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Astros kick it old school en route to evening series with AL We…

Astros kick it old school en route to evening series with AL West rival Angels

chron.com Updated 1 hour ago
Second-year outfielder George Springer sure enjoyed the retro uniforms he and the rest of the Astros sported during Saturday night’s win over the Angels, a victory that saw him hit his first home run of the season. (Gary Coronado / Houston Chronicle) Wi…
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  • Injured reliever Josh Fields ‘inching closer to coming back’ af…

    Injured reliever Josh Fields ‘inching closer to coming back’ after Friday’s outing

    chron.com 3 hours ago
    Injured reliever Josh Fields had an impressive outing with Class AAA Fresno on Friday night and could be close to rejoining the Astros. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) Although righthander Josh Fields gave up three hits and one run Friday night in hi…
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  • Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer cleared to throw live batting …

    Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer cleared to throw live batting practice

    chron.com 3 hours ago
    Astros lefthander Brett Oberholtzer, who is on the disabled list with a blister in his left index finger, has been cleared to throw a live batting practice session in extended spring training in Kissimmee, Fla. Manager A.J. Hinch wasn’t 100 percent cert…
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  • Former Astros pitcher Danny Coombs reminisces Dome’s first game…

    Former Astros pitcher Danny Coombs reminisces Dome’s first games

    chron.com 3 hours ago
    Former Astros lefthander Danny Coombs vividly remembers that not everybody was pulling for the Astros to succeed against the Yankees’ Mickey Mantle in the first two exhibition games at the Astrodome in 1965. “I let the fans down,” he recalled with a chu…
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  • Contingent of original Astros reunite to celebrate Dome’s 50th …

    Contingent of original Astros reunite to celebrate Dome’s 50th anniversary

    chron.com 4 hours ago
    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Astrodome, Jimmy Wynn and five of his teammates on the original 1965 Astros were at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night. “It feels great,” said Wynn, who was known as the “Toy Cannon.” “I’m always happy to see some…
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  • Looking back on the Astrodome's Top 12 moments

    Looking back on the Astrodome's Top 12 moments

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    The Astros will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Astrodome before their game tonight. Here's a look back at the top 12 Astros moments at the "Eighth Wonder of the World."
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  • Keuchel, 3 Astros Relievers Combine to 3-Hit Angels 4-0

    Keuchel, 3 Astros Relievers Combine to 3-Hit Angels 4-0

    nytimes.com chron.com 22 hours ago
    Dallas Keuchel combined with three relievers on a three-hitter, Robbie Grossman and George Springer homered and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 Saturday night.
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  • A.J. Hinch giving Astros starting pitchers extra rest early in …

    A.J. Hinch giving Astros starting pitchers extra rest early in the season

    chron.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    New Astros manager A.J. Hinch, right, has been giving his starting pitchers extra rest when the option has presented itself early in the 2015 season. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) Although the Astros say they’ve emphasized improving communication t…
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  • Josh Hamilton meets with Angels' teammates and manager Mike Sci…

    Josh Hamilton meets with Angels' teammates and manager Mike Scioscia

    yahoo.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    With the Los Angeles Angels traveling to Houston for a weekend series against the Astros, many Angels players were finally able to touch base with teammate Josh Hamilton, who's been staying in Houston since undergoing surgery on his right shoulder on Fe…
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  • Brad Peacock on DL; Asher Wojciechowski to start on Monday

    Brad Peacock on DL; Asher Wojciechowski to start on Monday

    chron.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Three days after he was rushed off his rehab assignment to start for the Astros, righthanded starter Brad Peacock landed back on the disabled list Friday. Righthander Asher Wojciechowski was recalled to take Peacock’s spot on the roster and start Monday…
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  • Jose Altuve appreciative of Astros after premiere of film

    Jose Altuve appreciative of Astros after premiere of film

    chron.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and MLB Productions director/producer Danny Field exchanged tokens of esteem before an appreciative audience Thursday night at the downtown Majestic Metro theater. Altuve and a group of Astros executives, sponsors and f…
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  • Astros report: Marisnick breathing new life into bottom of batt…

    Astros report: Marisnick breathing new life into bottom of batting order

    chron.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    While speed has always been a big part of Jake Marisnick’s game, the Astros’ young center fielder is starting to figure things out at the plate, too. (Gary Coronado / Houston Chronicle) If there can be such a thing as a mainstay in the No. 9 hole in the…
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  • On deck: Astros vs. Angels

    On deck: Astros vs. Angels

    chron.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    Series schedule (at Minute Maid Park)7:10 p.m. Friday: Roberto Hernandez (0-1, 1.93) vs. Jered Weaver (0-2, 8.71)6:10 p.m. Saturday: Dallas Keuchel (1-0, 1.29) vs. C.J. Wilson (1-1, 3.95)1:10 p.m. Sunday: Scott Feldman (0-2, 6.17) vs. TBA Three things t…
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  • McHugh Ks 11 in Astros' 6-1 Win Over Athletics

    McHugh Ks 11 in Astros' 6-1 Win Over Athletics

    nytimes.com chron.com MLB.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    Most of the Oakland A's had not seen much of Houston starter Collin McHugh until Wednesday night. After facing him for 5 2-3 innings, they weren't any more comfortable.
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  • Bob Watson takes time during Jackie Robinson day to reminisce o…

    Bob Watson takes time during Jackie Robinson day to reminisce on trailblazer

    chron.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    When MLB retired Jackie Robinson’s number league-wide on April 15, 1997, not everybody connected No. 42 with Robinson’s legacy. “A lot of players didn’t know who No. 42 was,” said Bob Watson, the former Astros general manager and player who was the GM o…
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  • Astros will wait to bring RP Josh Fields back up to the majors

    Astros will wait to bring RP Josh Fields back up to the majors

    chron.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    The Astros are not ready to bring back Josh Fields from the disabled list just yet. There’s no obvious player to send down out of their seven-man bullpen. Righty Will Harris is the only reasonable choice, and he’s been excellent. Plus, the Astros seem t…
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  • Film producer: Jose Altuve is ‘a real dude’

    Film producer: Jose Altuve is ‘a real dude’

    chron.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    Astros second baseman Jose Altuve gets the highest of compliments from the veteran MLB Productions producer who trailed him across three continents for a documentary that premieres Thursday. Altuve “is a real dude,” said Danny Fields, producer of “Big D…
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  • Oakland Shuts Out Astros 4-0

    Oakland Shuts Out Astros 4-0

    nytimes.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    Oakland rookie Kendall Graveman was walking off the mound after pitching into the sixth inning of what would be his first major league win against the Astros on Tuesday night when he heard a familiar voice.
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  • Video - Keuchel's Confidence Gets Boost In Spring Training 01:56

    Keuchel's Confidence Gets Boost In Spring Training

    Mar 1
    Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel discusses his new approach to spring training, now that he doesn't have to battle for a starting spot in the rotation, and his relationship with new manager A.J. Hinch.
  • Video - Springer Getting Ready For 2015 04:10

    Springer Getting Ready For 2015

    Feb 28
    Astros right fielder George Springer discusses what he learned from his 2014 season and talks about getting ready for the 2015 season.
  • Video - Pat Neshek Joins Olbermann 05:19

    Pat Neshek Joins Olbermann

    Feb 6
    Pat Neshek joins Keith Olbermann to discuss signing with the Houston Astros during the offseason and his extensive baseball card collection.
  • Video - Keith Law's Top MLB Prospects 03:10

    Keith Law's Top MLB Prospects

    Jan 26
    Keith Law breaks down the three best prospects from his list of the top 100 major league prospects.

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