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Astros report: Humber’s starting days may be numbered

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 w
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  • Astros voice frustration over losing ways

    Astros voice frustration over losing ways

    chron.com May 5, 2013
    Astros 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 “manho
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  • Rip off the band aid: It’s time for an Astros’ shakeup!

    Rip off the band aid: It’s time for an Astros’ shakeup!

    chron.com May 5, 2013
    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 did
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  • Verlander, Tigers romp by Astros for sweep

    Verlander, Tigers romp by Astros for sweep

    ESPN.com chron.com MLB.com May 5, 2013
    Justin Verlander held Houston hitless until the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers romped past the Astros 9-0 Sunday for a four-game sweep.
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  • First pitch: Astros move Erik Bedard into bullpen, new starter …

    First pitch: Astros move Erik Bedard into bullpen, new starter to be announced

    chron.com MLB.com May 5, 2013
    The 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 m
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  • Astros rookie Grossman enjoys best week of baseball life

    Astros rookie Grossman enjoys best week of baseball life

    chron.com May 5, 2013
    Sunday 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-field
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  • Astros report: Maxwell eager to ramp up rehab

    Astros report: Maxwell eager to ramp up rehab

    chron.com May 5, 2013
    Justin 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 Ma
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  • Video - Verlander Throws Gem In Tigers' Win 02:21

    Verlander Throws Gem In Tigers' Win

    May 5
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of Detroit's 8-0 win against Houston.
  • Video - Verlander Throws Gem In Tigers Win 00:31

    Verlander Throws Gem In Tigers Win

    May 5
    Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of Detroit's 8-0 win against Houston.

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton's mailbag: Don't overlook AFC North

    May 5
    Don'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 year

    May 5
    Former 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 season

    May 5
    Former 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.