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Astros strand 11 runners in 3-1 loss to Diamondbacks

Astros strand 11 runners in 3-1 loss to Diamondbacks

chron.com Updated Aug 17, 2012
Pitcher Wade Miley’s squeeze bunt to the right side of the infield and Chris Young’s double off the left field scoreboard Friday night got the Arizona Diamondbacks on track for a 3-1 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park.
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  • Astros to determine whether Norris is healthy enough to make ne…

    Astros to determine whether Norris is healthy enough to make next start

    chron.com Aug 17, 2012
    Pitcher Bud Norris will go through his regular off-day routine Saturday as the Astros determine if he is recovering sufficiently from taking a comebacker off his left foot Wednesday to make his next start.
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  • Amid shakeup to amateur department, Astros retaining top nation…

    Amid shakeup to amateur department, Astros retaining top national scout

    chron.com Aug 17, 2012
    The Astros are bringing back national crosschecker David Post "on a long-term basis."
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  • If Crane, Luhnow make a splash this winter, what should it be?

    If Crane, Luhnow make a splash this winter, what should it be?

    chron.com Aug 17, 2012
    Amidst a recent smattering of we-didn’t-think-we’d-be-this-bad and we-can-compete-with-this-group comments from new owner Jim Crane and new general manager Jeff Luhnow, it seems obvious the Astros’ upper management is recognizing two things: This re
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  • Johnson returns to Houston as D-backs meet Astros

    Johnson returns to Houston as D-backs meet Astros

    MLB.com Aug 17, 2012
    Third baseman Chris Johnson appeared in 153 games at Minute Maid Park as a member of the Astros. When the D-backs and the Astros kick off a three-game series at Minute Maid on Friday, Johnson will appear in his 154th game in Houston, this time in an Ari…
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  • On verge of joining historically bad teams, Astros hope for own…

    On verge of joining historically bad teams, Astros hope for own amazing turnaround

    chron.com Aug 17, 2012
    It is in such small details that the Astros, their new ownership group and their dwindling audience base must seek some degree of solace as the team slides toward a relatively unique niche of baseball history.
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  • Interactive experience trending with Astros, fans

    Interactive experience trending with Astros, fans

    chron.com Aug 17, 2012
    Owners of the worst record in baseball and the lowest attendance in the National League, the Astros are still able to get extra fans to Minute Maid Park with a simple hashtag: #AstrosMMP.
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  • Photos: Astros Wives’ Black Ties and Baseball Caps gala

    Photos: Astros Wives’ Black Ties and Baseball Caps gala

    chron.com Aug 17, 2012
    The annual Astros Wives’ Black Ties and Baseball Caps gala, held Thursday night at Minute Maid Park, benefited the Houston Area Women’s Center. Check out some of the players, their wives or girlfriends and some other people who attended in the photos
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Ravens' Rice tired of making the playoffs, wants the bar raised

    Aug 17
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- New long-term contract and accompanying career security in hand, Ray Rice is not satisfied. He wants more. He wants it now. He wants it all.
  • Olympic silver medalist Jeff Demps to sign with New England Patriots - sou…

    Aug 17
    Olympic silver medalist Jeff Demps is expected to sign a contract Friday afternoon with the New England Patriots, according to multiple sources.
  • Sources: Olympian Demps headed to Patriots

    Aug 17
    Olympic silver medalist Jeff Demps sign with the New England Patriots on Friday.