This is the July 21, 2013 news archive. View today's Houston Sports rumors and news.

Houston Sports News and Rumors

Astros report: Lyles’ demise raises another unsettling question

Astros report: Lyles’ demise raises another unsettling question

chron.com Updated Jul 21, 2013
The Astros have devoted the 2013 season to player development and evaluation, saying they want to answer questions about their athletes before moving on with the next stage of their rebuild. After 15 starts this season, Jordan Lyles’ long-term direction…
Share Tweet
  • Astros designate Pena, Cedeno for assignment

    Astros designate Pena, Cedeno for assignment

    ESPN.com chron.com Jul 21, 2013
    The Houston Astros continued looking toward the future on Sunday when they cut veterans Carlos Pena and Ronny Cedeno and called up shortstop Jonathan Villar from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
    Share Tweet
  • M's win 6th straight behind Franklin's slam

    M's win 6th straight behind Franklin's slam

    ESPN.com Jul 21, 2013
    Nick Franklin hit his first career grand slam in Seattle's big second inning to back up a scoreless start by Felix Hernandez, and the Mariners rolled past the Houston Astros 12-5 on Sunday for their season-best sixth straight victory.
    Share Tweet
  • Astros call up prospect Villar; Pena, Cedeno designated for ass…

    Astros call up prospect Villar; Pena, Cedeno designated for assignment

    Jonathan Villar is the Astros’ new starting shortstop. Following a 12-5 blowout home loss to Seattle on Sunday, the Astros designated veterans Carlos Pena and Ronny Cedeno for assignment. In a corresponding move, Villar was recalled from Class AAA Oklah…
    Share Tweet
  • What Constitutes As A Rally For The Houston Astros

    What Constitutes As A Rally For The Houston Astros

    deadspin.com Jul 21, 2013
    Astros rallying in the 9th ... 1 run in with bases now loaded. Matt Dominguez will PH for Brett Wallace. HOU trails SEA, 12-2 — Houston Astros (@astros) July 21, 2013Read more...
    Share Tweet
  • Extra innings: Lack of situational hitting dooms Astros

    Extra innings: Lack of situational hitting dooms Astros

    chron.com Jul 21, 2013
    The Astros paid dearly for wasting multiple scoring opportunities Saturday night in the 4-2 loss against the Mariners. Brandon Barnes led of the third with a single up the middle. Matt Dominguez followed with a single to left, taking second on the throw…
    Share Tweet
  • Video - M's Pile It On Astros 00:32

    M's Pile It On Astros

    Jul 21
    Nick Franklin blasted a grand slam in the Mariners' 12-5 win over the Astros.