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Astros’ latest loss doesn’t erase Norris’ gainsBo Porter watched Bud Norris’ pitch count slowly rise: 105, 112, 115. addCustomPlayer('1orety8mws6x71be754no7t8oc', '06c7c348-13be-4bf5-b1f0-8f1e92cfcb4c', 'wy7p3ki1j1p91i1y343927af0', 620, 429, 'perf1orety8mws6x71be754no7t8oc-wy7p3ki1j1p91i1y343927af0'Upvote 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Straily, Crisp lead A's to big win over AstrosMLB.com Updated Apr 6, 2013Four 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…Upvote Share 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Family pride reigns supreme for PeacocksBox 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 droveUpvote Share Tweet
Astros report: White’s season to end with Tommy John surgeryA 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…Upvote Share Tweet