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Astros report: Humber’s starting days may be numbered
chron.com Updated May 5, 2013
Philip Humber’s dream season with the Astros has reached a breaking point. The veteran righthander gave up seven runs in the first two innings of Sunday’s 9-0 blowout loss to Detroit. He exited the game having allowed eight hits and eight runs while wUpvote Share Tweet
Astros voice frustration over losing waysAstros starting pitcher Lucas Harrell was sick of watching the Detroit Tigers constantly slap hands via high-fives during a brutal four-game series sweep at Minute Maid Park. Reliever Wesley Wright said the Astros’ constant failure had become a “manhoUpvote Share Tweet
Rip off the band aid: It’s time for an Astros’ shakeup!Whew! Monday’s a day off, a nice break from a losing streak. Won’t stop it, maybe only delay it. Still, a day off is a perfect time for a deep breath…and a shakeup. Friends, it’s time to rip the band aid off. Jeff Luhnow and Bo Porter probably didUpvote Share TweetJustin Verlander held Houston hitless until the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers romped past the Astros 9-0 Sunday for a four-game sweep.Upvote Share TweetThe Astros’ starting rotation has undergone its second significant change since the season started a little more than a month ago. Veteran lefthander Erik Bedard has been moved to the bullpen and will throw in a long-relief format indefinitely, Astros mUpvote Share TweetSunday afternoon at Fenway Park. Thirteen days after the Boston Marathon bombings. A crowd of 36,527 sings “God Bless America” inside baseball’s oldest stadium, while the game pauses midway through the seventh inning and players face the right-fieldUpvote Share Tweet
Astros report: Maxwell eager to ramp up rehabJustin Maxwell is still wearing a brace on his fractured left hand and knows it’s too early in his the rehab process to become excited about returning. The upbeat Astros center fielder remains optimistic, though. He’ll receive an X-ray mid-week. If MaUpvote Share Tweet
Verlander Throws Gem In Tigers' WinMay 5Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of Detroit's 8-0 win against Houston.
Verlander Throws Gem In Tigers WinMay 5Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of Detroit's 8-0 win against Houston.
Clayton's mailbag: Don't overlook AFC NorthMay 5Don't overlook the strong offseasons put together in the AFC North by the Ravens, Steelers and Bengals, writes John Clayton.
Rogers sees 'good chance' he could play in MLS this yearMay 5Former U.S. national team winger Robbie Rogers, who stepped away from the sport in February after announcing he is gay, said Sunday that "there's a really good chance" he'll play in Major League Soccer this season.
Rogers sees good chance he could play in MLS this seasonMay 5Former U.S. national team winger Robbie Rogers, who stepped away from the sport in February after announcing he is gay, said Sunday that "there's a really good chance" he'll play in Major League Soccer this season.