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Evan Gattis' monster performance powers Astros over Angels on G…

Evan Gattis' monster performance powers Astros over Angels on Gnome night

chron.com Updated 54 minutes ago
In a few weeks, when the Astros' roster is likely to include both Yulieski Gurriel and Alex Bregman, playing time will dwindle for lineup fixtures. The leftover at-bats will be distributed to those producing, which makes this stretch of games important …
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  • Sunday a big start for Astros' righthander Mike Fiers

    Sunday a big start for Astros' righthander Mike Fiers

    chron.com 4 hours ago
    Mike Fiers' tenuous hold on a rotation spot will be tested yet again Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels. Now in the thick of a pennant race, the Astros can ill afford for more short outings and early deficits.
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  • Astros manager A.J. Hinch shares funny Ken Griffey Jr. story

    Astros manager A.J. Hinch shares funny Ken Griffey Jr. story

    chron.com 4 hours ago
    Astros manager A.J. Hinch has the distinction of playing and managing against Ken Griffey Jr., who along with Mike Piazza will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday in Cooperstown.
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  • Astros give slumping Colby Rasmus day off

    Astros give slumping Colby Rasmus day off

    chron.com 5 hours ago
    Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus is a woeful 2 for 36 in July with 15 strikeouts opposed to only one walk.
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  • Jason Castro scratched from Astros lineup with bruised hand

    Jason Castro scratched from Astros lineup with bruised hand

    chron.com 6 hours ago
    Catcher Jason Castro was scratched from the Astros' lineup for Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels because of a bruised right hand.
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  • Rangers claim former Astro Matt Duffy off waivers

    Rangers claim former Astro Matt Duffy off waivers

    chron.com 7 hours ago
    The Astros lost infielder Matt Duffy off waivers to the intrastate rival Texas Rangers on Saturday.
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  • Astros sign 22-year-old Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra

    Astros sign 22-year-old Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra

    chron.com 9 hours ago
    After breaking through their bonus pool on the first day of the international signing period, the Astros as expected continue to add to their 2016-17 class.
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  • Astros edge Angels, gain ground on Rangers

    Astros edge Angels, gain ground on Rangers

    Lance McCullers faced the game's most productive offense this month and dominated, twirling eight-plus strong innings against the streaking Angels to lead his Astros to a 2-1 victory at Minute Maid Park on Friday night.
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  • Everyday at-bats in AAA more beneficial to A.J. Reed's developm…

    Everyday at-bats in AAA more beneficial to A.J. Reed's development

    chron.com Jul 22 (yesterday)
    When the Astros summoned A.J. Reed from Class AAA on June 24, they did so with the idea he would garner near everyday at bats at first base or designated hitter.
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  • Yulieski Gurriel works out at Astros' facility in Florida while…

    Yulieski Gurriel works out at Astros' facility in Florida while awaiting visa

    chron.com Jul 22 (yesterday)
    Although the Astros still await approval on a work visa for Yulieski Gurriel, the newly signed Cuban infielder has started working out at the team's spring training facility in Kissimmee, Fla.
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  • Astros' top pick Forrest Whitley makes his pro debut

    Astros' top pick Forrest Whitley makes his pro debut

    chron.com Jul 22 (yesterday)
    Righthander Forrest Whitley, the Astros' first-round pick in last month's draft, made his professional debut on Friday.
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  • As Alex Bregman hones game, demotion of A.J. Reed opens roster …

    As Alex Bregman hones game, demotion of A.J. Reed opens roster spot

    chron.com Jul 21 (2 days ago)
    ROUND ROCK - Once his batting practice group finished hitting on Thursday afternoon, Alex Bregman retreated to the visitors' dugout at Dell Diamond and snagged his black Marucci glove. Amid speculation he could join the Astros as early as Friday, Bregma…
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  • Possible targets for Astros at the trade deadline

    Possible targets for Astros at the trade deadline

    chron.com Jul 21 (2 days ago)
    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow already has said he expects to be able to make some sort of trade before the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, but the question remains: What kind of deal is out there?
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  • Fister's 7 scoreless help Astros shut down A's

    Fister's 7 scoreless help Astros shut down A's

    MLB.com Jul 20 (3 days ago)
    Right-hander Doug Fister strung together seven scoreless innings to help the Astros avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the A's with a commanding 7-0 win at the Coliseum on Wednesday afternoon.
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  • Astros AJ Hinch made lineup work despite missing pieces

    Astros AJ Hinch made lineup work despite missing pieces

    chron.com Jul 20 (3 days ago)
    Marwin Gonzalez was in left, putting A.J. Reed in at first base. Colby Rasmus moved over to center with Carlos Gomez given the day off. Evan Gattis was the designated hitter.
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  • Astros' Evan Gattis suffers minor injury against Oakland

    Astros' Evan Gattis suffers minor injury against Oakland

    chron.com Jul 20 (3 days ago)
    Danny Worth replaced Gattis was the designated hitter, going 0 for 2. Gattis was also hitless before getting hit, ended a road trip in which he hit .267. His hand was wrapped but Gattis was congratulating teammates as the Astros tacked on four runs in t…
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  • Astros blast Oakland on final day of road trip

    Astros blast Oakland on final day of road trip

    chron.com Jul 20 (3 days ago)
    The Astros (51-44) finish the road trip 3-3 and head home for six games starting Friday against the Angels.
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  • Fister, Altuve, Spark Astros in 7-0 Win Over A's

    Fister, Altuve, Spark Astros in 7-0 Win Over A's

    nytimes.com chron.com Jul 20 (4 days ago)
    Doug Fister pitched seven innings and Jose Altuve continued his torrid hitting as the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-0 on Wednesday.
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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.