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Astros gain in HFA race; Altuve's forearm hurt

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 01:35:42 EDT

The Astros pushed the rival Rangers to the brink of elimination on Monday night, winning the season series between the Lone Star State rivals and moving closer to home-field advantage for the ALDS in the process.



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.



Altuve exits, day to day after HBP on forearm

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 01:04:41 EDT

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve left Monday's game against the Rangers in the seventh inning after he was hit on the left forearm by a pitch thrown by right-hander Jose Leclerc.



Deep roster gives Hinch ALDS options

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:11:46 EDT

After battling injuries for much of the summer, the Astros look as though they will be healthy heading into the playoffs with a deep and rested roster.



Keuchel faces Texas as Astros seek home field

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:25:06 EDT

Two high profile left-handers meet for the middle game of the final series of the year between the Astros and Rangers on Tuesday night, when Dallas Keuchel and Cole Hamels square off at Globe Life Park.



#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.



Hinch doesn't want to overthink Boston series

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:14:20 EDT

The final week of the regular season presents some unique, but welcomed, challenges for Astros manager A.J. Hinch, whose team clinched the American League West more than a week ago and is trying to catch Cleveland for the best record in the AL.



Tucker, Whitley honored as top Minors players

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:18:22 EDT

Kyle Tucker and Forrest Whitley spent a few moments Sunday afternoon talking with Astros manager A.J. Hinch in the home dugout, looking more like a couple of guys who should be hanging out on the college quad than the top of prospects lists.



Astros fall short in see-saw finale with Angels

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:16:22 EDT

Luis Valbuena burned his former team by hitting a two-run, bases-loaded double in the seventh inning off reliever Chris Devenski to break a tie and send the Angels to a 7-5 win over the Astros in the regular season finale at Minute Maid Park on Sunday night.



Where does McCullers stand in ALDS rotation?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:22:17 EDT

The Astros got a glimpse at what Lance McCullers Jr. can do in the playoffs two years ago when he pitched well against the Royals in the American League Division Series. That's why they're making every attempt to get the 23-year-old in position to compete in this year's ALDS.



Hinch supports players' rights to protest

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:17:15 EDT

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said prior to Sunday's regular-season home finale at Minute Maid Park that his players are well aware of the protests being staged in the NFL and by A's rookie catcher Bruce Maxwell during the national anthem and that he supports his players' rights to do the same.



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.



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.



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.



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

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:29:22 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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.