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Astros show signs of being competitive despite losing record

Astros show signs of being competitive despite losing record

chron.com MLB.com Updated May 19, 2013
PITTSBURGH — Before his club’s fifth shutout in 44 games and a tight 1-0 loss to the Pirates on Sunday at PNC Park, Astros manager Bo Porter showed extra interest in a reporter’s question. While the Astros’ upside-down record didn’t show any on-
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  • Monday Astros’ reset: Draft, deadlines, mid season means import…

    Monday Astros’ reset: Draft, deadlines, mid season means important days ahead

    chron.com May 19, 2013
    While the Astros continue to flounder at the bottom of major league baseball, there has been a bright spot or two in recent weeks. Still, the next 60 days are imporant for the reconstruction plan. Yes, every day is important and every move is more criti…
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  • Astros report: Harrell gives praise after solid 7 innings

    Astros report: Harrell gives praise after solid 7 innings

    chron.com May 19, 2013
    One start after criticizing his club’s emphasis on defensive shifts, Astros No. 2 starter Lucas Harrell happily passed out praise Sunday. Harrell cited the work of pitching coach Doug Brocail, who observed Harrell wasn’t removing his hand from his glo
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  • Locke shuts down Astros as Pirates stay hot

    Locke shuts down Astros as Pirates stay hot

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 19, 2013
    Jeff Locke allowed three hits over seven innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the eighth time in 10 games, 1-0 over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
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  • Crane, Luhnow attend Astros game after scouting trip

    Crane, Luhnow attend Astros game after scouting trip

    MLB.com May 19, 2013
    Astros owner Jim Crane and general manager Jeff Luhnow attended Saturday's and Sunday's games against the Pirates at PNC Park in a surprise trip that came about after both men scouted the University of North Carolina's game against Virginia in Chapel Hi…
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  • Jonathan Singleton set to debut next week at Quad Cities, jump …

    Jonathan Singleton set to debut next week at Quad Cities, jump to Class AAA OKC

    chron.com May 19, 2013
    PITTSBURGH - After nearly two months of waiting, Astros top prospect Jonathan Singleton has a target destination. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Sunday that Singleton will likely make his 2013 debut next week at low A Quad Cities, then move up
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  • Cisnero’s strong relief performance keeps Pirates at bay

    Cisnero’s strong relief performance keeps Pirates at bay

    chron.com May 19, 2013
    PITTSBURGH — First, there was the beer-and-shaving-cream postgame celebration in the shower. Then former perfect-game winner and current Astros bullpen coach Dennis Martinez tossed over the game ball while the rookie pitcher was still confidently answer
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  • Extra inning: Astros’ Bedard sets season high in innings, says …

    Extra inning: Astros’ Bedard sets season high in innings, says he’ll ‘never quit’

    chron.com May 19, 2013
    PITTSBURGH - Every time it appears Erik Bedard’s career is edging toward completion, the 34-year-old lefthander reminds baseball he still belongs on the mound. Bedard was crucial to the Astros’ 4-2 11th-inning victory against the Pirates on Saturday
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  • Video - Pirates Blank Astros 00:32

    Pirates Blank Astros

    May 19
    Pedro Alvarez hit a home run, and three Pirates pitchers combined to shut out the Astros 1-0.

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