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Astros’ latest loss doesn’t erase Norris’ gainsUpdated Apr 6 Share TweetBo Porter watched Bud Norris’ pitch count slowly rise: 105, 112, 115. addCustomPlayer('1orety8mws6x71be754no7t8oc', '06c7c348-13be-4bf5-b1f0-8f1e92cfcb4c', 'wy7p3ki1j1p91i1y343927af0', 620, 429, 'perf1orety8mws6x71be754no7t8oc-wy7p3ki1j1p91i1y343927af0'Share TweetJose Altuve will be the Astros’ designated hitter Saturday and shortstop Ronny Cedeno has been bumped up to the No. 2 spot as the strikeout-prone Astros attempt to improve on a .194 team batting average when they host the Oakland Athletics at 6:10 p.m.
Straily, Crisp lead A's to big win over AstrosUpdated Apr 6 Share TweetFour pitches in, the A's were already up by a run, thanks to Coco Crisp's ninth career leadoff homer off former A's farmhand Brad Peacock. Five innings in, they led by eight, following a seven-run frame that clocked in at nearly 45 minutes. They would w…Source: MLB.comShare TweetFor the second consecutive game, the Astros set an MLB record. The bad kind. By striking out 13 times during an 8-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Friday at Minute Maid Park, the Astros became the first club in 90 years to record four consecutive game…
Family pride reigns supreme for PeacocksUpdated Apr 6 Share TweetBox score Jerry Peacock couldn’t sit down. His son, righthander Brad Peacock, was less than a minute away from throwing his first offering as the Astros’ starting pitcher Friday against the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park. Jerry, 64, once drove
Astros report: White’s season to end with Tommy John surgeryUpdated Apr 6 Share TweetA week after Alex White was limited to just one inning during an exhibition start, the Astros announced Friday the righthander will undergo Tommy John surgery. White, 24, will miss the 2013 season after beginning the year on the 60-day disabled list. Th…