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Astros report: Oberholtzer earns long-awaited chance in rotatio…

Astros report: Oberholtzer earns long-awaited chance in rotation

chron.com Updated Aug 2, 2013
When the Astros called up Brett Oberholtzer from Class AAA Oklahoma City on April 21 and sent him back down a day later, the 24-year-old lefthander believed he was a major league starter. When Oberholtzer returned in early July only to again quickly ret…
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  • Roger Clemens will participate in ceremony honoring pal Mariano…

    Roger Clemens will participate in ceremony honoring pal Mariano Rivera

    chron.com Aug 2, 2013
    A little over 10 years after Mariano Rivera collected the save on Roger Clemens’ 300th victory, the Rocket has agreed to be part of the pregame ceremony the Astros will have to honor Rivera at Minute Maid Park in late September. Astros president Reid Ry…
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  • Bud Norris wins Orioles debut against former Astros teammates

    Bud Norris wins Orioles debut against former Astros teammates

    CNNSI.com Aug 2, 2013
    In dominating the Astros, Bud Norris' Orioles debut was everything his new club could've hoped for.
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  • Astros pass 1,000 strikeouts, continue to set MLB records

    Astros pass 1,000 strikeouts, continue to set MLB records

    chron.com Aug 2, 2013
    BALTIMORE — Orioles starter Bud Norris recorded a season-high eight strikeouts Thursday against his former team, while the Astros continued to set MLB strikeout records. Through 107 games, the Astros have an MLB-leading 1,003 strikeouts. They’re the fir…
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  • Astros report: Wright serves as team sage

    Astros report: Wright serves as team sage

    chron.com Aug 2, 2013
    It’s getting to be a little weird, and Wesley Wright knows it. Starting pitchers arrive and depart. Infielders and outfielders are constantly exchanged. Young players are called up from Class AAA Oklahoma City and sent back down, only to return weeks la…
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  • Video - The Twins Win In Extra Innings 00:32

    The Twins Win In Extra Innings

    Aug 2
    Brian Dozier's single in the bottom of the 13th lifted the Twins past the Astros 4-3.

Sports Columnists

  • Former No. 1 pick Greg Oden will sign with Miami Heat

    Aug 2
    Greg Oden, the former No. 1 overall pick who hasn't played in an NBA game since 2009, has signed a contract to play for the Miami Heat, the center told Grantland.com.
  • Don Banks: Ravens defense emerges from offseason younger, faster, stronger

    Aug 2
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The premise could be taken as sacrilege, maybe even borderline blasphemy by some. But my theory regarding the state of the Ravens' rebuilt defense was met mostly with a series of Cheshire-cat smiles at Baltimore's training camp.
  • 2013 NFL training camp -- In Trestman they trust?

    Aug 2
    Here are five things John Clayton took away from his visit to the Chicago Bears' training camp.
  • Forever in the Moment

    Aug 2
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Bill Parcells is in his element: in the outdoors, on the patio of the lush Saratoga National Golf Club, with one of his best friends in the world, longtime NFL coach Dan Henning, sitting across from him. Henning waits for his 3:…