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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 infielderUpvote Share Tweet
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 hoursUpvote Share Tweet
Humber has strong outing despite absent offenseIn 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Ranger DH Lance Berkman was quite at home against old clubFormer 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Gonzalez copes with negative and positive feedback after breaking up perfect gameAstros 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 JapUpvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Apr 3, 2013Astros 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Skeeters sign former Astros pitcher ElartonThe 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 (2004Upvote Share Tweet
This Astros Fan Is Cooler Than You Will Ever Bedeadspin.com Updated Apr 3, 2013Send stories, photos, and anything else you might have to more...Upvote Share TweetManager 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…Upvote Share TweetWelcome 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 2/3Upvote Share Tweet
Nancy Lieberman says there's no downside to Brittney Griner trying to make…Apr 3Women'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.
Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 4.0Apr 3If you're a first-round quarterback hopeful in this year's draft, it wasn't a good week. Not at all. Several teams in the quarterback-desperate top 10 perhaps decided they won't be buyers in this year's first round. No. 3 Oakland went out and wisely tra…