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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-Upvote Share Tweet
Monday Astros’ reset: Draft, deadlines, mid season means important days aheadWhile 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros report: Harrell gives praise after solid 7 inningsOne 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 gloUpvote Share TweetJeff 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Crane, Luhnow attend Astros game after scouting tripMLB.com Updated May 19, 2013Astros 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Jonathan Singleton set to debut next week at Quad Cities, jump to Class AAA OKCPITTSBURGH - 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 upUpvote Share Tweet
Cisnero’s strong relief performance keeps Pirates at bayPITTSBURGH — 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 answerUpvote Share Tweet
Extra inning: Astros’ Bedard sets season high in innings, says he’ll ‘never quit’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 SaturdayUpvote Share Tweet
Pirates Blank AstrosMay 19Pedro Alvarez hit a home run, and three Pirates pitchers combined to shut out the Astros 1-0.
2013 NBA playoffs: San Antonio Spurs defang Zach Randolph in Game 1May 19Two years after leading the upset of the top-seeded Spurs, big man Zach Randolph is stymied in the Grizzlies' opening loss.
Daily Dime: Spurs roll in Game 1May 19Daily Dime
Clayton's mailbag: Pro Bowl on shaky groundMay 19Mailbag: If owners make changes to the Pro Bowl that fail, the game could be doomed, writes John Clayton.