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Astros report: Rookie-heavy rotation shows signs of growth

Astros report: Rookie-heavy rotation shows signs of growth

chron.com Updated Aug 11, 2013
Blown saves, poor defense and an inconsistent offense are overshadowing improvement from the Astros’ starting pitchers. The club still holds the worst team ERA (4.94) in MLB, and starters possess a 4.70 mark, which tops only Minnesota and Toronto. But d…
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  • Astros could be approaching most dismal season yet

    Astros could be approaching most dismal season yet

    chron.com MLB.com Aug 11, 2013
    When will the rebuilding Astros finally hit rock bottom at the major league level? It should have happened Wednesday, when reliever Josh Fields gave up a go-ahead three-run homer to Boston’s Stephen Drew with one out in the ninth inning. It could have o…
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  • Rangers win 7th straight behind Perez's gem

    Rangers win 7th straight behind Perez's gem

    ESPN.com chron.com MLB.com Aug 11, 2013
    Martin Perez threw a four-hitter for his first career complete game, leading the Texas Rangers to their seventh straight victory, 6-1 over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
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  • Altuve in lineup, but dealing with sore left quad

    Altuve in lineup, but dealing with sore left quad

    MLB.com Aug 11, 2013
    Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was moving gingerly on the basepaths during Saturday's loss against the Rangers.
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  • Nolan Ryan foresees no changes in role with Rangers, for now

    Nolan Ryan foresees no changes in role with Rangers, for now

    chron.com Aug 11, 2013
    The Rangers’ spring training was dominated by dramatic Nolan Ryan news, with many believing the organization’s CEO would leave the franchise and some hinting Ryan could rejoin the Astros in a front-office role. More than four months into the regular sea…
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  • Video - Perez Helps Rangers Shut Down Astros 00:33

    Perez Helps Rangers Shut Down Astros

    Aug 11
    Martin Perez pitched his first career complete game to lift the Rangers to a 6-1 win against the Astros.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources -- Al Harrington leaning towards joining Washington Wizards

    Aug 12
    Al Harrington, one of the NBA's top available free agents since negotiating his release from the Orlando Magic earlier this month, is leaning toward signing with the Washington Wizards, according to sources close to the situation.
  • Sources -- Al Harrington leaning toward joining Washington Wizards

    Aug 12
    Al Harrington, one of the NBA's top available free agents since negotiating his release from the Orlando Magic earlier this month, is leaning toward signing with the Washington Wizards, according to sources close to the situation.
  • 2013 NFL training camps -- Celebration rule critics miss mark

    Aug 11
    Critics of celebration limits are missing the mark; plus: injury concerns, PEDs and more in John Clayton's mailbag.