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Astros begin series against Brewers with a blowout

Astros begin series against Brewers with a blowout

chron.com MLB.com Updated Jun 18, 2013
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…
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  • Astros report: Maxwell comes back to a different outfield

    Astros report: Maxwell comes back to a different outfield

    chron.com Jun 18, 2013
    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…
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  • First pitch: Jordan Lyles leads Astros against Brewers in inter…

    First pitch: Jordan Lyles leads Astros against Brewers in interleague series

    chron.com Jun 18, 2013
    Righthander 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…
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  • Yankees, Dodgers spice up interleague

    Yankees, Dodgers spice up interleague

    CNNSI.com Jun 18, 2013
    Interleague 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…
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  • Crain ties club mark as bullpen helps Sox halt skid

    Crain ties club mark as bullpen helps Sox halt skid

    MLB.com Jun 18, 2013
    Throughout 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…
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  • Astros report: Porter puts his confidence in Crowe

    Astros report: Porter puts his confidence in Crowe

    chron.com Jun 18, 2013
    Trevor 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…
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  • Video - SweetSpot TV: Rule Changes 03:20

    SweetSpot TV: Rule Changes

    Jun 18
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield give their take on some potential rule changes they'd like to see.
  • Video - Astros Crush Brewers 00:32

    Astros Crush Brewers

    Jun 18
    Matt Dominguez had five RBIs in the Astros' 10-1 win over the Brewers.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NBA playoffs -- Spurs left to regroup after Game 6

    Jun 18
    The Spurs were less than a minute away from a title, but now they're forced to regroup for a Game 7.
  • 2013 NBA Finals -- Chris Bosh of Miami Heat -- Danny Green of San Antonio …

    Jun 18
    After San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green hit 66 percent of his 3-pointers through the first five games of the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat's Chris Bosh declared there will be a different look for Game 6: no more open shots.
  • Bill Simmons on the gravity of Game 6 in the NBA Finals

    Jun 18
    As the NBA Finals head back to Miami for Game 6, just about everyone on the floor has something to prove.