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Ashby: Comments on Darvish’s language a joke

Ashby: Comments on Darvish’s language a joke

Astros television analyst Alan Ashby said his comments on Comcast SportsNet Houston during Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish’s near-perfect game Tuesday were made in lighthearted fashion and were not intended as a slight to the pitcher. After Astros infielder
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  • Astros set record with K ration against Rangers

    Astros set record with K ration against Rangers

    Box score Three games into their inaugural American League season, the Astros have made history. That’s not to say the Astros will embrace the standards of futility they set after playing their first 51 seasons in the National League. Less than 24 hours
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  • Humber has strong outing despite absent offense

    Humber has strong outing despite absent offense

    chron.com Apr 3, 2013
    In a few days, Philip Humber will appreciate the moment. Standing at the center of Minute Maid Park. Facing the Rangers while wearing a home Astros uniform. Throwing 5 2/3 resilient innings and only allowing one earned during his first start for the fra…
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  • Ranger DH Lance Berkman was quite at home against old club

    Ranger DH Lance Berkman was quite at home against old club

    chron.com Apr 3, 2013
    Former Astros slugger Lance Berkman slept at his home in Memorial during the opening three game series, making the short drive to Minute Maid Park each day to help the Texas Rangers. And although he now plays for the Rangers, he is clearly still at home…
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  • Gonzalez copes with negative and positive feedback after breaki…

    Gonzalez copes with negative and positive feedback after breaking up perfect game

    chron.com Apr 3, 2013
    Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez received plenty of complimentary texts after breaking up Yu Darvish’s perfect game with two outs in the ninth, but not all the attention was good. Some folks on Twitter declared him the “most hated man in Texas and Jap
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  • White could be headed for Tommy John surgery

    White could be headed for Tommy John surgery

    MLB.com Apr 3, 2013
    Astros pitcher Alex White is bracing himself for the idea he could be headed for Tommy John surgery and a long recovery to get back on the mound.
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  • Skeeters sign former Astros pitcher Elarton

    Skeeters sign former Astros pitcher Elarton

    chron.com Apr 3, 2013
    The Sugar Land Skeeters signed three pitchers Wednesday: former Astro Scott Elarton, Sean Gallagher and Bobby Livingston. Elarton, who was the Astros’ first-round pick in the 1994 draft, played for the Astros (1998-2001), Rockies (2001-04, Indians (2004
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  • This Astros Fan Is Cooler Than You Will Ever Be

    This Astros Fan Is Cooler Than You Will Ever Be

    deadspin.com Apr 3, 2013
    Send stories, photos, and anything else you might have to more...
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  • Astros report: Porter reaps little with juggled lineup

    Astros report: Porter reaps little with juggled lineup

    chron.com Apr 3, 2013
    Manager Bo Porter made several changes from the opening-night lineup, and the result saw the Astros almost victimized by a perfect game. Jose Altuve, Brett Wallace, Carlos Pena, Justin Maxwell, Chris Carter and Jason Castro started for the second consec…
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  • Rude awakening for Astros after Sunday’s win

    Rude awakening for Astros after Sunday’s win

    chron.com Apr 3, 2013
    Welcome to the American League, Astros. Baseball’s rebuilding, $20 million payroll team returned to reality Tuesday. And Rangers righthander Yu Darvish nearly entered baseball immortality. An almost-perfect, almost-unhittable Darvish fired through 8 2/3
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    Apr 3
    Women's basketball pioneer Nancy Lieberman is encouraging Baylor star Brittney Griner to seize the opportunity to do the same with the Dallas Mavericks, no matter how overwhelmingly remote Griner's chances of sticking actually are.
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    Apr 3
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