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Box score Through the initial three innings Tuesday, the Astros only had two hits and one run. Normally, the lack of meaningful contact and real production would have been major problems and a rebuilding club would have gradually moved closer toward its…Share Tweet
When Justin Maxwell left the Astros, the fifth-year veteran was still considered the starting center fielder. Tuesday, the job belonged to rookie Brandon Barnes. While Maxwell shifted to right field, he was almost as excited about pairing up with his cl…Share TweetRighthander Jordan Lyles has been one of the best pitchers in baseball during June, allowing just four runs and striking out 18 in 19 2/3 innings. The promising 22-year-old will take the mound Tuesday as the Astros open a three-game interleague series a…Share TweetCNNSI.com Jun 18, 2013Interleague play, a novelty gone stale, or worse, gets some pizzazz back for the next two nights. The Dodgers play the Yankees in the Bronx for the first time since the final game of the 1981 World Series. How long has it been? It hasn't happened in the…Share Tweet
Crain ties club mark as bullpen helps Sox halt skidMLB.com Jun 18, 2013Throughout the course of this four-game wraparound series for the White Sox against the Astros, local product Jesse Crain had about 120 friends and family members come through Minute Maid Park. It wasn't until a 4-2 victory Monday night that those who a…Share Tweet
Astros report: Porter puts his confidence in CroweTrevor Crowe is a 2005 first-round pick who’s 29 and owns a .182 batting average with a .528 on-base-plus-slugging percentage. Only Crowe’s status as a former No. 14 overall selection in the draft fits the Astros’ rebuilding plan — the club has added se…Share Tweet