankowski takes the 25-man roster spot of Ashur Tolliver, who was optioned to Triple-A Fresno after throwing four innings of relief in Sunday's 8-6 loss to Cleveland.



McCullers looks to stay on roll, faces Tigers

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:07:34 EDT

The Astros are back to the front end of their starting rotation with Lance McCullers Jr., their most formidable active starter, on the mound for the second contest of a four-game set against the Tigers on Tuesday. Jordan Zimmermann will get the start for Detroit.



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.



Perez unhittable for Quad Cities

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:29:49 EDT

After showing flashes of dominance during his first four starts, left-hander Cionel Perez put it all together on Monday for Class A Quad Cities with an unhittable performance.



Bullpen of the Week: Astros

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:41:43 EDT

So far this season, the Houston Astros are the best team in baseball. Despite a loss to the Indians on Sunday, Houston retains the best record in the Major Leagues at 29-15. The Astros are comfortably ahead in the American League West. And one good reason for that success is their relief pitching.



Statcast a valuable piece in Astros' toolbox

Sun, 21 May 2017 21:09:26 EDT

Major League Baseball's Statcast™ tracking system is changing how teams make their decisions, and the Astros are proof.



Four homers can't erase early deficit in finale

Sun, 21 May 2017 20:48:14 EDT

The Indians continued their dominance of the Astros, polishing off a three-game sweep of Houston on Sunday afternoon behind a career-high-tying five RBIs from Yan Gomes -- including a three-run homer -- in an 8-6 win at Minute Maid Park.



Astros place McCann on 7-day concussion DL

Sun, 21 May 2017 14:05:25 EDT

The Houston Astros placed catcher Brian McCann on the seven-day concussion disabled list (retroactive to May 20) and will select the contract of backstop Juan Centeno from Triple-A Fresno, according to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart.



Musgrove continues back-end rotation woes

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:12:07 EDT

The Astros' back end of their rotation -- Charlie Morton, Mike Fiers and Joe Musgrove -- surrendered 13 runs (12 earned) in 14 1/3 innings as Houston was swept for the first time this season, culminating in an 8-6 loss to the Indians on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.



Houston Little Leaguer showed off title belt

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:24:31 EDT

Houston Little Leaguer showed off sick title belt



Fiers' quality start not enough vs. Indians

Sun, 21 May 2017 04:36:29 EDT

Between what are two seemingly sure-fire American League postseason contenders, the Indians stole a second series win against the Astros with a 3-0 win Saturday at Minute Maid Park.



Astros searching for ways to top AL champs

Sat, 20 May 2017 20:39:38 EDT

Perhaps the Astros will have better success against the Indians if they meet them this fall than they have so far in the regular season.



Keuchel to DL with pinched nerve in neck

Sun, 21 May 2017 04:38:37 EDT

The Astros placed left-hander Dallas Keuchel on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday with a pinched nerve in his neck. He is expected to miss only one start.



Tucker, Martin lead Buies Creek to victory

Sun, 21 May 2017 01:36:28 EDT

Astros prospects Kyle Tucker and Jason Martin have been swinging hot bats lately, and the trend continued Saturday as the duo led Class A Advanced Buies Creek to an 8-2 win over Down East.



Confusion reigned on Gomes' roof-scraper

Sat, 20 May 2017 18:17:30 EDT

Confusion reigned on Gomes' dome-scraping fly ball



Morton 'out of sync' in loss to Indians

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:55:59 EDT

With all the talk about Astros pitcher Charlie Morton's increased velocity this spring and into the season, the veteran right-hander knows it doesn't mean much if he can't find a way to pitch deeper into games as the season progresses.



Reddick, Correa HRs unable to crack Bauer

Sat, 20 May 2017 01:34:46 EDT

Trevor Bauer beat the Astros for the seventh time in seven career starts against them, and the Indians backed him with three homers to snap Houston's four-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory in the series opener Friday night at Minute Maid Park.



McHugh builds arm strength with long toss

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:08:07 EDT

Collin McHugh has a timetable in his mind when he might be back on the mound to help the Astros, but the veteran right-hander is keeping it to himself. McHugh is still several weeks, if not a month or more, from being ready to pitch in games, as he continues his rehab from a posterior impingement in his right elbow.



Inbox: Astros targeting starter for trade?

Thu, 18 May 2017 22:34:46 EDT

Could the Astros acquire Pirates' No. 1 starter Gerrit Cole? Beat reporter Brian McTaggart answers this and other questions in the Inbox.



Altuve, McCullers 'Team Up' for charitable night

Fri, 19 May 2017 01:12:21 EDT

Jose Altuve and Lance McCullers Jr. joined forces on Thursday night with several of their Astros teammates at a charity event they organized called "Team Up for Kids and K9s," which raised money for respective their foundations.



Whitley dazzles for Quad Cities

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:56:20 EDT

Cody Reed crossed a pair of accomplishments off his career bucket list on Thursday night with a historic performance for Class A Kane County.



Minor Leaguer hits walk-off HR off moving truck

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:08:47 EDT

Minor Leaguer hits walk-off HR off moving truck



No way, Altuve: 2 triples, 2 doubles, 0 runs

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:19:14 EDT

Jose Altuve was already leading the American League with a .373 batting average on the road this season. So it should have come as no surprise that Altuve became the first Astros player to hit two triples and two doubles in the same game.



McCullers honors Jose, leads Astros to sweep

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:00:16 EDT

On the mound where his close friend, Jose Fernandez, was so dominant, Lance McCullers Jr. was in total control on Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park. The 23-year-old right-hander didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning, and backed by Jose Altuve's two triples and two doubles, the Astros defeated the Marlins, 3-0, completing a three-game sweep.



Lupica: Astros' blueprint the right stuff

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:03:51 EDT

The Astros are a balanced group of young talent and savvy veterans, writes Mike Lupica.



High-flying Astros loving life at the top

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:17:00 EDT

If you're looking for a perfect baseball team, the Houston Astros are close enough at this point. They have no weakness. They play with great energy. They're confident, too -- very confident.



Astros seeking consistency at corners

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:35:14 EDT

Consistency at the corners is something Astros manager A.J. Hinch is working toward as the team continues its hot streak to start the 2017 season. Somewhat overlooked by its best start in franchise history, defense at both first and third base has been a bit inconsistent.



Keuchel, Jake's jacks fuel Astros in Miami

Wed, 17 May 2017 09:06:27 EDT

The weak-contact grounders didn't go Dallas Keuchel's way in the first inning, as the left-hander surrendered a couple of runs. The Astros ace's fortunes, however, turned quickly. Jake Marisnick belted a pair of two-run home runs and Brian McCann also drove in four runs, as Houston blew past the Marlins, 12-2, on Tuesday at Marlins Park.



Marisnick notches 1st career multi-HR game

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:39:29 EDT

Jake Marisnick, who was traded by Miami in 2014, returned to Marlins Park to haunt his former team with a pair of two-run homers in Houston's 12-2 win on Tuesday.



Grand Gurriel: Astros' slam helps down Fish

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:04:47 EDT

Yuli Gurriel nearly broke up Dan Straily's no-hit bid in the fourth inning with a hard line drive that was run down in center field. An inning later, the Houston first baseman connected on his first career grand slam to power the Astros to a 7-2 victory over Miami on Monday at Marlins Park.



Musgrove strong in second consecutive win

Tue, 16 May 2017 01:06:13 EDT

Joe Musgrove overcame his early-inning struggles and worked out of a fourth-inning jam to earn the win in Houston's 7-2 victory over the Marlins on Monday in the series opener at Marlins Park.



Altuve has #ASGWorthy comeback vs. Marlins

Tue, 16 May 2017 01:06:46 EDT

Jose Altuve had some difficulty getting used to the pink shoes he wore in honor of Mother's Day on Sunday. He exited late in the nightcap of the doubleheader against the Yankees with discomfort in his left foot, but was back in the starting lineup Monday.



Altuve homers off sculpture after HBP

Mon, 15 May 2017 23:55:44 EDT

Altuve homers off sculpture after HBP



Astros' No. 2 is grand on Jeter Night

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:58:55 EDT

Alex Bregman bounded into the dugout and excitedly tugged at the front of his uniform jersey. On the night when the Yankees retired Derek Jeter's number, the Astros' No. 2 slugged a first-inning grand slam that helped lead his club to a 10-7 victory and a split of Sunday's doubleheader at Yankee Stadium.



Monument Park blazers were Beltran's idea

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:22:47 EDT

Despite playing less than three seasons with the Yankees, Astros slugger Carlos Beltran left his mark on the organization in a way he never imagined he would.