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Altuve helps Astros sweep Royals with 6-5 win

HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning to help the Houston Astros complete a three-game sweep of a the Kansas City Royals with a 6-5 win on Wednesday night. The game was tied at 5 in the seventh when Kelvin Herrera (1-2) plunked Altuve on the forearm. Altuve stole second and reached third on a lineout. He put Houston on top when...
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Royals go up early, can't hold on and get the broom in Houston

HOUSTON -- Jose Altuve had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning to help the Houston Astros complete a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 6-5 win on Wednesday night. The game was tied at 5 in the seventh when Kelvin Herrera (1-2) plunked Altuve on the forearm. Altuve stole second and reached third on a lineout. He put Houston on top when he...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
23 minutes ago  |  Discuss Astros fan fired out a 1st pitch and.....right into the ground

A Houston Astros fan pulled off a ceremonial first pitch dunk the other night.Right up there with Carly Rae Jepsen, Baba Booey, and Tiffany.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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Astros’ outfielder L.J. Hoes may be returning to Baltimore

Contrary to reports earlier this week, Astros’ outfielder L.J. Hoes is not on the Disabled List. Hoes returned from the 7-day DL last Friday night and has played in the Fresno Grizzlies’ last four games, despite still being listed on Fresno’s website as being on the disabled list. This is the first year that Fresno has been the Triple-A affiliate with the Houston Astros and...
Via Baseball Essential
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NERD Game Scores: Houston Astros Return Engagement

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by viscount of the internet Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. […]
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Is Houston Astros Jon Singleton a Four-A hitter?

Let me start off by explaining what I am talking about. A Four-A hitter is someone who hits well in Triple-A, but can’t seem to hit in the Majors. Jon Singleton seems to be sliding into this harsh definition. The Houston Astros’ young slugger saw his first action last season, and it didn’t fare too well for either side. Singleton played in 95 games for the Astros, and although...
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On this day in MLB history: Craig Biggio breaks modern hit-by-pitch record

Former Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio waves to the crowd as part of a ceremony saluting the All-Time 25-Man Roster of the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 22, 2012 in Houston, Texas.(Sept. 21, 2012 – Source: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America) Ten years ago on this day in baseball history, longtime Houston Astros player Craig Biggio broke a modern...
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Where the Astros have been at their best

It was almost cute when it started — there were the Astros, playing really competitive baseball, a year or two ahead of schedule. They stormed out of the gate and people everywhere wrote about the possibility of the Astros making the playoffs without really believing it would happen. And to this point the Astros still […]
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Houston Astros must trust the process

Raise your hand if you expected the Houston Astros to be in first place in the American League West. This is an Astros franchise that fully committed itself to tearing the roster down to bare bones, and rewarded its fan base with three consecutive 100-loss seasons from 2011 to 2013. An uptick followed in 2014, with a 92-loss season. Progress was made, but there was no earthly way...
Via Baseball Essential
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Yankees OF Brett Gardner Helps Astros SS Carlos Correa Score Run on Routine Pop Fly

Carlso Correa has proven to be a valuable asset to the Houston Astros lineup already this season, but on Sunday he got a little help proving his worth. After hitting a nice, deep pop fly he started tearing up the base path in hopes that Yankee outfielders Brett Gardner and Garrett Jones would make a little league mistake and somehow fail to catch the ball.Sure enough--they missed...
Via FatManWriting
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Houston Astros trade rumors: Jeff Samardzija edition

The Houston Astros are looking to improve their pitching rotation and they are looking at Chicago White Sox’s RHP Jeff Samardzija. However, the White Sox have not yet made it clear that they willing to start selling. Samardzija, 30 years old, is 5-4 with a 4.53 ERA in 101.1 IP this season.  The White Sox have not been very good this season as they are 32-41 and 12 games back of...
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WATCH: Carlos Correa scores after hitting routine fly ball

Carlos Correa hit what looked like a routine fly ball in the fourth inning of Sunday’s Yankees-Astros game. But this is baseball, and crazy things happen from time to time. Today, Correa’s ball wasn’t caught, and all hell broke loose. It went down in the books as a double and a two base error on center fielder Brett Gardner, who fumbled the ball after it fell between...
Via The Outside Corner
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CC Sabathia held back after Astros' Brett Oberholtzer throws at A-Rod (VIDEO)

Houston Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer got rocked early by the New York Yankees on Saturday, allowing a grand slam to catcher Brian McCann and a two-run dinger to outfielder Chris Young — all before he was out of the second inning. So the frustrated lefty took out his anger out on Alex Rodriguez by intentionally throwing a fastball at A-Rod's midsection. CC Sabathia took...
Via The Other Paper
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Astros wear ‘Yes Way, Jose’ shirts to boost Jose Altuve’s All-Star Game chances

The Royals are currently dominating the American League All-Star Game voting with seven players projected to start their respective positions at the most recent update. However, the Astros are doing their best to see to it one of their guys leap frogs one of the Royals for a starting spot. While Omar Infante is currently...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Houston Astros Wear 'Yes Way, Jose' Shirts in Batting Practice to Support 2B Jose Altuve's All-Star Chances

The Houston Astros know they have a good one on their hands in young second baseman Jose Altuve. They know that fans of the team are aware that they have a good one in Altuve as well. Now if only the rest of the baseball loving free-world was aware of the talent the Astros have at second base....To drum up support (ans show their own) the team decided to wear some special t-shirts...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Singleton Gets Another Chance with the Houston Astros

KISSIMMEE, FL – MARCH 10: Jon Singleton #21 of the Houston Astros waits for a pitch during the first inning of a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Osceola County Stadium on March 10, 2015 in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) With Chad Qualls suffering from chronic pain on the right side of his neck, Jon Singleton has been given another...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros call up Jon Singleton from Triple-A

After placing relief pitcher Chad Qualls on the 15-day disabled list on Friday, the Houston Astros called up their slugging first baseman Jon Singleton from Triple-A. For many Astros fans, this move could not sound any better. Qualls has been under a lot of scrutiny this season for his struggles out of the bullpen while the rest of the Astros relievers have been dominating. Meanwhile...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
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Luhnow’s First Astros Draft Class Has Arrived

At a time not very long ago — actually, just a single month and a few days ago — viscount of the internet Rob Neyer wrote at Just A Bit Outside about how the Houston Astros, then as now a first-place team, had been winning games with negligible contribution from any players drafted by General […]
Via Fangraphs
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Houston Astros Shutout New York Yankees Behind Complete Game by Dallas Keuchel

HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 25: Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Houston Astros celebrates after a complete-game shutout as the Astros defeated the New York Yankees 4-0 at Minute Maid Park on June 25, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) “Finish this game. I want to go home.” Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch’s ninth inning message to his pitcher, Dallas, Keuchel...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Sign top Draft Pick, Alex Bregman

Newly-signed Houston Astros shortstop Alex Bregman talks with reporters after a baseball news conference Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Houston. The Astros announced Thursday the signing of Bregman, who was selected with the second overall pick in the 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Thursday afternoon the Houston Astros announced the signing of their top...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa Shows a Little Power With Three-Run Blast Against Angels

When you think of power hitters you typically think of guys in the outfield or playing on the corners (1st or 3rd). You definitely don't look at your short stop for power, but the Astros are lucky. Carlos Correa doesn't have crazy power behind his swing, but there is some there.There was enough in Tuesday's game against the Angels for him to smack a three-run home run in the fourth...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros hackers reportedly tried to cover tracks, were too inept

As the FBI continues to try to build a case against the St. Louis Cardinals employees who allegedly stole information from the Houston Astros, one thing has become increasingly clear — these were not professionals. Michael S. Schmidt of the New York Times, who broke the story about the investigation, reports that the biggest break...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals began hacking Astros in 2012

One of the things the FBI needs to determine with its investigation into the St. Louis Cardinals allegedly stealing information from the Houston Astros is when the hacking began. According to one report, this has been going on for years. The story first surfaced in June 2014, when the Astros’ internal trade talks were posted...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Houston Astros can proceed with cautious optimism

While the dawn of the new-look Houston Astros is upon us, be wary of regression. While first place is theirs at the moment, we saw them lose eight of nine entering Sunday’s rubber match against the Seattle Mariners. That’s fine; teams streak, good or bad. While 27-year-old Dallas Keuchel—a 2009 seventh-rounder—has slowly turned himself into an ace over the past season and...
Via The Sports Post
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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