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Astros report: Carter proves his progress with three doubles

Astros report: Carter proves his progress with three doubles

chron.com Updated Jun 23, 2013
An opposite field-hitting Chris Carter is a dangerous Carter, and the Astros first baseman was trouble Sunday during his club’s 14-6 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Carter collected four hits during his initial four at-bats, finishing 4-for-5 with th…
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  • George Springer, Jake Buchanan promoted to Class AAA Oklahoma C…

    George Springer, Jake Buchanan promoted to Class AAA Oklahoma City

    chron.com MLB.com Jun 23, 2013
    CHICAGO — Astros top prospect George Springer will soon be playing alongside Jonathan Singleton and Jarred Cosart. Righthanded pitcher Jake Buchanan and Springer were promoted to Class AAA Oklahoma City on Sunday, according to Class AA Corpus Christi. T…
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  • With trade deadline approaching, should Astros buy, sell or sta…

    With trade deadline approaching, should Astros buy, sell or stand pat?

    chron.com Jun 23, 2013
    Four summers ago, the Astros installed a revolving door at Minute Maid Park. Fans watched with chagrin and dismay as player after player moved on. Some fans were in disbelief while others recognized the house-cleaning was necessary to start the new era.…
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  • Errors, rough third inning allow Cubs to beat up on Astros

    Errors, rough third inning allow Cubs to beat up on Astros

    chron.com Jun 23, 2013
    Box score CHICAGO – Jordan Lyles’ mind had quickly switched from confident and calm to cold frustration. The Astros were blowing easy outs. Lyles was pitching worse, not better, during tight situations set up by infield errors. And a club that entered S…
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  • Astros’ Mark Appel could make pro debut in early July

    Astros’ Mark Appel could make pro debut in early July

    chron.com Jun 23, 2013
    CHICAGO – Mark Appel has officially started his path toward the major leagues. The No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 MLB amateur draft traveled Sunday to the Astros’ spring-training home in Kissimmee, Fla. He’ll begin a throwing program after meeting with …
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  • Luhnow proud of Astros’ farm system as rebuild enters Stage Two

    Luhnow proud of Astros’ farm system as rebuild enters Stage Two

    chron.com Jun 23, 2013
    CHICAGO – On the surface, the Astros’ initial 18 months under owner Jim Crane and general manager Jeff Luhnow have been a baseball failure. The club is 18 games below .500 after Saturday’s win at Wrigley Field and own a lopsided 84-154 overall record si…
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  • Astros mix in some fun with come-from-behind win over Cubs

    Astros mix in some fun with come-from-behind win over Cubs

    chron.com Jun 23, 2013
    CHICAGO — The day began with second baseman Jose Altuve leaning against the Astros’ dugout railing, pretending he was a flying bird and trying to disrupt Paul Clemens’ focus while the rookie reliever conducted a pregame TV interview. Soon, Altuve was sp…
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  • Video - Sweeney's Huge Day Lifts Cubs 00:32

    Sweeney's Huge Day Lifts Cubs

    Jun 23
    Ryan Sweeney drove in six runs in the Cubs' 14-6 win against the Astros.

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  • NFL mailbag - Break until training camp is no vacation

    Jun 23
    Mailbag: The break before training camp is no vacation for teams with decisions to make, writes John Clayton.