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Jose Altuve, Chris Carter could finish with special seasons for…

Jose Altuve, Chris Carter could finish with special seasons for rebuilding Astros

chron.com nytimes.com MLB.com Updated 2 hours ago
There’s a chance the Astros could finish this year with the major league leaders in hits, batting average and home runs. Not bad for a losing team. In yet another example that greatness can come in different sizes, Astros slugger Chris Carter, left, and…
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  • Chad Qualls staying with Astros

    Chad Qualls staying with Astros

    chron.com MLB.com 2 hours ago
    Although teams cannot comment on waiver activity, the Astros clearly pulled Chad Qualls off revocable waivers, because he was still with the team on Wednesday, as was expected. The Tigers claimed Qualls on Monday, and the Astros had until Wednesday afte…
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  • Astros ‘highly unlikely’ to be able to sign Brady Aiken

    Astros ‘highly unlikely’ to be able to sign Brady Aiken

    chron.com 5 hours ago
    Scoreboard at Minute Maid Park is as close as Brady Aiken will be to Houston for a while. (Karen Warren / Chronicle) The Astros are “highly unlikely” to be able to sign first overall draft pick Brady Aiken after the July 18 deadline, according to a pers…
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  • Astros host one of the worst first pitches in recent memory

    Astros host one of the worst first pitches in recent memory

    chron.com 11 hours ago
    What is it about having to throw out the first pitch of a baseball game that turns people's arms into noodle-like appendages incapable of tossing a ball 60 feet or so? The rush of nerves from being on the spot?
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  • Fan throws hideous first pitch at Astros game

    Fan throws hideous first pitch at Astros game

    chron.com 11 hours ago
    A fan at Minute Maid Park may be responsible for the worst first pitch in history. She laughed off the blunder and walked up to George Springer for an autograph after some ridicule from Orbit.
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  • Pipeline preview: Pederson looks to remain hot

    Pipeline preview: Pederson looks to remain hot

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    Dodgers' No. 3 prospect Joc Pederson leads Triple-A Albuquerque into a matchup against the Astros' No. 3 prospect, Domingo Santana, and Oklahoma City on Wednesday in a game that can been seen on MiLB.TV.
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  • Astros report: Petit getting nod over Dominguez at 3B in recent…

    Astros report: Petit getting nod over Dominguez at 3B in recent games

    chron.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    For the third time in a 10-game span, Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez sat in favor of Gregorio Petit on Tuesday. Through the first 121 Astros games of the season, there were only five games Dominguez didn’t start at third base. In a span of 74 games…
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  • Mark Appel will play in the Arizona Fall League

    Mark Appel will play in the Arizona Fall League

    chron.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    Pitcher Mark Appel is the biggest name among a group of Astros prospects heading to the Arizona Fall League where he will play for the Salt River Rafters. Joining him on that club are third baseman Rio Ruiz, infielder Joe Sclafani, third baseman Vince V…
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  • Samardzija fans 10 as A's return to West tie

    Samardzija fans 10 as A's return to West tie

    MLB.com nytimes.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    The A's returned to the win column with an 8-2 victory over the Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park behind a stellar Jeff Samardzija, who struck out 10 in eight innings.
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  • Feldman has solid showing in loss to A’s after clearing waivers

    Feldman has solid showing in loss to A’s after clearing waivers

    chron.com Aug 25 (yesterday)
    Box score If the Astros have a burning desire to move Scott Feldman, Monday’s outing at Minute Maid Park couldn’t hurt their return. The rotation’s lone veteran went seven fine innings in an 8-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics, hurt most by a cold Astros …
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  • Castro perfects catching craft with variety of methods

    Castro perfects catching craft with variety of methods

    chron.com Aug 25 (yesterday)
    Roughly two weeks ago, Astros catcher Jason Castro felt he was finally swinging the bat the way he was when his headiest days of 2013. “I don’t know if I’d call it a breakthrough,” the 27-year-old said. “Almost a rediscovery of kind of a load point that…
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  • Astros, Nats set to make Spring Training site proposal

    Astros, Nats set to make Spring Training site proposal

    MLB.com Aug 25 (2 days ago)
    Representatives from the Astros and the Nationals will present a proposed joint Spring Training complex in West Palm Beach, Fla., to the Palm Beach County Tourism Development Council on Sept. 11 and Palm Beach County Commissioners on Sept. 23.
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  • Bullpen catcher plays catch with fans

    Bullpen catcher plays catch with fans

    chron.com Aug 25 (2 days ago)
    A non-playing member of a major league baseball team doesn’t usually make fans this happy. Javier Bracamonte, the Astros’ bullpen catcher of 14 years and a member of the organization since 2001, has made a habit of playing catch with young fans down the…
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  • Luhnow says team won”t have comment on leaks investigation

    Luhnow says team won”t have comment on leaks investigation

    chron.com Aug 25 (2 days ago)
    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow acknowledged Monday that he’d like to get to 70 wins, the mark that would represent a 19-game improvement from last year. Entering Monday, the Astros needed 15 wins in their final 31 games to do so. Luhnow refrained fr…
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  • Peacock still in line for start; Downs to throw again

    Peacock still in line for start; Downs to throw again

    chron.com Aug 25 (2 days ago)
    Wednesday’s scheduled Astros starter, Brad Peacock, did not throw off a mound on Monday as a pitcher normally would two days before his start, but said he remains on track to make his regularly scheduled outing. Peacock threw from flat ground instead. T…
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  • Bauer Pitches Indians Past Astros

    Bauer Pitches Indians Past Astros

    nytimes.com chron.com MLB.com Aug 24 (3 days ago)
    Trevor Bauer took a shutout into the seventh and won for the first time since July 18, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
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  • Main squeeze: Williams again stars in Philly's win

    Main squeeze: Williams again stars in Philly's win

    MLB.com Aug 24 (3 days ago)
    Five months and three cities later, Jerome Williams appears to have finally settled in. The journeyman right-hander proved to be an experiment gone wrong in stints with the Astros and Rangers earlier this year, but he continued to make his case for a sp…
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  • Jose Altuve ties career mark for hits in a season

    Jose Altuve ties career mark for hits in a season

    chron.com Aug 24 (3 days ago)
    CLEVELAND – All-Star Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, who leads the majors in hits, tied his career-high for hits in a season with an infield single up the middle in the first inning Sunday afternoon against the Indians. Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez…
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  • Quartet of Venezuelans make history in Astros-Indians game

    Quartet of Venezuelans make history in Astros-Indians game

    chron.com Aug 24 (4 days ago)
    CLEVELAND – Although the 3-2 loss against the Indians made it difficult for them to savor the moment, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, shortstop Marwin Gonzalez, first baseman Jesus Guzman and third baseman Gregorio Petit made major league history Sat…
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  • Video - Carter Lifts Astros Past A's 00:49

    Carter Lifts Astros Past A's

    Aug 26
    Chris Carter's three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth lifted the Astros past the A's 4-2.
  • Video - Samardzija, Athletics Shut Down Astros 00:59

    Samardzija, Athletics Shut Down Astros

    Aug 25
    Jeff Samardzija struck out 10 batters and Josh Donaldson drove in three runs to lead the Athletics past the Astros 8-2.
  • Video - Indians Win Rubber Match 00:50

    Indians Win Rubber Match

    Aug 24
    Trevor Bauer pitched six scoreless innings in the Indians' 3-1 win over the Astros.
  • Video - Singleton, Astros Topple Indians 00:27

    Singleton, Astros Topple Indians

    Aug 22
    Jon Singleton's three-run homer in the ninth was the big blow in the Astros' 5-1 win over the Indians.

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