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Slugging 1B prospect Singleton could get called up ‘anytime’

Slugging 1B prospect Singleton could get called up ‘anytime’

chron.com Updated May 12
.share-print{margin-right: 130px !important;}Share this:Print—Without putting a timetable on a call-up to the majors for Jon Singleton, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow concedes that the slugging first baseman is becoming a complete player and thus a …
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  • Rangers blank Astros to continue in-state dominance

    Rangers blank Astros to continue in-state dominance

    chron.com May 12
    .share-print{margin-right: 130px !important;}Share this:Print—Only a few years ago, the Lone Star Series enticed Houston fans to drive north and help pack the Rangers’ stadium in Arlington to support the Astros. On Monday night, the rivalry couldn’t eve…
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  • Astros hold reception to promote Civil Rights Game

    Astros hold reception to promote Civil Rights Game

    chron.com May 12
    .share-print{margin-right: 130px !important;}Share this:Print—Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and State Rep. Sylvester Turner and the Astros hosted a reception to promote the May 30 Civil Rights Game between the Astros and Orioles at Minute Maid Park. …
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  • Who’s on Third? In Baseball’s Shifting Defenses, Maybe Nobody

    Who’s on Third? In Baseball’s Shifting Defenses, Maybe Nobody

    nytimes.com May 12
    Major league teams are embracing the shift on defense as never before, and it is radically reshaping how the infield looks and plays.
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  • Cancer-striken fan turns to Astros for good luck

    Cancer-striken fan turns to Astros for good luck

    chron.com May 12
    .share-print{margin-right: 130px !important;}Share this:Print—Even after meeting manager Bo Porter and Astros starting pitcher Scott Feldman, lifelong Astros fan Wanda Shannon, who is fighting Stage-4 cancer, could hardly believe she had just spent a fe…
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  • Jury can't reach verdict in Backe brutality suit

    Jury can't reach verdict in Backe brutality suit

    ESPN.com May 12
    A jury has decided four Texas police officers used excessive force to break up a 2008 wedding party but no verdict was reached on a brutality claim by former Houston Astros pitcher Brandon Backe.
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  • Sealed With a Kiss

    May 12
    Where do you start after a weekend like this? Choose one: The Michael Sam saga, which couldn’t have been more dramatic if the Coen brothers had scripted it. The Johnny Manziel story, which blew every sports story out of the water for two days. Wait unti…