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#ASGWorthy: Altuve leads deep group at 2B in AL

#ASGWorthy: Altuve leads deep group at 2B in AL

MLB.com Updated 8 hours ago
Jose Altuve is batting better than .300 for the third straight year (.330) and is leading the Majors with nine steals, but the Astros star is not the only American League second baseman deserving an All-Star selection.
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  • Gomez exits after hit in right hand by pitch

    Gomez exits after hit in right hand by pitch

    MLB.com 15 hours ago
    Astros center fielder Carlos Gomez was removed from Wednesday's game in the fourth inning after being hit by a pitch thrown by Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma. He is day to day with a right hand contusion.
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  • Altuve jump-starts balanced attack as Astros drop M's

    Altuve jump-starts balanced attack as Astros drop M's

    MLB.com 15 hours ago
    Jose Altuve ripped a home run and two doubles as the Astros snapped a three-game losing streak Wednesday with a 7-4 win over the Mariners in their series finale at Safeco Field.
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  • Altuva Paces Astros Past Seattle 7-4

    Altuva Paces Astros Past Seattle 7-4

    nytimes.com 16 hours ago
    Jose Altuve opened the game with his third leadoff homer of the season, doubled twice and scored three runs to help the Houston Astros avoid a sweep with a 7-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.
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  • A's prospect Manaea set for callup

    A's prospect Manaea set for callup

    MLB.com 21 hours ago
    A's manager Bob Melvin confirmed Wednesday that No. 2 prospect Sean Manaea will join the A's in Oakland on Friday and make his Major League debut that night against the Astros.
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  • Three-year-old's dance goes viral, earns him a visit with Astro…

    Three-year-old's dance goes viral, earns him a visit with Astros

    chron.com Apr 27 (yesterday)
    Who says baseball isn't fun? It certainly is for Cooper Buell, a 3-year-old whose video of himself dancing on first base during a game went viral and helped earn him and his family a trip to meet Jose Altuve and Jake Marisnick.
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  • Astros catcher Erik Kratz pitches for the first time ever

    Astros catcher Erik Kratz pitches for the first time ever

    yahoo.com MLB.com Apr 27 (yesterday)
    Position players pitching is one of baseball's great joys. There's even a twitter account dedicated to alerting the world when a position player is on the mound. Which is a great service, since it doesn't happen often - typically, it happens in a long e…
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  • Cano Drives in 6, Karns Solid as Mariners Beat Astros 11-1

    Cano Drives in 6, Karns Solid as Mariners Beat Astros 11-1

    nytimes.com Apr 27 (yesterday)
    Robinson Cano hit a grand slam and drove in six runs, Nathan Karns threw seven shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 11-1 on Tuesday night.
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  • Pipeline preview: Phils' Williams, Reds' Reed among those to wa…

    Pipeline preview: Phils' Williams, Reds' Reed among those to watch

    MLB.com Apr 26 (2 days ago)
    The Phillies' Nick Williams, the Reds' Cody Reed, the A's Daniel Mengden and the Astros' Joe Musgrove are among the top prospects in action on Tuesday.
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  • Taijuan Walker Strikes Out 11 as Mariners Beat Astros 3-2

    Taijuan Walker Strikes Out 11 as Mariners Beat Astros 3-2

    nytimes.com Apr 26 (3 days ago)
    Taijuan Walker tied his career-high with 11 strikeouts over seven innings, Leonys Martin and Kyle Seager hit solo homers and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 3-2 on Monday night for their eighth win in 11 games.
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  • Astros go with 13 arms as Feliz bolsters bullpen

    Astros go with 13 arms as Feliz bolsters bullpen

    MLB.com Apr 25 (3 days ago)
    Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Monday he expects to carry 13 pitchers for the immediate future after calling up hard-throwing right-hander Michael Feliz from Triple-A Fresno following Sunday's 12-inning loss to the Red Sox.
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  • Rasmus, with 4 homers, is AL Player of Week

    Rasmus, with 4 homers, is AL Player of Week

    MLB.com Apr 25 (3 days ago)
    The Astros are off to a slow start, having won just six times in their first 19 games, but that hasn't stopped them from becoming the first team to have three consecutive American League Players of the Week to start the season. Outfielder Colby Rasmus w…
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  • Baseball bats fear the wrath of Carlos Gomez

    Baseball bats fear the wrath of Carlos Gomez

    yahoo.com Apr 25 (3 days ago)
    The season hasn't started well for Houston Astros centerfielder Carlos Gomez. He's currently batting just .194/.217/.254, and his frustration bubbled over on Sunday during an at-bat against the Boston Red Sox. Facing Red Sox pitcher Henry Owens in the t…
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  • Ted Cruz campaign manager keeps candidate in spotlight during n…

    Ted Cruz campaign manager keeps candidate in spotlight during nationally televised Astros game

    chron.com Apr 25 (3 days ago)
    Ted Cruz scored some free advertising at an interminable Houston Astros game last night.
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  • Bradley, Bosox Win in 12 vs Astros After Kimbrel Blows Save

    Bradley, Bosox Win in 12 vs Astros After Kimbrel Blows Save

    nytimes.com Apr 25 (4 days ago)
    Jackie Bradley Jr. lined a tie-breaking RBI single in the 12th inning after Houston's Colby Rasmus hit a tying two-run homer off closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 7-5 on Sunday night in a five-hour marathon.
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  • JBJ's RBI in 12th lifts Red Sox in Houston

    JBJ's RBI in 12th lifts Red Sox in Houston

    MLB.com Apr 25 (4 days ago)
    Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in Hanley Ramirez with the go-ahead run in the 12th inning with a bases-loaded single to right field off Ken Giles, sending the Red Sox to a 7-5 win over the Astros in a five-plus-hour Sunday night tilt at Minute Maid Park.
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  • Top stats to know: Red Sox-Astros on Sunday Night Baseball

    Top stats to know: Red Sox-Astros on Sunday Night Baseball

    ESPN.com Apr 24 (4 days ago)
    Top stats to know: Red Sox-Astros on Sunday Night Baseball
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  • Big cheese: Colby's grand jack powers win

    Big cheese: Colby's grand jack powers win

    MLB.com Apr 23 (5 days ago)
    Colby Rasmus finally got the big hits the Astros have been waiting for, launching a go-ahead grand slam in the fifth inning and driving in five total runs to propel Houston to an 8-3 win on Saturday afternoon in Minute Maid Park. The victory snapped the…
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  • Grand Slam, 5 RBIs by Rasmus Helps Astros Over Red Sox 8-3

    Grand Slam, 5 RBIs by Rasmus Helps Astros Over Red Sox 8-3

    nytimes.com MLB.com Apr 23 (6 days ago)
    Colby Rasmus hit a tie-breaking grand slam in the fifth inning to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday that snapped a four-game skid.
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  • Bogaerts exits after getting hit on right wrist

    Bogaerts exits after getting hit on right wrist

    MLB.com Apr 22 (6 days ago)
    Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts exited Friday's 6-2 win against the Astros after being plunked on the right wrist during the ninth inning by reliever Luke Gregerson.
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  • Plenty of time for Astros to live up to hype

    Plenty of time for Astros to live up to hype

    MLB.com Apr 22 (6 days ago)
    There are two things we know about these Houston Astros. One is that general manager Jeff Luhnow will not allow the season to get away from his team. The other is that he has options.
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  • Rasmus hopes his huge night spurs Astros

    Rasmus hopes his huge night spurs Astros

    MLB.com Apr 22 (7 days ago)
    Colby Rasmus is off to one of the best starts of his career, but the Astros' colorful left fielder can't really enjoy it too much. Rasmus went 2-for-3 with a pair of homers in Thursday's 7-4 loss to the Rangers that dropped the Astros to 5-11.
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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.