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Astros strand 11 runners in 3-1 loss to Diamondbacks 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 next start 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 national scout 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? 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 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 amazing turnaround 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 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 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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