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Astros recall Keuchel, place Blackley on DL

Astros recall Keuchel, place Blackley on DL

ESPN.com chron.com Updated Apr 6, 2013
The Houston Astros have recalled left-hander Dallas Keuchel from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed left-hander Travis Blackley on the 15-day disabled list.
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  • Astros’ latest loss doesn’t erase Norris’ gains

    Astros’ latest loss doesn’t erase Norris’ gains

    chron.com Apr 6, 2013
    Bo Porter watched Bud Norris’ pitch count slowly rise: 105, 112, 115. addCustomPlayer('1orety8mws6x71be754no7t8oc', '06c7c348-13be-4bf5-b1f0-8f1e92cfcb4c', 'wy7p3ki1j1p91i1y343927af0', 620, 429, 'perf1orety8mws6x71be754no7t8oc-wy7p3ki1j1p91i1y343927af0'
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  • First pitch: Altuve DH as slumping Astros try to wake up bats v…

    First pitch: Altuve DH as slumping Astros try to wake up bats vs. A’s

    chron.com Apr 6, 2013
    Jose 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.
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  • Straily, Crisp lead A's to big win over Astros

    Straily, Crisp lead A's to big win over Astros

    MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Four 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…
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  • Extra inning: Astros end scoreless streak but strikeout records…

    Extra inning: Astros end scoreless streak but strikeout records piling up

    chron.com Apr 6, 2013
    For 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…
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  • Family pride reigns supreme for Peacocks

    Family pride reigns supreme for Peacocks

    chron.com Apr 6, 2013
    Box 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
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  • Astros report: White’s season to end with Tommy John surgery

    Astros report: White’s season to end with Tommy John surgery

    chron.com Apr 6, 2013
    A 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…
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