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Morton finishes strong in loss to Detroit

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:17:10 EDT

Charlie Morton got on a roll and kept the Astros close in their 6-3 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday, as he retired 14 of the final 15 batters that he faced.

Astros can't keep pace with Tigers

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:49:54 EDT

Alex Avila and Victor Martinez knocked in runs in the eighth inning, and Jose Iglesias hit a two-run homer in the ninth to back Daniel Norris, who allowed one earned run over 6 1/3 innings as the Tigers edged the Astros on Wednesday. Charlie Morton allowed two runs over seven innings for Houston, setting down 14 of the final 15 hitters he faced.

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.

Statcast of the Day: Rare homers in Houston

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:22:30 EDT

Two homers hit on Wednesday in a game between the Astros and Tigers, came at the ballpark that has yielded the highest percentage of non-barreled and non-solid-contact home runs in the Statcast™ era (beginning in 2015): Minute Maid Park in Houston.

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).

Yuli Gurriel rally wigs are the best rally wigs

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:02:01 EDT

Yuli Gurriel rally wigs are the best rally wigs

Keuchel itching to come off disabled list

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:27:17 EDT

After being placed on the 10-day disabled list for a pinched nerve in his neck, Astros ace Dallas Keuchel said he plans to return Saturday. That day can't come soon enough, as Keuchel was feeling better on Wednesday.

Fiers seeks home-cooking in series finale

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:07:21 EDT

Justin Verlander, who has never lost to the Astros in his career, takes on Houston on Thursday in the series finale. He'll be opposed my Mike Fiers, who has fared considerably better at home this season than the road.

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's Prospect Watch.

Rogers belts pair of homers for Buies Creek

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:57:53 EDT

After his second straight scoreless start for the Dayton Dragons, also the longest of his career, Tony Santillan may not have much more to prove at the Class A level.

Devenski to get 'Game of Thrones' bobble

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:53:11 EDT

Devenski to get 'Game of Thrones' bobble

Mariners acquire outfielder Aplin from Astros

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:47:54 EDT

Andrew Aplin, a 26-year-old outfielder who spent the past six years in the Astros' Minor League organization, was acquired by the Mariners on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash.

Hello, Houston: Centeno makes dandy debut

Wed, 24 May 2017 01:48:23 EDT

Juan Centeno hit a 406-foot homer -- the fourth of his big league career -- in his second at-bat with the Astros, but that wasn't even the most unlikely thing to happen to the catcher Tuesday.

Astros pounce as McCullers extends streak

Wed, 24 May 2017 03:24:48 EDT

Yuli Gurriel and Juan Centeno rocketed solo home runs and Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. eased through another scoreless outing, paving the way in Houston's 6-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

Watson receives BAT Lifetime Achievement Award

Tue, 23 May 2017 23:37:47 EDT

Bob Watson's friends came from all over the country on Tuesday to honor his 52 years in baseball and to tell him how much they respect him and how much they care for him.

Keuchel, McCann eye Saturday for return

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:45:26 EDT

Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel and catcher Brian McCann are both on track to come off the disabled list Saturday, though manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday they have more hurdles to clear before they can be activated.

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.

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 Lindor during stretches

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:20:04 EDT

Orbit messed with Lindor during stretches

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.