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Astros rally in 9th on Tucker HR, fall in 11th to Tigers

DETROIT — Preston Tucker and the Houston Astros got to enjoy his first career home run for a short time, anyway.

  • icon Posted: May 21
Tuesday 05/19/2015
McCullers makes 1st start for Astros in 2-1 loss to Oakland
Posted: May 19, 2015

HOUSTON — Making his Major League debut on Monday night, Houston Astros starter Lance McCullers took the mound in black cleats with yellow Batman logos.

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Sunday 05/17/2015
McHugh leads Astros to 4-2 win over Blue Jays
Posted: May 17, 2015

HOUSTON — Just as in his last start, Collin McHugh said things were tough from the first pitch.

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Friday 05/15/2015
Astros rally for 6-4 win over Blue Jays
Posted: May 15, 2015

HOUSTON — When the Houston Astros needed a roster spot earlier this week they kept rookie Preston Tucker and sent the more experienced Robbie Grossman to Triple-A.

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Sunday 05/10/2015
Castro breaks up no-hit bid, but Astros lose 3-1 to Angels
Posted: May 10, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jason Castro came to the plate with one out in the seventh inning and the Houston Astros still looking for their first hit against Garrett Richards.

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Saturday 05/09/2015
Jered Weaver pitches 6-hitter, Angels beat Astros 2-0
Posted: May 09, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif — Jered Weaver pitched a six-hitter for his first victory of the season, and Carlos Perez had an RBI single in the Los Angeles Angels’ 2-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
Peguero hits 2 homers, Rangers rout Astros 11-3 behind Lewis
Posted: May 06, 2015

HOUSTON — The Texas Rangers showed what they can do when their pitching and offense are clicking.

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Peguero hits 2 homers, Rangers rout Astros 11-3 behind Lewis
Posted: May 06, 2015

HOUSTON — The Texas Rangers showed what they can do when their pitching and offense are clicking.

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Chirinos' sacrifice fly in 9th lifts Rangers past Astros
Posted: May 05, 2015

HOUSTON — The Texas Rangers got a much-needed win in a close game and cooled off the hottest team in baseball.

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Sunday 05/03/2015
Astros win 10th in row, Gattis homers twice to beat Mariners
Posted: May 03, 2015

HOUSTON — Now that Evan Gattis has joined the party, the Houston Astros seem to be celebrating every day.

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Friday 05/01/2015
Altuve's RBI single in 10th lifts Astros past Mariners
Posted: May 01, 2015

HOUSTON — Having found the kind of stride that eluded them for years, the Houston Astros are getting good at grinding out wins.

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Sunday 04/26/2015
Gattis, Astros rally in 9th, sweep 3-game set from Athletics
Posted: April 26, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — Evan Gattis broke out of his early season slump with a crisp two-run single. The Astros' clean-up hitter then drove in the winning runs on a pitch up above his shoulders.

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Saturday 04/25/2015
Altuve leads Astros to 9-3 victory over Athletics
Posted: April 25, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — The pitching has been stellar, the lineup much deeper and the progress the Houston Astros showed in spring training has carried over to the opening month of the season.

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Monday 04/20/2015
Feldman bounces back, Astros defeat Angels
Posted: April 20, 2015

HOUSTON — Scott Feldman bounced back from a bad outing to give Houston a good start Sunday.

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Saturday 04/18/2015
Keuchel, 3 Astros relievers combine to 3-hit Angels 4-0
Posted: April 18, 2015

HOUSTON — Dallas Keuchel had a sharp cutter and the Houston Astros felt loose.

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Astros fall short after giving up 2 HRs to Angels' Trout
Posted: April 18, 2015

HOUSTON — Chad Qualls didn't hesitate in taking the blame after giving up the tiebreaking home run in the Houston Astros' latest loss.

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Thursday 04/16/2015
McHugh Ks 11 in Astros' 6-1 win over Athletics
Posted: April 16, 2015

HOUSTON — Houston Astros starter Collin McHugh pumped his fists and cheered as he walked off the field.

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Monday 04/13/2015
Butler's 3-run homer helps A's beat Astros 8-1
Posted: April 13, 2015

HOUSTON — Thrust into relief, Asher Wojciechowski delivered for the Houston Astros on Monday night.

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Tuesday 04/07/2015
Keuchel sharp as Astros beat Kluber, Indians 2-0
Posted: April 07, 2015

HOUSTON — When the Houston Astros didn't have a hit with two outs in the sixth inning against Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, new manager A.J. Hinch wasn't concerned.

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Sunday 04/05/2015
Astros and Indians open season on Monday
Posted: April 05, 2015

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros talked all winter about how much better they will be this season.

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Monday 03/30/2015
Smoak, Blue Jays rough up Oberholtzer and the Astros
Posted: March 30, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Danny Valencia, Chris Colabello and Justin Smoak homered in the first two innings off Brett Olberholtzer, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-4 Monday night.

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Sunday 03/29/2015
A-Rod debut at first base as Yanks beat Astros 7-0
Posted: March 29, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez played first base for the first time in his professional career Sunday, handling three chances in three innings during the New York Yankees' 7-0 win over the Houston Astros.

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Monday 03/16/2015
Altuve has 2 hits as Astros tie Braves' split squad 2-2
Posted: March 16, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Sabermetrics was very good to Dallas Keuchel last season, recognizing him as baseball's best groundball pitcher and playing a part in his selection as the AL's Gold Glove pitcher.

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Nats' Harper throws out runner, Williams not pleased
Posted: March 16, 2015

VIERA, Fla. — Bryce Harper agreed: He looked as if he was taking his time getting to the ball. That was the plan.

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Sunday 03/15/2015
Scherzer dominant in Nationals' 3-2 loss to Astros
Posted: March 15, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Max Scherzer pitched four shutout innings and Dan Uggla hit his first home run of the spring Sunday in the Washington Nationals' 3-2 loss to the Houston Astros.

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Saturday 03/14/2015
Simmons homers, gets 3 hits as Braves beat Astros
Posted: March 14, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Andrelton Simmons homered among his three hits and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astros 6-5 on Saturday night.

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Monday 03/09/2015
Braves combine on 10-inning no-hitter vs Astros, a 2-2 tie
Posted: March 09, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Cody Martin and eight Braves pitchers combined for a wild 10-inning no-hitter for Atlanta in a 2-2 tie with a Houston Astros split-squad on Sunday.

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Tigers SS Iglesias injured before loss to Astros
Posted: March 09, 2015

LAKELAND, Fla. — Ill-fated Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias sustained yet another shin injury Sunday when he was hit by a hard shot during batting practice before Detroit lost 14-9 to a split squad of Houston Astros.

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Tuesday 03/03/2015
Astros' star Altuve searching for more in 2015
Posted: March 03, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Florida — Jose Altuve hit .341, became the first Houston player to win a batting title and set a team record with 225 hits in 2014.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Astros owner Crane shooting for postseason
Posted: February 25, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Florida — For the first time since buying the Houston Astros in 2011 Jim Crane isn’t talking about rebuilding the team.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
Houston's Castro hoping for offensive bounce back
Posted: February 24, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Although he'll turn 28 this June, Jason Castro has really only played two full seasons in the major leagues.

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Friday 01/23/2015
Appel hopes to make MLB debut for Astros in 2015
Posted: January 23, 2015

HOUSTON — Mark Appel struggled in a forgettable 2014.

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Tuesday 01/20/2015
Fowler traded from Astros to Cubs for Valbuena and Straily
Posted: January 20, 2015

HOUSTON — The Chicago Cubs hope Dexter Fowler will provide outfield strength and spark at the top of the batting order.

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Wednesday 01/07/2015
Biggio elected to Hall of Fame in 3rd year on ballot
Posted: January 07, 2015

HOUSTON — Craig Biggio played for the Houston Astros longer than any other player in franchise history, donning the uniform for 20 seasons.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Shortstop Jed Lowrie returns to Houston
Posted: December 17, 2014

HOUSTON — One of the Houston Astros' top priorities this offseason was to improve their infield, and the return of shortstop Jed Lowrie does just that.

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Monday 09/29/2014
AJ Hinch hired to manage Astros
Posted: September 29, 2014

HOUSTON — A.J. Hinch was hired as the manager of the Astros on Monday, and general manager Jeff Luhnow is confident he'll be the man to return Houston to success.

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Sunday 09/28/2014
Astros change course; Altuve wins batting crown
Posted: September 28, 2014

NEW YORK — What began as a puzzling day for Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros ended with a champagne toast.

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Saturday 09/27/2014
Duda hits 2-out, 2-run HR in 9th, Mets beat Astros
Posted: September 27, 2014

NEW YORK — Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday night, rallying the New York Mets over the Houston Astros 2-1.

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Niese exits with elevated heart rate; Astros win
Posted: September 27, 2014

NEW YORK — Jonathon Niese's final start of the season ended sooner than expected.

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Thursday 09/25/2014
Bonilla wins again as Texas beats Astros 5-1
Posted: September 25, 2014

ARLINGTON — Lisalverto Bonilla did something on Wednesday night that no Texas Rangers pitcher had ever done.

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Wednesday 09/24/2014
Houston's Fitzpatrick eager to face former team
Posted: September 24, 2014

HOUSTON — Houston quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been subjected to quite a bit of trash talk from the Buffalo Bills this week as he prepares to face his former team for the first time.

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Monday 09/22/2014
Rangers get 9th win in 10 games, 4-3 over Astros
Posted: September 22, 2014

ARLINGTON — Guilder Rodriguez played 13 seasons and 1,095 games in the minor leagues before the Texas Rangers called up the 31-year-old switch-hitting infielder earlier this month.

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Sunday 09/21/2014
Marisnick's homer leads Astros over Seattle 8-3
Posted: September 21, 2014

HOUSTON — Jake Marisnick is beginning to make quite an impression with the Houston Astros.

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Saturday 09/20/2014
Keuchel, Astros rout Mariners, end 4-game skid
Posted: September 20, 2014

HOUSTON — Dallas Keuchel had plenty to celebrate after the Houston Astros trounced the Seattle Mariners 10-1 Saturday night.

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4 homers propel Mariners over Astros 10-5
Posted: September 20, 2014

HOUSTON — Two costly errors led to a seven-run inning that doomed the Houston Astros on Friday night.

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Friday 09/19/2014
Aviles sac fly lifts Indians over Astros in 13
Posted: September 19, 2014

HOUSTON — Mike Aviles's sacrifice fly in the 13th inning scored Jose Ramirez and gave the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.

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Wednesday 09/17/2014
Carrasco Ks 12 in 2-hitter, Indians top Astros 2-0
Posted: September 17, 2014

HOUSTON — Carlos Carrasco extended a string of solid pitching with his best start of the season.

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Monday 09/15/2014
Altuve's big game lifts Astros over Indians 3-1
Posted: September 15, 2014

HOUSTON — Jose Altuve continues to pile up hits and help the Houston Astros win.

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Sunday 09/14/2014
Keuchel, Astros end Angels' 10-game win streak 6-1
Posted: September 14, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Dallas Keuchel got plenty of sleep, did extra cardio work and stayed constantly hydrated over the last few days to prepare for his start on a scorching afternoon.

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Saturday 09/13/2014
Trout has 2 HRs, Weaver wins 17th for Angels over Astros
Posted: September 13, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jered Weaver earned his AL-leading 17th win, Mike Trout homered twice and the Los Angeles Angels reduced their magic number for clinching the AL West to four with a 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

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Angels rout Astros 11-3 for 9th straight victory
Posted: September 13, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Even after a late flight home from Texas led into an early three-run deficit, the Los Angeles Angels’ incredible late-season offensive barrage still wouldn't stop.

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