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Brett Wallace hits stride in return to St. Louis

Brett Wallace hits stride in return to St. Louis

chron.com Updated Jul 11, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. – A single-game career high in hits. Four-for-five at the plate, opposite-field damage and a late-game go-ahead RBI single. Smooth dives and throws from third base; smoother picks at first. That wasn’t Brett Wallace during April. But that wa…
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  • Astros still making mistakes on the bases

    Astros still making mistakes on the bases

    chron.com Jul 11, 2013
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Astros lack consistent hitting and regularly suffer from poor run production. They also have routinely run themselves into easy outs during their eight-game road trip. Sunday against the Rangers, the Astros ended three innings…
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  • Astros report: Paredes sent down after struggling

    Astros report: Paredes sent down after struggling

    chron.com Jul 11, 2013
    TAMPA, Fla. – Jimmy Paredes’ second stint with the Astros this season showed little improvement and provided no statistical evidence he’s ready for a full-time major-league role. The 24-year-old outfielder was 2-for-17 with seven strikeouts after being …
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  • Astros close to finalizing deal to move spring home to Palm Bea…

    Astros close to finalizing deal to move spring home to Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

    chron.com Jul 11, 2013
    Close to finalizing a deal to move their spring training home from Kissimmee, Fla., to Palm Beach Gardens, Astros officials visited some of the top spring training sites in Arizona last week to model their future Grapefruit League home. “We’re down to t…
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  • Jeff Luhnow on Jarred Cosart: ‘a pretty electric fastball’

    Jeff Luhnow on Jarred Cosart: ‘a pretty electric fastball’

    chron.com Jul 11, 2013
    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow discusses the promotion of top pitching prospect Jarred Cosart, who’ll start Friday against the Rays. Decision to promote Cosart: “He has a full half season in Triple-A and sometimes the results don’t match how we feel…
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  • Astros searching for more than quantity as trade deadline appro…

    Astros searching for more than quantity as trade deadline approaches

    chron.com Jul 11, 2013
    ST. LOUIS – The Astros’ No. 1 starter is at a career crossroads. The rebuilding club’s former No. 2 starter recently became a reluctant, frustrated reliever. Veterans on short-term deals are still receiving significant playing time on a struggling team …
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  • Lefty-lefty matchup goes Cards way with Carpenter

    Lefty-lefty matchup goes Cards way with Carpenter

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jul 11, 2013
    With a two-run homer in the seventh, Matt Carpenter capped the Cardinals' come-from-behind, 5-4, win against the Astros and extended St. Louis' winning streak to five Wednesday. All of those victories came during this homestand, which featured sellout c…
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